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List of notable or famous physicians from Iran, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in Iran and even some popular physicians who immigrated to Iran. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Iranian physicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physician from Iran is included when available.

This list contains people like Camran Nezhat and Homa Darabi.

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Abdollah ibn Bukhtishu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Abdollah ibn Bukhtishu Dec. at 118 (940-1058) Abu Sa'id Ubaid Allah ibn Bakhtyashu, also spelled Bukhtishu, Bukhtyashu, and Bakhtshooa in many texts, was an 11th-century Syrian physician, descendant of Bakhtshooa Gondishapoori. He spoke the ...more

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Abul Hasan al-Tabari is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Abul Hasan al-Tabari Abu-l-Hasan Ahmad ibn Mohammad al-Tabari, born in Amol, was a 10th-century Persian physician from Tabaristan. He was the physician of Rukn al-Dawla, a Buyid ruler. He was author of a compendium ...more

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Ahmad Ahmadi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Ahmad Ahmadi Dec. at 59 (1885-1944) Ahmad Ahmadi, known as Pezeshk Ahmadi meaning Doctor Ahmadi, was born in Mashhad to Mohammad Ali Ahmadi. He was an uneducated man who worked as a nurse in different hospitals.

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Ahmad ibn Farrokh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Ahmad ibn Farrokh Ahmad ibn Farrukh, also written Ahmad-i Farrokh, was a 12th-century Persian physician from Herat. He was one of the teachers of Zayn al-Din al-Jurjani. He is author of a Persian medicine ...more

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Abu Zayd al-Balkhi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Dec. at 84 (850-934) Abu Zayd Ahmed ibn Sahl Balkhi was a Persian Muslim polymath: a geographer, mathematician, physician, psychologist and scientist. Born in 850 CE in Shamistiyan, in the province of Balkh, ...more

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Zayn al-Din Gorgani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Zayn al-Din Gorgani Dec. at 95 (1041-1136) Zayn al-Din Sayyed Isma‘il ibn Husayn Gorgani, also spelled al-Jurjani, was a Persian 12th century royal Islamic physician from Gorgan, Iran. In addition to medical and pharmaceutical sciences, ...more

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Abu Sahl 'Isa ibn Yahya al-Mas... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Abu Sahl 'Isa ibn Yahya al-Masihi Dec. at 40 (960-1000) Abu Sahl 'Isa ibn Yahya al-Masihi al-Jurjani was a Persian Christian physician, from Gorgan, east of the Caspian Sea, in Iran. He was the teacher of Avicenna. He wrote an encyclopedic treatise ...more

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Muvaffak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Muvaffak Abu Mansur Muvaffak Harawi was a 10th-century Persian physician. He flourished in Herat, under the Samanid prince Mansur I ibn Nuh, who ruled from 961 to 976. He was apparently the first to ...more

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Al-Nagawri is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Al-Nagawri Shahab al-Din ibn ‘Abd al-Karim Qivam al-Nagawri was a 14th-century Persian physician. Shihab al-Din al-Nagawri composed several medical treatises, including a general handbook composed in 1392 ...more

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Al-Natili is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Al-Natili Al-Husayn ibn Ibrahim ibn al-Hasan ibn Khurshid al-Tabari al-Natili al-Amuli, was a Persian physician from Tabaristan. He flourished in the 10th century, and was a translator of Greek into ...more

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Qumri is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Qumri Abu Mansur Hasan ibn Nuh Qumri was a Persian physician of the 10th century who lived in Khorasan. Qumri was the teacher of Avicenna. He was court physician to the Samanid prince al-Mansur, to ...more

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Albubather is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Abu Bakr al-Hassan ibn al-Khasib, also al-Khaseb, Albubather in Latin, was a Persian physician and astrologer of the 9th century. He wrote in Persian and Arabic and is best known by his work De ...more

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Ali Akbar Velayati is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
age 72 Ali Akbar Velayati is an Iranian politician, academic and diplomat. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs for more than sixteen years from 1981 to 1997 under Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi ...more

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'Ali ibn al-'Abbas al-Majusi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
'Ali ibn al-'Abbas al-Majusi 'Ali ibn al-'Abbas al-Majusi, also known as Masoudi, or Latinized as Haly Abbas, was a Persian physician and psychologist most famous for the Kitab al-Maliki or Complete Book of the Medical Art, ...more

