Dr. Gholamreza Khatami (Member of the Board of Iranian Society of Pediatrics)


Professor Gholamreza Khatami Ghazvini was born in 1930. He studied medicine and trained in pediatrics at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and pediatric gastroenterology at the Sick Children Hospital in Edinbrough, UK (1973).

He has been president of Iranian Society of Pediatrics for 10 years.

He is the founder of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology subspecialty in Iran. He served as head of pediatric department for 2 years and chairman of pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology department in Tehran University of Medical Sciences as well as GI ward in Children Hospital Medical Center (1974-2007). He has trained many pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship students over these years.

He founded Iranian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2004 and he has been the president of Iranian Society of Pediatric Nutrition for 6 years. He has been also a Member of National Medical Council (1991-1995).

He organized National Annul Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology for the first time in 2006 and continued it till present, he has also been president of Annual Congress of Iranian Society of Pediatrics and Memorial Congress of Professor Mohammad Gharib since 2009. He has been a member of the organizing committee of 5 Iranian Turkish Pediatric Meetings since 2010. He was the president of XII Eurasian Pediatric Congress which was held in Iran in 2012.Also, He was member of organizing committee of First Iranian Italian Pediatric Meeting in Iran in 2019. He promoted international scientific activities of Iranian Society of Pediatrics during his presidency such as scientific communication between Iranian and Turkish, Afghanistan, Italian, UMEMPS and UNIPSTR Pediatric Societies. Iranian Society of Pediatrics became a member of International Pediatric Association during his presidency.

In addition of being scientific advisor of Ministry of Health, he has served as member of several scientific committees such as CDD, ARI, IMCI, Vaccination, Infant formula and food and Breastfeeding Promotion.

He attended many workshops related to breastfeeding, CDD, ARI and IMCI as a mentor for scientific staffs of universities throughout the country.

He has been member of editorial board for several National and International Scientific Journals and has numerous publications including the first translation of Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics into Persian(8th edition 1964), editing annual book of Memorial Congress of Professor Mohammad Gharib (1983-1999).

He has supervised publishing many scientific books as well as running research projects. He has received numerous award and honours including recognition for his lifelong outstanding achievements and services.

Professor Gholamreza Khatami

Date of birth: 1930


MD – Tehran – 1955

Specialty – Pediatrics –Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran      1962

Subspecialty – Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

      Edinburgh 1974

Educational Courses:


Intercountry Training of Trainers, course in case management

      Alexandria, Egypt 12-17 October 1991

Lactation Management

       London, UK 8th June to 3rd July 1992

First Regional Training course in the management of Acute Respiratory Infection in children less than 5 years

        Islamabad, Pakistan 6-10 December 1992

CDD Workshop on Medical Education (As Facilitator)

         Esfehan, IRAN 11-20 July 1995

Workshop on Strengthening Teaching about Diarrheal Diseases in Medical School

         Bushehr, IRAN 2-7 March 1996

Training Course on Clinical Management of Diarrheal Diseases

         Dhaka, Bangladesh 14-18 April 1996

EMRO First IMCI Intercountry CM Course

         Alexandria, Egypt 22nd August – 2nd September 1999

Early Nutrition in Preventing Disease: How Strong is this link

Collaboration with regional pediatric societies including, Turkey, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Italy

Participating in International Congresses:


XX International Congress of Pediatrics (IPA), Brazil,1992

34th NESTLE Nutrition Workshop Intestinal Immunology and Food Allergy, France, 1993

Nestle Healthcare Nutrition Workshop, Dubai, 2005

43rd Annual Meeting of the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Turkey,2010

54th National Congress of Pediatrics & First Turkish – Iranian Pediatric Meeting, 2010

33rd UMEMPS Congress & The 13th Congress of Jordan Pediatrics Society, 2011

44th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Italy, 2011

5th Europediatrics Congress, Austria, 2011

XI Congress of Pediatricians of the Eurasians Countries, 2011

9th Lebanese Pediatric Society Congress and 34th Union of Middle-Eastern& Mediterranean

Pediatric Societies Congress, Lebanon, 2012

56th Turkish National Pediatric Congress, Cyprus, 2012

The 27th Congress of the International Pediatric Association, Australia, 2013

35th UMEMPS & 14th UNIPSTR Congress, Turkey, 2014

48th Annual Meeting of The European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 2015

3rd Italian-Turkish-Iranian Pediatric Congress, Turkey, 2015

49th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 2016

5th Iranian-Turkish Pediatric Meeting, Turkey, 2018

President of these National and International Congresses:


Annual Congress of Iranian Society of Pediatrics and Memorial Congress of Professor Mohammad Gharib  2010 to 2019

Annual Congress of Iranian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology   2004-2010, 2013-2019

XII Euroasian Pediatric Congress, 2010

2nd Iranian Turkish Pediatric Meeting, 2010

First Iranian- Italian Pediatric Meeting, 2019


Professional experiences:


