Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub FRS, OM
Professor Magdy Ishak, FRCS, CCIM, FRSM
Vice Chairman And Acting CEO
Dr. Ahmed El Gunidy MSC, MD, MRCP, FACC
Chief, Adult Cardiology Department
Dr. Ahmed Afifi MD, FRCS (CTH), FACC
Chief, Cardiac Surgery Department
Mr Ahmed Soliman
Chief Operating Officer And Director Of Finance
Dr. Mohamed Zakaria, MD, TQM, Msc
Dr. Mohamed Zakaria is currently the Hospital Director; Dr. Zakaria started his career as an Intensive care physician dealing with patients who underwent complex cardiac procedures.
He joined Aswan Heart Centre in 2010 and became the head of the Adult intensive care unit. During his time at Aswan Heart Centre, Dr. Zakaria showed interest in managerial aspects; therefore, He joined the executive team as the hospital deputy director in 2015.
Dr. Zakaria became the Hospital Director in 2016; he finished his masters' degree in hospital logistics. He is leading a team of more than 700 employees to accomplish the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation's mission in providing world-class Treatment, Training, and Research.
Yasmine Aguib, DR. RER. NAT.
Deputy Director, Life Sciences & Molecular Research
Mrs. Zeina Tawakol
Mrs. Zeina Tawakol is the Executive Director of the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation. She has extensive experience in the fields of sustainable development and healthcare policy.
Mrs. Tawakol has been involved in the planning and structuring of both the world-renowned Aswan Heart Centre, and the new Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre – Cairo, working closely with the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Mrs. Tawakol holds a master’s degree in health policy from Imperial College-London.
Dr. Emad Nasr
Associate consultant of pediatric cardiac intensive care
Dr. Emad Nasr is an associate consultant of
pediatric cardiac intensive care.
Dr. Emad graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, and has his residency and Training at Abo El Reech children's hospital, Cairo University, joined the PCICU team in Aswan Heart Centre in 2011.
He established with Dr. Mahmoud Abdalla the PCICU at Aswan Heart Centre; he trained many intensivists in the field of post cardiothoracic surgery ICU in children.
Dr. Emad showed interest in the managerial aspect; since 2015 and in addition to his medical duties, he became Aswan Heart Centre vice director, and starting from 2019, he is deputizing prof. Yacoub as the medical director.
Mahmoud Abdelhay, BSN, RN, CPHQ.
Director of Nursing at Magdi Yacoub Foundation (MYF) in Egypt
Mr. Mahmoud Abdelhay is the Director of Nursing
at Magdi Yacoub Foundation (MYF) in Egypt.
Prior to joining MYF, Abdelhay began his career by working as a staff nurse for six years in a variety of intensive care units (neonatal, Post-operative, and medical) at government and private hospitals in Egypt.
In 2010, he started the journey to becoming a Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Nurse at Magdi Yacoub Foundation, completed the international course of Cardiothoracic Nursing, and progressed from a staff nurse to Head nurse for the Pediatric and the Adult ICU. His experience encompasses delivering quality, patient-centred care and specialized skills in intensive care, which strengthening his capacity to become the Director Of Nursing.
Mr. Abdelhay holds a bachelor of nursing practice from the University of Aswan. His passion for identifying ways to improve patient care quality allowed him to advance his career to be certified as an American Heart Association Instructor. As a professional leader in healthcare, he is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. Currently, he joined ESLSCA University on Master of Business Administration program. He also had opportunities to be trained internationally at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital, UK. At Istanbul, Turkey Medtronic Centre of Innovation, at Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, and participated at Bremen, Germany in the International Medical Class Pediatric Critical Care Conference.
Throughout his professional career, Mr. Abdelhay has focused on developing a professional practice culture through supporting work-based research and quality improvement projects to assure ongoing capacity building for the nursing leadership and professional clinical educators. He is also interested in developing evidence-based practice champions to guide clinical nursing practice to identify opportunities for continuous improvement in patient care quality.