Who's Who

Mahdi Sheikh

Postdoctoral Scientist

Genetic Epidemiology Group


Medical Doctor

Academic Degrees

2013Medical Doctorate (M.D.)MedicineTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

Current Research Projects

  • Investigating major risk factors for esophageal cancer in Northeast Iran
    Paul Brennan (PI)

  • Survival analysis of esophageal cancer patients in Northeast Iran from 2000 - 2016
    Paul Brennan (PI)

  • Detection of TERT promoter mutations in urine as a biomarker for urothelial cancer prediction and early detection
    Florence Le Calvez-Kelm (PI)

Selected Publications

Poustchi H, Eghtesad S, Keshtkar AA, Hekmatdoost A, Mahmoudi Z, Mohammadi Z, Shayanrad A, Roozafzai F, Sheikh M, et al. Prospective Epidemiological Research Studies in IrAN (The PERSIAN Cohort): rationale, objectives and design. (2017) American Journal of Epidemiology (In Press)

Sheikh M, Hantoushzadeh S, Shariat M, Farahani Z, Ebrahiminasab O. The efficacy of early iron supplementation on postpartum depression, a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. (2017) European Journal of Nutrition. 56(2):901-908

Aleyasin A, Abediasl J, Nazari A, Sheikh M. The efficacy of systemic administration of Granulocyte Colony Stimulating factor (GCSF) in patients with repeated In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) failure, a randomized controlled trial. (2016) Reproduction. 151(6):637-42

Dalili H, Nili F, Sheikh M, Hardani AK, Shariat M, Nayeri F. Comparison of the four proposed Apgar scoring systems in the assessment of birth asphyxia and adverse early neurologic outcomes. (2015) PLoS One. 10:e0122116

Sheikh M, Hantoushzadeh S, Shariat M. Maternal perception of decreased fetal movements from maternal and fetal perspectives, a cohort study. (2014) BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 14:286

Scientific Societies Membership

Medical Council / Iran
Science Elites Federation / Iran
Young Researchers and Elite club / Iran

Prizes, Honours

- Winner of the 18th Royan International Research Award;
- Distinguished Researcher of the Tehran University of Medical Sciences