Personal Data:


Ranya Aly Hegazy                          



Contact data:




Secondary education:

General Certificate of Education, Cambridge University, Jan 1990

Private practice:

91 Tahrir st. Saridar Medical Tower

    31 Marwa st. Cairo Kinder Clinic

Current Occupation:

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University since September 2009



Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University; December 1996 (Excellent with honor)

MSc Pediatrics

Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University; November 2000 (Excellent)

MSc thesis: Heart rate variability in diabetic children

MD Pediatrics

Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University; May 2004

MD thesis: Arrhythmias in the neonate.

Clinical Training:

1/3/1997 – 28/2/1998:

House officer at Cairo University Hospitals

March 1998 – March 2001:

Resident of Pediatrics at Cairo University Hospitals

Residency program: Wards: 22 months, neonatology: 4 months, emergency room: 6 months, ICU: 2 months, Gastroenterology and dehydration: 2 months

Academic appointments:


: Assistant Lecturer of Pediatrics ; Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University

2004- 2009

: Lecturer of Pediatrics ; Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University


Assistant professor of Pediatrics ; Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University

Point of interest:

Pediatric Cardiology:

Pediatric Arrhythmology Clinic,

Cairo University Children’s hospital since 2001; currently: senior analyst of 12 lead ECG, 24 hour ambulatory ECG recordings, head tilt testing and pacemaking programming. The clinic is concerned with diagnosis and management of infants, children and adolescents presenting with symptoms suggestive of arrhythmias.

Pediatric Echocardiography lab

, Cairo University Children’s hospital since 2004; primary echocardiographer since 2005. The lab offers echocardiographic assessment of both inpatients at the Cairo University Children’s hospital and outpatients referred to our hospital.

List of Publications:


1. MEFV gene mutations and cardiac phenotype in children with familial Mediterranean fever: a cohort study. Salah S, Hegazy R, Ammar R, Sheba H, AbdelrAhman L, Pediatr rheumatol online J.  2014 Jan 16; 12(1):5

2. Propranolol and infantile hemangiomas; Different routes of administration, a randomized clinical trial. Zaher H, Rasheed H, Esmat S, Hegazy R, Gawdat H, Hegazy R, ElKoumy M, AbdelHalim D, Eur J Dermatol, 2013 Sep-Oct; 23 (5): 646-52

3. Transcatheter closure of secundum ASD using occlutech Figulla - N device in symptomatic children younger than 2 years of age. Ammar R and Hegazy R. J invasive Cardiol, 2013, Feb; 25 (2):76-9

4.  Percutaneous closure of medium and large PDAs using Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO) I and II in infants; safety and efficacy. Ammar R and Hegazy R. J invasive Cardiol, 2012, Nov; 24 (11):579-82

 5. Permanent cardiac pacing in pediatric patients. Lotfy W, Hegazy R, Abdelaziz O, Sobhy R, Hasanein H, Shaltout F. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Feb: 34(2): 273-80

6. Magnesium Sulphate Versus Sildenafil in the Treatment of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn. Shaltout F, Hegazy R, Aboulghar H, Abdel Motelb L. 2012 IJCP 1(1), 19-24

7. Oral propranolol: an effective, safe treatment for infantile hemangiomas. Zaher H, Rasheed H, Hegazy RA, Hegazy RA, Abdelhalim DM, Gawdat HI. Eur J Dermatol. 2011 Jul-Aug;21(4):558-63.

8. Renal Doppler indices in diabetic children with insulin resistance syndrome. Abd El Ghaffar S, El Kaffas K, Hegazy R, Mostafa M. Pediatr Diabetes. 2010 Feb 25


9. Detection and characterization of Pediatric Cardiac tumors with MRI. Egypt Heart J 60 (3): 267-272 June 2009

10. Acute lower respiratory tract infection due to Chlamydia and Mycoplasma spp. in Egyptian children under 5 years of age. Elkholy A, Elkaraksy H, Fattouh A, Bazaraa H, Hegazy R, Abdelhalim M. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Advance Access Published on February 12, 2009.doi:10.1093/tropej/fmn102

11. Arrhythmia in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Badrawi N, Hegazy RA, Tokovic E, Lotfy W, Mahmoud F, Aly H. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Jan 30

12. Diagnostic dilemma of cardiac syncope in pediatric patients. Hegazy RA, Lofty WN, Ammar RI, Fattouh AM.  Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2008 Feb 1;8(1):22-31.

