Eldhamy, MD, MBA
founded Telemed Foundation in 2012. Dr. Eldahmy is the Medical Director of
two out-patient Behavioral Health Clinics in Southern California, Laguna
Behavioral and Long Beach Behavioral.
In 1975, Dr. Eldahmy received his MD
from Ain Shams School of Medicine in Cairo-Egypt and then completed his
residency in Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine in 1984, after
which he went in to private practice in Southern California. His fellowship in
Psychiatry included the Eating Disorders Program at the University of
California, Irvine. In 1997, Dr. Eldahmy received his HealthCare MBA from
the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Eldahmy is the Medical Director of the program MDLaguna, intensive outpatient program for Eating Disorders.
Dr. Eldahmy has served as Medical
Director at the Long Beach Eating Disorder Clinics, the Long Beach Psychiatric
Center, and for Charter out-patient clinics in Los Alamitos, CA. He also
served as chief of staff at Los Altos Hospital in Long Beach, CA.
Vice Chair Egyptian American Organization 2015-2016.
Member of the American Medical Association.
Member of the American Telemedicine Association.
Member of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth.
Michael A. Michalske, a partner in the law firm of
Russell, Kendall & Michalske LLP has practiced commercial real estate law
for over thirty years. Mr. Michalske began his real estate law practice with
First Interstate Bank and subsequently as Associate General Counsel with
Coldwell Banker Management Corporation where he was to become a department head
and Associate General Counsel dealing exclusively with real estate and real
estate finance. At Genesis Group, a major development company, and its
major affiliates, Independence Savings & Loan Association and Silverado
Country Club, Mr. Michalske was responsible for major loans, real estate
acquisitions and sales, land use and governmental entitlements, construction
contracts and property management. Mr. Michalske's current private practice
includes a wide range of real estate investor transactions from acquisition and
due diligence evaluation, entity creation and structuring to financing,
entitlements, development, construction, leasing and sales of major investment
and development transactions. Mr. Michalske holds a bachelor’s degree from St.
Louis University (where he was a National Merit Scholar), a law degree from
Case Western Reserve University (where he was an Elihu Root Scholar), and an
MBA with a specialization in finance from the University of Southern
California. He is a retired officer with twenty years in the US Navy JAG Corps.
Hamdy A. Abbass received his Bachelors of Arts in
Plant Pathology from the University of Alexandria, Egypt in June of 1975.
Mr Abbass’ coursework provided him with a strong foundation in both insurance
and financial planning. He earned a Life Underwriter Training Certified
Fellowship (LUTCF) designation and is fluent in both Arabic and English.
Mr Abbass held intern and
management positions before becoming an Insurance and Financial advisor with
The Prudential Insurance Company in 1987. He currently holds licenses in
Life and Health, Property and Casualty, and has Series 6 and Series 63 Security
From 1996 to the present, Mr
Abbass has been involved with multiple organizations including UC Davis School
of Law Pre-Law Outreach Boot Camp program, Student’s For Human Rights in the
America’s, Students for Justice & Peace, The Coalition of Concerned Legal
Professionals, Professional Chair of Law for Phi Alpha Delta International
Pre-Law Fraternity, and the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.
Hisham Abdel-Azim, MD
is a bone marrow transplant-pediatric Hematology/Oncology physician. Dr. Abdel
Azim is currently part of the faculty at USC Keck School of Medicine. He is
also an attending physician at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in the
Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disease, as well as the bone marrow
transplant program. He is the Director of the clinical immunology lab; the flow
cytometry/sorting research core and the associate director of the hematopoietic
stem cell processing lab. His expertise spans the field of clinical bone marrow
transplantation; laboratory hematopoietic stem cell processing and
Hematology/Oncology; laboratory evaluation of hematological malignancies and
minimal residual disease assessment as well as immune reconstitution
Abdel-Azim graduated from Cairo University, received his initial training at
the NCI Cairo in Egypt and continued training in the United States. He
performed his residency at New York Medical College and held fellowships at USC
Dr. Mohamed Abdou is currently a professor of
Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA. He is also the director of both the
UCLA Fusion Science and Technology Center and the Center for Energy Science and
Technology Advanced Research. In 1973, Professor Abdou received his PhD in
Nuclear Engineering with a minor in Physics at University of Wisconsin.
