Prof. Ashraf Hatem

Prof. Ashraf Hatem

Professor of Pulmonary Medicine, Cairo University
Former Minister of Health and Population
Chairman of the Health Committee of the Egyptian Parliament

Professor Ashraf Hatem was the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt (SCU) from 2012 to 2017. During his role as a Secretary General for the SCU, Professor Hatem led a reform team that worked with other regulatory bodies and universities to upgrade and reform the higher education system via initiating an independent body for its financing and regulation in the name of HERFA (The Higher Education Regulatory and Funding Agency). He was a member of the Supreme Council of PreUniversity Education, which initiated the reform plan for Egypt’s new system of school education.

Professor Hatem is a member of the Higher Committee on Viruses at the Supreme Council of University Hospitals and the Higher Committee on Grievances at the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education. He is also a member of the Board of the Trustees at Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 and the University of Hertfordshire in Egypt.

He was formerly a Consultant to the Minister of Higher Education for Universities Hospitals. Professor Hatem was also a Consultant to the Minister of Health in the area of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis. He has been chairing the Board of the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt since 2013.

Professor Hatem was the Director General of Cairo University Hospitals (2005-2011). He was the Director of the Mubarak-Kohl Institute of Nursing. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine. Professor Ashraf Hatem acts as a reviewer for Chest in the official journal of the American College of Chest Physicians.

He is a Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at Kasr Al Aini Faculty of Medicine in Cairo University and is a holder of MD degree in Chest Diseases, M. Sc. in CHEST and MB, Bch from Cairo University Egypt and earned his E.C.F.M.G. from the USA.