Curriculum Vitae Zahra Sarraf, MD Phones: 0917 311/6706 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PRESENT POSITION: Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Shiraz Medical Sciences Shiraz, Fars Iran Academic/Professional Affiliations: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Huston TX and School of Health Sciences, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS (USA) EDUCATION 1998 Board Certified, Gynecologic-Oncologist, Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences, Iran 1996-1997 Fellow, Division of Gynecologic-Oncology, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, USA 1995-1996 Fellow, Department of Gynecology Oncology, Royal Hospital, McGail University, Montreal, Canada 1983 Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecologist, Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences, Iran 1972-1979 MBBS (MD), Karachi University, School of Medicine, Karachi, Pakistan Academic/Administrative Appointments 2007-present Director, Gynecology-Oncologic Center, Dept. of Ob/Gyn., Shiraz Univ. of Medical Scinces, Shiraz, Iran 1983-Present Faculty of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences 1994-1997 Chair, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences 1986-1997 Director, Zainabieh Women’s Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Awards and Fellowships 1995-96 Mammadi Soudavar Memorial Training, United Sates 1995 United Nations’ Family Programs (UNFP), NorPlant Training, Jakarta, Indonesia 1991 Government Sponsored In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) training, Vienna, Austria 1980-1983 Scholarship towards completion of Ob/Gyn. Residency, Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences, Iran 1972-1976 Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD) Scholarship; Sponsored by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey Professional Activities 2001- National Medical Sciences Curricula Evaluator (Representing Fars Province), Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences, Iran 2000 Observer, Department of Gyn.-Oncology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Ms., USA (Nov.-Dec.). 2000 Training in Use of Advanced Prenatal Sonography Techniques on High Risk Pregnant Patients, Univ. of Miss. Med. Center, Jackson, Ms., USA (Dec. 2-6). 2000 Post Graduate Training in Prenatalogy, Biloxi (Dec. 7-8), offered by the Dept. of Ob.-Gyn., Univ. of Miss. Med. Center 2000- The First International IVF Meeting, Tehran, Iran (October,?) 2000- Member, Association for Iran’s Infertile 2000- Member, International Society for Alzheimer Patients 2000- Member, Association for Supporting Cancer Patients 1999- Associate Editor, Journal of Ob./Gyn., Mashhah University of Medical Sciences 1998- Originator, Breast and Cervical Cancers Workshops in collaboration with the Office of Health for Fars Providence, Shiraz 1997 Workshop, Urogyneocology, School of Medical Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis (spring) 1997 Obstetrics and Gyneocolgy Annual Meeting, School of Med. Sciences, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (spring) 1997- Member, Committee for improving library and computer lab facilities 1997- Member, Committee for Studying Ob./Gyn. Residency Programs in Iran, Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 1986- Examiner, Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences, Iran 1990- Associate Editor, Nabz (“the pulse”), a monthly journal of medical sciences, Iran 1983- Academic Advisor, over 30 Masters and MD theses and dissertations, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz 1993 Originator, the first IVF Center in Southern Iran 1994- Member, Committee for controlling medical prescriptions 1994- Member, Committee of Continuous Medical Education (CME) for Fars Province 1998-1999 Committee on Curriculum Design for Continuous Medical Education in the field of Ob./Gyn., representing Fars Medical Schools 1992-1993 Chair, Committee, evaluating scientific merits of articles submitted to the Conference on Surgery in Fars, Shiraz, Iran Committee, evaluating scientific merits of articles submitted to the Sixth International Congress of Geographic Medicine on Fertility and Infertility, Tehran, Iran 1993 Participant, Workshop on Designing Medical Tests, Shiraz, Iran 1991 Provided several workshops on Research Methodology; Continuing Medical Education; Seminars on Breast Feeding, and Methods of Teaching in Medicine-- sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). 1990- Member, Committee for Ob./Gyn. Malpractices, Fars Province. 1990- Member, Fars Medical Council. 