Farid Zand

Professor in Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Founder and Director, Adult Critical Care Services, Department of Anesthesia
Founder and Director, Iran Intensive Care Unit Registry
Editor-in-Chief, Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Shiraz, Iran
Dr. Farid Zand is a Fellow in Critical Care Medicine, A member of Iranian Board of Critical Care Medicine and Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.
He earned his M.D. and completed residency in Anesthesia in Shiraz at 1997 and after a sabbatical leave in Mc Gill University in Montreal, Quebec established the first multidisciplinary mixed medical – surgical ICU in Shiraz University of Medical Science with world class standards.
He started an accredited subspecialty program in Critical Care in his university at 2010 and works as the Founder and Director of Critical Care section of Anesthesia Department in his hospital, Nemazee the greatest one in South of Iran with more than 120 ICU beds.
He is also the director of Iran Intensive Care Unit Registry (IICUR) the first and only comprehensive registry of adult intensive care registry in Iran. This registry was stablished with collaboration with Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society and started to recruit patients’ data since 2017 and gradually expanded to include more than 15 medical centers in the country.
He is also Editor-in-Chief of Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences (IJMS) since 2022, the international official bimonthly journal of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, indexed in MEDLINE, EMBASE and Scopus.
He is also the founder of the well-known Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) Courses for doctors and Nurses in Iran. With more than 130 publications and 1400 citations his research interests are patient’s safety, quality improvement and infection control in intensive care units and control of pain and agitation in ICU. From 2014 he is the founder and director of Fars branch of Iranian Critical Care Society.