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Magd Fouad Zakaria

Magd Fouad Zakaria


Born in Cairo, 26 October 1956, Dr Magd Zakaria graduated with honors from the Medical School of Ain Shams University in 1980. He then completed his residency at the Neuropsychiatric Department of Ain Shams University in 1984, and obtained his Master's Degree in Neuropsychiatry.

After obtaining his MD degree in Neurology in 1989, Dr Zakaria became Assistant Professor of Neurology in 1994 and then Professor of Neurology since 1999. He became Head of the Neurology Department at the Ain Shams Specialized University Hospital in 1990, Head of the Stroke Unit in 1991, and Head of the Neuropsychiatric Department of the Ain Shams medical school from August 2015 till July 2017.

Since 2014, Dr  Zakaria has become the Head of the Multiple Sclerosis Unit at the Ain Shams Specialized University Hospital. Dr. Zakaria is currently the President of the Egyptian Society of Multiple Sclerosis and a member of the editorial board of the journal MSARD (Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders). He is also a member of the MENACTRIMS assembly board and Egypt's Brain Health Champion (MS Brain Health Organization).

Dr Zakaria was a football player in the Egyptian league, and was initially not interested in medical school until he started studying special medicine – particularly neurology – during the final years.