1989-1990 Originator and promoter of Tubal Ligation (TL) practices in Southern Iran Research Activities, Presentations and Publications Sarraf, Zahra and M. Shahbazi (2008). Jayekih zanan dastrasi bih pizish nadarand (Where Women Have No Doctor: A Health Guide for Women by Hesperian Foundation, Berkeley, CA). A 586-pages-long book translated from English into Persian/Farci. In Press. Physical Inactivity, Shifting Social Determinants of Health, and the Health Status of a Newly Settled Nomadic People in southern Iran. Presented, College of Public Service’s Brown Bag in Jackson State University, April 28, 2008. Zahra Sarraf and M. Shahbazi. Shahaabaiz, M. and Z. Sarraf (2008). Physical Inactivity, Shifting Social Determinants of Health, and the Health Status of a Newly Settled Nomadic People in southern Iran. Society for Public Health Education’s Mid-Year Scientific Conference, Chicago, IL. Poster Presentation and Abstract Published: Program Book, Page 46-47. Hegland, ME, Z. Sarraf, and M. Shahbazi (2008). Modernisation and Social Change: The Impact on Iranian Elderly Social Networks and Care Systems. The Journal of Anthropology of the Middle East (AME) – A Berghahn Journal. Issue 2, Vol. 2. Winter 2007: 55-73. Sarraf, Z., Goldberg, D., Shahbazi, M. et al. (2005). Nutritional Status of Schoolchildren in Rural Iran. British Journal of Nutrition. Vol. 94, 390-396. Women’s Health in Developing Countries, School of Health Science, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi (presented to student/faculty). January 16, 2007. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and College Students. School of Health Science, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi (presented MPH/DrPH students/faculty). September 9, 2007. The Significance of Social and Emotional Support for Women Suffering from Cancer, School of Health Science, Jackson State University, February 3, 2006 Pregnancy Complications during Early and Late Reproductive Age, School of Public Health, Jackson State University, July 11, 2005 Children Health Status in Islamic Republic of Iran. School of Public Health, Jackson State University, September 29, 2004 Shahbazi, M. and Z. Sarraf (2002). Jayekih zanan dastrasi bih pizish nadarand (Where Women Have No Doctor: A Health Guide for Women by Hesperian Foundation, Berkeley, CA). A 100-pages-long booklet prepared for Afghan Women. Funded by Hesperain Foundation, CA (USA). Sarraf, Zahra (2002). Presentation on Application of Colposcopy in Female Genital Cancer, Tabriz University. Tabriz (Iran). Shahbazi, M. and Z. Sarraf (2002). HIV/AIDS History and Reported Risky Behaviors of Imprisoned Population in Iran: A Medical-Anthropological Reconstruction of Sociohistorical Factors, The Researcher, Jackson State University. Winter Issue. Sarraf, Z. and M. Shahbazi (2002). Prevalence of Anemia Among the Oashqua’i Tribespeople in Southern Iran. The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), June 7-12, Moscow-Sukhanovo, Russia. (Presented, Abstract Published.) Shahbazi, M., Z. Sarraf, etc. al. (2002) Wasted and Stunted Schoolchildren in Southern Iran. International School Health, American Public Health Association (APHA’s) 130th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia. Paper Presented. Sarraf, Z. and M. Shahbazi (2002) Comparative Retrospective Study of Different Treatment Protocols for Polycystic Ovarian Cases in Southern Iran. Middle East Infertility Society 9th Annual Meeting, Cairo, Egypt (Oct 30-Non 2002). (Presented, Abstract published). Shahbazi, M. and Z. Sarraf (2002). Prevalence of Anemia Among the Oashqua’i Tribespeople in Southern Iran. The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), June 7-12, Moscow-Sukhanovo, Russia. (Presented, Abstract Published.) Sarraf, Z. and M. Shahbazi (2001). A Search- Based Report on Alzheimer's Disease and Those Suffering From It. Shiraz E-Medical Journal. Vol. 2, No. 6 (November/December Issue). Shahbazi, M. and Z. Sarraf (2001). A Survey of Iranian Women on Menopause and HRT. XVIITH World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Paris (France), July, 15-20. (Presented and Abstract Published.) Shahbazi, M. and Z. Sarraf (2000). Health Perception of an In-transitional Population in Iran. American Public Health Association (APHA’s) 128th Annual Meeting), Boston. (Presented, Abstract Published.) Shahbazi, M. and Z. Sarraf (2000). Risky Behavior of an Imprisoned Population in Iran, Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Orlando (Florida). (Presented.) Shahbazi, M. and Z. Sarraf (1999). Sociocultural Barriers, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)- HIV; and AIDS in Iran: What Do We Know?” American Public Health Association (APHA’s) 127th Annual Meeting), Chicago. (Presented and Abstract Published.) Shahbazi, M. and Z. Sarraf (2000). Aids And Drug Use In Iran: What Do We Know?” Middle East Association’s 34th