Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei




Dr. Ahmed Elshafei is a general adult psychiatrist with 20 years of experience in psychiatry. He holds a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in psychiatry from Sin Shams University in Cairo as well as a Diploma in Psychiatric Practice from the conjoint board of King’s College London and Ain Shams University.

He practiced in both academic and clinical settings in Ain Shams University, Egypt and in private hospitals in Egypt and Bahrain.

He is experienced in the diagnosis and management of different psychiatric disorders with a special interest in cognitive behavioral therapy in depression, anxiety disorders and personality disorders.

He has been awarded by the WPA for his outstanding work with patients with chronic mental illness. His work on the rehabilitation of patients with schizophrenia was unprecedented. He developed an educational program to improve the knowledge and attitude of families of patients with schizophrenia in Arabic language.

He has published more than 10 articles in regional scientific journals and co-authored 8 posters and publications presented at international congresses and published in international peer-reviewed journals. His native language is Arabic and he is fluent in both English and French.


Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Egyptian Psychiatric Association (EPA)
  • Member of the Egyptian Association of Neurology Psychiatry and Neurosurgery

Professional Licenses

  • Dubai Health Authority
  • DHCC (Dubai Healthcare City)

Special Interest/ Core competencies

  • Management of different psychiatric disorders
  • Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Depression

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French


1993Ain Shams University, MB BCh

1998Masters Degree in Neurology and Psychiatry, Ain Shams University

2000Diploma in Psychiatric Practice (DPP), The Conjoint Board of King’s College – London University and Faculty of Medicine – Ain Shams University

2002Doctorate (PhD) Degree in Psychiatry, Ain Shams University

2019 -PresentConsultant Psychiatrist, Northwest Clinic

2019 – Present Consultant Psychiatrist , GMC Clinics

2017 – 2019Consultant Psychiatrist Dubai Community Health Center

2012 – 2017Consultant Psychiatrist Al Mashfa Psychiatric and Physical Rehabilitation Hospital Private Hospital, Cairo – Egypt

2010 – 2017Neuroscience Medical Advisor, SAMETA Region Eli Lilly and Company, Cairo – Egypt and Dubai – UAE

2010 -2018Consultant at Ain Shams University Institute of Psychiatry Ain Shams University, Cairo – Egypt

2009 – 2010Fellow of Ain Shams University Institute of Psychiatry Ain Shams University, Cairo – Egypt

2008 -2009Consultant Psychiatrist International Hospital of Bahrain Private Hospital, Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain

2005 – 2008Consultant Psychiatrist Practicing at Own Private Clinic, Cairo – Egypt

2005 – 2008Lecturer of Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine Misr University for Science and Technology, 6th of October City – Egypt

2004 Visiting Lecturer of Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine Suez Canal University, Ismailia – Egypt

2003-2004Fellow of Ain Shams University Institute of Psychiatry Ain Shams University Hospitals, Cairo – Egypt

2002 – 2003Consultant Psychiatrist of the Day Hospital and Counseling & Rehabilitation Clinic Psychological Medicine Hospital (Prof. Adel Sadek) Private Hospital, Cairo – Egypt

2002 – 2005Consultant Psychiatrist Prof. Okasha’s Hospital for Psychological Medicine
Private Hospital, Cairo – Egypt

2000Clinical Attachment Department of Community Psychiatry King’s College London University, London – United Kingdom

1996-1998Resident of Neurology and Psychiatry Ain Shams University Hospitals Faculty of Medicine – Ain Shams University, Cairo – Egypt