13. ACE gene polymorphism in Egyptian children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome. Fahmy ME, Fattouh AM, Hegazy RA, Essawi ML.  Bratisl Lek Listy. 2008;109(7):298-301.

14. Thyroid Peroxidasegene mutation in congenital hypothyroidism Salem M, AbdElGhaffar S, Ramadan DI, Mekhemer S, Hegazy R .JAC 2008 Oct. 19 (5): 265-272

15. Comparison of transthoracic echocardiohgraphy and MRI in estimationof left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction in children with dilated cardiomyopathy. Hegazy R, Behairy N. 2008. Egypt Heart J 60 (3): 267-272

16. The value of Holter monitoring in the assessment of Pediatric patients. Hegazy RA, Lotfy WN. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2007 Oct 22;7(4):204-14.

 17. Evaluation of the health educational program for type 1 DM among Egyptian children. Hana MA, Sheta SS, HegazyRA,  AbdElMawgood M H. Gazette of Egyptian Pediatric Association. 2007 55(1),137-141

18. Noninvasive indicators for outcome in children with dilated cardiomyopathy. HegazyRA, Ammar RI, EzzelDeen M. J Med Sci. 2007 8(2): 118-124

19. 12 lead ECG and echocardiography as prognostic indicators in children with dilated cardiomyopathy .  Ammar RI, Hegazy RA. Egypt Heart J 2006 Dec 58 (4):689-694

20. Amiodarone and thyroid dysfunction in pediatric patients. Hegazy RA, Lotfy WN, Anwar G. 2006 JAC 17(3): 217-221

21. Transoesophageal atrial pacing in management of arrhythmias in pediatric patients. Accepted for publication in Egypt Heart J

Congresses and courses:

  • CardioAlex; Alexandria Egypt; June 2014; Chairperson and speaker “Arrhythmias in the neonate, what’s different”
  • The 10th annual congress of the European Cardiac arrhythmia Society “ECAS”, 23-25 March, 2014, Munich, Germany. Speaker: Amiodarone versus propranolol for prophylaxis of SVT in infants.
  • The annual conference of the Egyptian pediatric association, May 30 - June 1, 2013, Alexandria, Egypt. Attendant
  • The 24th Annual scientific conference of the pediatric department, Cairo University, 18th April, 2013. Speaker “ Syncope”
  • The 4th international conference, pediatric cardiology department, May 7-9 2013; Marriott Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt. Coordinator. Presenter” Arrhythmias in the neonate”
  • The 1st annual congress of pediatric red crescent hospital. 14-16 March 2013, ElFayoum. Speaker “Pulmonary hypertension”.
  • The first medical awareness pediatric conference, 7:9 March 2013; AinSokhna Egypt. Speaker; ”Management of common pediatric arrhythmias”
  • The World congress of Pediatric Cardiology. Capetown, South Africa. February 16th to February 22nd, 2013 Presenter “Investigating syncope in Pediatrics; where to draw the line?”
  • Visiting scientist, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Cologne University, Germany. December 9th to December 24th 2012.
  • Pedirhythm 4th conference. Istanbul. Turkey. December 2012
  • Presenter at CardioAlex; Alexandria Egypt; June 2012; “Diagnostic approach to syncope”
  • Presenter at CardioAlex; Alexandria Egypt; June 2012; “Ambulatory ECG monitoring in children”
  • Cardiac Embryology workshop, University of Amsterdam, Holland. May 2012 (attendant)
  • Presenter at the Europace (meeting of the European heart rhythm association, European society of Cardiology) June, 2011. Madrid, Spain. “The effect of cooling dialysate on heart rate variability in children on chronic hemodialysis”
  • Stem Cell in pediatric Cardiology workshop, Cologne University, Germany. May 2011.
  • Presenter at the third international meeting of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery “Echocardiography- Patent ductus arteriosus and what you need to know for device closure”. 29 November- 1 December, 2010; Main Convention center, Kasr Al Aini Faculty of medicine, Cairo, Egypt
  • Speaker at the Europace (meeting of the European heart rhythm association, European society of Cardiology) June 22, 2009. Berlin, Germany. “The diagnostic dilemma of cardiac syncope in pediatric patients”
  • Speaker at the 2nd international Pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery meeting 25-27 November 2008
  • Speaker at the seventh Egyptian-German Pediatric Cardiology workshop; Cairo University, Celebration Hall “Stem cell therapy in arrhythmias”
  • Attendee at the 11th annual international congress of Pediatric Hepatology, GE and Nutrition. October, 2008; Sharm ElSheikh conference center.
  • Speaker at the Europace (meeting of the European heart rhythm association, European society of Cardiology) June 2007, Lisbon, Portugal. “Value of Ambulatory ECG monitoring in pediatric patients”
  • International board certified lactation consultant since 30 July 2007 awarded by international board of lactation consultant examinees
  • Neonatal Resuscitation certificate program; American Academy of Pediatrics. May 17th 2007
  • Certificate program in lactation management for the year 2007
  • 18th Annual congress of Pediatrics March 2-3 2006
  • 20th meeting of Egyptian society of Pediatric Cardiology May 19th 2005
  • 18th Regional meeting of Egyptian society of Pediatric Cardiologists Sep 2004
  • 32nd annual meeting of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology 2002

