Aya Ashour, MD, PhD

Clinical & Academic Neurologist

We need to connect experts from around the globe to work together creating a complete picture for the disease.

Current Work

Consultant Neurologist Ain Shams University Hospitals Lecturer of Neurology in Neurology and Psychiatry department - Faculty of Medicine - Ain Shams University

Personal Hero

Her mother

Words of Strength

Connecting people together


To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, we need to connect experts from around the globe to work together creating a complete picture for the disease aiming at better understanding of the complex nature of the disease, raising awareness and changing policies.


Aya studies event-related potentials in patients with cognitive impairment. She also uses non invasive brain stimulation in the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders. This helps in understanding these diseases and offer a wider range of modalities for their management.


As an Atlantic Fellow, Aya learned how science and arts can meet successfully to achieve better brain health. She gained more experience about Neuroscience research and improved her clinical skills through observation in clinical rounds. Combining these together, she understands brain health in a more inclusive way.


In Egypt, dementia is considered a sign of normal aging and is often diagnosed late. her work aims at following a multi-professional approach that offers holistic care for the patients with dementia allowing early diagnosis and proper management.

Education & Experience

Aya Ashour received her Bachelor degree of Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine Ain Shams University. She then started residency of Neurology and Psychiatry in Ain Shams University hospitals and received her master's degree in Neurology from the same university. Afterwards, she held a position of assistant lecturer of Neurology and started her PhD degree in Neurology. She received her PhD degree from Ain Shams University and is currently a lecturer and consultant in the department of Neurology.