Annual Meeting, Orlando (Nov. 16-19), presentation. Keshavarz, H. and Z. Sarraf (1997). Qashqa’i Tribeswomen and Their Health. Review Epidemiol Sante Publique. Sep;45(4):279-85. Herzog, T., Z. Sarraf, et al. (1997). The Value of CA-125 in the Fellow-up of Patients with Ovarian Tumors of Low Malignant Potential (LMP)”, Society of Gynecologic Oncology. (Presented, abstract published.) Sarraf, Z. and H. Keshavarz (1994). Prevalence of Pregnancy and Delivery Complication Among Qashqa’i Tribeswomen. Nabz (“the pulse”), a monthly journal of medical sciences, Iran. Sarraf, Z. et al. (1994). Social, Economic and Demographic Studies of Women Referred to Zainabieh Training Center for a Volunteer Tubal Ligation, 1992-94.” Nabz, (a monthly journal of medical sciences, Iran). Sarraf, Zahra (1994). A Study of Medical Clinical Students’ Views and Beliefs on Marriage. University of Shiraz Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. (Presented.) Keshavarz, H. and Z. Sarraf (1993). Determining Fetal Age Through Sonography and Comparing it with the Similar Findings in Other Countries.” Pediatric Gynecology, Annual Congress of Iranian Association of Sergeants, Tehran, Iran. (Presented.) Sarraf, Z. and H. Keshavarz (1993). Interpretation of Breech Delivery in Hafiz Hospital. University of Shiraz Medical Sciences, Shiraz. (Presented.) 1995- Ongoing Annual Presentations on Various Aspect of Gynecologic-oncology, Iran’s Surgeons’ Association, Tehran (Iran) 1993 Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) with Husbands’ Washed Sperm. (Presented to several medical institutions in Iran.) 1993 Reviewed Articles: “Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Primary Amenorrhea.” “Tubal Factors in Inferility.” Nabz, a monthly journal of medical sciences, Iran. 1992 Efficacy and Acceptability of the Minipill (Exluton) among Lactating Mothers in Shiraz. (Unpublished Research.) 1992 “Investigating the Causes of Infertility.” Fars Fertility Centers, Fars Province. (Research.) 1992 Fetal Monitoring. Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran. (Presented.) 1991 World Health Organization’s Affiliated Workshop on Breastfeeding. 1991 Investigation of the Incidence of Post-Delivery Anomalies on Women with over Five Deliveries. (Unpublished Research.) 1991 The Significance of Moderate and Sever Inflammation on Class I Pap smear. (Unpublished Research.) Kehavarz, H., Z. Sarraf, et al. (1991). Prevalence Study of Pathological Finding of Cervix and Its Related Factors Among Qashqa’i Tribeswomen. (Unpublished Research.) Sarraf, Z. (1990 Maternal Mortality in Zainabieh Women’s Hospital. Nabz, a monthly journal of medical sciences, Iran. 1990 Breech versus Cesarean Deliveries: A Comparative Study between Patients Admitted to Hafiz and Zainabieh Hospital, 1988-90. (Unpublished Research.) 1989 Management of Prematured Rupture of Membrane (PROM) between 20-36 Weeks of Gestation. (Unpublished Research.) 1989 Iatrogenic Neonatal and Maternal Hyponotrumia Following Oxytocin and Aqueous Glucose Infusion During Labor. University of Shiraz’s Annual Faculty Congress. (Presented.) 1989 Uterine Anomalies and Outcomes of Pregnancy by Conservative Management Treatment versus Surgery. (Unpublished Research.) 1985-88 Reviewed Articles: *“Carcinoma of the Cervix” “IVF-E.” “Placental Hormones.” - Articles were submitted to Iran’s Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences (policy making) officials. * All in the Nabz, Iran. 1986 Cesarean Hysterectomy. University of Shiraz Medical Sciences. (Presneted.) 1980 Prognosis of Labor in 200 Patients in Shiraz, Iran. (Unpublished Research.) 1980 Causes of Maternal Morbidity and Mortality among the Patients of Zainabieh Hospital. Shiraz, Iran. (Unpublished Research.) Professional Membership 2002-03 Reviewing Member, Scientific Committee for International Oncology Congress, Tabriz University, Tabriz (Iran) 2002-03 Reviewing Member, Scientific Committee for International Oncology Congress, Shiraz University, Shiraz (Iran) 2002 Reviewing Member, Scientific Committee for International Anesthesiology Congress, Shiraz (Iran) 2000- International Union of Health Education (IUPE) 2000-2002 American Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1997-2000 American Public Health Association (APHA) 1994- American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists (AAGL) 1991- Fars Province Cancer Society, Iran 1992- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Iran 1990- Medical Emergency in Fars Province, Iran 1982- Iran Medical and Dental Council 1978- Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Language Farci/Persian, English, Urdu (fluent), French and Arabic (basic knowledge for professional uses).
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