Source: Tehran Times
TEHRAN - Professor Majid Samii, the internationally renowned neurosurgeon, has said that Iran will become the world's neurology hub within the next 5 to 10 years. "Given that the science and neurology center in Tehran will soon be completed, I'm pretty sure that many patients from all continents will refer to this center to receive treatment," Samii told IRNA news agency on Tuesday.
Professor Majid Samii at the cancer research center in Rasht
Some of the world's greatest neuroscientists are invited to join this center as well as talented Iranian doctors and specialists, he added.
"I've always intended to impart my knowledge to my colleagues and never been into politics," he said, adding "money doesn't matter to me and what I care most is to help and treat patients."
Every year scientific conferences in different fields of neuroscience will be held in Iran's science and neurology center in attendance of world's most experienced specialists, he explained.
He went on to say that Iranian especially women are very keen to learn and have a great potential to improve and succeed.
Samii was born in 1937 in Tehran. After finishing his high school education in Iran, he moved to Germany and started his medical study at University of Mainz.
In April 1970 and in the age of 32, he started his career as associate professor and vice director of neurosurgical department at university of Mainz. One year later, in 1971, he became the professor of neurosurgery.
In 1979, Professor Samii established the world's first educational course in skull base surgery in Hannover. Aside from his regular courses in Germany, he started to plan similar educational courses in many countries all over the world to enhance the knowledge of neurosurgery.
He was the founding president and founding member of several national and international foundations and societies. During his scientific life, Professor Samii received many honorary professorships, honorary doctorates and visiting professorships from all over the world.
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