Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentChildrens Medical Center, Pediatrics Center of Excellence

Program Description:

Stem Cell Transplantation is a part of standard treatment for many malignant and nonmalignant disorders. Since this area is high-level, the current training during the clinical Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program is inadequate for those who decided to work in this field. The Ministry of Health and Medical Education of IRAN has approved the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Fellowship program at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). This course offers a one-year opportunity for board-certified physicians in the field of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology who wish to pursue further training in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT).

TUMS Pediatric stem cell transplantation center is based at the children’s medical center hospital. This center consists of pediatric HSCT ward, Post-HSCT ward, Apheresis/Photopheresis unit, Cell Processing Lab, Pediatric Cell Therapy Research Center (PCTRC), as well as a wellequipped clean room. The medical team with experience of more than 1500 pediatric and adolescent transplants, including autologous and allogeneic HSCT from related and unrelated donors or haploidentical and umbilical cord blood transplantation, is the most experienced pediatric transplant team in Iran since 2007. This team has acquired extensive experience in providing clinical services and treatment for a variety of malignant/non-malignant hematologic disorders, including Leukemia, inherited abnormalities of RBC, Lymphomas, Severe Aplastic Anemia, solid tumors, Primary Immunodeficiencies, inherited disorders of metabolism, and histiocytic disorders.



The Objective of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Fellowship program are identifying indications for transplantation, selecting stem cell sources, using donor registries, utilizing different methods of HLA typing and cryopreservation for storing stem cells, administering high-dose chemotherapies, managing bacterial, viral and fungal diseases, and diagnosing and managing acute/chronic GvHD and regimen-related toxicities including Veno-occlusive disease, hemorrhagic cystitis and late complication of stem cell transplantation. Moreover, fellows will get familiar with next-generation transplantation methods, such as immune cell therapy and gene therapy. Fellows are expected to participate in both inpatient and outpatient care settings and to get involved in clinical research projects. They must actively participate in the journal club and conferences.


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:  

Eligible applicants:

  • Pediatric hematologist/oncologist 

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed a Pediatric hematology/oncology 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.





Duration: 12 Months


Method(s) of Instruction:

Educational ward, unit, or area


Duration (month)


Visiting hospitalized patients HSCT and post HSCT units, performing diagnostic therapeutic procedures at the bedside, and other measures in accordance with  organized programs of the ward

Every day during  the course


Outpatient visit- triage  and make  a decision for transplant candidates and select a suitable donor,  make the necessary assessments before transplantation,  filing medical records, and hospitalizing patients- following up the expert consultations given to the patients, performing outpatient procedures, responding to expert consultations requested, and other measures in accordance with programs of  the ward

4 days a week  during the course

Operating/ procedure  Room

Participate in related procedures by observing assisting or performing independently according to the program  organized by the ward 

At least 2 days a week during the  course



Confirmation of the indications and choose  the appropriate treatment method

Once every 2  weeks

Rotation course(1):

HLA Typing Clinic and Laboratory

Choosing the best suitable donor for transplantation based on the patient's condition.

 During the course


Rotation course(2): Transplant laboratory

Learning about specific transplantation tests  including chimerism and cytogenetic assay, their uses as well as the limitations of each method


 During the course


Rotation course(3): Apheresis unit and umbilical cord blood bank

the experience with the types of cell separation devices and their application in different situation, learning the principles of collection and storage process of umbilical cord

 During the course


 Research area

Attendance at related research centers

 During the course


Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant

Contact Information:

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

Contact Person: Dr. Amir Ali Hamidieh

Tel.:  (+98 21) 6694 8444

Email  :

Address: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Qarib St, Keshavarz Blvd, Tehran 14194, Iran  

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

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 168


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



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