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Abdollah Karimi

Professor
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Shahid Beheshti Hospital
Iran

Biography

Abdollah Karimi was born on 12th December 1961 in Iran, and graduated from high school with honors in 1979. He was accepted in the Shiraz Medical University and got his degree in medicine, (M.D.) in 1987. He chose to specialize in Pediatrics; on completion of the residency program in 1990, he ranked first in the exam held by the National Board of Pediatrics. He was appointed as a faculty member of Shiraz Medical University and entered the fellowship program for Pediatric Infectious Diseases; he achieved top grades and obtained first position in the final assessment held by the National Board of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in 1993. Between 1993 and 1996 he held the post of deputy director for Health in the Shiraz Medical University, and became the vice chancellor of the university for a period of one year. He was then offered the position of deputy minister of medical education in the Ministry of Health, which he accepted and remained there from 1999 to 2004. Since 2001 he has been a faculty member of Shahid Beheshti Medical University in Tehran as a professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; in 2002 he founded the Pediatric Infections Research Center.

Research Interest

Vaccines; Antibiotics; Respiratory tract infections; Molecular studies in virology, bacteriology and fungal infections.

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