Board of Officers

Prof. Chokri Mhiri

President

Overview

Prof. Chokri Mhiri

  • Obtained neurology degree in 1988 from National institute of Neurology, Tunis, TUNISIA.
  • Received Master degree form University of Paris, 1990.
  • Became an assistance professor in 1991 till 1994 at Sfax Faculty of Medicine, Tunis
  • A full professor of Neurology since 1995 at Sfax Faculty of Medicine, Tunis
  • Currently is the  Head of the Department of Neurology at Habib BOURGIBA University hospital, Sfax, TUNISIA.

Address:

  • Department of Neurology, Habib BOURGUIBA university hospital, CP 3029 – Sfax, TUNISIA

Contact details:

Prof. Jasem Alhashel
Vice President (Gulf Area)
Overview

Dr. Jasem Y Al-Hashel MD, FRCPC, FAHS
Consultant Neurologist, Chairman of Neurology Department, Ibn Sina Hospital
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University
President, Kuwait Neurological Society
Kuwait Neurology Program Director.

Prof. Adel Mesk
Vice President (Sham)
Prof. Osheik Seidi
Vice President (Nile)
Prof. Sadi Mustapha
Vice President (North Africa)
Prof. Hany Aref
Tresurer
Overview

Hany Mohamed Aref, M.D., FAAN

  • Education:

    • Jan 1988 – Jan 1993 Ain Shams University MD, Neurology Cairo, Egypt

    • Jan 1984 – Jan 1988 Ain Shams University Master Degree of Neuropsychiatry, Neurology Cairo, Egypt

    • Jan 1978 – Jan 1984 Ain Shams University Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, medicine , Egypt Thesis Research Experience

    • Jan 1985 – Dec 2015 Professor Ain Shams University, Neurology Cairo, Egypt

  • Statistics:

    • RG Score 20.44

    • Publications 34

    • Reads 547

    • Citations 10

  • Awards & Grants:

    • Jan 2008 Award: Award of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate

  • Skills & Activities:

    • Skills in Neurological Diseases, Cerebrovascular Circulation, CNS Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, Cerebral Ischemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke Thrombolysis, Clinical Neurology, Adult Neurology and Cerebrovascular Disease

  • Scientific Memberships:

    • Assistant Secretary of :Egyptian Society of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry

    • Board Member of Pan Arab Union on Neurological Societies

    • Fellow of American Academy of Neurology (FAAN)

    • Member of European Academy of Neurology

  • Publication Highlights:

    • Books:

      • Book Chapters:

        • Hany Mohamed Aref, Ihab Ali Ismael: Vertebro-basilar isechamic stroke: A clinical ,MRI, and MRA study. High power gradient MR imaging, Edited by Oudkerk, Edelman, 01/1997: chapter Vertebro-basilar ischemic stroke: A clinical, MRI, and MRA study: pages 139-143; Blackwell Science., ISBN: 0-632- 04861-1

    • Journal Publications:

      • Magdy A. Mostafa, Lobna M. El-Nabiel, Nagia Aly Fahmy, Hany Aref, Edrees Shreef, Fathy Abd ElTawab, Osama M. Abdulghany: ACE Gene in Egyptian Ischemic Stroke Patients. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases: the official journal of National Stroke Association 07/2016;, DOI:10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2015.05.015

      • Magd Zakaria, Dina A Zamzam, Mohamed A Abdel Hafeez, Mahmoud S Swelam, Shaimaa S Khater, Mai F Fahmy, Ayman Abdel Hady, Mohamed M. Fouad, Azza Abdel Nasser, Hany Aref, Mohsen Gadallah: Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Enrolled in a New Registry in Egypt. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 06/2016; 10., DOI:10.1016/j.msard.2016.06.013

      • Ming-Chyi Pai, Hany Mohamed Amin Aref, Nazem Bassil, Nagaendran Kandiah, Jae-Hong Lee, A.V. Srinivasan, Shelley diTommaso, Ozgur Yuksel: Real-world evaluation of compliance and preference in Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Clinical Interventions in Aging 11/2015; 10(default)., DOI:10.2147/CIA.S85319