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Ali ibn Sahl Rabban al-Tabari is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Ali ibn Sahl Rabban al-Tabari Dec. at 32 (838-870) Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Sahl Rabban al-Tabari, was a Muslim hakim, scholar, physician and psychologist, who produced one of the first encyclopedia of medicine. His stature, however, was eclipsed by ...more

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Alireza haghighi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Alireza haghighi

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Alireza Noori is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Alireza Noori Alireza Noori was a member of the 6th Iranian parliament and a supporter of President Mohammad Khatami's reform programs. He was the brother of Abdollah Noori. Dr. Alireza Noori was educated in ...more

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Aqsara'i is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Aqsara'i Jamal al-Din Muhammad ibn Muhammad Aqsara'i, also written al-Aqsara'i, was a 14th-century Persian or Turkish physician. He is known for his commentary on the Mujiz, which was an epitome made in ...more

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Astarabadi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Astarabadi

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Avicenna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Dec. at 57 (980-1037) Avicenna Arabic: أبو علي الحسين ابن عبد الله ابن سينا‍; c. 980 – June 1037) was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age. ...more

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Badri Teymourtash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Dec. at 78 (1911-1989) Badri Teymourtash is considered the first female Iranian dentist. Born to an influential Iranian family in 1911, and the sister of Iran's second most powerful political personality during the ...more

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Benjamin Taimoorazy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Benjamin Taimoorazy age 57

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Bukhtishu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Bukhtishu Bakhtshooa Gondishapoori were Assyrian Nestorian Christian physicians from the 7th, 8th, and 9th centuries, spanning 6 generations and 250 years. Some of them served as the personal physicians ...more

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Burhan-ud-din Kermani is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Burhan-ud-din Kermani Burha-ud-Din Kermani or Burhān al-Din Nafīs ibn ‘Iwad al-Kirmanī was a 15th-century Persian physician from Kerman. Nafis ibn ‘Iwad al-Kirmani was court physician to Ulugh Beg, the grandson of ...more

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Borzūya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Borzūya Borzuya was a Persian physician in the late Sassanid era, at the time of Khosrau I. He translated the Indian Panchatantra from Sanskrit into Pahlavi. But both his translation and the original ...more

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Camran Nezhat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Camran Nezhat M.D., M.D., FACOG, FACS is a laparoscopic surgeon, reproductive endocrinology and infertility sub-specialist who has been teaching and practicing medicine and surgery as an adjunct ...more

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Alireza Marandi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Alireza Marandi Alireza Marandi is an Iranian physician and Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology at Shahid Beheshti University. He was also an associate professor at Wright State University before returning ...more

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Farrokhroo Parsa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Dec. at 58 (1922-1980) Farokhroo Pārsāy, was an Iranian physician, educator and parliamentarian. She served as Minister of Education of Iran in the last pre-Islamic revolution government and was the first female ...more

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Fereydoon Batmanghelidj is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Dec. at 73 (1931-2004) Fereydoon Batmanghelidj was born in Tehran, Iran. He is best known for his book, Your Body's Many Cries for Water, and his writings related to health and wellness.

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Zayn-e-Attar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Zayn-e-Attar Haji Zayn Attar was a 14th-century Persian physician. He served for sixteen years as the court physician to the Muzaffarid ruler Shah Shuja, who ruled from 1358 to 1384. Shah Shuja is famous for ...more

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Homa Darabi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Dec. at 54 (1940-1994) Homa Darabi was a pediatrician from Iran licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey, New York, and California. She returned to Iran in 1976 to serve as a psychiatrist. After the Islamic ...more

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Hosein Azin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Hosein Azin Hosein Azin is the president of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences.

