I was born in Tehran, the capital of Iran in 1971. I entered the program of medicine in 1988 and got my M.D. degree from the School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 1996. In 2000, I was accepted into a postgraduate program in Toxicology and graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Toxicology from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2005. I continued my education as a fellowship of Clinical Toxicology in the Department of Emergency, Bellevue Hospital, and New York City Poison Control Center, New York University School of Medicine, New York – the USA in 2011.
I started my academic status as an Assistant Professor in 2005 and now, I am a Full Professor in the Department of Medical Toxicology in the School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.
I have been the Chair of Medical Toxicology Intensive Care Unit (2005 up to 2014), Chair of Loghman Hakim Hospital Poison Center (2014 up to now), the Chair of Drug and Poison Information Service in Loghman Hakim Hospital (2005-2013), Vice-Chancellor in Education & Research of Medical Toxicology Department (2012-2014), and Head of Medical Toxicology Department in School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (2014 up to 2018).
In 2013, I began my duty as a Vice-Chancellor in Residency and Post Graduate Education in the School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences for 15 months, and then I continued my duty as a Director of Postgraduate Educational Affairs at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences for 3 years and now I am the Executive Advisor of Vice-Chancellor of Education in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.
I have been selected as a representative resident in Loghman Hakim Hospital, in School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 2003, and the Medical Council of Iran has elected me as a representative physician from the Iranian Society of Toxicology (INTOX) in 2005.
I was awarded a fellowship in Ninth IUTOX Summer School on Risk Assessment of Chemicals (RASS-IX) in 2002, another fellowship in Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS), Provider and Instructor Course in 2006, and also, I was awarded an IUOTOX fellowship, in 43rd Eurotox congress in 2006. I got APAMT grant in the sixth congress of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology in 2007, and another scholarship at 36th Medichem Congress “Innovation in Occupational Health”, in 2008.
I was elected and awarded as one of the best researchers at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 2007, 2010, and 2014, and elected as one of the best professors in education at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 2008 and 2010.
As an academic member, I have supervised more than 50 M.D., Pharm.D., residency, Ph.D., and Master thesis. As the outcome of my research, I published more than 130 papers and more than 95 presentations at different congresses. I have cooperated as an author in four Farsi (Persian), 4 English books, and 7 clinical guidelines in toxicology (Persian). In addition, I have been a scientific editor of one Farsi (Persian) book in toxicology. I am the reviewer of 8 national and international journals and have a role as an editorial board in 2 national journals. I hold the 10th International Iranian Congress of Toxicology and Poisoning congress as a General Secretary also holds nearly 10 scientific seminars as a scientific director of the programs and participate in more than 40 seminars and workshops as a speaker.
I have been one of the Founding members of the Toxicology Research Center in Loghman Hakim Hospital Poison Center, and I am one of the members of the Research Developing Center of Loghman Hakim Hospital Poison Center. I am also an academic consultant in clinical toxicology in the National Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC), Undersecretary of Food and Drug Affairs, Ministry of Health and Medical Education (2005-present), and specialist consultant in Legal issues related to Poisoning and Overdoses in Medical Council of Iran (2007-present).
I was the Secretary-Trustee of the Iranian Society of Toxicology from 2006 to 2013, and I was the vice president of this society from 2013 to 2016 and at now, I am the president of the Iranian Society of Toxicology.
I served as a member of the National Examination and Evaluation Board of Toxicology, Ministry of Health since 2007. I was a member of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) from 2002 to 2012 and in 2008; I have been selected for the Fellowship of the American College of Medical Toxicology (FACMT).
Involving in the establishment of the Drug & Poison Information Center (DPIC) and Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) Clinic of Loghman Hakim Hospital Poison Center is one of my honors.