      • Hany Mohamed Amin Aref, Nazem Bassil, Nagaendran Kandiah, Ming-Chyi Pai, Jae-Hong Lee, A.V. Srinivasan, Shelley di Tommaso, Ozgur Yuksel: CAREGIVER PREFERENCE AND TREATMENT OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH MILD-TO-MODERATE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE TREATED WITH ORAL OR TRANSDERMAL MONOTHERAPY: ANALYSIS OF PROSPECTIVE DATA FROM THE RECAP STUDY. Alzheimer's and Dementia 07/2014; 10(4):P578., DOI:10.1016/j.jalz.2014.05.955

      • Raed A Alroughani, Hany M Aref, Saeed A Bohlega, Maurice P Dahdaleh, Imed Feki, Mohammed A Al Jumah, Muhammad Z Al-Kawi, Salam F Koussa, Mohamad A Sahraian, Isa A Alsharoqi, Bassem I Yamout: Natalizumab treatment for multiple sclerosis: Middle East and North Africa regional recommendations for patient selection and monitoring. BMC Neurology 02/2014; 14(1):27., DOI:10.1186/1471-2377-14-27

      • Mansour, T. Kamel, M. Yaser, T. Asaad, H. Aref, N. Salah: Clinical correlates of periodic limb movements in sleep in parkinson’s disease in Egypt. Sleep Medicine 12/2013; 14:e150., DOI:10.1016/j.sleep.2013.11.343

      • Mansour, T. Kamel, T. Asaad, Y. Metwally, H. Aref, N. Salah: Clinical and polysomnographic study of RBD in Parkinson’s disease from Egypt. Sleep Medicine 12/2013; 14:e18., DOI:10.1016/j.sleep.2013.11.007

      • Ahmed Shawky, Sameh Shaheen, Hany Aref, Hamdy Soliman, Ali Elsharkawi: CRT-85 Comparative Study For The Impact Of Different Carotid Stent Cell Designs On Patient Outcome. JACC Cardiovascular Interventions 02/2013; 6(2):S28., DOI:10.1016/j.jcin.2012.12.104

      • M. F. Zakaria, H. M. Aref, N. A. Fahmi, N. M. El-Khayat, A. S. Shalash, S. M. Farag: Risk Factors of Cerebral Microbleeds in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Ain Shams medical journal 01/2013; 64(7-9):743-748., DOI:10.12816/0013914

      • M. O. Abdulghani, H. M. Aref, A. Abdulnasser, K. M. Maher, A. Abed El-Monaem, M. A. Shafik: Stroke Registry in Ainshams University Hospitals. Ain Shams medical journal 01/2013; 64(10-12):863-870., DOI:10.12816/0013806

      • Ayman Kilany, Ehab R Abdel Raouf, Ahmed A Gaber, Taha Kamel Aloush, Hany A Aref, Mona Anwar, David C Henshall, M Osama Abdulghani: Elevated serum Bcl-2 in children with temporal lobe epilepsy. Seizure 02/2012; 21(4):250-3., DOI:10.1016/j.seizure.2012.01.004

      • BISHOY FAYEZ NASSEF, H. MOHAMAD AREF, A. MOSTAFA SALEH: Effect of low versus high doses of atorvastatin (10 mg and 40 mg) on cerebral autoregulation and regression of carotid atherosclerosis in patients with ischemic stroke. International Journal of Cardiology 10/2009; 137., DOI:10.1016/j.ijcard.2009.09.078

      • Foad Abd, Hany Aref, Nirmeen A Kishk, Ahmed Abo Mousa, Omar Hussein, Azza Borai, Nivine Chalabi: Ultrasonographic Assessment of Intracranial Hemodynamics in Acute Stroke Patients. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 07/2008; 45(2):305.

