Dr

Dr. Rahim Mohammadi

Assistant Professor of Veterinary Surgery

  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Nazloo Campus,

Urmia University 57153 1177, Urmia, Iran.

Tel: + 98 (441) 277 0508

Fax: + 98 (441) 277 1926

  • Department of Clinical Sciences

VMT Hospital, 57176 81156, Urmia, Iran. 

Tel: +98 (441) 277 2193

Fax: +98 (441) 277 7099

Email: r.mohammadi@urmia.ac.ir

Qualifications:

  • D.V.M, D.V.Sc, D.I.hom (London), D.H.S.C
  • Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon         

Research Interests:

  • Equine soft tissue surgery
  • Food animal soft tissue surgery
  • Regenerative medicine -tissue repair for PNS injuries and bone regeneration 

Teaching Areas:

  • Principles of surgery and anesthesia
  • Large animal surgery
  • Large animal locomotory diseases
  • Large animal surgery internship
  • Graduate and undergraduate students with interest in regenerative studies of PNS injuries and bone regeneration

Service:

  • VMTH – Large animal surgery

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluent in Persian, Turkish and English languages 

 

Career History:

            He received his D.V.M degree from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, IAU, Iran. He completed his residency in veterinary surgery in Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran in 2009. He completed his doctoral research on developing novel techniques in peripheral nerve repair and was awarded his D.V.Sc degree in 2010 by the Urmia University. He has worked as a general practitioner in his private large animal clinic in West Azerbaijan province for almost a decade before starting his residenceship and joining the current position in the Urmia University. His interests are in the area of large animal soft tissue surgery and peripheral nerve repair. He is also interested in holistic medicine and has studied homeopathic medicine and been awarded D.I.hom from the British Institute of Homoeopathy (BIH) - London and D.H.S.C from Homeopathic Sciences Center, Urmia University.

 

Contribution to the Profession and the Community:

  • Member of World Veterinary Association
  • Member of Iranian Veterinary Council
  • Member of Iranian Veterinary Surgery Association
  • Member of Iranian Homeopathy Association

 

Selected Publications:

    1.  

      Mohammadi RAmini K, Eskafian H. Betamethasone-enhanced vein graft conduit accelerates functional recovery in the rat sciatic nerve gap. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2013:71:786-792.
    2.  

      Mohammadi R, Amini K, Charehsaz S. Homeopathic treatment  for  peripheral  nerve regeneration: An experimental study in a rat sciatic nerve transection model. Homeopathy 2012;101:141-146.

       

    3.  

      Mohammadi RAzizi S, Amini K. Effects of undifferentiated cultured omental adipose-derived stem cells on peripheral nerve regeneration. Journal of Surgical Research  2013:180:e91-e97.

       

    4.  

      Azizi S, Mohammadi R, Amini K, Fallah R. Effects of topically administered FK506 on sciatic nerve regeneration and reinnervation after vein graft repair of short nerve gaps, Neurosurgical Focus 2012;32(5);E5.

       

    5.  

      Mohammadi RAzizi S, Delirezh N, Hobbenaghi R, Amini K.  The use of undifferentiated bone marrow stromal cells for sciatic nerve regeneration in rats. Int J Oral Maxillo fac Surg2012;41:650-656.

       

    6.  

      Mohammadi RAzizi S, Delirezh N, Hobbenaghi R, Amini K. Transplantation of uncultured omental adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction improves sciatic nerve regeneration and functional recovery through inside-out vein graft in rats. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery2012;72:390-396.

       

    7.  

      Mohammadi R, Azizi S, Delirezh N, Hobbenaghi R, Amini K. Functional recovery of sciatic nerve through inside-out vein graft in rats. Chin J Traumatol 2011;14:46-52.

       

    8.  

      Mohammadi R, Azizi S, Delirezh N, Hobbenaghi R, Amini K. Comparison of beneficial effects of undifferentiated cultured bone marrow stromal cells and omental adipose-derived nucleated cell fractions on sciatic nerve regeneration. Muscle & Nerve 2011;43:157–163.

       

    9.  

      Azizi S, Mohammadi R, Amini K, Fallah R, Karegar K. Bridging small-gap peripheral nerve defect using silicone rubber chamber in the rat sciatic nerve transection model. Veterinary Research Forum 2010;1:107-115.

       

    10.  

      Sarrafzadeh-Rezaei F, Asri S, Hadian M, Mohammadi R, Asfari M. Thiopental Sodium Anesthesia Following Premedication of Rabbits with Vitamin C. Veterinary Research Forum 2010;1:7-11.

       

    11.  

      Azizi S, Mohammadi R, Ebrahimpour M. Surgical Repair and Management of Congenital Intestina Atresia in 68 calves. Veterinary Surgery, 2010;39:115–120.

 

Papers presented in Congresses:


  1. Ostadi A, Gholirad S, Mohammadi R. Cold Therapy in Horse: Pros and Cons. The 2nd National Equine Health and Diseases Congress, Shiraz, Iran, 17-18 April 2013. 


  2. Najarnezhad V, Mohammadi R, Araghi M, Mohammadi V. Spina bifida in a lamb. The 2nd International Congress of Large Animal Practitioners (ICLAP 2013), Tehran, Iran, 27-28 February 2013.


