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Mohamed El-Sayed El-Shinawi (M.B.B.CH., M.Sc., Ph.D., M.D, FACS) is Galala University’s  president. He is a Professor in the Department of General Surgery-Faculty of Medicine -Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Professor Doctor Mohamed EL-Shinawi is an advisor to the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He’s also an  adjunct Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Maryland University, Baltimore, USA. Dr. Mohamed El-Shinawi serves as a  Co-Chair of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area Initiative “PRIMA Foundation, Barcelona, Spain” and a  Board Member of the National Training Institute. He’s appointed as a  Member of the UFM Bureau for Research and Innovation, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Consultant of General Surgery in several hospitals in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.


Professor Doctor Mohamed El-Sayed El-Shinawi is the Regional Lead Trainer of the Sequential Trauma Educational programs “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 several prestigious local and international associations and societies as the American Association of Cancer Research. He’s also  a Board Member of the Breast and Gynecological International Cancer Society.

Professor Dr. Mohamed El-Shinawi is responsible for all International relations and agreements in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He participated in many activities in the ministry including the supervision of the RDI program and Egypt-EU partnership Unit. He’s a  Board Member of Egypt-US higher committee in STI. Moreover, he’s responsible for finalizing any agreements between Egypt and global countries.

In addition, Dr. Mohamed El-Shinawi is 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. Mohamed El-Shinawi’s research emphasis is mainly to collaborate with cancer biologists in order to understand the properties of tumor microenvironment aiming to identify novel cellular and molecular pathways that could be therapeutically targeted.

Professor Dr. Mohamed El-Shinawi also pursues a career in trauma and emergency care. He served as 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 also an affiliate of the University of Maryland in the area of injury research.

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

Dr. Mohamed El-Shinawi 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 he is an investigator on several projects regarding breast cancer in collaboration with different institutes, academies, and universities in the United States such 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.