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Staff Photo Dr. Nasser Loza

Dr. Nasser Loza

MB BCh, MSc., DPM&N, FRCPsych


Dr. Nasser Loza, President-Elect of the World Federation for Mental Health (WMFH) (2019-2021), completed his psychiatric training at the Institute of Psychiatry & the Maudsley Hospital in London. He became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1987 and a Fellow of the College in 1995. He served as the Secretary General for Mental Health, Egypt (2006 - 2011), Chairman of the Scientific Council of The Arab Board of Medical Specializations (2012 - 2017), and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2014). He is a member of the editorial board of The Arab Journal of Psychiatry and The British Journal of Psychiatry (International), and served as the Chairman of the Middle East Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2013-2017). Dr. Loza is Director of the Maadi Psychology Centre, and practices at several Behman Consultations Clinics in Cairo, as well as the International Clinic in London.

Areas of research interests:

History of psychiatry, cross cultural research in clinical symptomatology.

Staff Photo Dr. Sherif Atallah

Dr. Sherif Atallah

MB BCh, MSc., BCPsych, FRCPsych

Medical Director

Dr. Sherif F. Atallah completed his medical training at Ain Shams University in 1981, and trained in psychiatry at the Behman Hospital at SHO and Registrar levels. He obtained the M.Sc. in Neuropsychiatry at Ain Shams University in 1987, then continued his training on the 'Oxford Scheme' in the UK, obtaining the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Board Certification in Psychiatry from the Institute of Psychiatry - London University in 1992. He continued to practice as Consultant Psychiatrist at The Behman Hospital from 1993 to 1998, and then as Medical Director. Dr. Atallah is a member of the Egyptian Psychiatric Association and a Clinical Tutor in The Royal College of Psychiatrists - UK and Vice Chairman of the Middle East Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Areas of special interest:

Psychotherapy - Child Psychiatry - Hospital Management

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Dr. Ahmed Refaat El Dosoky

MB BCh, MSc., FRCPsych

Managing Director

Dr. Ahmed Refaat El-Dosoky completed his basic medical training at Benha Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University in 1983. He continued his postgraduate training at Benha University Hospital and gained his Master Degree in Neurology and Psychological Medicine in 1989. He also worked as a registrar and then senior registrar at the Behman Hospital between 1989 and 1991. He trained at Charing Cross General Psychiatric Training Scheme, UK during the period from 1991 to 1996. He was elected to the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1995. He was elected to the fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2008. Upon returning to Cairo on 1996 Dr. El-Dosoky worked as consultant psychiatrist at the Behman Hospital. In July 2000 he became the Managing Director of the Hospital in addition to his work as Consultant Psychiatrist. Dr. El-Dosoky was instrumental in the inauguration of the Middle East Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1998. He is also an Overseas College Tutor since 1999. Dr. El-Dosoky continued the tradition of practicing in psychiatry within the setting of the hospital and private offices in Cairo. He was elected as a Board Member of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry since 2009.

Areas of special interest:
Sports, Cross-Cultural issues, Psychopharmacology, and Hospital Management.

Staff Photo Dr. Waguih Fares

Dr. Waguih Fares


Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Waguih Faris Roufael obtained his MB BCh from the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University in June 1971. After spending one year as a House Officer at the university hospitals he enrolled in the Behman Hospital, holding a post of Registrar Psychiatrist from 1972-1977. Upon earning a post-graduate degree of D.P.M.&N from Cairo University in April 1977, Dr. Fares served as Senior Registrar Psychiatrist from 1979 to 1988. Dr. Fares held the post of Consultant Psychiatrist, rotating on the wards of varied branches and subspecialties of psychiatry. During this period he received nomination from Professor Linford Rees, the previous President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, to undertake the position of Senior Registrar Psychiatrist at the Charter Clinic, London. Since 1988 Dr. Fares has held the position of Senior Consultant at the Behman Hospital until 1997 when he was elected Head of the Substance Abuse Department. As a senior staff member Dr. Fares continues to actively contribute to the tradition of practise in Psychiatry both within the hospital in-patient setting and the private out-patient clinics in Cairo. In addition Dr. Fares regularly attends regional and international conferences and participates in academic and research activities.

Staff Photo Dr. Shahira Fathy Loza

Dr. Shahira Fathy Loza


Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Shahira Fathi Loza was granted her MB BCh from Cairo University Medical School ( El Kasr el Aini) 1979 and started basic training in Psychiatry at the Behman after graduating, during this time she received her Diploma in Psychiatry and Neurology (Cairo University). She continued at the Behman hospital with special interest in children with special needs and rehabilitation programs. Starting 1985 she held the post of Director of Dar El Toufoula for rehabilitation besides being a consultant in the Behman hospital and served in many benevolent NGOs with the same interest. In 1996 her interest in Sleep Medicine materialized by her training at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio and Stanford California, USA. In 1997 she successfully completed the course of Sleep Medicine at Stanford School of Sleep Medicine. She was granted the Diploma of Sleep Medicine from French Universities, Montpellier, France . Currently she holds the position of Director of the Cairo Center for Sleep Disorders and the Neurophysiology unit at the Behman.

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Dr. Karima Saleh


Consultant Psychiatrist

completed her Basic Medical training at Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University in 1978; she gained Master Degree in Neurology psychological Medicine in 1987.

She worked as a registrar in Behman Hospital from 1980 to 1989. She worked as specialist psychiatry at Saudi-Arabia between 1989 to 1996. From 1996 till now she is specialist in psychiatry at The Behman Hospital.

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Dr. Nagui Gamil Mikhael

MBBCh, ABPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Mikhael is a consultant psychiatrist in the General Adult Psychiatry at the Behman Hospital. He completed his medical training in Ain Shams University. He had Diploma of Neuropsychiatry from Zagzig University. Dr Mikhael is board certified psychiatrist by the Arab Board of Health Specializations. He is a member of the Egyptian Psychiatric Association (EPA), Evolutionary Psychiatric Association, Egyptian Association for Group Therapies and Processes (EAGT).

Dr Mikhael received training in Dar El-Mokattam Milieu Therapy Hospital for Mental Health, with Prof El-Rakhawy. Dr Mikhael had training workshops in Risk Assessment for HCR-20, group and individual psychotherapy.

Areas of Interest:
General Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry
Areas of special interest:
Psychopharmacology, Literature, and the liberal arts.

Staff Photo Dr. Malak Sherif Doss

Dr. Malak Sherif Doss

MBBCh, MSc, MD Psychiatry, MRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Doss works as a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Behman Hospital in Cairo. Her areas of expertise are Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Women's Mental Health and General Adult Psychiatry with an interest in anxiety, mood disorders, psychosis, eating disorders and substance use disorders.

Consultations are done in both English and Arabic.

Dr. Doss obtained her MBBCh from Cairo University in 2005 and trained at Kasr El Aini, Cairo University as a resident in Psychiatry. She completed her Master's and Doctorate degrees in Psychiatry from Cairo University. Dr. Doss obtained the membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists - UK in 2019. She has done clinical training in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and King's college London and at the Priory Hospital, UK. Dr. Doss has published her research internationally and presented her work at conferences. She regularly attends regional and international conferences. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Egyptian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association.