Doctor Shoja-ad-Din Sheikholeslamzadeh and his Achievements

Document Type: PERSPECTIVE

Authors

1 Department of Orthopedics, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

2 Mehrad Hospital, Tehran, Iran

3 Iran Mehr Hospital, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

Doctor Shoja-ad-Din Sheikholeslamzadeh (also known as Dr. Sheikh) (1931-2014) was an outstanding orthopedic surgeon. He is credited for the establishment of the Iranian Association of Rehabilitation, Shafa Yahyaian Hospital as an Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Center, the Social Welfare Organization, Iran’s emergency dispatch center (115) and many other major projects that led to the upgrading of health care services in Iran. He also served as the Minister of Social Welfare and Minister of Health and Welfare before the Islamic revolution. The history of modern health care management and modern orthopedic surgery in Iran are indebted to the great leadership and executive abilities of Dr.
Sheikh

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