Seyed Abdolmajid RooholaminiBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39365.540718.BE (Published 01 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:943
- Bita Manzouri
It can only be said of a few men that their accomplishments in their medical careers helped progress the practice and knowledge of medicine in their native country, but Seyed Abdolmajid Rooholamini was one such man. A highly respected radiologist, he was affectionately known as the “father of radiology” in Iran.
Born in the southeastern province of Kerman in Iran, he qualified from the highly competitive Tehran University School of Medicine in 1962. Like most of his peers in that decade, after his internship in Iran he left to do an additional year of internship at Queens Hospital Medical Center in New York and it was here that he developed his lifelong passion for radiology. His thirst for knowledge, his highly accomplished skills as a clinician and his infectious enthusiasm enabled him to enter the much coveted residency training programme in radiology at Yale University Medical Center, training under Dr Richard Greenspan from 1964 to 1967. This was followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular radiology at Stanford University from 1967 to 1968 and an appointment as senior registrar in cardiovascular radiology at the University of Cambridge and United Cambridge Hospitals in the United Kingdom from 1968 to 1969.
Being passionately in love with his homeland, he returned to Iran and initially taught as an assistant professor of radiology …