Breast Disease Surgery

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Breast Disease Surgery

Program Description:

Breast diseases are of the most common and important reasons for women’s presenting to surgical and gynecology clinics. In addition to risking patient’s health, breast diseases can cause stress and anxiety in patients and their family and relatives. Breast cancer tops breast diseases as the most common cancer among women and the leading cause of cancer induced mortality. No cancer has witnessed such development and changes as breast cancer in the past 15 years in that the indication and contraindications of a therapeutic regimen has totally changed. Furthermore, multidisciplinary approach in this field has turned into one of the principles of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients. These developments led to the creation of fellowship courses in the field of breast diseases in general surgery, radiology, and pathology etc. with its positive results. It seems that we have the potential to promote management of breast cancer both qualitatively and quantitatively by changing diagnostic and therapeutic approaches from traditional to modern academic approaches.  Hence, it is necessary to commission the fellowship of breast diseases surgery as a subspecialty in general surgery. This fellowship seeks to have a positive effect on the promotion of education, research and treatment of breast cancer at the national level and to introduce Iran as the most important scientific center, especially among the countries in the region in this subspecialty.


Breast Disease Surgery fellowship is a clinical fellowship derived from the general surgery subspecialty, whose graduates are involved in prevention, treatment and care of patients with breast diseases. They will offer their knowledge and skills in education, research and healthcare services to the society.


1-To train specialists who are up-to-date, competent, responsible, and sensitive to the health of individuals and society in the specialized field of breast diseases for providing the society with their expertise in the areas of screening, prevention, diagnosis, education, and research.

2 -In next 10 years, Iran will be among top countries in the region in this fellowship in terms of educational standards, research production and providing medical services to people.


Expected Competencies at the End of the Program

General Competencies*

Specific Competencies and Skills

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following Procedural Skills (Diagnostic-Therapeutic Measures):

Breast fine needle aspiration (FNA)

Core needle biopsy of the breast

Breast conservation surgery


Axillary lymph node surgery



Breast Reconstruction

Subcutaneous mastectomy NAC (NAc sparing Mastectomy)

Subcutaneous mastectomy without NAC

Open surgery of benign breast lumps

Acute and granulomatous mastitis management and breast abscess drainage  Breast ultrasound for biopsy


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 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 Breast Disease 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  :


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


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

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