Urology Research Center

Brief Overview

Urology Research Center is pursuing the following objectives:

Detecting creditable urology research centers of the world to increase scientific communications and exchange ideas and bringing modern technology and urology for further scientific activities of Iranian researchers,
Training urology researchers,
Finding new methods of diagnosing and treating urologic diseases, esp. urogenital cancers using Nano medicine technology,
Applying stem-cell in treating urologic diseases,
Cooperate with relevant national research, executive centers for conducting research in the field of urology,
Promoting the awareness level of the public on urologic diseases for prevention, early diagnosis, timely treatment and decreasing complications, morbidity and mortality.


Message from Dean

In 1995, the idea of establishing the Urology Research Center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences was raised and approved in the University Board of Trustees at the presence of the minister of health. Urology Research Center affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences was agreed upon during the 162"d meeting of TUMS Medical Universities Development Council on May 01, 2004. In view of the scientific activities of the Urology Research Center and the ascending trend of the evaluations in 2005 and 2006, the center managed to obtain definitive approval from the Ministry of Health on October 07, 2006. One of the significant activities of the Urology Research Center is establishing Transplantation Organ Provision Unit founded in 2007 and officially launched on June 28, 2009. Presently, there are four deputies including Executive & Planning, Research, Technology & Patent Registration and Financial deputies responsible for moving towards achieving short-term and long-term goals of URC.



Safest clinical, education and research services will be offered based on state-of-the-art knowledge and technology in specialized and sub-specialized sections of URC taking into account human dignity along with promoting urologic health at national and regional levels.


  • Promptness and precision in offering services along with respecting patients and caregivers
  • Learning & constant quality improvement
  • Exhilaration, empathy & human dignity


Research Fields & Interests

  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Infertility
  • Transplantation
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Uterine stone
  • Urogenital disorders
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Stem cell


International Collaborations


Scientific exchange of ideas and experiences as well as close cooperation with international urological associations including the fol lowing:

  • American Urological Association
  • European Urological Association
  • Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation

The following research projects were conducted with international bodies:

  • Efficiency of colony formation and differentiation of human spermatogenic cells in two different culture systems; PrimeGen Biotech, Irvine, CA, United States of America
  • Association of Cigarette Smoking and Smoking Cessation with Biochemical Recurrence of Prostate Cancer in Patients Treated with Radical Prostatectomy


Degree & Non-Degree Programs
  • Publication Department
  • IT & Electronics
  • Conferences & Scientific Events
  • Guideline Department
  • Genetic & Molecular Lab.
  • Patent Registration
  • Think Tank



Faculty Members

  1. Dr. Seyed Mohammad Aghamir
  2. Dr. Mohammad RezaKhajavi
  3. Dr. Hedieh Moradi
  4. Dr. Ziba Aghsaee Fard
  5. Dr. Mehdi Ebrahimi
  6. Dr. Fatemeh Khatami
  7. Dr. Mohammad Reza Pourmand
  8. Dr. Sanaz Dehghani
  9. Dr. Seyed Reza Yahyazadeh
  10. Dr. Seyed Mohammad Ghahestani
  11. Dr.Ramin Heshmat
  12. Dr. Fatemeh Git inavard
  13. Dr. Mohammad Talebpour


Selected Publications

  1. Organ culture of seminiferous tubules using a modified soft agar culture system JOURNAL: Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 2018 (IF: 2.168)
  2. Monitoring cellular immune function of renal transplant recipients based on adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production by mitogen-induced CD4+ T helper cells JOURNAL: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 2018 (IF: 3.457)
  3. Down-regulation of inflammatory signaling pathways despite up-regulation of Toll-like receptors; the effects of corticosteroid therapy in brain-dead kidney donors, a doubleblind, randomized, controlled trial JOURNAL: Molecular Immunology, 2018 (IF: 3.236)
  4. Channelopathy-related SCNlOA gene variants predict cerebellar dysfunction in multiple sclerosis JOURNAL: American Academy of Neurology, 2016 (IF: 8.286)
  5. Does L-carnitine Therapy Add any Extra Benefit to Standard Inguinal Varicocelectomy in Terms of Deoxyribonucleic Acid Damage or Sperm Quality Factor Indices: A Randomized Study JOURNAL: Infertility, Elsevier, 2014 (IF: 2.424)
  6. A Chapter on "Epidemiology of Stone Disease in Iran"  (Book Title: Urolithiasis), Springer-Verlag London, DOI 10.1007 /978-1-4471-4387-1_11,2013



Contact Us

Address: Urology Research Center, Sina Hospital, Emam Khomeini St, Tehran, Iran

Tel:       021 66348560

Email:  URC@tums.ac.ir


Last Update At : 09 February 2020