Doctor of Medicine, Shiraz University, Iran, 1979.
Intern Shiraz University Hospitals, 1979—1980, assistant resident in internal medicine, senior resident, 1980—1982. Clinical and research fellow in gastroenterology and liver disease Shiraz Medical School, 1982—1983. Visiting fellow department gastroenterology Royal Free Hospital, London, 1985.
Assistant professor medical department Shiraz (Iran) University, 1983—1987. Associate professor department internal medicine, Tehran University Medical is., 1988—1992, professor, since 1992. Professor, chairman department Gastroenterology Shariati Hospital Tehran (Iran) University, since 1993, chief gastroenterology section, since 1992, director Digestive Disease Research Center, since 1992.
Vice chancellor Shiraz University, 1983-1984, chancellor Shiraz University, 1984-1987.
Associate Educated Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences, since 1987. Member editorial board Medical Journal of Islamic Republic of Iran, since 1987, Medical Journal Iranian Council, since 1991, Govaresh Journal, since 1997. Chairman editorial consultant board Nabz Journal.
Editor-in-chief The Latest in Internal Medicine, since 1998. Associate editor Archives of Iranian Medicine, since 1998, deputy editor, since 2002. Referee World Journal Gastroenterology, since 2003, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, since 2003.
Contributor numerous articles and abstracts to professional journals.
Deputy minister for education Ministry of Health, Tehran, 1984-1991, minister of health and medical education, Tehran, 1991-1993. Councilor The High Council for Cultural Revolution of Iran, 1991-1993. Chairman board trustees Medical Sciences University and Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences.
Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Iranian Academy Medical Sciences (chairman board trustees 1992-1995), Iranian Board Internal Medicine (counselor 1985—2000), Iranian Society Physicians, Iranian Society Gastroenterology and Hepatology (secretary since 1991), American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, European Association for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, American Gastroenterology Association, International Association for Sudy of the Liver.
Married Azam Saddat Lari, June 11, 1978. Children: Fatemh, Zinab, Massud, Muna.