Dr Gaafar Ragab graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University 1976 where he got his degrees in Internal Medicine: MSc 1980 and PhD 1985. He served his faculty as a Resident, Assistant Lecturer 1980, Lecturer 1985, Assistant Professor 1990, and Professor 1995 till now. He spent a sabbatical year 1989 at the UAB, USA in the department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology. He headed the Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology Unit affiliated to the Internal Medicine Department 1995-2013. He is Chief of the Internal Medicine Department’s Research Committee since 2010. He is Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) since 1989. He is a Co-founder of the Egyptian Society of Immunology and Rheumatology (EGYSIR) which he headed as its President 2010-2013. He was chosen as President of the Egyptian League Against Rheumatism (ELAR) annual meeting in Alexandria 2013. He is member of the Advisory Board of the Egyptian Society of Internal Medicine (ESIM) and its Journal and will serve this year as President of ESIM annual meeting Cairo 2014. He is the associate editor of the Journal of Advanced Research (JARE), the interdisciplinary publication of Cairo University, in charge of its medical branch. He won the prize of  honour, Cairo University, for the great efforts in international publications, for the Year 2008.