Dr Nahla Maher Afifi

Dr Nahla Maher Afifi

Acting Director of Qatar Biobank

Dr Nahla Maher Afifi earned her MBBCh with honours from Ain Shams University, Egypt. She received her Master of Anatomy & Embryology, and a Diploma of Gynaecology and Obstetrics from the same University.

She received her Ph.D. of Anatomy & Embryology in 1996 from Ain Shams University under a joint supervision with University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, USA. Dr Afifi started her academic career as a Medical Researcher in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She then served as Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Embryology at Ain Shams University, and Dubai Medical College for Girls, UAE. Dr Afifi joined Qatar University's Biomedical Sciences Program in 1999 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Anatomy and Embryology and to Full Professor on 2007.

She was assigned as a Head of Dept. of Health Sciences from 2007-2009. In December 2013 she joined QF. She is the Education and Scientific Manager/ Acting Director in Qatar Biobank. Dr Nahla Afifi has numerous published researches in her field of expertise. She is a member in several International societies AAA, ASIP, ISBER & ESBB