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Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (MAZUMS), affiliated to the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education, is one of the most outstanding medical universities in Iran



Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (MAZUMS), affiliated to the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education, is one of the most outstanding medical universities in Iran. It is a state medical university located in Sari, Mazandaran Province, Iran. MAZUMS has been recognized as a center of excellence for healthcare and teaching since its foundation. It began its activities in 1986 by developing Sari Higher Institute for Midwifery which was founded in 1975.


MAZUMS offers unparalleled resources to the University community, including libraries, laboratories, and research centers to support scholarly work in nearly any field or discipline. As MAZUMS has always been involved in academic, health and treatment activities, it offers a variety of opportunities and excellent facilities for study and research in medical fields. Currently, the university admits students in a variety range of fields including fellowship, sub-specialty, specialty, Ph.D., 3 general medical fields (medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy), MSC and BSC.


The university tries to accomplish its research, education and healthcare objectives through its 8 vice chancellors in education, culture & students’ affairs, research, health, treatment, food and drug, development and resource management affairs, and social affairs. MAZUMS benefits from 7 schools including Medicin, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Allied Medical Sciences, Public Health, Nursing and Midwifery, Advanced Technologies in medicine as well as Ramsar International Campus. Besides, Behshahr Nursing School, Amol Nursing School, and Amol Allied Medical Sciences School have started their activities in recent years.


Most of the schools in MAZUMS are located in Payambar Azam Academic Complex with an area of about 100 hectares, 17 km away from Sari. The schools offer a lot of academic and recreational facilities such as a library, dormitory, laboratories, research centers, gym, transportation, restaurants to the students and academic staff. The university has more than 9273 students in a wide range of fields. Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences has 443 faculty members including 45 professors, 90 associate professors, 280 assistant professors and, 28 instructors.


There are 25 specialized research centers in MAZUMS such as:

  1. Addiction Research Institutes
  2. Antimicrobial Resistance Research Center
  3. Business Incubator of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
  4. Cancer Research Institutes
  5. Cardiovascular Research Center
  6. Cohort Study Center
  7. Diabetes Research Center
  8. Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Center
  9. Gut and Liver Reseach Center
  10. Health of Plant and Livestock Products Research Center
  11. Health Sciences Research Center
  12. Hemoglobinopathy Research Institutes
  13. Invasive Fungi Research Center (IFRC)
  14. Immunogenetics Research Center
  15. Islamic Studies and Health Sciences Research Center
  16. Laboratory Animal Research Center
  17. Molecular and Cell Biology Research Center
  18. Orthopedic Research Center
  19. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Center
  20. Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center
  21. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center
  22. Sexual and reproductive health Research center
  23. Thalassemia Research Center
  24. Toxoplasmosis Research Center
  25. Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research Center


MAZUMS Hospitals

There are 40 hospitals in Mazandaran among which 15 hospitals are nongovernmental and 25 hospitals are affiliated to Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences among which 5 are teaching and treatment hospitals: Imam Khomeini Center, which is the largest medical center, is special for neurosurgery, obstetrics, gynecology, IVF, urology, oncology, dialysis, digestion, rheumatology, general surgery, vascular, orthopedics, cancer, kidney disease; Fatemeh Zahra Heart Center is the only center of open heart surgery in Mazandaran Province; Boo-Ali Sina is the center of ophthalmology, ENT, pediatric, neurology, thalassemia, dentistry, general surgery; Zare Psychiatry and Burn Care Center is devoted to psychiatry, burn surgery and reconstructive surgery, Razi is the center of infectious and skin diseases.