      • Hani Aref, Hany Zakieldine, Azza A Nasser, Nagia Fahmi, Ayman Nassef: Gradient-Echo MRI Assessment of Microbleed in Ischemic Stroke Patients. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 01/2008; 45(1):269-282.

      • H. M. Aref, K. Maher, Y. Abdelazeem: Advantage of modified MRI protocol for hyperacute stroke. European Journal of Neurology 09/2004; 11:63-63.

      • HANY AREF, KARIMA M. MAHER: Internal Borderzone Infarction: A Cause of Leukoaraiosis (ClinicoRadiological Correlation) The Egypt. Journal of Radiology & Nuc. Med, Vol. 33, No. 4, (Dec) : 1355-1367, 2002.

      • Hany Mohamed Aref, Ola Nouh: Advantage of Modified MRI protocol for hyperacute Stroke. Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine 03/2002; 33(1):51.

      • Hany Mohamed Aref, Hana Nassef, Alia El-Fiki, Aida El Shibiny: Intracranial MRA and Extracranial Carotid Duplex Study in Egyptian Ischemic Stroke Patients. Hany Mohamed Aref, Mohamed Anwar Etrebi, Nevine El Nahas: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation: A new treatment for cerebral spasticity. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 06/2001; 38 (1)(June):257.

      • Magda Zakaria Kenawy, Hany Aref, M. El-Sherbiny, M. Fathy Tamara, M. Abd-El-Fattah Taha: STUDY OF NEUROPSYCHIATRIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR CHANGES IN SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS. Hany Mohamed Aref, AHMED EL TANTAWI: Management of Intracranial Supratentorial Meningiomas in Elderly Patients Egyptian Journal Of Neurosurgery. Hany Mohamed Aref, Nevine El Nahas, Iman Ibrahim, Mohamed Mostafa: A study of the prognostic value of Transcranial Magnstic Stimulation in Cases of Acute ischemic Stroke. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 07/1999; 36 (2)(July):137.

      • Hany Mohamed Aref, Nevine El-Nahas, Tarek Hamido: Medullary Infarction: Clinical and MRI Topographic Correlation. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 07/1999; 36 (2)(July):151. Hany Aref, Nevine El Nahas‘, Ihab Ismael: Distal Arterial Occlusion: A Possible Cause of TIAS An MRI and MRA Study. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 06/1999; 36(2):144.

      • T.K. Alloushl, M.O.Abdulghani, H.Aref, MMostafa, A. Saleha: Large Cerebral Infarction Indicates Cardioembolism: Clinical and Radiological Evidence. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 07/1996; 36(2).

  • Patents:

    • Conference Proceedings

      • Magd Foad Zakaria, Mohmmed Aly Abd Elhafeez, Dina Abd Elgawad Zamzam, Hala Mahmoud Elkhawas, Azza Abd Elnasser Abd El Aziz, Samia Ashor Mohammad, Mahmoud Saad Swelam, Mohammad Foad, Hany Amin Aref: Abstract 48: Clinical and radiological patterns of multiple sclerosis among a sample of Egyptian patients Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt Multiple Sclerosis Journal 2016: NP1–NP24. Menactrims congress 2016, Amman Jordan; 03/2016

      • Raed Alroughani, H. Aref, S. Bohlega, I. Al Sherooqi, M. Dahdaleh, I. Feki, M.A. Jumah, M. Al-Kawi, S. Koussa, M. Sahraian, B. Yamout: P039. Natalizumab treatment for multiple sclerosis: Middle East and North Africa regional recommendations for patient selection and monitoring. European Neurological Society, Barcelona, Spain; 06/2013, DOI:10.1016/j.msard.2014.09.188

      • H.M. Aref, M.A. Mostafa, O. Abdelghani, F. Abdultwab, N. Fahmi, L. Nabil: Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) pleomorphism in Egyptian stroke patients European Journal of Neurology, 17 (Suppl. 3), 647–653, 2010. European Federation of Neurological Societies, Geneva; 09/2010

