DR. Reza Malekzadeh

Gastroenterologist

Biography:

Reza Malekzadeh is distinguished professor of medicine and director of the digestive disease research Institute at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He has worked in various capacities in Iranian medical education and research institutes. He was chancellor of Shiraz University; Minister of Health and Medical Education; and secretary of the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences. He has received 15 national awards including Razi, Avicenna, Yalda, Hadavi, Tabatbaei and Iranian Science awards. He is a member of 18 national and international academies and scientific societies. He has published more than 550 papers in  international journals with >50000 citations and Included in top 1% world highly cited scientist in the clinical Medicine in Essential Science Indicators and his h-index is 76  in Scopus in 2018. He has established the Golestan Cohort study the largest cohort study of esophageal and gastric Cancer in Middle East and North Africa in Northern Iran.

Education:

  • MD : Shiraz University / Medicine / 1979
  • Specialty : Shiraz University / Internal Medicine /1983
  • Subspecialty :Shiraz University / Gastroenterology /1987
  • Visiting fellow : Department of Gastroenterology , Royal Free Hospital, London U.K.


Academic Positions:

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Shiraz University
  • Associate of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
  • Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
  • Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Executive positions:

  • Deputy Minister for Research and Technology Ministry of Health and Medical Education / 2013 - up to now
  • Founder and Director of the Digestive Diseases Research Institute (DDRI) of Tehran University of Medical Sciences / 1992 - up to now
  • Founder and Director of the National Institute for Medical Researche Development /2014 -up to now
  • Founder and president of  Iranian  Association of Digestive and Liver Diseases of Iran  /1990 up to now
  • Vice President for Research in Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences /2003 - 2010
  • Director of Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences / 2006 - 2011
  • Secretary of the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences /1997 - 2001
  • Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences  /1987-1989
  • Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences /1993-2000
  • Minister of Health and Medical Education, I.R Iran/ 1991-1993
  • Deputy  Minister for Education, Ministry of Health and Medical Education , Tehran , Iran/ 1989 -1990
  • Chancellor of Shiraz University, Iran, Shiraz, Iran/ 1984-1988
  • Vice Chancellor of Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran / 1982 -1983
  • Founder and principle investigator of  Golestan Cohort study /2001 - up to now
  • Founder and Principle investigator of  Persian Cohort Study /2013 up to now
  • Founder and Principle investigator of national population based  Cancer Registry Network in Iran  / 2017 up to now
  • Founder of  the AIM  Journal
  • Founder of  the MEJDD Journal

Board Certification:

  • National Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Subspecialty/ 1987
  • National Board of Internal Medicine Specialty/ 1983
  • Medical Doctor/ General Practitioner/ 197

Awards (national and international):

  • International Agency for Research on cancer (IARC/WHO) Medal of Honor for outstanding contribution in research on cancer/2018
  • National cancer Award by from Ministry of Health and Medical Education / 2015
  • Allameh Tabatabaei Award by Iranian Elite Foundation for achievement as the First Clinician Scientist ranked in %1  ESI./ 2012
  • Highest International Prof Yalda Award for Distinguished Teaching, Research, Ethical and Responsibility in Medical Sciences/2011
  • Included in top %1  world highly cited scientist in the clinical Medicine in Essential Science Indicators./2011
  • Razi award by Iranian president as the first rank clinical sciences in Iran./2008
  • Selected By TUMS as Distinguished Professor of Medicine./2008
  • Razi Award for being selected as the Top Clinical scientist of Iran./2007
  • Distinguished Researcher Award from Ministry of Science and Technology of Iran./2004
  • Permanent Personages Award in the Third Permanent Personages (Chehrehaye Mandegar) session .This national award is given to the most outstanding and memorable characters in Iran /2003
  • Avicenna award from Tehran University Medical Science (TUMS) for establishing the best Research center, Digestive Disease Research Center (DDRC)./2003
  • Razi Award for editorship of Archives of Iranian Medicine as the best Iranian Medical Journal./2002
  • Distinguished Achievement Award by President of Iran for four years of valuable service in the Ministry of Health and Medical Education/1993
  • Distinguished Achievement Award by the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education for three years of valuable service /1987
  • Top Medical School Graduate, Shiraz University /1980

Research Interests:

  • Chronic Non Communicale Disease
  • Digestive Oncology
  • Gastroenterology

Publication links :

 

List of 2019 Publications:

 1.The global, regional, and national burden of colorectal cancer and its attributable risk factors in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.

GBD 2017 Colorectal Cancer Collaborators. Safiri S, Sepanlou SG, Ikuta KS, Bisignano C, Salimzadeh H, Delavari A, Ansari R, Roshandel G, Merat S, Fitzmaurice C, …… Zandian H, Zhang ZJ, Murray CJL, Naghavi M, Malekzadeh R. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Oct 21. pii: S2468-1253(19)30345-0.

