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SUMS Vice Chancelleries


Shiraz University off Medical Sciences (SUMS) is composed of 8 Vice Chancelleries, each of which is concerned with and responsible for certain issues at the University. These 8 vice Chancelleries include Vice Chancellery for Education, Research Affairs, Student Affairs, Global strategies and international affairs, Clinical Affairs, Health, Food & Drug, and Development & Resource Management Affairs. The following is a comprehensive list of Vice Chancelleries and Vice Chancellors at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in addition to the services they provide and their responsibilities: 





Vice-Chancellery for Education



Vice-Chancellor for Education

Dr. Mahmood Nejabat

Associate Professor





The objectives of education office include training and educating students in different educational fields, recruiting competent academic staff and promoting their knowledge and skills through scientific methods in order to meet the needs for efficient human resources in the field of health.



  • Providing and recommending general principles of educational programs and supervising their implementation

  • Evaluating projects on development or modification in the educational programs

  • Supervising different affiliated units and the proper implementation of their activities

  • Establishing new fields of study

  • Supervising the education of scholarship students

  • Granting scholarships and recruitment of experts as academic staff



 Vice-Chancellery for Research and Technology Affairs



Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology Affairs 

Dr. Seyed Basir Hashemi


Otology & Cochlear Implant



Vice Chancellery for Research Affairs, as one of the authorities in health promotion, has taken measures through designing appropriate strategic plans to promote the research affairs. One of the main strategies and measures taken in vice-chancellery for research is development of applied sciences to find solutions for everyday health needs based on "The Future Outlook of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Horizon of the Next Two Decades" document.

In recent years, researchers affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences have had an outstanding role in science production and expanding the borders of knowledge worldwide. At present, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences is ranked amongst the 1% of universities in the world and the third among Iranian universities of medical sciences regarding to the citations to its published scientific articles. 


 The Most Important Infrastructural Attempts Made in This Chancellery

  • Inauguration of research tower

  • Equipping research laboratories

  • Hiring efficient research staff

  • Supporting the researchers by increasing research budgets

  • Promotion of young academic staff’s research abilities through holding educational workshops and establishing research consultation centers

  • Promoting the present research centers and establishing new centers based on the upcoming needs

  • Expanding international relations

  • Increasing the quantity of university scientific journals and also promoting their quality in order to index them in high rank indexing databases

  • Moreover, attempts have been made in the vice chancellery for research affairs to train young professional researchers in research centers by:

                      1-Persuading the researchers to conduct applied and productive research.

                      2- Providing them to register their innovations and inventions.
                      3- Providing them to expand the university’s relations with other domestic and international universities. 



Vice-Chancellery for Cultural and Student Affairs



Vice Chancellor for Cultural and Student Affairs

 Dr. Kourosh Azizi 
  Associate Professor
   Medical Entomology



  •     Studying and making decisions about the students’ problems

  •     Supervising the implementation of approved policies on students’ affairs

  •     Supervising the cultural and student services and extracurricular activities

  •     Participating in committees, conferences, commissions and student seminars





Vice-Chancellery for Global Strategies and International Affairs



Vice Chancellor for Global Strategies and International Affairs

Dr. Nasrollah Erfani

Associate professor







  •   Developing and implementing the policy of internationalization of the University in collaboration with the offices of chancellor and vice chancellors.

  •   Formation and follow up of decisions made by the Supreme Council for International Relations

  •   Development of international scientific cooperation programs and signing cooperation agreements with universities across the world

  •   Admitting, training and providing services for foreign students in the international training programs, in collaboration with the Vice Chancellery for Education

  •   Cooperating with the Vice Chancellery for Clinical Affairs in the field of health tourism

  •   Advertising the University internationally

  •  Collaborating with vice chancellery of research in organizing all the international scientific gatherings, such as congresses, seminars, symposia, etc.



 Vice-Chancellery for Clinical Affairs



Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs

Dr. Ali Bahador

Associate Professor





  • Studying and making decisions about the students’ problems

  • Supervising the implementation of approved policies on students’ affairs

  • Making decision on students’ disciplinary problems

  • Coordinating the activities in affiliated units

  • Participating in committees, conferences, commissions and student seminars


Affiliated Units:

1- Counseling, treatment and health center

2- Student affair management

3- Office of nutrition affairs

4- Office of accommodation

5- Office of student welfare

6- Counseling office

7- Office of physical training 



 Vice-Chancellery for Health


 Vice Chancellor for Health

 Mohsen Moghadami, MD  
 Assistant Professor
 Infectious Diseases




  • Recognizing and classifying the regional health problems as well as their technical and administrative problems

  • Recognizing and surveying the epidemiology of endemics and epidemics and preparing the required reports

  • Preparing and circulating the administrative instructions for the implementation of national health services programs 

  • Preparing appropriate health programs for health problems in accordance with local circumstances and combating endemics and epidemics.

  • Planning the expansion and modification of health units in accordance with change in population distribution and facilitating the society's access to health services

  • Participating in planning and implementing the community-oriented medical education in the units

  • Preparing and implementing applied research on regional health fields

  • Preparing and circulating the programs, instructions and approaches

  • Concerning sanitary tests (medical diagnosis of epidemics, water and sewage systems, occupational health)

  • Performing sanitary tests to control the associated labs and the lab diagnosis based on the national health and treatment instructions

  • Collecting and surveying the reports on the activities of associated health centers, announcing the results and preparing reports for authorities


Affiliated Units:

1. Resource management unit
2. Province health education unit
3. Family health unit
4. School health unit
5. Environmental and occupational health unit
6. Oral health unit
7. Control and Surveillance of diseases unit
8. Drug affairs unit
9. Nutrition unit
10. Mental Health unit
11. Statistics and information technology unit




Vice-Chancellery for Food & Drug


Vice Chancellor for Food& Drug

Hossein Niknahad
 Associate Professor 




  • Supervision & control of activities of different directorships.

  • Notification of rules & regulations regarding preaperation, storage, distribution & use of drug to staffs.

  • Supervision on collection, stocking & review of information & documents in Food & Drug Sections.

  • Supervision on performing the researches regarding Drug & Food & Supporting such a researches.

  • Supervision on different activities related to advancing public culture regarding drug, Food & cosmetic consumption & supporting such an activities.

  • Supervision of utilizing budget needed for activities of Food & Drug sections & safety of its consumption.

Affiliated Units:

1. Director of supervision on Food & Cosmetics.

2. Director of Drug affairs.

3. Director of research & development.

4. Director of Food control laboratory



Vice-Chancellery for Development & Resource Management Affairs


Vice Chancellor for Development & Resource Management Affairs

S.J. Massoumi, MD & MPH 

Ph.D. of Clinical Nutrition




The Vice Chancellor / Chief executive of finance, administration and human resources provides strategic and operational financial leadership to the university and management team of the health system.

The Vice Chancellor’s office consists of a team who provide comprehensive systems planning and oversight solutions include expertise in the areas of Capital Improvement, Fiscal Management, Health Care Service Development, Organisational Performance and Accountability, Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Information Technology, Operating Budget, Procurement, and Human Resources.

Together with the Vice Chancellor, the deputy Vice Chancellors form a leadership team that contributes to decision-making across the University on all significant issues covering strategy, management, administration and related policies.

The vice chancellor of management and resources development seeks to be a pioneer among all of the vice chancellors of management and resources development of the country by using the most effective and latest sciences and managing existing capitals in reaching and promoting health of the country according to the principle of social justice and sustainable development.




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