Dr. Alireza Abbassian has graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) as a medical doctor (M.D.) (2004). He also received his Ph.D. degree in traditional Persian Medicine from TUMS in 2012.
He has received some internal and international awards on research and education like: Armenian Medical Association Award, Yerevan, Armenia (2005) and award of national festival of Persian (Sinavi) medicine (2018).
As a scholarship for Ph.D. students, he has traveled abroad to join low back pain research team in La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He also has attended some WHO meetings as a WHO expert for: WHO meeting about developing national policy and regulation of traditional medicines (Macao, China, 2015), and also on WHO meeting about benchmarks of training and practice of Unani (Persian) Medicine and also writing of terminology document (India, 2018, 2019).
Now, he is assistant professor in school of Persian Medicine and also is deputy of education and research development in the Office of Persian Medicine and Complementary Therapies, Ministry of Health and Medical Education.
His fields of interest are: History of ancient medicines, low back pain and sciatica, joint pain, integration of traditional medicines in mainstream health system.