Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine

Public Egyptian graduate school

Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine or School of Medicine, is a public Egyptian graduate school and one of the faculties of Ain Shams University. Now, it is one of the largest educational medical institutions in Africa and the Middle East. It was founded in 1947, making it the third oldest medical school in Egypt. It has promoted numerous programs of medical care to serve society, in addition to environmental development and continuous scientific research for local and international health.
It became part of Ain Shams University in the 1950s, when it was established after adding several faculty members.[1][2] Each year the faculty holds an annual conference dedicated to the recent advances in medical science.

El-Demerdash establishment plate


The school of medicine was called el-Demerdash School of Medicine, before establishment of the University. The original El-Demerdash Hospital was established on August 5, 1928, by a generous grant from El-Demerdash Pasha[3] and his wife and daughter. It was built on 12,400 square metres, and had 90 beds and the following sections: quarters for a resident physician and chief nurse, two wards, a surgery unit, out-patient clinic, a laboratory, kitchen, laundry room, isolation ward, an autopsy department and a mosque containing the mausoleum for the El-Demerdash family. The foundation of the hospital was witnessed by many people representing all the society of Egypt and also by the two most powerful figures in the country in that time: Lord George Lloyd (later on George Lloyd, 1st Baron Lloyd), the British high commissioner, and Prime Minister of Egypt Mohamed Mahmoud Pasha. The opening ceremony was covered by Al Ahram, The Times and the Near East journals.[3] It was officially opened on May 5, 1931. A memorial metallic plate and a marble monument were erected to mark this event.

Demerdash establishment plate 2

El-Demerdash Hospital marble plate

Statue of El-Demerdash Pasha

The translation of the metallic plate is: “The honourable late Pasha Abdel-Rahim Moustafa El-Demerdash (may he have all God’s forgiveness) and the two ladies his wife Zainab Hanem El-Demerdashiah and his daughter Qout Alqoulob Hanem El-Demerdashiah have donated—on the 5th of August 1928—by the piece of land on which this Hospital was erected which is 15,000 meter square, and donated the sum of 100,000 Egyptian Royal Pounds to be divided as 40,000 for the building of the hospital and 60,000 to be put into a Waqf and its benefits are dedicated to the expenses of running the hospital.”

Ain Shams University, as the third Egyptian university, was founded in July 1950 under the name of “Ibrahim Pasha University”. It participated with the two earlier universities, “Cairo University” (Fua’d the 1st ) and “Alexandria University” (Farouk the 1st) in fulfilling the message of universities and meeting the increasing demand of youth for higher education. When it was first established, Ain Shams University comprised a number of distinguished faculties and academic institutes, which were later developed into university. After the revolution of July 23, 1952, it was suggested that Egyptian universities be given names that were strongly linked with the roots and historical landmarks of the country. Thus on February 21, 1954, the name of the university was changed to “Heliopolis”, and then changed in the same year to its present name “Ain Shams”Ain Shams University

Ibrahim Pasha University Logo 1950-1952


The faculty of medicine with its hospitals is located in Abbassyia district of Cairo governorate, on Ahmed Lotfy Al-Sayed street.

The campus is located in Cairo, consists of three faculties and one institute, educational hospitals, outpatient clinics, administration, a library, scientific societies and some medical units.

Faculties and Institutes[edit]

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine serves more than 6000 undergraduate students over the 6 years of undergraduate teaching, and more than 1500 post-graduate students (Diplomas, Master of Science in medicine & Medical Doctorate) in various academic and clinical departments.[4] Not only one of the medical schools, but a free (not for profit) hospital serving more than one million patients annually.

Stamp of Abbassia Faculty of medicine- Ibrahim Pasha University (1950-1952) on Microbiology examination booklet


Faculty of Dentistry

In addition to the educational role, the Faculty of Dentistry provides dental community services.
Faculty of Nursing

Focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems.
Institute of Psychiatry

A group of faculty and staff dedicated to education and research in psychiatric care.

Buildings Located in The Ain Shams Medical District[edit]

Which is located behind el-Nour mosque in Abbasyyia square in the heart of Cairo, Egypt

Ain Shams University Educational Hospital[edit]


Ain Shams University Hospital

Pediatrics hospital[edit]

Pediatric department- Faculty of Medicine- Ain Shams University

Children’s Hospital- Ain Shams University -Old building built 1933

El-Demerdash hospital[edit]

Training & Education Enhancement Center[edit]

ASU Training and education enhancement

School hospitals[edit]


Educational Hospital[edit]

Faculty of Medicine Educational Hospital (internal medicine and surgery) consists of an outpatient clinic and inpatient department. Both have approximately 3200 beds (in 1997),[6] with more than 10,000 staff working in all departments and serving about 2,000,000 patients from all over Egypt annually. It is managed by doctors who are professors of medicine and the other faculty staff in all specializations. The capital of the hospital was estimated to be 6 billion EGP in 1997.[4]

Medical Centers and Outpatient Clinics[edit]

Institute of Psychiatry Hospital.
Poison Control Center
Radiation Oncology & Nuclear Medicine Center
Outpatient Clinics
Emergency Departments

Ain Shams University Specialized Hospital[edit]

Established in 1984 as a self sponsored unit to provide advanced medical care service not only egypt but all over the world.

