Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics

Program Description: 

Pediatric hematology and oncology is one of Pediatrics subspecialties, where all disorders of blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes and spleen and variety of cancers are examined, investigated, managed and followed. 

This sub specialized course is mainly clinical and has laboratory-related aspects. Furthermore, examining and isolating blood components such as platelets, red blood cell, white blood cells and stem cells and plasma, and their therapeutic use are covered in this subspecialty. 

Pediatric hematologists/oncologists collaborate in a multidisciplinary team to perform all therapeutic procedures of cancer patient.

Reasons for the necessity of this course: 

  • High incidence of different kinds of cancer especially Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • High incidence of hematologic diseases such as iron deficiency anemia thalassemia, hemophilia and sickle cell anemia in different country
  • The impact of hematologic diseases on the growth, puberty and development of children
  • The impact of hematologic diseases on the overall quality of the children and their families
  • Development of clinical and laboratory aspects
  • The development of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • The high cost and the need for rational administration of medications in this field
  • Development of production, purification, filtration and administration of blood products
  • Development of molecular methods and prenatal diagnosis
  • Recent advance in treatment of genetic disorders by bone marrow transplantation



1- To train scientifically Up To Date Pediatric hematologists/oncologists, who are competent, and committed to health system and who provides the society with their knowledge and expertise in three areas of education, research, diagnosis and treatment.

2- It is expected to have modern qualified centers for assessing and managing hematology/oncology diseases. 


Specific Competencies and Skills Procedural Skills:

  • Aspiration and bone marrow needle biopsy 
  • LP and spinal chemotherapy
  • Intracavitary chemotherapy 
  • Staining peripheral blood smear 
  • Staining bone marrow aspiration
  • Preparing and administrating chemotherapy
  • Cell and plasma apheresis
  • Bone marrow transplantation

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: Degree in General Physicians (M.D) or Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) by one of the Iranian or foreign universities.

Degree and having a specialty in pediatrics.   

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.


Duration of the Training program is 36 months.


Table: The overall structure of the course

Department, unit or education setting Content – measures Duration (month)
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology ward  Visiting inpatients and outpatients, Malignant hematology diseases and other hematology diseases, Performing related procedures, participating in the Medical consultants program,  18
Immunology ward  Familiarity with the principles of radiation therapy and its indications 2
Blood Transfusion ward Familiarity with the principles of blood transfusion 2
Iranain Blood Transfusion Organization  Familiarity with the principles of blood managment  1
Cytogenetic  Familiarity with cytogenetics procedures and tests and molecular genetics   1
Bone marrow transplant ward Disease in which transplantation takes place and familiarity with the principles, indications and complications of transplantation 8
Hemophilia ward coagulation laboratory   Familiarity with tests and coagulation disorders and their treatment 3
Radiotherapy ward Familiarity with the principles of radiotherapy 1

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



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


Apply Now!

In case you are ready to apply, please refer to TUMS Online Application Form below.

Apply Now

Alternatively, you can visit the following pages if you require more information about the university: