The Iranian National Museum of Medical Sciences History is the first medical museum established in Iran by a joint project between the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization, the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences, and Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
In spring 1997 and during a meeting with presence of Dr. Mohammad Frahadi (the former Minister of Health and Medical Education), Dr. Eiraj Fazel (the former head of the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences), Sayyed Mohammad Beheshti (the former head of the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization) and Dr. Mohammad Reza Zafarqandi (the former head of Tehran University of Medical Sciences) and many other officials, Dr. Maziar Ashrafian Bonab appointed as the head of the project and the museum.
During the first two years of the project a very beautiful historic building which dates back to the late Qajar era and located in North Amir Abad (Tehran) allocated and prepared for this museum. At the same time, several scientific research were performed by groups of researchers and scientist under supervision of Dr. Maziar Ashrafian Bonab, to find, locate and collect all objects, documents, manuscripts and even art works related to the medical history of the country.
Inaugurated in September 2002 by Dr. Mohammad Farhadi, Dr. Mohammad-Reza Zafarqandi and Sayyed Mohammad Beheshti and Dr. Maziar Ashrafian Bonab the museum is jointly operated by ICHO and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Since 2002 Dr. Shams Shariate Torbaqan has been the head of the museum.
The building of the museum, and is located in Amir Abad in Tehran. The National Museum of Medical Sciences History has the following sections