Reza Malekzadeh

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Reza Malekzadeh
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Minister of Health and Medical Education
In office
15 January 1991[1] – 14 August 1993[2]
Acting: 15 January – 5 March 1993[3]
President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Preceded by Iradj Fazel
Succeeded by Alireza Marandi
Personal details
Born (1952-01-16) 16 January 1952 (age 66)
Baladeh, Kazerun County, Fars Province, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Executives of Construction Party
Alma mater Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Reza Malekzadeh (Persian: رضا ملک‌زاده‎) (born 1952, Kazerun, Fars province, Iran) is an Iranian medical scientist and gastroenterologist.


Malekzadeh studied medicine at Shiraz University. He continued his studies to become specialized in Internal Medicine in Shiraz University where he did as well his fellowship in gastroenterology. In 1985, he joined the department of gastroenterology at Free Royal Hospital in London. After his return to Iran, he got a faculty position at Shiraz University and later on at Tehran University of Medical Sciences [1] where he is currently a full professor of internal medicine. He is also an Honorary Professor at University of Birmingham, UK.

Reza Malekzadeh was the Minister of Health of Iran's government from 1991-1993. From 2000-2004, Malekzadeh was the secretary of the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences [2], and since 2005, the Academy's Vice-President for Research. He is the director of Digestive Disease Research Center [3], and was appointed as the director of Shariati Hospital [4] in 2007. Dr Malekzadeh is also the Deputy-Editor of Archives of Iranian Medicine [5].

He is working on a big cancer cohort in Bandar-Turkeman, Golestan Province of Iran to investigate the environmental and genetic causes of oesophageal cancer.


Besides being a renowned gastroenterologist, Professor Malekzadeh has been instrumental in designing and executing an efficient and practical way of diagnosing cancerous and benign esophegal lesions in Iran, applicable to urban and rural areas. He was elected as member of TWAS in 2004.[6]

Reza Malekzadeh received the "Permanent Personages Award" in the Third Permanent Personages session held on October 22, 2003. This national award is given to the most outstanding and memorable citizens of Iran. He has numerous reputable scientific publications in gastroenterology and liver diseases.[7] Dr Malekzadeh was selected as distinguished professor of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2008.

Family life[edit]

Dr Malekzadeh was born in village baladeh in Fars . Reza Malekzadeh has been married for 31 years, and since then has had 4 children, three girls and one boy, three of which have followed his footsteps in the study of medicine and one who is currently studying architecture. He still visits Baladeh regularly and contributes massively in humanitarian work in the area.


  • Member of the International Association for Study of the Liver (IASL)
  • Member of the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)
  • Member of the European Association for Gastroenterology & Endoscopy (EAGE)
  • Member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • Secretary of the Iranian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Member of the Iranian Society of Physicians
  • Counselor of the Iranian Board of Internal Medicine
  • Permanent Member of the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Member of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Talks of the 343th meeting of the 3rd legislature" (in Persian). Library, Museum and Document Center of Islamic Consultative Assembly. 15 January 1991. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Talks of the 139th meeting of the 4th legislature" (in Persian). Library, Museum and Document Center of Islamic Consultative Assembly. 14 August 1993. Archived from the original on 8 May 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "All ministers of the 30 years" (in Persian). Khabar Online. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2018. 

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