In Memoriam Professor Mohsen Ziai; A Pediatrician with Many Gifts (July 29, 1927- March 27, 2013)
Rad, Elaheh Malakan & Rabbani, Ali
Iranian Journal of Pediatrics lost a famous Editorial
Board member and the Iranian medical community
lost a leader on 27th March 2013, with the death of
Prof. Mohsen Ziai, at age 86. Prof. Ziai was highly
respected and widely regarded as a giant in
pediatrics, not only in Iran, but in the U.S. as well.
Numerous textbooks teach pediatrics but no book is
written on how to become a noble, dedicated and
superb pediatrician. However, the life story of Prof.
Ziai, illustrates how a young man from Khorasan,
Iran, traveled to the U.S. soon after World War II,
received a great medical education, returned home to
practice and teach medicine, and ended up with a
highly distinguished career in pediatrics .