I Qualified in Medicine and Surgery from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt in 1986. I completed my original training in Psychiatry at Abbasia Psychiatric Hospital which is the main Psychiatric hospital in Egypt. In 1992 and finished a Master Degree in Psychiatry and Neurology from the same university. In 1995 I arrived in the UK and completed four years of basic training in the South of England. In 1999 I worked as a forensic Staff Grade in East Sussex for six years. I finished MRCpsych exams in 2004 and had my higher psychiatric training in the North East of England and became a Consultant Psychiatrist Learning Disabilities in 2009 where I am based in South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear. I have special interest in Autism and Epilepsy.