Professor Samii, an Iranian physician residing in Germany, was born in Rasht, Gilan Province, in 1937 and got his professor degree in neurosurgery at the age of 33.
Samii was president of International Society for Neurosurgery. He was elected as the founding president for the Congress of International Neurosurgeons (MASCIN) in 2003. Majid Samii received the “World Physician’ award by the north German city of Hanover. Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder hailed the 70-year-old Samii for his medical contribution to neuroscience as head of the world renowned International Neuroscience Institute (INI), based in Hanover.
“You have brought more internationality to the city. People from all over the world are coming to be treated by you,” added Schroeder in his speech to a high-profile crowd, among them ex-Indonesian president Jusuf Habibie and former German foreign minister Klaus Kinkel.
Schroeder stressed that Samii has not only brought the world to Hanover but has also made the city world-famous. Deeply touched by the award ceremony, Samii said, “I am only a simple doctor, a great honor was bestowed upon me.” Samii invited Schroeder to China in 2008 for laying the foundation of the planned neuroscience clinic.
Samii was elected as Founding President for the Congress of International Neurosurgeons (MASCIN) in early 2003.
Samii has built a great international neuroscience institute INI. In 2007, he received Chinese top award, “Friendship Award”, from Prime minister of China for his contribution to the medical progress of the country.