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Amir Radfar

MEDICHEM, Babol Mazandaran, Iran

Amir Radfar

Amir Radfar, MD, MPH
Physician-Researcher and Board member of MEDICHEM

Amir Radfar graduated from Shiraz University of medical Sciences in Iran with MD in general medicine in1996; He pursued his training in public health in Germany and is an alumnus of German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) since 2000. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Florid International University in Miami, Florida USA in 2011.

Amir has several years’ experience in teaching public health in Ilam University of Medical Sciences and University of Welfare and Rehabilitation in Tehran, Iran for bachelor, master and doctoral level students and for in-service personnel. He has worked in several national and international public health projects and moderated international conferences in Iran, Germany and Latin America.

Besides medical public health practice, he also served as vise- president of preventive medicine in Ilam Welfare Organization in Iran. At the moment, Amir is a board member of MEDICHEM which is affiliated with the International Commission on Occupational Health.


  • Fitzmaurice, C., Allen, C., Barber, R. M., Barregard, L., Bhutta, Z. A., Brenner, H., [et al including Radfar, A.] & Fleming, T. (2017). Global, regional, and national cancer incidence, mortality, years of life lost, years lived with disability, and disability-adjusted life-years for 32 cancer groups, 1990 to 2015: a systematic analysis for the global burden of disease study. JAMA Oncology, 3(4):524-548. http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.5688
  • Lim, S. S., Allen, K., Bhutta, Z. A., Dandona, L., Forouzanfar, M. H., Fullman, N, [et al including Radfar, A.] &,Kinfu, Y. (2016). Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: a baseline analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 1 (38). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31467-2
  • Vos, T., Allen, C., Arora, M., Barber, R. M., Bhutta, Z. A., Brown, A., [et al including Radfar, A.]& Coggeshall, M. (2016). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388(10053), 1545-1602. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31678-6
  • Forouzanfar, M. H., Alexander, L., Anderson, H. R., Bachman, V. F., Biryukov, S., Brauer, M., [et al including Radfar, A.] & Delwiche, K. (2015). Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet, 386(10010), 2287-2323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00128-2
  • Kassebaum, N. J., Arora, M., Barber, R. M., Bhutta, Z. A., Brown, J., Carter, A. [et al including Radfar, A.] & Cornaby, L. (2016). Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE), 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388(10053), 1603-1658. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31460-X
  • Mokdad, A. H., Forouzanfar, M. H., Daoud, F., El Bcheraoui, C., Moradi-Lakeh, M., Khalil, I [et al including Radfar, A.] & Wagner, J. (2016). Health in times of uncertainty in the eastern Mediterranean region, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet Global Health, 4(10), e704-e713. http://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30168-1
  • Filip, I., Tidman, M., Saheba, N., Bennett, H., Wick, B., Rouse, N., & Radfar, A. Public health burden of sleep disorders: underreported problem. Journal of Public Health, 1-6. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-016-0781-0
  • Sadeghipour, A., Mahouzi, L., Salem, M.M., Ebrahim-Nejad, S., Asadi-Lari, M., Radfar, A., Filip, I. and Babaheidarian, P. (2016). Ki67 labeling correlated with invasion but not with recurrence. Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology. http://doi.org/10.1097/PAI.0000000000000303
  • Sadeghipour, A., Hendi, A., Asgari, M., Sotoudeh, M., Parvin, M., Filip, I., Radfar, A., & Babaheidarian, P. (2016). Validation of Oxford Classification of Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy: an Iranian Experience. Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases, 10(1). 10:17-21. PMID: 26837676
  • Eftekhar-Javadi, A., Kumar, P. V., Mirzaie, A. Z., Radfar, A., Filip, I., Niyazi, M., & Sadeghipour, A. (2015). Diagnostic Accuracy of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology versus Concurrent Core Needle Biopsy in Evaluation of Intrathoracic Lesions: a Retrospective Comparative Study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 16(16), 7385-7390. http://dx.doi.org/10.7314/APJCP.2015.16.16.7385 .
  • Radfar, A., Kazerouninia, C., Filip, I., Patriche, D., & Ahmadi, S. A. A. (2012). Avicenna's Doctrine and Institutional Review Board in International Bio-Medical Research. Central European journal of public health, 20(4), 297; PMID: 23441398