Institute of Medical Science and Technology


Recent discoveries and inventions are the result of combinations and collaborations among different disciplines of science, which seemed irrelevant until a few decades ago. The interaction of science, engineering and medicine to develop technologies and applying them optimally to improve health services is an example of interdisciplinary collaboration. Although the separation of the universities of medical sciences from the other universities may have seemed useful at some duration in Iran, but today has seriously damaged the generation and development of intermediate disciplines, which has increased the gap between medical science and other sciences. In order to reduce this gap and strengthen the interaction among the researchers in basic sciences and engineering with ones in medical sciences, Prof Farhadi, Minister of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) and Prof Reza Malekzadeh, Deputy Minister of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education agreed on the idea of ​​establishing a joint research institute between the two ministries on December 2015. They assigned this mission to Prof Mohammad Mehdi Tehranchi, the former rector of the Shahid Beheshti University (SBU). Subsequently, Prof. Mojtaba Zarei was appointed to set up this research institute under the name of Institute of Medical Sciences and Technologies (IMSAT). The IMSAT with MSc program in 3 research groups as nuclear technology in medicine, medical engineering, and clinical research was approved by the Development Council of the MSRT on June 2016.