In the name of GOD


Curriculum Vitae (May 2015)


Mojtaba Heydari, MD


Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Research Center for Traditional Medicine and History of Medicine


Phone: [+9871132360117]

Mobile: [+989172051798]






Medical Doctor

Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Shīrāz, Iran


PhD candidate

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Traditional medicine

Shīrāz, Iran

Thesis of M.D:

The evaluation of concordance of between educational priorities of internal medicine course in Shiraz Medical School and those offered by ministry of health

Thesis of Ph.D:

Explanation of Iranian traditional medicine view on painful diabetic neuropathy and evaluation of topical Citrullus colocynthis fruit oil efficacy in treatment of patients with painful peripheral diabetic neuropathy

Awards & Grants

Dec 2013

Award for Excellence in research in Medical sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


June 2014

Top PhD candidate of  Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


Skills & Activities


Traditional Persian Medicine, Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Clinical Trial Management, History of Medicine


Persian (Native language)

Arabic (Reading)

English (Reading , writing, speaking)

Scientific Memberships

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Essence of Parsiyan Wisdom Company
Traditional Medicine and Medicinal Plant Incubator
Research Center for Traditional medicine and History of Medicine
Student Research Committee


Publication Highlights


1.            Mojtaba Heydari, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur, Seyyed Hamdollah Mosavat: “Aaeen-e-Tebaabat” [Medical Ethics in Persian Traditional Medicine]. 1st ed. Shiraz: Navid; 2013.

2.            Masih seddigh, Mojtaba Heydari, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur, Seyyed Hamdollah Mosavat: “Fosool-Al-Araaz” [The diseases terminology in Iranian Traditional Medicine]. Shiraz: Navid; in press.


Journal Publications (ISI, PubMed):

1.            Qasemzadeh MJ, Sharifi H, Hamedanian M, Gharehbeglou M, Heydari M, Sardari M, Akhlaghdoust M, Minae MB. The Effect of Viola odorata Flower Syrup on the Cough of Children With Asthma: A Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2015 May 6. pii: 2156587215584862. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25954025.

2.            Heydari M, Homayouni K, Hashempur MH, Shams M. Topical Citrullus colocynthis in painful diabetic neuropathy: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial. J Diabetes. 2015 Mar 20. doi: 10.1111/1753-0407.12287. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25800045.

3.            Seyed Hamdollah Mosavat, Leila Ghahramani, Zahra Sobhani, Ehsan Rahmanian Haghighi, Mojtaba Heydari: Topical Allium ampeloprasum Subsp Iranicum (Leek) Extract Cream in Patients With Symptomatic Hemorrhoids: A Pilot Randomized and Controlled Clinical Trial.. Journal of evidence-based complementary & alternative medicine. 01/2015;

4.            Soror Inaloo, Seyyed Mohsen Dehghani, Seyyed Mohammad Hashemi, Mojtaba Heydari, Seyyed Taghi Heydari: Comorbidity of headache and functional constipation in children: A cross-sectional survey. The Turkish journal of gastroenterology: the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology 12/2014; 25(6):508-511.

5.            Mojtaba HEYDARI, Behnam DALFARDI, Samad E.J. GOLZARI, Seyed Hamdol¬lah MOSAVAT: Haly Abbas and the Early Description of Obstructive Jaundice. Iranian Journal of Public Health 08/2014; 43(8):1161-1162..

6.            Mohammad Hashem Hashempur, Kaynoosh Homayouni, Alireza Ashraf, Alireza Salehi, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Mojtaba Heydari: Effect of Linum usitatissimum L. (linseed) oil on mild and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.. Daru: journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. 05/2014; 22(1):43.

7.            Jamshid Roozbeh, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur, Mojtaba Heydari: Use of herbal remedies among patients undergoing hemodialysis. Iranian journal of kidney diseases 11/2013; 7(6):492-5.

8.            Mojtaba Heydari, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur, Arman Zargaran: Medicinal aspects of opium as described in Avicenna's Canon of Medicine. AMHA - Acta Medico-Historica Adriatica 01/2013; 11(1):101-12.

9.            Mojtaba Heydari, Behnam Dalfardi, Seyed Hamdollah Mosavat. Cardiac tamponade, a medical concept known in medieval times. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Sep;176(1):284-5.

10.       Mojtaba Heydari, Behnam Dalfardi, Samad EJ Golzari, Hamzeh Habibi, Mohammad Mehdi Zarshenas: The Medieval Origins of the Concept of Hypertension. Heart Views 07/2014; 15(3):96-98.