Head of Pediatric Gastroenterology Ward                                                             1967-2007

Director of Memorial Congress of Dr. Gharib                                                       1983-1999

Member of CME Programs                                                                                    1983

Member of National CDD Committee                                                                   1986-2010

Member of National ARI Committee                                                                    1986-1996

Member of National MANA Committee                                                               1986-1996

Member of National Vaccination Committee                                                        1986-2010

Member of Infant Formula and Food Committee                                                  1986-2010

 Member of Examination Board of Pediatrics                                                        1986-1995

Member of Examination Board of Pediatric Gastroenterology                             1988-2010

Member of Breastfeeding Promotion Society                                                                    1989-2020

Board Member of Iranian Medical Council- first round                                         1991-1995

Member of Policy Making Committee (MOH)                                                       1996-2010

Head of National Pediatric Nutrition Committee of Ministry of Health (under 5) 1997-2002

Head of Pediatric Department of Tehran University of Medical Sciences             1998-2000

Member of Evaluation Committee of Pediatric Gastroenterology                         1998-2006

Head of Pediatric GI Research group in Children Medical Center, Tehran, Iran    2000-2010

Member of Scientific Committee of Pediatric Nutrition and Growth                     2001

President of Iranian Society of Pediatric Nutrition                                                  2003-2009

President of Iranian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology           2004-2010,


President of Iranian Society of Pediatrics                                                                2009-2020

Associate Editor of Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics

Editorial board of The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics

Editorial Board of Caspian Journal of Pediatrics




First Translation of Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics to Persian 8th edition,      1964

Editor of ‘Common Problems in Pediatrics’ Congress book                            1989-1998

Have article in abstract book of International Pediatric Congress                     1990-2016

Have article in   abstract book of Annual Congress of Iranian Society of Pediatrics




Many researches results have been published in Persian scientific journals.

Demographic Data, Clinical Manifestation and Laboratory Finding in CF   WCOG, 2005

Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children –Iran                                                 WCOG, 2005

Incidence of Esophagitis in Children Admitted to EndoscopyUnit               WCOG, 2005

Bacterial Peritonitis in the Cirrhotic Children with Ascites- Iran                  WCOG, 2005


Articles in Journals:


Diagnostic Colonoscopy in Children with Lower GI Symptoms 13thInternational Congress of Pediatrics                 6-11 October 2001

Detection of burkholderia cepacia complex in patients with cystic fibrosis 

Tanaffos.2004;3(9):47-52 Eram Seyed, Mohammad ; Eram, Seyed, MohammadNejad, Qorban, BehzadianKhatami, Gholam RezaNafissi, Nafiseh

Tumors of the liver a ten year study in Children Medical Center

Tehran Univ Med J. 2008; 65 (2) :52-56

Farahmand F , Khatami GHMehrabi V.AMahjoob FEzadyar MMehdizadeh M



Low incidence of alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency in Iranian patients with neonatal cholestasis

The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology 26(3):251-3, May 2015

Authors:Farzaneh Motamed, Sanaz Mehrabani, Maryam Monajemzadeh, Mohammad Taghi Haghi, Ashtiani, Sima Hosseinverdi, Masoud Houshmand, Omid Aryani, Mehri Najafi, Fatemeh Farahmand, Mohammad_ali Kiani, Ahmad Khodadad, Gholam Hossein Fallahi, Gholamreza Khatami, Nima Rezaei

Liver Involvement in Iranian Children with Cystic Fibrosis: Ultrasonography and Biochemical Findings Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics: 4 (3); 129-33, Published Online: June 1, 2013

Authors:Mehri Najafi, Farnaz Najmi Varzaneh, Gholamreza Khatami, Ahmad Khodadad, Fatemeh Farahmand,Gholamhossein Fallahi, Farzaneh Motamed, Mehrzad Mehdizadeh, Houman Alizadeh, Nima Rezaei, Maryam Shoaran

The clinical and laboratory manifestations of Iranian patients with cystic fibrosis

The Turkish journal of pediatrics 52(2):132-8, March 2010

Authors: Gholamhossein Fallahi, Mehri Najafi, Fatemeh Farhmand, Fatemeh Bazvand, Maedeh Ahmadi, Faezeh Ahmadi, Kambiz Eftekhari, Ahmad Khodad, Farzaneh Motamed, Gholamreza Khatami, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Nima Rezaei

Effect of oral garlic on arterial oxygen pressure in children with hepatopulmonary syndrome.

