Professor Parvaneh Vossough, MD, was a renowned pediatric hematologist oncologist, trained in United States of America and returned to Iran in 1968. Not only did she use her profound knowledge and skills to serve children suffering from cancer and blood diseases, but she also taught new skills to other experts and conducted research in the field. She considered all these acts as a life mission for helping to advance the cure of cancer and improving the fate of children with cancer and their families. Thereby, she set many milestones in pediatric hematology and oncology in Iran. Among her activities are: introduction of innovative diagnostic and treatment approaches in her field of interest, building the first department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, and training staff through the best services in the needs of children.  By recognizing the national require for trained medical staff, she initiated and helped to set up a fellowship and training program for board certified pediatricians at three major pediatric hematology centers in Iran. To cure the increasing number of patients with β-thalassemia she advocated and pushed through a legal act for premarital screening and counseling program for β-thalassemia carriers throughout the country. Furthermore, intrauterine diagnosis and termination of affected β -thalassemia fetus is another legal act that she supported.
She joined early as co-founder of the Society to Support Children Suffering from Cancer (MAHAK) which is an NGO. Later after retirement, she became the dean of medicine of the newly built MAHAK Pediatric Cancer Treatment and Research Center (MPCTRC), where she served until the last day of her fruitful life.
Prof. Vossough had a deep interest in research and was an active member of SIOP, MECCA, PODC, MECCA, INCTR, and IPHOS. She had more than 100 papers published in different prestigious national and international journals.
Prof. Vossough passed away on May 19, 2013 at the age of 78. Her memory will remain vividly among her colleagues and patients.