Mohamed El Shinawi


Mohamed El-Sayed El-Shinawi M.B.B.CH., M.Sc., Ph.D., M.D, FACS is the Vice President of Galala University in Egypt . He is a Professor in the Department of General Surgery-Faculty of Medicine -Ain Shams University, Cairo Egypt , Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine , Maryland University , Baltimore, USA, Co-Chair of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area Initiative “PRIMA Foundation ,Barcelona, Spain”, Board member of the National Training Institute, Member of the UFM Bureau for Research and Innovation, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and  Consultant of General Surgery in several hospitals in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Also, he is the Regional Lead Trainer of the Sequential Trauma Educational ProgrammS “STEPs course “ conducted in Egypt and Sudan in collaboration with Maryland University, USA. He is the President of Ain Shams Medical Student Research Association and a member of a several prestigious local and international associations and societies as the American Association of Cancer Research and board member of Breast and Gynecological International Cancer Society. 

Dr. Shinawi is responsible about all International relations and agreements in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and had shared in many activates in the ministry including and not limited to supervising the RDI program, Egypt-EU partnership Unit, Board Member of Egypt-US higher committee in STI, finalizing many agreements between Egypt and worldwide countries.

He is   also pursuing a career in breast surgery and breast cancer research. He is interested in studying factors contributing to breast cancer survival in Egyptian patients in comparison to Western countries. Dr. Shinawi’s research emphasis is to collaborate with cancer biologists to understand properties of tumor microenvironment aiming to identify novel cellular and molecular pathways that could be therapeutically target.

Dr. El-Shinawi also pursues a career in trauma and emergency care. He was the former  head of the Emergency Hospital, Ain Shams Hospitals. He has successfully completed several local and international training courses in the fields of trauma and emergency care as well as laparoscopic and breast surgery. He is an affiliate of University of Maryland in the area of injury research .


He is the co-chair for the committee for the Responsible Science in Egypt Phase 3: Fostering: Academic Curricula and was the Chair for 2 Institutes about Responsible Conduct of research and a leadership Institute in collaboration with the National Academy of Science, USA and is taking the lead in Ain Shams University to disseminate this knowledge across Egypt and the region. He is also a member in the U.S. – Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund 2017 Board. He has been awarded several scholarships and awards nationally and internationally as the award for 1st Place Abstract Winner in the 6th Middle East Best of CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia , January 2012 and he was awarded “special guest status “ at ACEP scientific assembly in October, 2011and 2016 His Biography was included in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2011-2012 (8th Edition). 


He has 80 peer reviewed publications and more than 70 oral and poster presentations worldwide in the fields of breast cancer, trauma and general surgery. He is currently supervising more than 70 junior physicians in master’s and doctoral programsHe is directing breast cancer awareness programs at Ain Shams University and is an investigator on several projects regarding breast cancer in collaboration with different institutes, academes and universities in the United States as Wayne State University, Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre ,New York Cancer Institute ,MD Anderson Cancer Institute and Boston University. He is the recipient of several grants from the national Academy of Science, Fogarty International Research Collaboration Award “FIRCA” and Avon Foundation and the EU.