ICRI Founder and Director
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Nizal Sarrafzadegan M.D
Director of Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute
Isfahan University of Medical Science,
PO Box: 81465-1148, Isfahan, Iran
Tel: 98-31-33359090, 33359191, 33359292
Prof. Nizal Sarrafzadegan
Dr. Nizal Sarrafzadegan is Professor of Cardiology in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran. She is the founder director of Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, a WHO collaborating center for research and training in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. She started her studies mainly on Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) and it’s risk factors prevention, healthy lifestyle promotion with her team since 1993 and published more than 200 articles in local and international journals. Her academic career combines a clinical background with strong interest in public health and policy, she has numerous multidisciplinary collaborations with investigators internationally and has worked with the WHO on Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention and health promotion as technical advisor or consultant. Dr. Sarrafzadegan has organized more than twenty international and local meetings on CVD or NCD prevention and control.
Dr. Sarrafzadegan has been awarded several national, international and presidential awards as a distinguished researcher, professor, doctor or women on different occasions.
She is the principle investigator of the national plan of NCD prevention and control entitled “Isfahan Healthy Heart Program” in Iran that conducted between 2000-2006. She has an active role in capacity building in the fields of implementation research, knowledge transfer and private-public partnership for NCD/CVD prevention nationally and internationally.