Ahmad Ali Nikibakhsh is an associated professor in pediatric nephrology, head of The Department of Pediatrics as well as a member of education council and esearch council at Urmia University of Medical Sciences. He is also a member of urology-nephrology and transplantation research center and a member of Iranian society of nephrology. He has been involved in training medical students and pediatric residents in Urmia University of Medical Science, Mothahry and Imam Khomainy Hospital for more than 20 years . He has dedicated the period of his sabbatical leave to improving his clinical and research experiences in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation in Regina Margherita Children Hospital and Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation center in Turin, Italy. He has authored more than 25 papers in urology and nephrology journals and 50 Congress presentations in international congresses - most of them on complicated urinary tract infection in children.