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.