Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

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Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
دانشگاه علوم پزشکی و خدمات بهداشتی ـ درمانی شهيد بهشتی
PresidentDr Mohammad Aghajani, MD
Academic staff
35°48′00″N 51°23′53″E / 35.800088°N 51.398057°E / 35.800088; 51.398057Coordinates: 35°48′00″N 51°23′53″E / 35.800088°N 51.398057°E / 35.800088; 51.398057

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences is one of the three medical universities in Tehran, the capital of Iran. It began in 1961 with the establishment of the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Following the merging of some of the treatment and educational units and organizations affiliated to the then Ministry of Health and “Melli University” (National University) in 1986, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences began its activities independently.

In addition to educating students and research, the university is responsible for providing health for five million citizens who live in the northern and eastern parts of Tehran, and some of the cities near the capital.

The university is government funded. Its administration is the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, the University Council, and eight Vice -Chancellors in international, academic and education, research, health, treatment, food and drugs, logistics, and students affairs.

Dr Payvandi

The SBUMS is the second largest medical university in Iran, and educates 12500 students in medicine and allied medical sciences.


CWTS Leiden Ranking[edit]

The university has been ranked 10 in Iran according to CWTS Leiden Ranking, after Shahid Beheshti University and before Ferdowsi University of Mashad:[1]

Ranking by number of publications

University Papers published PO
University of Tehran 2570 142 (5.5%)
Sharif University of Technology 1816 136 (7.5%)
Tarbiat Modarres University 1418 69 (4.8%)
Tehran University of Medical Sciences 1413 63 (4.4%)
Amirkabir University of Technology 1347 110 (8.1%)
Iran University of Science and Technology 1107 84 (7.6%)
Shiraz University 1099 83 (7.5%)
Isfahan University of Technology 924 92 (10.0%)
Shahid Beheshti University 708 47 (6.7%)
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences 678 29 (4.2%)
Ferdowsi University of Mashad 639 33 (5.2%)

URAP (University Ranking by Academic Performance)[edit]

  • 2012-2013: Rank in world: 2016, Medical: 6
  • 2013-2014: Rank in world: 1711, Medical: 5
  • 2014-2015: Rank in world: 1053, Medical: 5
  • 2015-2016: Rank in world: 926, Medical: 2

Colleges and schools[edit]

SBMU School of medicine, Velenjak
School of medicine
South entrance


The university has 12 schools admitting students for 40 fellowships, 24 sub-specialties, 34 specialties, 43 PhDs, 3 general medical fields (medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy), to 63 majors at MSC and BSC levels. The university has 1300 academic staff that educates 12500 students. The university includes a 4 research institutes, and 62 research centers.

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Rehabilitation
  • School of Traditional Medicine
  • School of Paramedical Sciences
  • School of Medical Education Sciences
  • School of Nursing And Midwifery
  • School of Health, Safety And Environment
  • School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine
  • School of Nutrition Sciences & Food Technology

Research institutes[edit]

  • Research Institute for Dental Sciences
  • Research Institute for Endocrine Science
  • National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute
  • National Research Institute for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases

Research centers[edit]

  • Anesthesiology Research Center
  • Behavioral Science Research Center
  • Cancer Research Center
  • Cardio-Vascular Research Center
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center
  • Cellular and Molecular Endocrine Research Center
  • Chronic Respiratory Disease Research Center
  • Clinical Tuberculosis and Epidemiology Research Center
  • Dental Research Center
  • Dentofacial Deformities Research Center
  • Endocrinology Research Center
  • Endocrine Physiology Research Center
  • Endodontic Research Center
  • Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center
  • Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center
  • Laser Application in Medical Sciences Research Center
  • Lung Transplantation Research Center
  • Medical Ethics and Law Research Center
  • Mycobacteriology Research Center
  • Neuroscience Research Center
  • Nutrition And Endocrine Research Center
  • Ophthalmic Research Center
  • Pediatric Congenital Hematologic Disorders Research Center
  • Pediatric Respiratory Disease Research Center
  • Pediatric Surgery Research Center
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center
  • Physical-Therapy Research Center
  • Phytochemistry Research Center
  • Prevention and Treatment of Obesity Research Center
  • Preventive Dentistry Research Center
  • Prevention of Metabolic Diseases Research Center
  • Protein Technology Research Center
  • Proteomics Research Center
  • Reproductive Endocrinology Research Center
  • Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases
  • Research Center for Genomics
  • Research Center for Medical Nano-Technology and Tissue Engineering
  • Research Center for Neurosurgery and Functional Nerves
  • Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center
  • Skin Research Center
  • Social Determinants of Health Research Center
  • Telemedicine Research Center
  • Tobacco Prevention and Control Research Center
  • Toxicological Research Center
  • Tracheal Disease Research Center
  • Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica Research Center
  • Urology and Nephrology Research Center
  • Virology Research Center
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Center
  • Pediatric Neurology Research Center

University WHO collaborating centers

  • WHOCC for Endocrine & Metabolism Diseases (Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences)
  • WHOCC for Tuberculosis Education (Research Institute for Lung Diseases)
  • WHOCC for Training & Research Dental Public Health (School of Dentistry)
  • WHOCC for the Eye Health and Prevention of Blindness Program (Ophthalmic Research Center)
  • WHOCC on Tobacco Control (Tobacco Prevention and Control Research Center)
  • WHOCC for Research and Training in Nutrition (National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute)
  • WHOCC for Educational Development (Educational Development Centre)


Vice-Chancellor in International Affairs[edit]

The university admits international students in different levels and degrees. All registration affairs are undertaken by the office of vice-chancellor.

Vice-Chancellor in Research Affairs[edit]

Vice-Chancellor in Academic Affairs[edit]

Vice-Chancellor in Health Affairs[edit]

Vice-Chancellor in Treatment Affairs[edit]

Vice-Chancellor in Food and Drugs Affairs[edit]

The National Center of Drug and Toxin Information began its mission in 2010.

Vice-Chancellor in Student and Cultural Affairs[edit]

Vice-Chancellor in Administration and Resources Development Affairs[edit]

The SBMU Vice-Chancellor Office in Administration and Resources Development Affairs is in charge of developing resources for educational, academic, research, health, and treatment; including human resources, financial, physical, and information resources.


The Faculty of Health, Safety and Environment educates the students in:

  • occupational safety and health,
  • health aspects of solid and liquid waste treatment,
  • air pollution control,
  • industrial machinery safety designing,
  • control of harmful physical and chemical factors in workplace fire engineering.

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