The Founders

Professor Mohamed Aboulghar

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University Clinical Director, The Egyptian IVF-ET Center, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. He participated in dozens of scientific conferences world wide, and he published more than 200 scientific papers in local and international journals. He participated in the writing of many international scientific books on infertility. He founded (and became the first president of) the Middle East Fertility Society (MEFS), which is the first and largest society in the Middle East in the field of reproduction. He is also the Editor-in-Chief and founder of the: Middle East Fertility Society Journal (since 1996). He is a member of numerous scientific committees of different international and regional societies all over the world, as well as editorial boards of many important scientific journals specialized in fertility and reproduction.

Professor Gamal Serour

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,Director International Islamic Center For Population Studies and Research, Al Azhar University (IICPSR),former Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology department and Former Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Al Azhar University. He authored and co-authored over 370 papers published in international, regional and national journals and 30 chapters in international books. He edited and co- edited 18 books. He is a reviewer and member of the international Editorial Board of several International journals in Obstetrics and gynecology Human Reproduction, Infertility, population science and Ethics. He has been an invited speaker and keynote speaker national, regional and international conferences organized by ESHRE, IFFS, ASRM, FIGO, IAB and other societies of Ob/Gyn around the world.

Dr. Ragaa Mansour

graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, in 1973, with honors. This was followed up by completing a three-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cairo University (1975 - 1978) during which she earned her master's degree in Ob/Gyn. She then completed her Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification, in Kansas City (USA), in 1980. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship "in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer" at Ohio State University, USA, 1982.In 1985, she returned back to her home country, and was one of the three founders of the first in-vitro fertilization program in Egypt, in March 1986. She has held the position of managing and scientific director of The Egyptian IVF-ET Center since 1986 until the present.In February 2003, she earned her Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) from the Department of Ob/Gyn at Maastricht University in Holland.  The title of the thesis was "Optimizing IVF Results."In addition, she established the first IVF registry in Egypt in the year 1999. She held the first conference for the establishment of the Middle East IVF Registry in October 2002.She was the president of the Middle East Fertility Society (2004 -2006). She held the position of deputy editor of the Middle East Fertility Society Journal (till 2007), and a corresponding editor for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is one of the eight board members of the International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproduction (ICMART) which is affiliated to WHO.She is a member of many reproductive medicine societies in Egypt, Europe and the United States. She is currently the author of 154 scientific publications in the medical literature, the author of 8 chapters in medical books as well as a book about fertility for non-medical readers. In 2005 she was honored by receiving the National Excellency Award in Reproductive Technology in Egypt, and the winner of "Scopus prize" for scientific publication in 2009.