Title: Former Chairman, Anesthesiology Department
Company: NPHS Hospitals
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Mahmood Tabatabai, MD, PhD, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in anesthesiology.
A diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiologists, Dr. Tabatabai is regarded within his industry because of the wide impact he has had on the academic community over the last six decades. Notably, in his career, he served as Chairman of the Department of Physiology of the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences. He has published more than 70 research articles, review articles and book chapters, as well as 80 biomedical abstracts. Dr. Tabatabai was a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, where he did teaching, research, and patient care. In recognition of his professional excellence in his career, he has been the recipient of several research awards both in Iran, and in the USA, and Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
To prepare for a career in the medical field, Dr. Tabatabai earned an MD from Shiraz University in 1963, where he honorably earned the Top Graduating Physician Recognition Award from the Iranian Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Then, he attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he obtained a PhD in physiology in 1969. Dr. Tabatabai attributes his success to his family, his teachers, hard work and being influenced by other hard-working professionals in the field, and by taking pride in his work and devoting himself to his responsibilities. To remain at the top of his field, Dr. Tabatabai is or has been a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM), the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), the International Society for Heart Research, the Educationl Commission of the International Union of the Physiological Societies (IUPS), the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), and the Association of the University Anesthesiologists (AUA). Looking ahead, Dr. Tabatabai intends to continue his work in Research and Education.
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