Bachelor Medical/Surgical, Zagazig University, Egypt, 1987.
House officer Zagazig University Hospital, 1988, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden, 1988-1989. Resident in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery Sahlgrenska Hospital-Gothenburg (Sweden) University, Sweden, 1989-1992, resident in neurosurgery, since 1995. Temporary physician Uddevalla (Sweden) Hospital, 1993-1994.
Resident in vascular and trauma surgery östra Hospital-Gothenburg University, 1996-1997. Surgeon Ryhov Hospital, Jönköping, Sweden, 1997-1999, Lund University Hospital, Sweden, 1999-2000, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, since 2000.
Fellow American College Angiology. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Heart Association, Scandinavian Association for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Council Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery Council, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Christina Starkenberg, June 26, 1992. Children: Magda, Joseph.