2. The global, regional, and national burden of pancreatic cancer and its attributable risk factors in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.GBD 2017 Pancreatic Cancer Collaborators. Pourshams A, Sepanlou SG, Ikuta KS, Bisignano C, Safiri S, Roshandel G, Sharif M, Khatibian M, Fitzmaurice C,…..Mohamadnejad M… Zadnik V, Zhang ZJ, Malekzadeh R, Naghavi M. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Oct 21. pii: S2468-1253(19)30347-4.

3.The global, regional, and national burden of inflammatory bowel disease in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. GBD 2017 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborators. Alatab S, Sepanlou SG, Ikuta K, Vahedi H, Bisignano C, Safiri S, Sadeghi A, Nixon MR, Abdoli A, Abolhassani H, Alipour V, Almadi MAH, Almasi-Hashiani A, Anushiravani A, Arabloo J, Atique S, Awasthi A, Badawi A, Baig AAA, Bhala N, Bijani A, Biondi A, Borzì AM, Burke KE, Carvalho F, Daryani A, Dubey M, Eftekhari A, Fernandes E, Fernandes JC, Fischer F, Haj-Mirzaian A, Haj-Mirzaian A, Hasanzadeh A, Hashemian M, Hay SI, Hoang CL, Househ M, Ilesanmi OS, Jafari Balalami N, James SL, Kengne AP, Malekzadeh MM, Merat S, Meretoja TJ, Mestrovic T, Mirrakhimov EM, Mirzaei H, Mohammad KA, Mokdad AH, Monasta L, Negoi I, Nguyen TH, Nguyen CT, Pourshams A, Poustchi H, Rabiee M, Rabiee N, Ramezanzadeh K, Rawaf DL, Rawaf S, Rezaei N, Robinson SR, Ronfani L, Saxena S, Sepehrimanesh M, Shaikh MA, Sharafi Z, Sharif M, Siabani S, Sima AR, Singh JA, Soheili A, Sotoudehmanesh R, Suleria HAR, Tesfay BE, Tran B, Tsoi D, Vacante M, Wondmieneh AB, Zarghi A, Zhang ZJ, Dirac M, Malekzadeh R, Naghavi M. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Oct 21. pii: S2468-1253(19)30333-4.

4.The global, regional, and national burden of stomach cancer in 195 countries, 1990-2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease study 2017. GBD 2017 Stomach Cancer Collaborators.  Etemadi A, Safiri S, Sepanlou SG, Ikuta K, Bisignano C, Shakeri R, Amani M, Fitzmaurice C,…… Zamani M, Zamanian M, Zandian H, Zarghi A, Zhang ZJ, Naghavi M, Malekzadeh R. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Oct 21. pii: S2468-1253(19)30328-0.

5.Socioeconomic gradient in physical activity: findings from the PERSIAN cohort study. Kazemi Karyani A, Karmi Matin B, Soltani S, Rezaei S, Soofi M, Salimi Y, Moradinazar M, Hajizadeh M, Pasdar Y, Hamzeh B, Barzegar L, Haghdoost AA, Malekzadeh R, Poustchi H, Mohammadi Z, Faramarzi E, Safarpour AR, Pourfarzi F, Moosazadeh M, Nejatizadeh A, Farjam M, Vahabzadeh D, Ahmadi A, Ghorat F, Ahmadi J, Mansour-Ghanaei F, Mirjalili MR, Eslami S, Maharlouei N, Tabatabaei SM, Sarvandian S, Najafi F.BMC Public Health. 2019 Oct 21;19(1):1312.

6.Mapping 123 million neonatal, infant and child deaths between 2000 and 2017.Burstein R, Henry NJ, Collison ML, Marczak LB, Sligar A, Watson S, Marquez N, Abbasalizad-Farhangi M, Abbasi M, Maleki A, ……..Malekzadeh R, Malta DC,……… Zodpey S, Murray CJL, Hay SI. Nature. 2019 Oct;574(7778):353-358.

7.Meat intake and risk of gastric cancer in the Stomach cancer Pooling (StoP) Project.

Ferro A, Rosato V, Rota M, Costa AR, Morais S, Pelucchi C, Johnson KC, Hu J, Palli D, Ferraroni M, Zhang ZF, Bonzi R, Yu GP, Peleteiro B, López-Carrillo L, Tsugane S, Hamada GS, Hidaka A, Zaridze D, Maximovitch D, Vioque J, Navarrete-Munoz EM, Aragonés N, Martín V, Hernández-Ramírez RU, Bertuccio P, Ward MH, Malekzadeh R, Pourfarzi F, Mu L, Lópes-Cervantes M, Persiani R, Kurtz RC, Lagiou A, Lagiou P, Boffetta P, Boccia S, Negri E, Camargo MC, Curado MP, La Vecchia C, Lunet N. Int J Cancer. 2019 Oct 4.

