Razi Hospital is a renowned single- specialty dermatology center in Iran. In 1943, Prof. Mohammad Ali Maleki, who was a French trained dermatovenereologist (in Saint Louis Hospital of Paris), established the chair of dermatology in Razi Hospital, the affiliated teaching hospital to Tehran University. In 1957, the first program for training specialist in dermatology was established (accepting part time assistant). In 1969 a curriculum for training full time residents in dermatology was established.
Razi Hospital is now the university Hospital of Tehran University of Medical Sciences with three educational departments: dermatology, plastic surgery, and dermatopathology. Full time specialists and residents of the center who are among the best in their field, and well-trained nursing staff, provide patients with efficient dermatologic services. More than 600 patients are visited every day in the outpatient clinics:
· General dermatology
· Follow up
· Mycosis fungoides
· Plastic surgery
· General Surgery
· Patch test
There are 12 outpatient operating rooms for procedural dermatology cases like biopsy, excision, subcision, chemical peeling, botulinum toxin and filler injection, hair transplantation, nail surgery, liposuction and lipotransfer, dermabrasion, small flaps, sclerotherapy, microdermabrasion, cauterization and cryotherapy, intralesional injection, Tzanck and pathergy test. In addition, four operating rooms are active for general and plastic surgeries. There are two dermatology and one surgery wards with totally 60 beds in Razi Hospital.
Autoimmune Bullous Disease Research Center has been established in 1991 as "pemphigus clinic". This research center is the affiliated research center to department of dermatology of TUMS.
In 2010, the first Dermatology Center of Higher Excellence, affiliated to Department of dermatology of TUMS has been established in Razi Hospital.