11.       Samad EJ Golzari, Behnam Dalfardi, Hassan Yarmohammadi, Mojtaba Heydari: Baha’al-Dawlah Razi (d. 1508 AD) and an early clinical description of supraventricular tachycardia. International Journal of Cardiology 01/ 2014 Aug 1;175(2):e25-6.

12.       Behnam Dalfardi, Mojtaba Heydari, Samad E.J. Golzari, Golnoush Sadat Mahmoudi Nezhad, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur. Al-Baghdadi's description of venous blood circulation. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Jun 1;174(1):209-10.

13.       Mahdieh Hajimonfarednejad, Mohammad Javad Raee, Mojtaba Heydari: Geriatric medicine in Avicenna’s Canon of medicine. BMJ Clinical Research 12/2012;

14.       Mesbah Shams, Mojtaba Heydari: Forgotten undergraduate educational priorities in the field of cardiology. BMJ Clinical Research 07/2012.

15.       Mojtaba Heydari, MH Hashempur, M Shams: Inappropriate Time Splitting Among Endocrine Topics in Undergraduate Medical Education. Education for Health 07/2012; 25(2):131.

Journal Publications (Scopus, ISC):

1.      Seyyed Ali Enjoo, Seyyed Hamdollah Mosavat, Mojtaba Heydari: Medical Ethics in Iranian Traditional Medicine, a Review of Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi’s Ethical Code. Journal of Research on History of Medicine. 08/2014; 3(3):113-22.

2.            Mojtaba Heydari, Mesbah Shams, Kaynoosh Homayouni, Afshin Borhani-Haghighi, Alireza Salehi, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur: An option for painful diabetic neuropathy with simultaneous ‘antioxidative’ and ‘anesthetic’ properties: topical Citrullus colocynthis. J Exp Integr Med. 01/2014; 4(1):1-4.

3.            Mojtaba Heydari, Kaynoosh Homayouni, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur, Mesbah Shams: THE USE OF TOPICAL CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS IN TREATMENT OF PAINFUL DIABETIC NEUROPATHY: A PILOT INTERVENTIONAL STUDY. International Journal of Research in Ayurveda & Pharmacy. 11/2014; 5(6):662-666.

4.            Mohammad Hashem Hashempur, Mojtaba Heydari, Hadi Bagheri, Mesbah Shams: Assessment of Compliance of Comprehensive Pre-internship Exam Questions with Educational priorities that are Needed for General Practitioner. Educational Developement of Jundishapur. 11/2013; 4(1):64-73.

5.            M.H.Hashempur M.Nejabat M.Heydari: The Conformity of Educational Programs to the Educational Priorities of Medical Doctors; A Study in Department of Ophthalmology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Strides in Development of Medical Education. 01/2012; 9(2):191-197.

Papers in Press (Accepted) (PubMed, ISI):

1.            The use of Chinese herbal drugs in Islamic medicine. Journal of integrative medicine.

2.            The origin of the concept of neuropathic pain in early medieval Persia (9th-12th century CE), Acta medico-historica Adriatica.

3.            Anorectal diseases in Avicenna Canon of Medicine, Acta medico-historica Adriatica.

Papers (under review) (PubMed, ISI):


1-     Topical use of Matricaria recutita, alpinia officinarum hance and Boswellia sacra oil based formulation in treatment of enuresis in children, a double blind randomized controlled trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine

2-    Efficacy and safety of honey based formulation of Nigella sativa in Functional dyspepsia: A double blind randomised controlled clinical trial. Ethnopharmacology

3-     Prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use among patients with diabetes mellitus, Shiraz, southern Iran. Journal of Integrative Medicine

Conference Proceedings:

1.            Mojtaba Heydari, Mohmmad Hashem Hashempur, Seyyed Hamodollah Mosavat: Chinese herbal drugs in Islamic medicine, the source of scientific and commercial relationship. İBTAV International Conference, China and the Islamic World: Trade and Knowledge, Istanbul, Turkey; 06/2014.

2.            Mojtaba Heydari, Mahdieh Hajimonfarednejad: The concept of death in Qotboddin Shirazi medical treatise. Qotboddin Shirazi conference; 06/2013.

3.            Mojtaba Heydari, Seyyed Hamodollah Mosavat: Different cause of genital tract anomaly and their surgical treatments in Avicenna “Qanon of medicine”. The 2nd Seminar of Islamic and Persian Medicine, Shiraz, Iran; 06/2012.