Naser Kamalian

Naser Kamalian

Naser Kamalian (born 1931 in Iran) is an Iranian medical scholar who can be considered the father of modern neuropathology in Iran. He has published around 60 major articles in prominent Iranian and international medical journals, and has for 40 years been associated with Tehran University.[1]

Professor Kamalian


Education and career

Kamalian received his MD degree from Tehran University in 1958, completing a residency in Anatomical Pathology at the same institution in 1964. Remaining at the university he served as a lecturer in Anatomical until 1968, before moving to the University of Wisconsin, USA, from 1969–1974, where he obtained his specialty board in Anatomical Pathology and his sub-specialty board in Neuropathology. He has been a full professor of pathology at Tehran University since 1974.

Alongside his academic career he has held administrative positions, including (inter alia) as founder and head of the pathology department of Shariati Hospital, Dean of the faculty of medicine of Tehran University, Director of the pathology group of Tehran University, member of the High Council of the Iranian national blood transfusion organization, and President of Shariati Hospital in Tehran.


Kamalian is the first translator of Robin's Pathological Basis of Diseases into Persian. He has co-edited three major Persian textbooks on pathology and written five handbooks for medical residents and fellows. He has published 43 articles in Persian medical journals and has 20 international publications listed in Pubmed.

Selected publications

  • Kamalian N, Abbassioun K, Amirjamshidi A, Shams-Shahrabadi M. Paraganglioma of the filum terminale internum. Report of a case and review of the literature. J Neurol. 1987 Oct; 235(1):56-9. Review. PMID: 3323422 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kamalian N, Ghafoorzadeh D. Squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, with extension in an in situ fashion into the endometrium. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1977; 15(3):267-9. PMID: 611034 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kamalian N, Keesey RE, ZuRhein GM. Lateral hypothalamic demyelination and cachexia in a case of "malignant" multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 1975 Jan; 25(1): 25-30. PMID: 803304 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kamalian N, Troyer WG Jr. A case of combined rheumatic heart disease, syphilitic aortitis, and silico-tuberculosis. Wis Med J. 1974 Jan; 73(1): S3-6. PMID: 4812546 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kamalian N, Dudley AW Jr, Beroukhim F. Wolman disease with jaundice and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Am J Dis Child. 1973 Nov; 126(5): 671-5. PMID: 4745160 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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