I dont have any regrets. I consider myself really privileged to belong to medicine and do what I do. I would do it all again.
As a heart surgeon I am on constant call, and when not researching or giving lectures, I like to be with my family.
It is totally unacceptable that there are countries with no paediatric cardiac surgeries.
What I worry about is the lack of understanding in society around the world that there is a divide in the world between those who have and those who do not.
I have a charity called the Chain Of Hope, where we target children from poor areas where heart surgery is not available, and we offer our services.
I actually consider myself as totally privileged to be able to serve science and medicine in a global fashion, because science and medicine know no boundaries.
My dad was a surgeon in Egypt. He was a general surgeon. As a little boy I always admired what he was doing, and I wanted to do surgery.
The nanofibrillar scaffolds designed to guide the process of cellular repopulation is an important step towards prolonging life and enhancing the quality of life for patients with advanced heart disease with defective valve.
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