  3.  Mohammadi R, Amini K. Acetyl-L-Carnitine systemically increases sciatic nerve regeneration and target organ reinnervation in transected short nerve gaps. 10th Iranian Symposium of Veterinary Surgery,Anesthesia and Radiology, Tabriz, Iran, 10 - 12 October 2012.


  4. Mohammadi R, Azizi S, Amini K. Silicon Rubber Chamber versus Vein Graft Tubulization in Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction: An Experimental Comparative Study in Rats. 10th Iranian Symposium of Veterinary Surgery,Anesthesia and Radiology, Tabriz, Iran, 10 - 12 October 2012.


  5.  Yousefi AMohammadi R, Amini K, Abdollahi-Pirbazari MAcetyl salicylic acid locally enhances functional recovery after sciatic nerve transection in rat.10th Iranian Symposium of Veterinary Surgery, Anesthesia and Radiology, Tabriz, Iran, 10 - 12 October 2012. 

  6. Abdollahi-Pirbazari Mohammadi R, Amini K, Yousefi A. Local effect of a selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor (Celecoxib) on peripheral nerve repair combined with silicone conduit tubulization in rat10th Iranian Symposium of Veterinary Surgery, Anesthesia and Radiology, Tabriz, Iran, 10 - 12 October 2012. 
  7. Azad-Tirgan M, Mohammadi R, Amini K. Dexamethasone topically accelerates peripheral nerve repair and target organ reinnervation: A transected sciatic nerve model in rat. 10th Iranian Symposium of Veterinary Surgery, Anesthesia and Radiology, Tabriz, Iran, 10 - 12 October 2012. 
  8. Eskafian H, Mohammadi R, Amini K. Betamethasone-enhanced vein graft conduit accelerates functional recovery in the rat sciatic nerve gap. 10th Iranian Symposium of Veterinary Surgery,Anesthesia and Radiology, Tabriz, Iran, 10 - 12 October 2012. 
  9. Mahmoodpour S, Heshmatian B, Shabrandi A, Azizi S, Raessi A, Mohammadi R, et al. Uncultured omental adipose-derived nucleated cell fractions improve rat sciatic nerve regeneration through inside-out vein graft. 1st National Congress on Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Isfahan ,Iran, 21-22 April 2011.
  10. Shabrandi A, Heshmatian B, Shabrandi A, Azizi S, Raessi A, Mohammadi R, et al. Ubiquinon (Co Q10) improves sciatic nerve regeneration in rat.1st National Congress on Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Isfahan , Iran, 21-22 April 2011.
  11. Azizi S, Mohammadi R. Surgical repair of lateral abdominal hernias in horses and mules. 3rd International Symposium of Veterniary Surgery, Kish, Persian Gulf, Iran, 25-28 April 2011.
  12. Sarrafzadeh-Rezaei F, Asri S, Mohammadi R, Asfari M.Thiopental Sodium Anesthesia Following Premedication of Rabbits with Vitamin C. 2nd International Symposium of Veterniary Surgery, Kerman, Iran, 21-24 April 2008.
  13. Behfar M, Sarrafzadeh-Rezaei F, Seifzadeh S, Mohammadi R. Surgical report of cauadalperinael hernia repair by internal obtratur muscle transposition flap in a dog.. 2nd International Symposium of Veterniary Surgery, Kerman, Iran, 21-24 April 2008.
  14. Azizi S, Mohammadi R, Amini K, Fallah R.Functional, Moprphological and immunohistochemical evaluation of topical effects of tacrolimus (FK506) on peripheral nerve regeneration in rat. 8th Iranain Symposium of Veterinary Surgery, Anesthesia and Radiology, Tehran, Iran, 23-25 Feb 2010.

Reseach Projects:

    1. Effects of inrtaperitoneal and topical administration of acetyl-L-carnitine on sciatic nerve regeneration and reinnervation after silicon conduit repair in rat - Grant No #  90 - D - 002.
    2. An in vitro study on local effects of characterized uncultured omental adipose derived stromal vascular fraction with chitosan scaffold on bone regeneration in a rat mandibular defect model - Grant No # 91 - D - 006 (In progress).

DVM Theses Advised:

 

    1. Effects of topical administration of curcumin on functional recovery and peripheral nerve regeneration in rat sciatic nerve small-gaps.
    2. Effect of local administration of prostaglandin E1 combined with silicone and chitosan conduits on peripheral nerve regeneration in a rat sciatic nerve transection model (In progress).
    3. Effect of local administration of HIGF-1 combined with inside-out artery graft on peripheral nerve regeneration in a rat sciatic nerve transection model (In progress).
    4. Assessment of effect of systemic administration of insuline-like growth factor I (IGF I) on nerve regeneration following sciatic nerve allograft in rat (In progress).
    5. Evaluation of local administration of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) on peripheral nerve regeneration: A rat sciatic nerve transection model (In progress).
    6. Effect of local administration of platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) on functional recovery of sciatic nerve in rat (In progress).

    7. Effect of local administration of platelet rich plasma (PRP) on functional recovery of peripheral nerves: A rat sciatic nerve transection model (In progress).