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Mohammad Reza Sharbafchi, MD

Assistant Professor

Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

School: 
School of Medicine

Department: 
Department of Psychiatry

Research Center: 
Psychosomatic Research Center

Address: 
Khorshid Hospital, Ostandary Street, Isfahan, Iran

Phone: 
00989131045247

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Overview:

Dr. med. Mohammad Reza Sharbafchi is a psychiatrist and holds a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psycho-Oncology from Freiburg University, Germany. He has been an assistant professor of psychiatry in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran since 2014. His interest mainly focuses on Psychosomatic Medicine, Psycho-Oncology, and Palliative Care. He is head of psycho-oncology and pain clinic in a university oncology hospital in Isfahan, and head of the department of psycho-oncology and spiritual care in a non-governmental national cancer control center (MACSA). He teaches various subjects on psycho-oncology, including breaking bad news and pain management in related courses for the training of trainers offered by Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

Education:

Medical Doctor, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 2010
Board of Psychiatry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 2014
Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psycho-Oncology, Albert Ludwig Universitat Freiburg, 2017

Development and Evaluation of a Curriculum in Psycho-Oncology in Iran – focus on communication skills,
Supported by Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Klinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Research Interests:

International Research Projects:

Development and Evaluation of a Curriculum in Psycho-Oncology in Iran – focus on communication skills
Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Klinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Freiburg, Germany

Selected Research Projects:

1. Assessment of delirium prevalence and associated factors in end-stage cancer patients in home care services in Isfahan
2. Evaluating the prevalence of different somatization symptoms in the first-degree family members of patients with breast, lung and colon cancer
3. Psycho-social interventions in mental health, quality of life, anxiety, depression, and pain in children with cancer: a systematic review

1. Efficacy of duloxetine add on in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease patients: A double blind controlled study.
2. Psychological status in Iranian patients with ulcerative colitis and its relation to disease activity and quality of life.
3. The Efficacy of N-Acetylcysteine in the Treatment of Methamphetamine Dependence: A Double-blind Controlled, Cross-over Study
4. Breaking Bad News: Different Approaches in Different Countries of Iran and Germany- an Expert Panel.
5. Health Anxiety Disorder and Its Impact on Health Services Utilization: A Narrative Review Article.