World J Gastroenterol  2006 Apr;12(15):2427-31

AUTHORS: Mehri Najafi Sani Hamid-Reza Kianifar– Abdolrazagh Kianee– Gholamreza Khatami

Characteristics of Patients with Cystic Fibrosis: Experience in a Large Referral Children’s Hospital in Tehran, Iran

Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases (MEJDD), Vol 2, No 1 (2010)

Comparison of Ultrasonography and Barium Meal with pH- metry for Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Children

G.H. Fallahi, M.M. Mir-Nasseri, M. Mehdizadeh, G.R. Khatami

AUTHORS: Gholam Reza Khatami, Mohammad Mehdi Mir-Nasseri, Fariba Seyghali, Bahar Allah-Verdi, Fatemeh Yourdkhani


Report of Congenital Generalized Lipodystrophy in Children’s Medical Center, Tehran, Iran

Govaresh/ Vol. 10, No. 4, Winter 2005; 241-245

AUTHORS: Fatemeh Farahmand1, Fatemeh Yourdkhani, Gholam Hosein Fallahi1,

Gholam Reza Khatami

Case Report

Hepatitis-Associated Aplastic Anemia


Govaresh/ Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring 2005; 54-58

AUTHORS: Fatemeh Farahmand, Gholam Hossein Falahi, Touran Shahraki, Gholam Reza Khatami, Mina Izadiar, Gholam Ali Ramiar

Is Diagnostic Endoscopy Necessary in All Caustic Ingestion in Children?

Govaresh, Volume:11 Issue: 4, 2007 Page: 219

Author(s): Mehry Najafisani , Masoumeh Asgarshirazi , Fatemeh Farahmand , Ahmad Khodadad , Gholamhosein Fallahi , Gholamreza Khatami

Risk Factors Affect Outcome of Esophageal Injuries Caused by Caustic Ingestion in Children

American Journal of Gastroenterology: October 2009 – Volume 104 – Issue – p S547

Chomeili, Bashir Associate Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology; Khatami, Gholamreza Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology; Ostadian, Nasrolah Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery; Chomeili, Pooya; Physician, General

Endoscopic Nodular Gastritis: An Indicator of Helicobacter pylori Infection In Children

Medical journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran 19(3):195-199    November 2005

Mehri Najafi Sani, Hamid Reza Kianifar, Ahmad Khodadad, Mahmoud Ahmadi, Tahereh Falsafi, Gholam Reza Khatami,

Colorectal Polyps: A Clinical, Endoscopic and Pathologic Study in Iranian Children

Medical Principles and Practice 18(1):53-56    February 2009

Haghi Ashtiani M.T. · Monajemzadeh M. · Motamed F. · Moradi Tabriz H. · Mahjoub F.  Karamian H. · Najafi Sani M. · Khatami G.R. · Khodadad A.· Farahmand F. · Fallahi G.H.

A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial Of Sclerotherapy Versus  Band Ligation In The Treatment Of Esophageal Varices In Children With Extrahepatic Portal Hypertension

JPGN, Volume 52, Suppl 2,  May 2011

  1. Khatami, Gh. Khatami, F. Farahmand, M. Najafi.



Prevalence of Occult Celiac Disease in Healthy Iranian School Age Children

Archives of Iranian medicine 15(6):342-5    June 2012

Fatemeh Farahmand 1Mohammad Mehdi Mir-NasseriTouran ShahrakiFatemeh YourdkhaniSayeh GhotbVajiheh ModaresiGholam Reza Khatami


Incidence And Epidemiology Of Esophagitis In Children Admitted To Endoscopy Unit Medical Center Of Children In Tehran

Tehran Univ Med J 2004, 62(1): 16-23

Rafeey MKhatami GH


Evaluation of the Success rate of rigiflex balloon dilation in the treatment of pediatric achalasia

Hakim 2005;8(2):1-6

Khodadad A,Mikaeli J. , Farahmand F., Derakhshan M., Yaghoobi M., Khatami G.

Honors From:


Seminar on Oral Fluid Therapy in EASTERN AZERBAIJAN province                  1986

Infant Formula and Food Committee                                                                         1989

Training Workshop on Breastfeeding                                                                        1991

Examination Board Member of Pediatrics                                                                 1991

CME Office                                                                                                                1992

International Day of Breastfeeding                                                                            1993

Reviewer of University Research Projects                                                                 1998

 From Health Deputy of Qom Medical University of Medical Sciences                   1998

Examination Board Member of Pediatric Gastroenterology                                     2007,2012

Member of National Breastfeeding Committee                                                          2007

Infant Formula and Food Committee                                                                         2010

Member of Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences                                                    2019

Awards As a:


Member of National Breastfeeding Promotion Committee Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences                                                                                                                   1993, 2010

Member of Polio Eradication Committee Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences  1994

Health Supporter by Iranian Deputy president                                                              2007

Honorary Member of Avicenna Laureate                                                                    2007

Friends of Children by Sarvar Charity in Mashhad

Leading Professor in Tehran University of Medical Sciences                                      2008

Member of National Immunization Committee by Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences  2010

IHSAN DOCRAMACI Medalby Turkish Pediatric Association                                   2010

Senior member of modern medicine by Head of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences


Distinguished professor of Medical Societies by Minister of Health and Medical Education                                                                      and Head of Medical Council                                                                                       2019