The Cardiac Surgery Academy (CSA)[edit]

CSA is an independent establishment, belongs to Ain Shams University, with a 400 bed capacity, most of them are surgical, also provides many free services.

Intensive care units[edit]

Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Surgical, Trauma & Surgical ER, Neurology, Department of Neurosurgery, Toxicology, Coronary, Pediatric Cardiology, Respiratory system, Burns, Cardiothoracic surgery, Pediatric surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Neonatal.


The school comprises 10 Academic departments including Anatomy, Histology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Parasitology, Microbiology, Community Medicine (Community, Environmental & Occupational Medicine), Forensic and Toxicology. All of the 21 clinical departments are located in the University hospitals, including the 6 major Clinical departments (Ophthalmology, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Internal medicine, Tropical medicine,[7]Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics).[4]

Notable faculty graduates[edit]

Prof Abdel-Moniem Ashour in 2010 (1934-2015)
  • Prof Abdel Moniem Ashour (1934-2015), psychogeriatrician, one of the founders of the International Psychogeriatrics Association (IPA), writer and founder of the Al-Zehimer Egypt Association.[13][14]
  • Prof Hamdy El-Sayed, head of Parliament’s Health Committee and Chairman of the Egyptian Doctors’ Syndicate[15]
  • Prof Mohammed Awad Tagg Eldin, respiratory disease professor and former Minister of Health[16]
  • Prof Maher Mahran, obstetrician, former Minister for Population and Family Welfare, and former Secretary General of the National Population Council of Egypt[17][18][19]
  • Prof Ismael Sallam, cardiothoracic surgeon and former Minister of Health and Population from 1996 until 2002,[20] one of the nine candidates for the position of World Health Organization Director-General
  • Prof Samy Azer, Professor of Medical Education focusing on Medical Education and Problem-Based Learning in Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, and the USA *Biography. Who’s Who in America.[21]
  • Prof Yehia El-Gamal Professor of Pediatrics.
  • Prof Strauss El-Hauzer Kahn, Author of Believe in Better and leader of the Young Brother Movement
  • Prof Mahmoud Hassan Maamoun former Professor of Internal Medicine and head of the Internal Medicine Department. Discovered Mamoun’s Sign, a preliminary Kidney cancer diagnosis.

Prof. Mamdouh Mohamed Salama, the first neurosurgery resident in egypt  and the founder of the neurosurgery unit and department in the hospital and the faculty


  1. ^ School Mission and Objectives. Archived June 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ School History. Archived June 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b “Al-Ahram Weekly”. Archived from the original on 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
  4. ^ a b c 50th anniversary book
  5. ^ “Ain Shams University Hospitals”. Archived from the original on 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  6. ^ Memorial book of 50th anniversary of establishing Ain Shams Faculty of medicine, published in 1997 by Ain Shams university
  7. ^ “Ain Shams tropical medicine dpt”. Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  8. ^ Ahmed Okasha from Psychiatric News
  9. ^ Ahmed Okasha from World Psychiatric Association
  10. ^ “Prof Ahmed Sani Khalifa”. Archived from the original on 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
  11. ^ “Poul Gholiongy books”. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
  12. ^ “Paul Gheliongy in Arabic Encyclopedia”. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
  13. ^ “IPA creation”. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
  14. ^ “IPA Growth”. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
  15. ^ “Hamdy Al Sayed”. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  16. ^ “Mubarak return”. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  17. ^ Maher Mahran talk
  18. ^ A study
  19. ^ Maher Mahran Statement on Egypt Population
  20. ^ “Ismail Sallam profile”. Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  21. ^ Marquis Who’s Who Publishing. New Providence, NJ. Volume 1 A-K, 57th Edition, 2003, page 196, Who’s Who in the World. Marquis Who’s Who Publishing. New Providence, 15th Edition, 1998, page 76, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2002-2003 (digitized 2008-07-31) (4th ed.). Marquis Who’s Who. p. 52. Retrieved 2010-04-14.

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Coordinates: 30°04′33″N 31°16′52″E / 30.075928°N 31.281214°E / 30.075928; 31.281214