Hand Surgery

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Hand Surgery

Program Description:

The hand is an important organ which plays an unchallenged role in humans’ everyday life for doing fine and artistic works, self-defense, force needing works and dealing with complex technical issues, and also facilitating environmental communication skills. Congenital and acquired hand disorders impose many physical and mental damages to individuals, their families and ultimately society. Experts of various specialized disciplines including orthopedics, plastic surgery, reconstructive and burn, vascular surgery disciplines and general surgeons can help patients whose hands have been damaged and restore the injured hand to the normal condition. The importance of the hand has led the world’s well known medical universities to consider the establishment of hand surgery fellowship for a long time. As Islamic republic of  Iran is  became competent in  training  fellows supervised by experienced professors in Hand Surgery, a committee was formed of active members of Iran’s universities in 2009 to develop a joint curriculum by unifying current curricula and developing a national curriculum for this Training Program. After searching the literature and curricula in the world and using the experiences of local experts, this committee developed the current curriculum and issued it to the executing universities after the legal processes. This committee welcomes academia’s and experts’ comments to use in next revision of the curriculum.


The operation domain of a hand surgeon in this curriculum is from the fingertips to the brachial plexus. It is clear that, if necessary, operations should be done as teamwork and a vascular surgeon, a shoulder fellow or even a thorax subspecialist could be involved.

It is a branch of surgery which is about repairing injuries to tendons, peripheral nerves, brachial plexus, vessels, muscles and soft tissues and bones which are caused by diseases, trauma, congenital anomalies, tumors, burns, joint rheumatic diseases, infections and sports injuries by using surgical and non-surgical procedures, such as arthroscopy, arthroplasty, reconstruction of tendon and muscle, local and free flaps, microsurgery and hand transplant.


1-To train knowledgeable, efficient, competent and liable experts in the specialized field of hand surgery to provide the society with their expertise in educational and research fields and diagnostic medical services.

2-We will be one of top in the Middle East and will be prominent in the world in the next ten years in terms of educational standards and specialized service provision and science production in hand surgeries.

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:  Holding an M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree. Having and approved specialty in Orthopedic Surgery  or  General surgery received in Iran or abroad.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree 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: 18 months 


Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Hand Surgery

Contact Information:

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

Contact Person: Dr. Majid Moini

Tel.: ( 98 21) 66581657

Email  : moinim@hotmail.com


Address: Department of General Sugery, Sina Hospital, and Hassan Abad Square, Tehran, Iran. Postal Code: 1136746911

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

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

Email: admission@tums.ac.ir

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

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