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Dr. Malek Hosseini, SUMS Faculty Member and Surgeon, Receives a Recognition Award-28th  International Congress of The Transplantation Society (TTS 2020)


Dr. Malek Hosseini


The Transplantation Society biennially honors the individuals who have made a remarkable contribution to the advancement of organ transplantation in four categories including Outstanding Achievement Transplantation Science (Basic), Outstanding Achievement in Transplantation Science (Clinical), Outstanding Achievement in Transplantation Science (Developing Country), and Mentorship or Education and Training in Transplantation. This year, 2020, Dr. Seyed Ali Malek-Hosseini from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) was recognized for his exceptional commitment to promoting organ transplantation and his outstanding achievement in Transplantation Science (Developing Country).

Dr. Malek-Hosseini is the pioneer of performing liver transplantation from living donors in Iran and is called the father of liver transplantation in the Country. Establishing necessary infrastructure to create a network in the region for the procurement of organs from brain-dead donors and therefore, to put an end to organ trade in Iran has always been among his major concerns. Pursuing this objective, he successfully paved the path for organ transplantation experts and has developed transplant programs in Iran. Owing to his constant endeavors the largest organ transplantation center in the world which is also the largest charity foundation in the region was built in Shiraz. Performing 638 liver transplantations (93% from deceased donors) in 2017, the center set a new international record. The center also trains transplant surgeons from around the world, mainly those who are accepted via the Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation (MESOT) programs.  The Center has a significant impact on the advancement of transplant knowledge resulting in the establishment of 12 transplant centers in Iran and other countries as well as the publication of hundreds of articles in international peer-reviewed journals.

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