Mehran karimi has been a Professor of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences since 1997. He is also the chief of Hematology Research Center and working in the field of thalassemia, hemophilia , homeostasis and thrombosis in Shiraz University of Medical Science, Iran for a period of 17 years. After graduating in medicine from Shiraz University of Medical Science, he completed subspecialty in hematology with more focusing on thalassemia and hemophilia from Shiraz and Ahvaz Universities of Medical Sciences as well as two separate 6-months fellowship in Leeds, UK in 1996 and Milan, Italy in 2001 & 2003. He has research interests in the fields of thalassemia , hemophilia, thrombophilia and is director of programs in these disease areas at the referral Hospital in Shiraz. He is a member of ISTH, ASH and the Iranian Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Society as well as a reviewer of some peer-reviewed journals. He also received two awards as a best researcher from Razi Festival in 2003 and 2008 in Iran and 15th Abu Reyhan Biruni Research Festival Award in 2014. He was also selected as a best researcher in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences from 2004 to 2014. Professor Mehran Karimi has authored more than 263 articles and more than 274 abstracts in peer- reviewed journals, and has been an invited speaker at many national and international meetings.