Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences

Chairperson


Mohammad Reza Panjehshahin, PhD Professor of Pharmacology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editor-in-Chief


Younes Ghasemi, PharmD, PhD Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Deputy Editor


Seyed Masoom Masoompour, MD Professor of Pulmonary Diseases, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Managing Editor


Saeed Nemati, DMD Books & Journals Group, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Assistant Editor


Manica Negahdaripour, PharmD, PhD Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Pharmacy, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Section Editor


Hamid Reza Pakshir, DMD, MScD Professor of Orthodontics,Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Section Editor


Seyed Mostafa Shid Moosavi, PhD Professor of Physiology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Section Editor


Seyed Alireza Taghavi, MD Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Section Editor


Alireza Choobineh, PhD Professor of Occupational Health Engineering , Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Senior Executive Editor


Pooneh Sarveravan, MD, MSc Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Elham Aflaki, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Rheumatology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Bizhan Aarabi, MD Professor of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, USA

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Editorial Board


Mohamed Ahmed Aboulghar, MD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cairo University, Egypt

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Editorial Board


Ashima Anand, PhD Professor of Physiology, Delhi University, Delhi, India

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Editorial Board


Saeed Asgary, DDS, MSc Professor of Endodontics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Editorial Board


Behrooz Astaneh, MD Instructor of Health & Media, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Aydin Berenjian, PhD Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

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Editorial Board


Farzaneh Dehghani, PhD Professor of Medical Histology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Mehdi Dehghani, MD Associate Professor of Hematology & Oncology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Mohammad Ali Faramarzi, PharmD Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Editorial Board


Majid Fardaei, PhD Associate Professor of Genetics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Iraj Fazel, MD Professor of Surgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Editorial Board


Ali Reza Garjani, PhD Professor of Pharmaceutics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Saeid Ghavamzadeh, PhD Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

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Editorial Board


Farrokh Habibzadeh, MD Petroleum Industry Health Organization, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Jafar Hassanzadeh, MD, PhD Professor of Epidemiology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Seyed Vahid Hoseini, MD Professor of Colorectal Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Mohammad Hadi Imanieh, MD Professor of Pediatrics Gastroenterology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Reza Jalli, MD Associate Professor of Radiology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Fazlollah Keshavarzi, PharmD, MPharm Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSI University, Malaysia

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Editorial Board


Abdol Aziz Khezri, MD Professor of Urology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Yale University of Public Health, New Haven, USA

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Editorial Board


Shahdad Khosropanah, MD Associate Professor of Cardiology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Arash Mani, PhD Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Reza Malekzadeh, MD Distinguished Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Editorial Board


Ziad A Memish, MD Professor of Infectious Disease, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Editorial Board


Majid Mirmohammadkhani, PhD Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran

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Editorial Board


Zohreh Mostafavi-Pour, PhD Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Ashkan Mowla, MD Assistant Professor, Division of Stroke and Endovascular Neurosurgery, University of Southern California(USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Editorial Board


Ali Reza Nikseresht, MD Associate Professor of Neurology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Flora Peyvandi, MD, PhD Professor of Hematology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

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Gholam Reza Pouladfar, MD Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Mahdi Saberi Firoozi, MD Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Editorial Board


Seyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi, PhD Professor of Medical Parasitology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Mohammad Ali Sahmeddini, MD Professor of Intra-Abdominal Organ Transplantation Anesthesia, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Farrokh Saidi, MD Professor of General Surgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Editorial Board


Javad Sajedianfard, DVM,PhD Department of Basic Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Fatemeh Sari Aslani, MD Associate Professor of Pathology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Ali Seifi, MD Associate professor of Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine and Neurocritical Care,
University of Texas Health at San Antonio, USA

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Editorial Board


Gholam Hossein Shahcheraghi, MD Professor of Orthopaedics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Editorial Board


Togas Tulandi, MD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MacGil University, Montreal, Canada

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Editorial Board


Mohammad Vasei, MD Professor of Pathology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Statistician


Elham Haem, PhD Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Statistician


Marziyeh Doostfatemeh, PhD Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Statistician


Naeimehossadat Asmarian, PhD Anesthesiology and Critical Care Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Executive Editor


Marzieh Abdollahipour, MA Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Executive Editor


Zeinab Keshavarzi, MSc Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Executive Editor


Zahra Mahdiyar, MSc Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Executive Editor


Lida Mokhtari, MSc Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Executive Editor


Mehdi Rabiee, BSc Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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