Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Our New Board of Governors Member
We are happy to announce that Dr Farjoud Shokouhi, BSc (PT), MBA, DBA, DPT, DO (candidate) has joined us as the new member of National University of Medical Sciences board of governors.
Dr Shokouhi has been instrumental in bringing DPT education to Iran. Under his guidance about 400 physiotherapists have studied DPT at our two universities in Spain and the States and now every province of Iran has DPT graduates. DPT graduates offer better patient care and as a result improve health of society.
Additionally Dr Shokouhi, who is one of the supreme members of the Medical Council of Iran, and also representative of the physiotherapy profession in the Council, was instrumental in changing the scope of practice of physiotherapy profession in Iran this year to include prescribing of limited medications as well as reading x-rays, and providing dry needling (acupuncture) and foot orthotics among other changes.
Dr Shokouhi is affectionately known as the father of DPT in Iran. We are happy this distinguished dedicated physiotherapist (and future osteopath) has joined the Board of Governors of our two universities.
Welcome Dr Shokouhi! We are proud to have you with us.