After graduating from Ain Shams Medical School in Cairo in 1981, I completed my higher surgical training in London and North Thames area.
I undertook research at the Royal London Hospital into functional colorectal problems (incontinence and obstructed defaecation) affecting ileal and colonic reservoirs constructed for ulcerative colitis and cancer, for which I was awarded a doctorate degree in Surgery from the University of London.
In 1993 I was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in Egypt and subsequently became a Professor of Surgery at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
In addition to my work at Benenden Hospital, I also work with the NHS. I have been a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon in East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust since 1998. I was also the Trust's lead colorectal surgeon for 6 years until 2008.
My clinical interests include general surgery, minimal access surgery, hernia repair surgery, laparoscopic surgery, colorectal surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery and pelvic floor surgery.