Pediatric Infectious Diseases

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics


Program Description: 

According to the latest World Health Organization statistics, 28% of the world population and 25% of the U.S. population are under the age of 18 years. Currently, the main causes of death among children and adolescents are infectious diseases. According to the WHO, more than 13 million deaths occur each year due to infectious diseases and in developing countries, 1 in every 2 deaths occur due to infectious diseases. Emergence of many new infectious agents and re-emergence of some infectious agents that were considered eliminated, and the growing resistance of causative agents of infectious diseases to antibiotics suggest the fact that the war between microbes and human not only does not end, but also continues and presents even new aspects soon. Furthermore, vaccination is a valuable tool for the prevention of infectious diseases with its wide range. It is included in the area of infectious diseases and requires a professional performance. According to the above-mentioned points and taking into consideration the fact that infectious diseases are the major causes of death in our country, it is essential to completely review and strengthen medical curricula in all departments, including infectious disease specialists to empower practitioners in scientific, practical, and managerial fields.


To train pediatric infectious specialists who are scientifically update, competent, accountable, and sensitive to the health of individuals and society and who will provide the society with their expertise in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education, and research.
Procedural Skills (Diagnostic-Therapeutic Procedures):

  • Lumbar puncture
  • Liver biopsy
  • Bone marrow puncture and bone biopsy
  • Performing PPD
  • Lesion and lymph node aspiration
  • Types of sampling (blood, urine, pharyngeal secretions, wounds, etc.)
  • Knee joint puncture
  • Pleural paracentesis
  • Resuscitation of infants and children
  • Smear preparation


2 years full time

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: The eligible candidate must have successfully completed an approved pediatric or infectious disease residency program.

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


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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