Shaimaa El-Jaafary, PhD, MSC, MBBCH
Neurologist, Movement Disorders Specialist
The impact of dementia is reduced by spreading knowledge about the disease and encouraging the whole community to take part in prevention and management.
Neurology consultant and movement disorders specialist, working as associate professor of Neurology at Cairo University, Egypt. Shaimaa's role is better described as a medical educator, researcher and clinician . An active member of the specialized movement disorders clinic as well as memory and cognitive dysfunction clinic for more than six years. Shaimaa is fascinated by aging and interested in neurodegenerative diseases, especially Huntington’s disease. Working on raising awareness about these diseases among health professionals and public to improve the quality of care.
Words of Strength
Knowledge is power, networking, perseverance, empowering others
The impact of dementia is reduced by spreading knowledge about the disease and encouraging the whole community to take part in prevention and management. Creating advocacy and support groups is essential to address the needs of affected families.
Shaimaa has started to take serious steps to establish the Huntington’s disease community in Egypt and spread awareness among physicians and the public. She is working to provide more information about the disease with teaching courses and good training.
Shaimaa expects to develop more strategies, solving problems that could emerge while building integrated Huntington’s disease care, learning how to approach policymakers and sharing her vision to improve practices and implement in the community.
Stigma prevents affected people from seeking early medical advice. Raising awareness about dementia, Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease will erase this stigma, helping patients and their family to live better finding the support they need.
Shaimaa received her Medical degree in 2003 from Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. In 2008 she completed her training in Neurology department at the same university where she obtained the MSc in Neurology and Psychiatry. In 2013 she obtained her PhD in Neurology from Cairo University and worked as a lecturer of Neurology. She has been working as associate professor of Neurology at Cairo University since 2018.
Honored by the Egyptian Medical Syndicate as one of the best medical doctors in Cairo working to improve patient's care, 24th June 2022.