Nobel Laureate Abel Laureate Advisory Board Member USERN President USERN Policy Making Council USERN Manager USERN Deputy Junior Ambassador

Major: Neuroscience & Behavior

Field: Basic and clinical neurology


  • ·      Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Digestive Disease Research Institute (DDRI), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS)

  March 2022 – Now

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran Sep 2014 Oct 2021

GPA= 17.26

Thesis: Evaluation of ureteral stone predictor factors in pregnant women with flank pain and hydronephrosis referring to Shariati Hospital from 2014 to 2019

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran Jan 2019 Oct 2021

GPA= 17.52

(Thesis same as MD)

·      National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET)

Dezfoul, Khouzestan, Iran Sep 2007- Jun 2014

Diploma in Natural Sciences


  • Kolahchi Z, Khanmirzaei M, Mowla A. Acute ischemic stroke and vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia post COVID-19 vaccination; a systematic review. J Neurol Sci. 2022 Aug 15; 439:120327. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2022.120327. Epub 2022 Jun 20. PMID: 35752132; PMCID: PMC9212261.

  • Kolahchi Z, Sohrabi H, Ekrami Nasab S, Jelodari Mamaghani H, Keyfari Alamdari M, Rezaei N. Potential therapeutic approach of intravenous immunoglobulin against COVID-19. Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2021 Oct 9;17(1):105. doi: 10.1186/s13223-021-00609-3. PMID: 34627384; PMCID: PMC8501925.

  • Kolahchi Z, De Domenico M, Uddin LQ, Cauda V, Grossmann I, Lacasa L, Grancini G, Mahmoudi M, Rezaei N. COVID-19 and Its Global Economic Impact. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2021;1318:825-837. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-63761-3_46. Erratum in: Adv Exp Med Biol. 2021;1318:C1. PMID: 33973214.

  • Soltani, Danesh & Jafari, Samira & Ashraf, Haleh & Sobh-Rakhshankhah, Amir & Kolahchi, Zahra & Masoudkabir, Farzad & Boroumand, Mohammadali & Farahani, Ali. (2020). Ratio of Serum Aspartate to Alanine Aminotransferase as a Marker of Isolated Coronary Artery Ectasia and its Severity. Heart International. 14. 43. 10.17925/HI.2020.14.1.43.

  • Rezaei N, Ashkevarian S, Fathi MK, Hanaei S, Kolahchi Z, Ladi Seyedian SS, Rayzan E, Sarzaeim M, Vahed A, Mohamed K, Momtazmanesh S, Moradian N, Pirkoohi ZR, Sameeifar N, Yousefpour M, Sargoli S, Adiban S, Vahed A, Yazdanpanah N, Ziaei H, Saghazadeh A. Introduction on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic: The Global Challenge. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2021;1318:1-22. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-63761-3_1. PMID: 33973169.

  • Hanaei S, Sarzaeim M, Yazdanpanah N, Rahimi Pirkoohi Z, Ziaei H, Mohamed K, Samieefar N, Keshavarz-Fathi M, Kolahchi Z, Moradian N, Momtazmanesh S, Seyedpour S, Jaberipour A, Ashkevarian S, Rezaei N. The Hybrid USERN 2020 Congress: New Standards for Events in Practice. Acta Med Iran. 2021;59(1):1-3

Ongoing projects


·           Direct Mechanical Thrombectomy Versus Prior Bridging Intravenous Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Patients Eligible for Intravenous Thrombolysis


·           Role of TH-17 in cancer pathology: a double edge sword


·           Comparison of clinical outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Ostial Versus Non-Ostial stenosis in Proximal Left Anterior Descending Artery Acute Myocardial Infarction: one year follow-up


·           Evaluation of ureteral stone predictor factors in pregnant women with flank pain and hydronephrosis

Conference Papers and Presentations


·        Oral presentation at 5th USERN congress, Tehran, Iran – Nov. 2020.

Zahra Kolahchi. Potential therapeutic approach of intravenous immunoglobulin against COVID-19

Awards and Honors


·        Ranked 19 among 522,833 applicants in national universities entrance exam, June. 2014.

·        Awarded full scholarship support for the entire seven years Medical degree studies, June. 2014.

·        Awarded full scholarship support for the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree studies, Jan. 2019.

·        Member of Exceptional talent student organization in Iran. Sep. 2014 – Present

  • Research Grant for accepted abstract, USERN Primary Immunodeficiency course, Universal Scientific Research and Education Network, Zurich, Switzerland – June. 2020.
  • Awarded full scholarship support for Postdoctoral Research Fellow at DDRI, March. 2022.



Professional Activities


  • Deputy in charge of USERN prize 2020 and 2021
  • Member of Students’ International Committee of Medical School (SICOMS), 2019 and 2020
  • Member of Nabz cardiology research association which focuses on primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases (I’m focal point of Risk Factor subgroup) 2016 to 2018
  • Member of International Hematology/Oncology of Pediatrics Experts (IHOPE), 2016 to present
  • Member of organizing committee of 1st community medicine congress on non-communicable diseases prevention and control (Feb 2017)
  • Member of organizing committee of the 5th and 6th International USERN Congress
  • Member of organizing committee of International Rumi Pediatric Conference (IRUPEC 2019)



Hard skills:

Scientific Writing                                                                              

(All types of articles and book chapter)

Research Methodology 

Systematic Review 


Statistical Analysis

Microsoft Office

Fundamental knowledge of Lab skills (PCR, RT-PCR, and Cell culture)             

Data Gathering

Soft skills:

Critical Thinking



Time Management

Multitasking Skill


  • Successfully completion of the Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Specialization (online course, Johns Hopkins University) which includes 4 courses: Fundamental Neuroscience for Neuroimaging, Principles of fMRI 1,  Principles of fMRI 2, Introduction to Neurohacking In R.


Persian (native)

English (fluent)

Clinical Experience

Three semesters of medical internship in different wards of TUMS hospitals.

Extracurricular Activities

Acrylic painting on canvas

Bicycle riding






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