Welcome to Festival of Arts' فستیوال هنر Gallery of THE IRANIAN ACHIEVERS

Welcome to Festival of Arts' فستیوال هنر Gallery of THE IRANIAN ACHIEVERS

Madjid Samii born 19 June 1937) is a distinguished Iranian-German neurosurgeon and medical scientist. Professor Madjid Samii was born in Rasht, Iran, his parents are from north of Iran, Rasht. He got his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree in neurosurgery at the age of 33. He has been the president of the International Society for Neurosurgery and was elected as the founding president of the Congress of International Neurosurgeons (MASCIN) in 2003. Madjid Samii received the "World Physician" award by the north German city of Hanover. Former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder hailed the 70-year-old Samii for his medical contribution to neuroscience as head of the world renowned International Neuroscience Institute based in Hanover. "You have brought more internationality to the city. People from all over the world are coming to be treated by you," added Schröder in his speech to a high-profile crowd, among them ex-Indonesian president Jusuf Habibie and former German foreign minister Klaus Kinkel. Schröder stressed that Samii has not only brought the world to Hanover but has also made the city world-famous. Deeply touched by the award ceremony, Samii said, "I am only a simple doctor, a great honor was bestowed upon me." He is currently the President of the International Neuroscience Institute (INI) at Otto-von-Guericke-University. In 2007, he received Chinese top award - "Friendship Award", from the Prime minister of China for his contribution to the medical progress of the country