Elham Hossny, MD, PhD
Elham Hossny is currently a professor of pediatrics and allergy/immunology at Ain Shams University, Cairo. She added many services to the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology unit including an SPT and immunotherapy facility and has renovated the inpatient ward and lab. She was granted the title “Ideal Doctor of Ain Shams University Hospitals” (1985), a Distinction Award from the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research (1995), a National Incentive State Award in Medicine (2001), and the National Excellence State Award in Medicine (2009). She is member of the standing committee for promotion of pediatric faculty members of the Egyptian Universities since 2008.
She is a board member of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI), and associate-editor of the Egyptian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. She is a board member of the World Allergy Organization (2012-2013) and Vice Chair of the Middle East/Africa Region Committee of the AAAAI (2012-2013). She is a fellow of the AAAAI and served on many of its committees and co-edited a systemic review to provide guidelines for IVIG use with the PID committee members. She has been a member of the EAACI since 2001 and affiliate member of the ACAAI since 2007.
She has participated in 83 international, regional, and local congresses in allergy/immunology and is an active member of the organizing committee of the annual International Congress of ESPAI. She has 55 publications in local and international periodicals and has co-supervised 61 Masters’ and Doctorate theses in pediatric allergy/immunology. She serves as regular reviewer in several local and international journals.
She attended an advanced Course in Vaccinology for 2 weeks in 2008; held by the Fondation Mérieux and the University of Geneva in France and shared in several research projects with the WHO about the immune response to polio vaccine and the immunodeficiency associated vaccine derived poliovirus.