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Nemazee Hospital (AKA Namazi Hospital)


“Nemazee Hospital is not a place for patients to rest … rather this foundation is intended to be a center for achieving world’s advanced knowledge of medical sciences and training skilled physicians.” Mohammad Nemazee (1895-1972)


Nemazee (namazi) Hospital




In 1924, a charity healthcare facility, Behboudestan-e Nemazee, was founded by Mr. Mohammad Hassan Nemazee and headed by Dr. Karim Hedayat. When the beneficent passed away, the institution faced financial difficulties and a shortage of staff; consequently, it was closed in 1932. Then, in 1935, owing to Dr. Zabihollah Ghorban’s endeavors, Behboudestan-e Nemazee resumed its activities and later changed to an outpatient clinic (day hospital) which was known as Clinic No.1 and was supervised by Shiraz Municipality.


After Mr. Nemazee, his son, Mohammad Nemazee, devoted a considerable portion of his wealth to charitable affairs, including a charitable foundation in Washington (1949), the establishment of Shiraz Water supply system (1952), Advanced Institute of Nursing (1953), Nemazee Orphanage, and Nemazee Vocational School in Shiraz. In 1944, he decided to buy a 25-bed world-war II prefabricated hospital so as to found Nemazee Hospital in Shiraz. Consulting with Dr. Torab Mehra and with his financial support, the project grew into a 250-bed hospital.


Mohammad Nemazee, in addition, had bought a 25-hectare garden, known as Ahmadiyeh Garden, and then built a 7500-square-meter hospital as well as accommodation for the hospital’s physicians and staff in the garden. In 1954, Mr. Nemazee officially apportioned all the income generated from Shiraz Water Supply System including wells, devices, assets, and buildings to the management and administration of Nemazee Hospital.


In 1955, Nemazee Hospital inaugurated its activities as a referral medical facility in southern Iran and the Middle East. It is estimated that during the first years since the inception of the hospital, approximately 20% to 25% of the patients were referred from Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar as well as Africa.


In pursuit of its commitment to the health and well-being of human beings, Nemazee Hospital has constantly been   ​endeavoring to offer state-of-the-art services and provide advanced healthcare facilities. The first surgical operation at the hospital was performed by Dr. Allen O. Whipple, who was the first to introduce the surgical procedure of pancreatoduodenectomy, in the1930’s.  By 1959, Iranian staff and physicians contain the great majority of the hospital’s personnel. Dr. Mohsen Ziyaee (pediatrician), Dr. Atalla Lotfi (anesthesiologist), Dr. Jalil Farah (radiologist), Dr. Rashid Masoomi (cardiologist), Dr. Rahim Dehghan (general surgeon), Dr. Khalil Alavi (otolaryngologist), and Dr. Ahmad Riyazi (pathologist) were among the first physicians who joined the hospital. Moreover, Nemazee Hospital was the first hospital in Iran where organ transplantation was conducted. Currently, it is the main liver and pancreas transplantation center in the region. Liver, heart, kidney, pancreas, and bone marrow transplantations are among the plethora of surgeries performed at the hospital.


Nemazee Hospital also owns the largest and most advanced Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy Center in the region. This hospital was incorporated into Shiraz University in 1964 so as to benefit from government subsidies. It is now active as a general teaching hospital affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) with approximately 914 beds. The hospital, moreover, is well-known for its research efforts especially microbiological and vascular surgery research activities conducted at Prof. Alborzi Clinical Microbiology Research Center and Vascular Surgery Research Center, respectively. Owing to the constant efforts of SUMS researchers at the hospital and faculty members’ expertise in training and educating students within the hospital’s educational departments, Nemazee Hospital is considered the most eminent and advanced research and teaching facility in Iran.


Hospital Type

General Teaching Hospital

Hospital Ranking and Rating Score

Rating: A

Specialty and Subspecialty Wards

Specialty Wards

  • Orthopedic
  • Pediatric Allergy-Immunology
  • Anesthesia
  • Pathology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Urology Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Radiology and Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Radiology
  • Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • General Internal Medicine

Subspecialty Wards

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • General Internal Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)
  • General Internal Medicine (Endocrine)
  • General Internal Medicine (Nephrology)
  • General Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Endocrine
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Neonatal and Pediatric Neurology
Paraclinical Departments
  • Bonedensitometry
  • urodynamics
  • Adult Eechocardiography
  • Pediatric echocardiography
  • Laboratory
  • Adult Endoscopy
  • Pediatric Endoscopy
  • Blood Gas
  • Nuclear medicine 
  • Echocardiography
  • Drugstore
  • Medical Imaging
  • Dialysis

Distinctive Services and Facilities

  • Organ transplantation including liver, heart, kidney, pancreases, and bone morrow transplantations
  • General Angiography
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Urology Surgery
  • DBS Surgery
  • EWAR- TEWAR Surgery
  • Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy Center
  • The Most Advanced Mammography Screening Equipment in the Middle East
Ancillary Services
  • Ambulance Services
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Services
  • Audiology Services
  • Cardiac Monitoring
  • Dialysis Services
  • Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
  • Hearing Services
  • Laboratory Services
  • Mobile Diagnostic Services
  • Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Sleep Laboratory Services
  • Substance-Abuse Services
  • Ventilator Services
  • Wound-Care Services

Research Centers

  • Shiraz Transplant Research Center
  • Prof. Alborzi Clinical Microbiology Research Center
  • Vascular Surgery Research Center
  • Community-based Psychiatric Care Research Center (CBPCRC)
  • Endocrine & Metabolism Research Center
  • Shiraz Transplant Research Center (STRC)



Row No. Inpatient Wards Number of Active Beds
1 Pediatric Nephrology and Neurology 19
2 Pediatric Infectious Diseases 21
3 Pediatric Cardiology 10
4 Pediatric Gastroenterology 20
5 Pediatric Endocrine 10
6 Pediatric Allergy-Immunology 12
7 Neonates’ 15
8 General Internal Medicine 61
9 General Internal Medicine (Hematology and Oncology 42
10 General Internal Medicine (Neurology) 37
11 General Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) 18
12 Nephrology 33
13 CCU 32
14 (Post Coronary Care Unit) POST ANGIO 13
15 Thoracic Surgery Ward 21
16 General Internal Medicine (Vascular) 30
17 Urology 17
18 Orthopedic 20
19 Pediatric Surgery 26
20      Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 26
21 Neurosurgery  23
22 General ICU 31
23 ICU (General Internal Medicine) 20
24 ICU (Surgery) 8
25 ICU (Neurosurgery) 18
26 PICU 27
27 NICU 29
28  Special Care Unit (SCU) 5
29 Open Heart ICU (ICU-OH) 25
30 Bone Morrow Transplantation  13
31 Nuclear Medicine 6
32 ER 226
Total 914



Staff Statistics


Position Number

Number of Staff by Gender

Male Female
Physicians (GP, Specialists, Subspecialists, and Surgeons) 84 28 56
Nurses 1955 463 1492
Other (Clinical Staff) 402 126 276
Non-Clinical and Administrative Staff 535 332 203
Total 2976 949 2027


Hospital-Affiliated Clinics

  • Imam Reza Multi-specialty Clinic
  • Motahari Multi-specialty Clinic

Hospital Picture Gallary

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Hospital Contact Details

Hospital CEO: Dr. Ahmad Hosseinzadeh

Tel.: (+98 71) 36 47 43 32

Fax: (+98 71) 36 47 43 26

Address: Namazi Sq., Zand St., Shiraz, Iran, 7193613311 

For more information please visit Nemazee Hospital Official Website.




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