International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

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El Sayed



Professor of Dermatology and Venereology/Administrative Medical Director of the Department of Dermatology and Venereology
Ain Shams University
IPC Board Member
Professor Mahira Hamdy El Sayed is a Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She qualified in medicine in Cairo with honors and obtained two post-graduate degrees: MSc and MD. Her training has been chiefly at her home university but includes a period of research in Glasgow, Scotland, for two years. She has served as the Administrative Director of the Department since 2000 and was Department Head from 2017 to 2018. She has numerous responsibilities, including directorship of the dermatology training program. Professor El Sayed is the Head of the Egyptian Board of Dermatology and is involved in the Ministry of Health combined committee for Biologic therapy for psoriasis patients and her fellow rheumatologists. She has lectured widely at international meetings, is a member of multiple national and international dermatology societies, and has organized many congresses. Additionally, she is a member of the training committee of the Arab Board of Dermatology. Professor El Sayed is very committed to improving the outcomes for patients with psoriasis in Egypt and has, on numerous occasions, lobbied the government to improve access to healthcare and medicine.
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Areas of Interest

Pediatric psoriasis and epidemiology.

IPC Committees / Groups

Board Member, Governance Committee, Skin of Color Working Group

Languages Spoken

Arabic, English

Involvement with Other Organization(s)

Professor El Sayed helped start a patient association in Egypt. She is a member of the Ministry of Health committee for evaluating patients with different dermatological conditions and deciding on sponsoring treatment, and a member of the committee for biologic treatment of psoriasis.