      • M.M. Awadh, S.A. Ragab, M.A. Sherif, H.M. Afify, H.M. Aref, R.R. Moustafa, M.O. Abdulghani: 8 acute stroke treatment concept: SINGLE LOADING DOSES OF CLOPIDOGREL AREWELL TOLERATED IN ISCHEMIC STROKE UP TO 24 HOURS FROM ONSET Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. European Stroke Conference, Nice, France; 05/2007, DOI:10.1159/000132092

      • Hany Mohamed Aref, Nevine Medhat El Nahas, Mostafa Awad: LOADING CLOPIDOGREL IN THE MANGEMENT OF ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE: CASE PRESENTATIONSH.M. Aref, N.M. Nahas, M. Awad, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt Cerebrovascular diseases,Vol. 21, Suppl. 4, 2006, P, 148. European Stroke Coference, Brussels, Belgium; 05/2006, DOI:10.1159/000093822

      • H. Aref, N. El-Nahas, O.Abdelghani: P303:Intracranial carotid atherosclerosis in Egyptian patients with ischaemic strokeH Aref, N El-Nahas, O Abdelghani. Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY 251, 81-81. European Neurological Society, Barcelona, Spain,; 06/2004 N.

      • El-Nahas, H. Aref: P 283:Transcranial magnetic stimulation in anxiety disorders Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt J Neurol (2004) 251 [Suppl 3]. European Neurological Society, Barcelona, Spain; 06/2004, DOI:10.1007/s00415-004-3002-7

      • N. El-Nahas, A. E1-Etribi, H. Aref: P232: Repetitive transcraniai magnetic stimulation: A new treatment for cerebral spasticity. Journal of Neurology,Volume 248, Issue 2 Supplement, April 2001. European Neurological Society, Paris, France; 04/2001

Dr. Waleed Khoja
General Secretary
Overview

Current: 

  • Consultant Neurologist and Deputy Director, Neurology Department, Prince Sultan Military Medical City (2013 to date)
  • Stroke Division Director, Neurology Department, Prince Sultan Military Medical City (April 2016 to date)
  • Associate Editor, Neurosciences Journal ( May 2016 to date) 
  • Director of Neurology Residency Training Program, Prince Sultan Military Medical City (February 2015 to date)   
  • Board member and treasurer, Saudi Neurology Society (2013 to date)
  • Member of the Saudi Multiple Sclerosis Advisory Group.
  • Reviewer to the Saudi Annals, Majmaah Journal Of Health Sciences and Saudi Medical Journal
  • Reviewer to the Neurology Educational Activities CME Accreditation, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties
  • Author of "TCD Made Easy, Part 1" booklet.
  • Author "Acute Ischemic Stroke Management Pocket Guide" booklet.
  • Editor, First edition booklet “What do you know about stroke”, in Arabic for public.
  • Author for an Arabic booklet on Multiple Sclerosis for public.
  • Webmaster: Saudi Stoke Association and PAUNS  websites

Past:

  • Founder and Past President, Saudi Stroke Association (2007-2012)
  • Past member, Board of Directors, World Stroke Organization (2008 - 2016)
  • Past Board member, Saudi Stroke Association (2013 - 2016)
  • Past Head of Neurology and Neurophysiology, Prince Sultan Military Medical City (2004-2013)
  • Past Chairman, Saudi Advisory Group Against Stroke (SAGAS), a founding member of the World Stroke Federation (2001-2007)
  • Past Director-at Large and chairman of website committee, Former World Stroke Federation (2004-2008)
  • Past Member of the Scientific Neurology committee in the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and chairman of the examination committee. (2003-2010)
  • Past Member of the Saudi national committee for hypertension.
  • Past Member of the Saudi Board for Memory Disorders.
  • Past Member of the Saudi-CDC establishing Committee.

Scientific contributions:

  • Numerous local, regional and international presentations
  • Numerous publications in peer journals
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