Hany Ibrahim, MD, PhD

Atlantic Fellow at GBHI
Trinity College Dublin

Home Country: Egypt
Field of Employment: Geriatric Medicine
Key Areas: dementia, geriatric medicine, caregiver stress, neuroinflammation




Dementia is a severely disabling disease accompanied by marked financial, psychological, and physical distress for both patients and their families. Spreading awareness about dementia is an important first step toward alleviating its burden.

Hany Ibrahim is a geriatric medicine specialist at Ain Shams University Hospital, which is the leading provider of professional health care services to elderly patients in his home country of Egypt. Ibrahim believes that older adultsdeserve dedicated efforts by both government and private organizations to preserve and enhance their mental and physical health through health promotion programs. For example, the sharing of tools and resources that can be used to maintain memory and intellectual capabilities later in life, as well as cognitive assessments and diagnostics that can identify dementia in its earliest stages. To this end, Ibrahim helped organize a mobile hospital that provides comprehensive geriatric assessments and cognitive evaluations to elderly individuals in remote communities.

At GBHI, Ibrahim will gain access to new scientific research and alternative clinical approaches to brain health and dementia management that he can apply and share with his home institution. Ibrahim is also working to establish a specialized memory clinic in Egypt to conduct research on various aspects of early detection and management of dementia.

Bio: Hany Ibrahim is a geriatrician in the Geriatric and Gerontology Department, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt. He completed his residency in both geriatric medicine and internal medicine at Ain Shams University Hospital with clinical experience in a variety of elderly care programs, such as acute, sub-acute, long term care, home care, and critical care management. He holds a master’s of science degree in late onset depression and a doctorate degree in geriatric medicine from Ain Shams University. He also holds a diploma in hospital management. Currently, Ibrahim is a lecturer in geriatric medicine and director of the Geriatric Intensive Care Unit at Ain Shams University Hospital.