Kidney Transplantation Surgery

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Kidney Transplantation Surgery

Program Description:

In recent years, regarding increasing prevalence of diabetes and hypertension and the presence of congenital anomalies in Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), renal replacement therapies such as peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis and kidney transplant is required more than before. 

According to National 20-year out-look document and Urologic surgery strategic planning, a method for national development is promotion of specialty, subspecialty and fellowship courses. Kidney transplant fellowship is one of the most needed training programs in IRI, and some universities of medical sciences have been training fellows for several years. In order to develop a single curriculum for this course, a Fellowship Curriculum Development Committee was established to develop kidney transplant fellowship in the specialized training council secretariat in 2009. Using credible international universities and experts' opinions, the committee formulated this curriculum and issued it to medical universities. The committee welcomes the experts' valuable comments for future revisions.



Kidney transplant surgery fellowship is a subset of  urology Surgery specialty ,and the  graduates are trained to do case selection , preparation  for kidney transplant, perform the transplant surgery, post operation care provision , and to  provide the society with their knowledge and skills in terms of education, research and therapeutic-diagnostic services. Specialized services in the field will be provided by a multidisciplinary team.



1-To train up-to-date, competent and liable physicians who will provide the society with their knowledge and skills to improve health level in terms of prevention, education, research and diagnostictherapeutic services.

2-In next 10 years, it is expected to become one of the top countries in Region and to reach international standards in terms of education, research and service provision related to kidney transplant.


Expected Competencies at the End of the Program

General Competencies*

Specific Competencies and Skills

Procedural skills (diagnostic-therapeutic measures)

Living donor nephrectomy

The cadaveric 


Kidney transplant and its complications

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 Urology 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: 12 months.



Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Kidney Transplantation Surgery


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