Professor Sayyed Mohammad Hassan Emami is a leading gastroenterologist, recognized academic, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
He is a full professor at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences where he currently serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and has extensive experience in medical practice, research and teaching. Professor Emami is also the co-founder, chairman, and majority shareholder of Poursina Hakim Holding Co.
From a young age, he was very keen on helping people and so began planning the formation of an organization that would work towards the welfare of the general public. In 1978, after graduating from high school in his hometown, Isfahan, he moved to the United States to continue his studies. For the next four years he would study in various medicine-related courses including Nuclear Medicine Technology at New York University Hospital. Eventually, due to his willingness to directly interact with and help people, he decided to become a medical doctor. He chose to continue his studies in Iran, since he believed that this way, he could be of better help to his home country. In 1982 he began studying medicine at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and after becoming a GP, earned a specialty in Internal Medicine and a subspecialty in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Emami became a member of the Iranian Board of Internal Medicine, a faculty member at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and held various managing positions in hospitals and academic institutions. He is among the first physicians in the world to perform TTS balloon dilation therapy for esophageal strictures caused by epidermolysis bullosa deformities, and also endoscopic ablation of large vascular lesions caused by blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome by polypectomy both in the colon and the small bowel.
Dr. Emami always enjoyed helping people; alleviating pain in patients was an aspect of his profession he greatly enjoyed. Throughout the years, he regularly worked pro bono, trying to serve those most in need of help and at the same time, constantly worked on his plan for formation of the organization he had envisioned before. From the experience he had gained, he reached the conclusion that he could better reach his goals if the organization he establishes is privately owned rather than governmental. Also, due to the variety of the goals he had in mind, he concluded that the organization should have the form of a holding company whose subsidiaries would each play a part in reaching the goals.
In 2001, after achieving his subspecialty, and seeking the cooperation of professionals and attracting funding, he formally established Poursina Hakim Clinic, the first subsidiary of Poursina Hakim Holding Co., the organization he envisioned. Razen Co. and Masstec Co., other subsidiaries of Poursina Hakim Holding Co., were later established by Professor Emami and the holding company is still expanding.