A multidisciplinary team approach in Iranian diabetic foot research group

  • Maryam Aalaa
  • Mahnaz Sanjari
  • Mohammad Reza Mohajeri–Tehrani
  • Neda Mehrdad
  • Mohammad Reza AminiEmail author


Diabetic Foot (DF) as a common complication of Diabetes needs to intensive intervention for prevention, management and rehabilitation. In this regard, the Iranian Diabetic Foot Research Group (IDFRG) of Diabetes Research Center of Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute (EMRI) of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) with multi-disciplinary approach have begun its activity since 2014. The aim of this paper is introducing the IDFRG in four main categories including Education, Research, Knowledge Translation and Clinical Care. According to the strategic plan, Future activities would be considered as five following areas: National Diabetic Foot Research Network (NDFRN) Establishment, Podiatrist Curriculum Development, Iranian Diabetic Foot Registry System (IDFRS) Launch, DF guideline Implementation and last but not least DF Ward Establishment.


Diabetic foot Patient care team 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maryam Aalaa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mahnaz Sanjari
    • 1
  • Mohammad Reza Mohajeri–Tehrani
    • 3
  • Neda Mehrdad
    • 4
    • 5
  • Mohammad Reza Amini
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Diabetes Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences InstituteTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  2. 2.Center for Educational Research in Medical Sciences (CERMS), Department of Medical Education, School of MedicineIran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS)TehranIran
  3. 3.Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences InstituteTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  4. 4.Elderly Health Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Population Sciences InstituteTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  5. 5.Nursing Care Research Center, School of Nursing and MidwiferyIran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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