8.The global burden of non-typhoidal salmonella invasive disease: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.GBD 2017 Non-Typhoidal Salmonella Invasive Disease Collaborators. Stanaway JD, Parisi A, ……Malekzadeh R, Melese A, …..Zaidi Z, Murray CJL, Crump JA. Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 24. pii: S1473-3099(19)30418-9.

9.Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2017: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration, Fitzmaurice C, Abate D, Abbasi N, Majeed A, Maleki A, …….Malekzadeh R, …., ….Zendehdel K, Zenebe ZM, Zewale TA, Ziapour A, Zodpey S, Murray CJL.JAMA Oncol. 2019 Sep 27.

10.Distinct genetic variation and heterogeneity of the Iranian population. Mehrjoo Z, Fattahi Z, Beheshtian M, Mohseni M, Poustchi H, Ardalani F, Jalalvand K, Arzhangi S, Mohammadi Z, Khoshbakht S, Najafi F, Nikuei P, Haddadi M, Zohrehvand E, Oladnabi M, Mohammadzadeh A, Jafari MH, Akhtarkhavari T, Gooshki ES, Haghdoost A, Najafipour R, Niestroj LM, Helwing B, Gossmann Y, Toliat MR, Malekzadeh R, Nürnberg P, Kahrizi K, Najmabadi H, Nothnagel M. PLoS Genet. 2019 Sep 24;15(9):e1008385.

11.Effects of cognitive behavioral therapy on weight maintenance after successful weight loss in women; a randomized clinical trial. Madjd A, Taylor MA, Delavari A, Malekzadeh R, Macdonald IA, Farshchi HR.Eur J Clin Nutr. 2019 Aug 28.

12.Pharmacological prophylaxis versus pancreatic duct stenting plus pharmacological prophylaxis for prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis in high risk patients: a randomized trial.

Sotoudehmanesh R, Ali-Asgari A, Khatibian M, Mohamadnejad M, Merat S, Sadeghi A, Keshtkar A, Bagheri M, Delavari A, Amani M, Vahedi H, Nasseri-Moghaddam S, Sima A, Eloubeidi MA, Malekzadeh R.

Endoscopy. 2019 Oct;51(10):915-921

13.Effectiveness of polypill for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases (PolyIran): a pragmatic, cluster-randomised trial.  Roshandel G, Khoshnia M, Poustchi H, Hemming K, Kamangar F, Gharavi A, Ostovaneh MR, Nateghi A, Majed M, Navabakhsh B, Merat S, Pourshams A, Nalini M, Malekzadeh F, Sadeghi M, Mohammadifard N, Sarrafzadegan N, Naemi-Tabiei M, Fazel A, Brennan P, Etemadi A, Boffetta P, Thomas N, Marshall T, Cheng KK, Malekzadeh R. Lancet. 2019 Aug 24;394(10199):672-683.

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Etemadi A, Islami F, Abnet CC, Malekzadeh R. Int J Cancer. 2019 Nov 15;145(10):2888-2889.

15.Comparing Anthropometric Indicators of Visceral and General Adiposity as Determinants of Overall and Cardiovascular Mortality. Nalini M, Sharafkhah M, Poustchi H, Sepanlou SG, Pourshams A, Radmard AR, Khoshnia M, Gharavi A, Dawsey SM, Abnet CC, Boffetta P, Brennan P, Sotoudeh M, Nikmanesh A, Merat S, Etemadi A, Shakeri R, Malekzadeh R, Kamangar F. Arch Iran Med. 2019 Jun 1;22(6):301-309.

16.Iranome: A catalog of genomic variations in the Iranian population. Fattahi Z, Beheshtian M, Mohseni M, Poustchi H, Sellars E, Nezhadi SH, Amini A, Arzhangi S, Jalalvand K, Jamali P, Mohammadi Z, Davarnia B, Nikuei P, Oladnabi M, Mohammadzadeh A, Zohrehvand E, Nejatizadeh A, Shekari M, Bagherzadeh M, Shamsi-Gooshki E, Börno S, Timmermann B, Haghdoost A, Najafipour R, Khorram Khorshid HR, Kahrizi K, Malekzadeh R, Akbari MR, Najmabadi H. Hum Mutat. 2019 Nov;40(11):1968-1984

17.Global, regional, and national burden of suicide mortality 1990 to 2016: systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Orpana HM, Marczak LB, Arora M, Abbasi N, Abdulkader RS, Abebe Z, Abraha HN, Afarideh M, Afshari M, Ahmadi A, …… Majdzadeh R, Malekzadeh R, Manda AL, ………Zaidi M, Zamani CJL, Murray M, Naghavi. Global Burden of Disease Self-Harm Collaborators. BMJ. 2019 Feb 6;364:l94.

