Pediatric Gastroenterology

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics


Program Description: 

Pediatric gastrointestinal, liver, and nutritional diseases are important diseases that threaten lives of millions of children worldwide. For example, according to available information, three millions of children annually die due to diarrheal diseases in the world and malnutrition causes 50% of under-five deaths. Therefore, scientific service centers around the world should train the required subspecialists to provide optimum services for these diseases. Since 1997 that the American Pediatric Gastroenterological Association was funded in Philadelphia, many years passed until the Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship commenced. Since then, a significant progress was made in diagnosis and management of pediatric gastroenterology diseases. In Iran, this course was established with no official curriculum in 1989. In 2008, the Council for Graduate Medical Education began developing specialty and subspecialty training curricula. Therefore, a committee was formed for development of pediatric gastroenterology curriculum. 


Pediatric gastroenterology fellowship is a subspecialty of pediatrics, and the graduates obtain the necessary knowledge, attitudes, and skills in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and management of pediatric gastrointestinal and liver diseases, patient care, and child nutrition, and will provide services to the community. In addition, they will employ their experiences and knowledge for educating people on related subjects and science production in the relevant specialized field.



1.To train sub specialists who are scientifically update, competent, sensitive to the problems of country, and committed to professionalism and who will provide the society with their knowledge and skills in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with gastrointestinal, liver, and nutritional diseases, and education and research in the relevant fields.

2.In the next 10 years, we will be among the top countries in the Middle East in this field.

This program aims to provide training regarding diagnosis, treatment, research and teaching of gastroentrology diseases in children as well as training in the following procedural Skills (Diagnostic-Therapeutic Procedures): 

  • Upper endoscopy
  • Rectosigmoidoscopy
  • Full colonoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Anorectal manometry
  • Esophagus PH measurement
  • Abdominal paracentesis
  • Liver biopsy
  • Banding of esophageal varices 
  • Removing foreign objects from the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum
  • Osophageal dilatation



Program Duration : 2 years






Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns: Degree in General Physicians (M.D) or Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) by one of the Iranian or foreign universities.

Degree and having a specialty in pediatrics.   

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved general physician program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Table: The overall structure of the course


Educational ward, unit, or education setting

Syllabus- Measures

Duration (month)

Pediatric gastroenterology ward

Visiting inpatients, patient care- stabilizing the inpatients - performing bedside diagnostic-therapeutic procedures, teaching the lower-level classes, and other measures in accordance with the curriculum organized by the ward

22 months

Pediatric Surgery ward

Diagnosing and following up patients who require surgery due to gastrointestinal diseases 

One month

Pediatric radiology ward

Checking radiological changes of pediatric gastrointestinal diseases

One 1-2 hour session a week During the course

Pediatric pathology ward

Learning histological changes in gastrointestinal diseases

One 1-2 hour session a week during the course

Pediatric endoscopy unit

Observing, assisting, and performing the relevant endoscopy; diagnosis and treatment of pediatric gastrointestinal lesions

One day a week during the course

Pediatric gastroenterology clinic

Outpatient visit- selecting, filing cases, and hospitalizing patients- following up the expert consultations given to patients, performing outpatient procedures, teaching the lower-level classes, responding to expert consultations requested, and other measures in accordance with the program organized by the ward

Two days a week during the course

Elective ward

It depends on the ward elected

One month



Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Pediatrics Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: Dr. Ehsan Aghaei Moghadam

Tel.: (+98 21) 6659 3366

Email  :


Address: No. 62, Gharib St., Keshavarz Blvd., Children’s Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Tehran, Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


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