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Curriculum Vitae Raghda Zaitoun, MD, MRCPCH

Curriculum Vitæ

Dr. Raghda Mohamed Hesham

Zaitoun, MD, MRCPCH

Paediatrics Consultant - Pediatric Neurology.

Lecturer of Paediatrics, Paediatric Neurology Unit, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child health, United Kingdom

Office Address:

Ain Shams University Children Hospital,

Ramssess Street, Abbassiya square, Cairo Egypt, 11556 Home Address:

Villa 57 - Swan Lake Kattameya

Mostafa Kamel Axis

First Settlement, New Cairo


Mobile phone: +2-011********

E-mail:, 1

Curriculum Vitae Raghda Zaitoun, MD, MRCPCH

Personal Information

• Date of Birth: the 2nd of June 1984.

• Gender: Female.

• Nationality: Egyptian.

• Marital Status: Single.

Education and Qualifications:

May 2016: Medical Doctorate Degree in Paediatrics (MD) from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine.

January 2014: Membership of the royal college of Paediatrics and Child heath (MRCPCH) from the royal college of Paediatrics and Child health, UK. May 2012: Masters’ Degree in Paediatric Medicine and Neonatology (M.Sc.) from the Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine – Grade Excellent with honours

December 2007: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B., B.Ch.) from the Ain Shams University medical school - Grade Excellent with honours; 2nd top of class.

June 2001: High School Diploma International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), University of Cambridge International Examinations.

Awards & Grants:

• Award for the top achieving all-round student in IGCSE exams, given by the Gulf English School in Kuwait.

• Award for the top achieving student in community, environmental and occupational medicine, awarded by Ain Shams University Medical school.

• The Award of Professor Mohamed Nagy El Mahallawy for the top achieving student in Internal Medicine.


Curriculum Vitae Raghda Zaitoun, MD, MRCPCH

Professional Registrations and Medical Licenses:

• Medical license to practice, Ministry of health and population, Egypt number 200970, March 7th, 2009 to present

• Full Registration as a medical practitioner at the General Medical Council, UK, Reference number 466603, October 12th, 2016 to present.

• Registration at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) as a specialist of Pediatrics, DHA Unique ID 50345819, November 2020 to present.

• Registered as a member of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate, Currently as Consultant of Pediatrics, registration number 197970, March 2009 to present.


• Member of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child health

(RCPCH), Jan 2014 to present.

• Member of the Movement disorder Society (MDS), Jan 2019 to present.

Conferences and Workshops Attended:

• Updates in Neonatal Respiratory care; October 2012 – Attendance

• Echocardiography for the neonatologist; December 2012 – Attendance

• The 11th, 13th and 14th ESPHO (Egyptian Society of Paediatric Hematology and Oncology) congress; held in 2013, 2015, 2016 – as an Organizer in the first, and an attendee in the latter two.

• The 10th and 11th Pan Arab Child Neurology conferences held in 2014 and 2015 – Attendee.

• Neonatal resuscitation course; December 2014 – Attendance and active 3

Curriculum Vitae Raghda Zaitoun, MD, MRCPCH


• The 6th and 7th, 8th and 9th Scientific Congress of the Pediatric Intensive Care, Ain Shams University held in 2015 to 2019 – Attendance in the first two and as a speaker in the last two.

• The 2nd Annual Pediatric Conference of Suez Canal Authority for Continuous Medical Education and human resources; September 2015 – Speaker.

• The International conference of Pediatric Neurology – Organizer and Speaker.

• The 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd Annual congress of the Pediatric Department Ain Shams University held in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 – Attendance.

• The 16th Scientific Conference of the Future Pediatric Society – Aswan Neurology Day; December 2016 – Attendance.

• The 1st and 2nd Electroencephalogram (EEG) workshops by the Pediatric Neurology team, Pediatric Department, Ain Shams University held in 2015 and 2016 – Hands-On Instructor/ Attendant.

• The workshop on “ Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy updates and EEG monitoring”; January 2017 – Hands-on Instructor/ Attendant

• 123 Basic Neurology workshop for beginners, October 2017 – Instructor.

• The International conference of Pediatric Neurology; October 2017, March 2019, March 2020– Organizer and Speaker

• Basic and Advanced EEG courses: December 2018 and 2019. 4

Curriculum Vitae Raghda Zaitoun, MD, MRCPCH

• 1st

MDS African school for young neurologists: Fundamentals of movement disorders, International Parkinson And Movement Disorder Society, Cairo, Egypt, 17th – 19th January 2019.

• Pediatric EEG teaching course (40 teaching hours), Cairo University, January 2019.

• The PACNA (Pan Arab Child Neurology Association) Conference in Alexandria, Egypt, November 2020 - Speaker.

• Attending multiple faculty and leadership training programs, including those featuring communication skills, presentation skills, the use of modern technology in teaching, examination systems and student assessment, strategic planning, medical research ethics and conference planning.

Career History

October 2016– Present: Lecturer of Paediatric Neurology, Ain Shams University Hospitals, Cairo Egypt.