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Top 10 of highly cited publications by 2018:

 

 Publications     

  Citations

  1. Lim SS, Vos T, Flaxman AD, Danaei G, Shibuya K, Adair-Rohani H, …, Malekzadeh R. A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990-2010: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The Lancet. 2012;380(9859):2224-60.

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  1. Murray CJL, Vos T, Lozano R, Naghavi M, Flaxman AD, Michaud C, …, Malekzadeh R. Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990-2010: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The Lancet. 2012;380(9859):2197-223.

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  1. Vos T, Flaxman AD, Naghavi M, Lozano R, Michaud C, Ezzati M, …, Malekzadeh R. Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990-2010: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The Lancet. 2012;380(9859):2163-96.

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  1. Naghavi M, Wang H, Lozano R, Davis A, Liang X, Zhou M, …, Malekzadeh R. Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet. 2015;385(9963):117-71.

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  1. Vos T, Barber RM, Bell B, Bertozzi-Villa A, Biryukov S, Bolliger I, …, Malekzadeh R. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet. 2015;386(9995):743-800.

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  1. Fitzmaurice C, Dicker D, Pain A, Hamavid H, Moradi-Lakeh M, MacIntyre MF, …, Malekzadeh R. The Global Burden of Cancer 2013. JAMA Oncology. 2015;1(4):505-27.

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  1. Forouzanfar MH, Alexander L, Bachman VF, Biryukov S, Brauer M, Casey D, …, Malekzadeh R. Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet. 2015;386(10010):2287-323.

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  1. Wang H, Naghavi M, Allen C, Barber RM, Carter A, Casey DC, …, Malekzadeh R. Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. 2016;388(10053):1459-544.

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  1. Salomon JA, Vos T, Hogan DR, Gagnon M, Naghavi M, Mokdad A, …, Malekzadeh R. Common values in assessing health outcomes from disease and injury: Disability weights measurement study for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The Lancet. 2012;380(9859):2129-43.

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  1. Di Cesare M, Bentham J, Stevens GA, Zhou B, Danaei G, Lu Y, …, Malekzadeh R. Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: A pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19.2 million participants. The Lancet. 2016;387(10026):1377-96.

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Books (Farsi)

  1

  • The principles of diagnosis and treatment of prevalent diseases.
  • Authors: Malekzadeh R, Parchehbaf M.
  • Published by: Kowsar Kavir, Tehran, 2003. First Edition

  2

  • Golestan Cohort Study
  • Authors: Malekzadeh R. Fazlollahi N.
  • Published by: Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). Tehran. 2014. First Edition

  3

  • General knowledge for treating patients in Emergency room.
  • Authors: Malekzadeh R. Asle Soleimani H.
  • Published by: Teimoorzadeh. Tehran. 2008. First Edition 

  4

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Educating patients in simple language.
  • Authors: Malekzadeh R. Besharat S. Semnani S. Amiriani T.
  • Published by: Reyhani Gorgan. Tehran. 2009. First Edition

  5

  • The annual report of the population-based cancer registry in Golestan Province
  • Authors: Malekzadeh R. Moradi A. Sadjadi A. Besharat S. Semnani S. Roshandel G. Arabi M. Keshtkar A. Nouraei SM. Kalvi K. Ghayouri H. Hasheminasab SZ.
  • Published by: Peik Reyhan. Tehran. 2010. 4th Edition

   

 

 

Teaching experience:

 

  1

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor in Medical School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

1982-1992

  2

Professor and Chairman in Department of Gastroenterology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

1993-2007

  3

Chairman  of the Department of Internal Medicine

1997-2002

  4

A 27-year of experience in teaching and supervising medical students, residents of internal medicine, and fellows of gastroenterology

1990- 2018

  5

Director of the Digestive Diseases Research Institute, WHO Collaborating Center, Teheran University of Medical Sciences

1993-2018

  6

Member of the Internal Medicine Board in Iran

1997-2018

  7

Director and Member of the Gastroenterology Board in Iran

1997-2018

  8

Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

2008-2018

  9

Supervising a total of 114 theses by students in General Medicine, residents in Internal Medicine, and fellows in Gastroenterology

1982-2018

 

Contact:

  • Phone number : 0098 912 111 4139
  • Email: malek@tums.ac.ir
  • Email 2: dr.reza.malekzadeh@gmail.com
  • https://t.me/drrezamalekzadeh
  • Address: North Kargar Ave, Shariati Hospital, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Postal Code 14117-13135
  • City: Tehran
  • Country: IRAN
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