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Hossein Malek-Afzali is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Hossein Malek-Afzali age 79 Hossein Malek-Afzali is an Iranian scientist, physician and an associate of World Health Organization. He is currently professor at the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of ...more

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Jābir ibn Hayyān is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Abu Mūsā Jābir ibn Hayyān, also known as Geber, was a prominent Muslim polymath: a chemist and alchemist, astronomer and astrologer, engineer, geographer, philosopher, physicist, and pharmacist ...more

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Jabril ibn Bukhtishu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Jabril ibn Bukhtishu Jabril ibn Bukhtishu, also written as Bakhtyshu, was an 8-9th century physician from the Bukhtishu family of Assyrian Nestorian physicians from the Academy of Gundishapur. He spoke the Syriac ...more

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Jafar Bolhari is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Jafar Bolhari age 70 Jafar Bolhari, M.D., is an Iranian psychiatrist and researcher. He is a Professor of psychiatry at the Mental Health Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and has been working ...more

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Jaghmini is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Jaghmini Mahmud ibn Muhammad ibn Umar Jaghmini, or al-Jaghmini was a 14th-century Persian physician. He was born at Jaghmin, a village in Khwarezm, current day Uzbekistan. Little is known of his life. He ...more

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Abu 'Ubayd al-Juzjani is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Abu 'Ubayd al-Juzjani Abū 'Ubayd al-Jūzjānī, was a Persian physician and chronicler from what is now Jowzjan Province in Afghanistan. He was the famous pupil of Avicenna, whom he first met in Gorgan. He spent many ...more

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Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
age 75 Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh is an analytic philosopher of medicine. He studied medicine and philosophy at the German universities of Münster, Berlin, and Göttingen with Internship and residency ...more

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Majid Samii is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
age 80 Madjid Samii is a distinguished Iranian neurosurgeon and medical scientist. Professor Madjid Samii was born in Tehran, Iran, his parents are from north of Iran, Rasht. He got his Doctor of ...more

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Sadid al-Din al-Kazaruni is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Sadid al-Din al-Kazaruni Sadid al-Din Muhammad ibn Mas‘ud al-Kazaruni was a 14th-century Persian physician from Kazerun, Fars, Iran. He was a popular commentator on earlier medical writings, and composed a commentary ...more

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Mas‘ud ibn Muhammad Sijzi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Mas‘ud ibn Muhammad Sijzi Mas‘ud ibn Muhammad Sijzi was a Persian physician who lived before 1334CE in eastern Iran. Little is known of the life of Mas‘ud ibn Muhammad al-Sijzi, only that he must have been working ...more

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Mohammad Gharib is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Dec. at 66 (1909-1975) Mohammad Gharib was an Iranian physician, clinician, distinguished university professor and a pioneer of pediatrics in Iran. Gharib is known as the Father of Pediatrics in Iran. He was a ...more

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Mohammad-Reza Khatami is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
age 59 Mohammad-Reza Khatami is an Iranian politician and nephrologist.

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Muhammad Ali Astarabadi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Muhammad Ali Astarabadi Husayn ibn Muhammad ibn Ali al-Astarabadi was a 15th-century Persian physician from Astarabad, Golestan, Iran. In 1427, he wrote his well-known commentary on Jaghmini's summary of The Canon of ...more

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Muhammad Aqa-Kermani is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Muhammad Aqa-Kermani Muhammad Aqa-Kermani also written Aqkirmani was an 18th-century Ukrainian physician from Akkerman. Little is known of Muhammad Aqkirmani's life except that he was active around the year 1747. He ...more

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Muhammad ibn Mahmud Amuli is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Muhammad ibn Mahmud Amuli Muhammad ibn Mahmud al-Amuli was a medieval Persian physician from Amol, Iran. He wrote an Arabic commentary on the epitome of Avicenna's The Canon of Medicine that had been made by Yusuf ...more

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Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Dec. at 71 (854-925) Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī, was a Persian polymath, physician, alchemist and chemist, philosopher and important figure in the history of medicine. A comprehensive thinker, Razi made fundamental ...more

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Najib ad-Din-e-Samarqandi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Najib ad-Din-e-Samarqandi Najib ad-Din Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Umar Samarqandi was a 13th-century Persian physician from Samarqand. Samarqandi died during the Mongol attack on Herat, in Afghanistan, in 1222CE. He ...more

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Najm al-Din Mahmud ibn Ilyas a... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Physicians from Iran
Najm al-Din Mahmud ibn Ilyas al-Shirazi Najm al-Din Mahmud ibn Ilyas al-Shirazi was a Persian physician from Shiraz in Persia. His major composition was a large Arabic medical compendium, Kitab al-Hawi fi ‘ilm al-tadawi, whose title ...more