Meet Our TeamCairo Sleep Center Doctors and Staff
Shahira Loza, M.D., is the Founder and Director of the Cairo Sleep Center. She is a graduate of El Kasr el Aini Medical School, Cairo University, with postgraduate studies in Psychiatry and Neurology. Not only is she an Alumna of the Stanford School of Sleep Medicine and the International Center of the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Loza was certified in Sleep Medicine in France as a Montpellier Candidate with a Diplôme Interuniversitaire in Sleep and Wakefulness.
Dr. Loza’s vast experience has enabled her to promote and lead in the field of Sleep Medicine in the Arab world and Africa. She is one of the founders of the Egyptian Scientific Association of Sleep Medicine and Research.
She is one of the founders of the Egyptian Scientific Association of Sleep Medicine and Research; a member of the Executive Board of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) as its representative for Africa; and a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the European Sleep Research Society. She serves on the board of the Behman Hospital (Cairo, Egypt); Gouna Nursing Institute (Hurghada, Egypt); Breast Cancer Foundation in Egypt; and The Branches of the Vine Rehabilitation Center in Egypt. Dr Loza is a great believer in social responsibility and works very closely with various local and international organizations to improve healthcare awareness.
She is a speaker and organizer of scientific and medical awareness campaigns, initiatives, courses and workshops, as well as media presentations pertaining to Sleep Medicine, locally and regionally, within the Middle East. Her efforts target medical professionals, lay people and patients suffering from sleep disorders alike. Dr. Loza is a leading medical professional that works with patients directly, as well as an educator who has trained numerous physicians and technicians in the field of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Ahmed Gharib
Dr. Ahmed Gharib graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Ain Shams University in Cairo, and after obtaining his Masters Degree in respiratory diseases from the same university, he received a scholarship funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to study and work on the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Respiratory Disturbances during Sleep in Palermo, Italy. In 2012, he moved to France where he worked for one year in the Pulmonology Department of the Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal in Créteil. Currently he is an assistant researcher at the National Research Center in Cairo, Egypt.
Dr. Alia Adel Abdel-Fattah
Dr. Alia is a graduate of Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. She obtained a Master Degree in Neuropsychiatry and Doctorate Degree in Psychiatry from Faculty of Medicine Cairo University. She shows particular interest in the field of sleep medicine and geriatric psychiatry. She is currently working as a lecturer in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University and in Cairo Center for Sleep Disorders. She is responsible for the newly established sleep medicine lab in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Hospital of Cairo University. She has completed a training course in research fundamentals in the University of Pittsburgh in U.S.A.
Doaa Mohamed Elbasiouny
Doaa Elbasiouny is a clinical psychologist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Helwan University and a Diploma in Clinical Psychology from Ain Shams University. Besides working as a clinical psychologist at Cairo Center for Sleep Disorders (CairoSleep), Doaa also works at the Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Hospital at Cairo University. She has worked as a clinical psychologist at multiple hospitals and medical centers and attended many conferences, workshops and training programs in and outside Egypt. Doaa is especially interested in the treatment of insomnia through cognitive behavioral therapy.
Nermine Hany is a clinical psychologist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Ain Shams University and a Diploma in Clinical Psychology from Ain Shams University. In addition to working as a clinical psychologist at Cairo Center for Sleep Disorders (CairoSleep), Nermine also works at the Arab Medical Union and the Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Hospital at Cairo University. Nermine has extensive experience in clinical psychology and received multiple workshops in the fields of sleep disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, addiction therapy and IQ and personality tests.
As the chief PSG/EEG Technician, Sameh Ghabbour’s responsibilities include preparing, applying, recording and scoring PSG Studies which require him, among other things, to communicate with the patients during their all night Sleep Studies. After graduating from Cairo University, Sameh has proactively developed his career on many fronts. He has been with the CairoSleep family since 2001 and has documented more than 2,500 cases of PSG, CPAP and MSLT studies. Sameh’s work with the Behman Hospital has allowed him to document more than 1,500 cases of EEG Recordings. He is a member of the Egyptian Society of Sleep Medicine, author of the book Setting up a Patient for PSG, and he completed his certification from The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology. Apart from organizing a vast number of courses in Egypt and the Reign, Sameh has trained almost every Sleep Medicine technician in Egypt.
Fayza Fayek Khalil has been the Patient Care Coordinator and Facilitator at Cairo Sleep Center, since 2001. Since graduating from Cairo University, she has continually developed her language, computer and management skills through various courses and certifications. However, it is her ability to work with, and cater to, the needs of all of the patients that makes her a simply essential part of the Cairo Sleep Center family. It is Fayza who will take you through all the steps, appointments and follow-ups, from your first contact with Cairo Sleep Center until you have completed your treatment and are sleeping soundly.
Eng. George Farouk Morgan has been with the Cairo Sleep Center family since 2005. As the Technical Support Engineer, he is responsible for the technical support and maintenance of all of Cairo Sleep Center’s state-of-the-art medical devices. George has remained up to date on the medical advances in medical devices and has attended numerous trainings in several countries including Germany, UK, Belgium, Switzerland and China.