Job Responsibilities and Clinical Skills:


A- Pediatric Neurology:

•Conducting in-patient ward rounds; one full week every month, in the pediatric neurology ward.

•Management and follow up of patients at the pediatric neurology clinic, Ain Shams University - 2 clinics per week.

•Neuro-electrophysiology: Conducting and interpreting electroencephalograms (EEG).

•Emergency and On-Call duty, responding to consultation requests involving children with neurological emergencies, case assessment, 5

Curriculum Vitae Raghda Zaitoun, MD, MRCPCH

prescribing management plans, and then patient follow up during their hospital stay and after discharge, almost on a daily basis, both in the Hospital wards as well as for Neuro-critical cases admitted at the PICU at Ain Shams University Children Hospital.

•Member of the residents’ surveillance committee: A recently started committee, which is responsible for the continuous guidance and teaching of residents, resident periodic assessments, etc. B- General Paediatrics:

• Regularly conducting in-patient ward rounds, Supervision and On-call Consultant in Pediatric Outpatient clinic and Emergency department At Ain Shams University Children Hospital.

• Experienced in dealing with different pediatric emergencies.

• Talented in patient communication & delivering bad news to the patient & family.

• An Expert at Medical procedures including but not limited to: venous and arterial sampling, venous cannulation, Intra-osseous line insertion. ET intubations, CPR and Lumbar puncture. Academic:

•Teaching clinical rounds at undergraduate and post-graduate (master degree, diploma) levels, at an average of once weekly sessions.

•ASTP (External students) coordinator for the Academic year 2017/8

-2018/9 -2019/20 - 2020/21

•Examiner: Clinical OSCE examiner for under graduate students.

•The course for “Professional certificate in Pediatric Neurology” awarded by the Arab institute for continuing professional development

(AICDP); January 2015 to June 2015 – Lecturer/ Clinical instructor.

•Organising and attending (as an examiner) end of round OSCE exam (4 times per academic year).

•Organizing master degree and diploma clinical examinations (2 times per academic year).


Curriculum Vitae Raghda Zaitoun, MD, MRCPCH

•Contributing to the preparation/ organization of the clinical Pediatrics MD exam.

•Member of the Paediatrics Department Quality assurance and Accreditation of Education team (2016-2019)

November 2014 – October 2016: Assistant lecturer of Paediatric Neurology, Ain Shams University,

• Included small group teaching for the undergraduate students (2 sessions weekly, each 2 hours), office hours for the ASTP students and the supervision of student research activities.

January 2013–November 2014:

Demonstrator of Paediatrics, Pediatric Neurology Unit, Ain Shams University.

June 2009- June 2012: Resident physician of Paediatrics, Ain Shams University Paediatrics Hospital

March 2008- March 2009: Clinical internship at the Ain Shams University Hospital

: The internship year consisted of supervised ER training, clinical rounds, OR attendance and outpatient clinic experience in the following clinical rotations:

• Obstetrics & Gynaecology (2 months)

• Paediatrics (2 months)

• Internal Medicine (2 months)

• General Surgery (2 months, including 2 weeks of Pediatric Surgery rounds)

• Radiodiagnosis (1 month)

• Cardiology (1 month)

• Anaesthesiology (1 month)

• Dermatological Emergencies (1 month)

Research Experience:


Curriculum Vitae Raghda Zaitoun, MD, MRCPCH

Masters’ Thesis: Prospective evaluation of vitamin D supplementation in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus and their siblings: Commenced: 2010, Completed and Discussed: 2012.

MD thesis: Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis among Egyptian Children: A single center experience: Commenced: 2014, Completed and discussed 2016. Supervision of Clinical theses: 10 master degree theses and 2 MD theses, all in the area of pediatric neurology.

International publications:

• ElKhayat H, ELRashidy O, EL-Agouza I, Zaitoun R et al: Childhood Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: An Egyptian pilot study. Acta neurol Belg, 2017.

• Gosh S, Scala M, Beetz C, Zaitoun R et al: A relatively common homozygous TRAPPC4 splicing variant is associated with an early- infantile neurodegenerative syndrome. European Journal of Human Genetics 2020. DOI: 10.1038/s41431-020-00717-5

Information Technology skills:

Excellent IT skills, including: Office Suite: Word, Excel, and Power point. Personal Skills:

Motivated, punctual, organised and ambitious with a relentless work ethic and the ability to work under pressure. I am a quick learner with a great ability to work both as a team leader and a team player. I have a lot of determination and commitment when it comes to achieving my goals and always work in the best of interest for my patients, colleagues and work institution…

Languages Spoken:

· Bilingual: Speaking and writing in Arabic and English with equal proficiency.

• TOEFL Computer Based Test 2001 Score 300/300 – Amideast Kuwait.


Curriculum Vitae Raghda Zaitoun, MD, MRCPCH

• IELTS October 2013 and July 2016 with Band Score of 8.5/9 in both tests.

· French: fair.

Hobbies and Interests:

• Reading: especially English classics and World History.

• Arts: I enjoy painting very much.

• Astronomy.

Raghda Zaitoun, MD

Updated December 2020


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