Elham Hossny is professor of pediatrics, and Ex-Head of the Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology Unit, Children’s Hospital of Ain Shams University which is a WAO International Center of Excellence since 2018. The unit is a tertiary referral center established in 1988 as the first training center in Egypt for pediatric Allergy/Immunology.
She served on the WAO Board of Directors before (2012-2017) and is member of many WAO scientific committees and associate editor of the WAO Journal and Web Editorial Board. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI), member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and affiliate member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). Since 2010, she has been under assignment as temporary advisor of the World Health Organization (WHO). She is currently Vice-President of the Pan-Arab Society of Allergy, Asthma, and immunology (PASAAI) which is a member regional organization of the WAO.
Prof. Hossny is Secretary General of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI) established in 2002. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Egyptian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. The journal has been indexed in the web of science since 2019.
She received the National Excellence State Award in Medicine (2009), the National Incentive State Award in Medicine (2001), and the Ain Shams University Merit Award (2020), and in 2018, she won, with co-authors, the Elsevier Atlas Award for featured article.
Prof. Hossny has 115 publications in allergy, immunology and rheumatology in international and Egyptian peer-reviewed periodicals and has co-supervised 89 Masters’ and Doctorate theses in pediatrics and pediatric allergy/immunology. She participated as speaker or chairperson in 163 international, regional, and local congresses and webinars in allergy/immunology and pediatrics. She has been member of the standing committee for promotion of pediatric faculty members for three cycles between 2008 and 2022.