Masoud Pezeshkian

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Masoud Pezeshkian
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First Deputy of the Parliament of Iran
Assumed office
29 May 2016
Preceded by Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard
Member of the Parliament of Iran
Assumed office
28 May 2008
Serving with Farhanghi, Alirezabeigi, Saei, Saeidi and Bimeghdar
Constituency Tabriz, Osku and Azarshahr
Majority 261,605 (36.27%)
Minister of Health and Medical Education
In office
29 August 2001 – 10 August 2005
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Mohammad Farhadi
Succeeded by Kamran Bagheri Lankarani
Personal details
Born (1954-09-29) September 29, 1954 (age 63)
Mahabad, Iran
Alma mater Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Iran University of Medical Sciences
Profession Heart surgeon

Masoud Pezeshkian (Persian: مسعود پزشکیان‎, born 29 September 1954 in Mahabad from Azerbaijani family)[1] is an Iranian reformist politician who is currently representatiing Tabriz, Osku and Azarshahr electoral district in the Parliament of Iran and serves as its First Deputy Speaker since 29 May 2016. He was Minister of Health between 2001 and 2005 in the cabinet of President Mohammad Khatami.


He was the chancellor of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences for 7 years. He is a heart surgeon and an academic member of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences at the present time. He is elected as one of Iranian parliament members from Tabriz in 2008 election. He had a speech on condemnation of violence against fraud in Iranian presidential election on June 30, 2009 in Iran parliament. In 2010, he failed in his bid to become deputy speaker of parliament.[2] He is also a member of Iran-Turkey Friendship society.[3]


Pezeshkian supports teaching of Azerbaijani language in Iranian schools.[1]


Assembly seats
Preceded by
Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabifard
1st Vice Speaker of Parliament of Iran