Scientific Projects:

  • Clinical coordinator in a project titled “Community acquired pneumonia in children under 5 years of age”  From November 2006-November 2007

A conjoint collaboration work between the

Naval American Research Unit 3 (NAMRU)

and department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University

Membership of Medical Societies and Committees:

  • Member of the Egyptian society of pediatrics
  • Member of the Egyptian society of Cardiology
  • Member of the International committee of board certified lactation consultants
  • Member of the Egyptian society for congenital heart disease
  • Member of the Infection Control Committee at  Cairo University Pediatric Hospitals
  • Member of the postgraduate committee for curriculum placement and development at  Cairo University Pediatric Hospitals

Supervision of theses:

MD thesis:

  • Transesophageal atrial pacing in the evaluation and management of pediatric arrhythmias. 2006
  • Predictors of hemodynamic instability and heart rate variability in patients on hemodialysis. 2008
  • Pacing in pediatric patients.2008

MSc  Thesis:

  • Assessment of quality performance in Diabetic Endocrine Metabolic Pediatric Unit (Cairo University). 2008
  • Evaluation of the Educational Program for Type 1 Diabetes mellitus in Children and adolescents in Egypt. 2007
  • Impact of Nosocomial Infection on Patient outcome after pediatric cardiac surgery. 2007
  • Insulin resistance and diabetic nephropathy in type 1 diabetes Mellitus. 2007
  • Neonatal Epilepsy. 2006
  • Pediatric liver masses. 2006
  • Risk Factors for embolic complications with infective and non infective endocarditis. 2005
  • The intricate relationship between liver and nutrition. 2005
  • Effect of hemodialysis on QT dispersion in chronic renal failure pediatric patients
  • Magnesium sulphate versus sildenafil in management of neonatal pulmonary hypertension.
  • QT dispersion in children with liver cirrhosis.
  • Congenital hypothyroidism in Egyptian children diagnosed by neonatal screening program.
  • Fetal echocardiography in multiple pregnancy
  • Estimation of visceral fat using anthropometric measurements and ultrasound in obese children.
  • ECG changes and cardiac risk factors in type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
  • The clinical profile of supraventricular tachycardia in Egyptian children.