Biographic sketch

Dr. Soheir Mahfouz, born in Cairo, Egypt 1950, is a medical graduate, from Cairo University. She pursued her postgraduate studies and training in Kasr El Ainy Teaching Hospital, Cairo University. She was appointed in the Pathology Department, Cairo University as  Pathology instructor  1976-1980 , Assistant lecturer 1980-1984 , Lecturer 1984-1989, Assistant professor of pathology and acting responsible for the Cytology Unit 1989-1994. She was appointed as Professor of Pathology in 1994. 

In 1998 she became Head of Pathology, University of 6th of October Faculty of Medicine, where she served from 1998-2001. She then became Head of Cytology in 2003 at the Pathology Department, Cairo University and Head  of  the Pathology department Cairo University in 2007 till 2010. Dr Mahfouz was also the Electron microscopy representative of the   EM unit at NEMROCK (Kasr El Ainy Center of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology) 1985- 1993 and member of the project of earlier detection and brachytherapy management of cancer cervix uteri: 1986-1989, sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Association IAEA and World Health Organization (WHO). During her academic career she has authored and coauthored 10 books, several handouts as well as authored chapters in other books. She has supervised 47 theses and published 140 papers in National and International Journals.

Prof. Mahfouz is also a member of several committees including the Research ethics committee at present and previously a member of the Curriculum development team and on the committee for undergraduate and post graduate curricula development. She is also a reviewer for several journals as: the Arab Journal of Gastroenterology and the Journal of Advanced Research-Cairo University as well as being on the Advisory board & reviewer for the Medical Journal of Cairo University in addition to being a reviewer for research proposals for the National Research Centre and a former reviewer for the National Pathology Committee. She is also   a member of the Egyptian Association of Laboratory Medicine, Paleopathology Association and a member of the Egyptian Society of Pathologists as well as a member of both the International and Arab divisions of the International Academy of Pathology.