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Fereidoun Azizi, MD
Endocrine Research Center
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
7th Floor, Bldg No. 2
Arabi Ave, Daneshjoo Blvd, Velenjak
Professor Azizi obtained his MD from Tehran University, School of Medicine in 1966. He completed his internal medicine speciality, endocrinology and metabolism subspeciality and nuclear medicine speciality from Tufts University, School of Medicine, Boston, USA and obtained three American Boards of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Nuclear Medicine.
From 1974 to 1979, he was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University and Chief of Endocrinology and Acting-Chief of Nuclear Medicine at St Elizabeth’s Hospital of Boston, Tufts Medical School. Later, he worked as Associate Professor and Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at Beheshti University in Islamic Republic of Iran.
Dr. Azizi’s many research contributions have been in various fields of endocrinology and metabolism, in particular, the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis. He began his work with Professor L.E. Braverman in Boston and continued his interest in thyroid pathophysiology in Iran. He focused many of his research projects in 80’s in iodine deficiency in Iran, presented the results to the Minister of Health of Iran in 1988 and initiated the first national IDD survey, which led to the formation of National Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders in Iran in 1989. As the head of this council, he has been working with all related officials of the government for monitoring of IDD programs, in order to ensure sustained elimination of iodine deficiency in the last 20 years in Iran. He also directed the national research project of Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study in the last 14 years.
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