Professor Abdou's main research focus
is fusion engineering with special emphasis on Fusion Nuclear Technology. He
has held multiple leadership positions on a variety of committees and panels
including Chairman of the International Standing Committee for Fusion Nuclear
Technology and Leader of the US-Japan Collaboration on Thermofluids and
Thermomechanics. Over the last 30 years, Professor Abdou has received many
awards and honors for his research and contributions to fusion science and
Albers, MD is
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the University Of
California Irvine College Of Medicine.
He is the Chief of Psychiatry and Chief of the Mental Health Care Group
at the Long Beach VA Healthcare System.
Dr. Albers earned his bachelors degree in psychology and graduated Phi
Beta Kappa from UCLA. He subsequently
received his medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine and completed
a residency in psychiatry at UC Irvine.
Dr. Albers has been voted Teacher of
the Year by the psychiatry residents at UC Irvine and is a recipient of the
West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry Faculty Research Award. He has been the Principal Investigator or
Co-investigator on various clinical trials in mood and psychotic disorders with
an emphasis on drug-drug interactions.
He has numerous publications in
psychopharmacology and is Co-author of two Current
Clinical Strategies books in Psychiatry and Psychiatric Drugs. His primary research interest is in
pharmacogenetics and he has been a member of the planning committee for two
international meetings of the Pacific Rim Association for Clinical
Pharmacogenetics. His current clinical
focus is in the treatment of refractory mood and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Nagwa Bekir is a professor in the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering at California State University, Northridge.
She received her undergraduate degree at Cairo University then receiver her MS
and PhD in Electrical Engineering at USC.
Bekir's research and teaching primarily focuses on communication systems ,
radar systems and fiber-optic communications. She is a member of Tau Beta Pi
Engineering Honor Society, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering
Honor Society, and CSUN IEEE Chapter.
Magdy Eletreby is currently the Director at
Mr. Eletreby completed his
undergraduate education at the University of Cairo and then received his
Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from California State University,
Los Angeles in 1980.
While in Egypt, Mr. Eletreby held
engineering positions including Sound Recording Engineer at the Egyptian
Organization of Movie Studios and Electrical Construction Engineer at Arab
Contractors. Since moving to Southern California, Mr. Eletreby has held various
positions including Communications Systems Planning and Design for the County
of Los Angeles and Computer Software Engineer for the Douglas Aircraft Company
& Northrop. He later worked his way from Software Research and Development
to Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, and finally to Chief Executive
Office at Etreby Computer Company, Inc.
Mohamed A. El-Shahawy, MD, MPH, MHA is currently the Transplant Nephrologist and Islet
Transplant Physician at City of Hope National Medical Center. Dr. El-Shahawy is
also Professor of Medicine at both the City of Hope National Medical Center and
KECK-USC School of Medicine.
Dr. El-Shahawy graduated with
Honors from Cairo University Faculty of Medicine with his Medical Doctorate
(MD) in 1979. He later received his Master in Health Administration (MHA) from
USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development and his Master in Public Health
(MPH) from KECK-USC School of Medicine. Dr. El-Shahawy initially trained in
Internal Medicine while in Cairo and later held both an internship and a
residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine. He had
fellowships for Kidney Diseases and Transplantation at the University of
Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Nephrology at LAC/USC Medical Center. Since
receiving his education, Dr. El-Shahawy has been published multiple times,
contributed to many peer reviews, and presented in national meetings and
Dr. El-Shahawy holds local,
national, and international society memberships including the Egyptian
Syndicate of Physicians, the American Society of Transplantation, and the Los
Angeles County Professional Staff Association. He is also a reviewer of
scientific journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the American
Journal of Nephrology, and the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Fouad, MBA is business
& technology executive with a broad and deep technology background combined
with a sophisticated grasp of market and industry trends. Tarek’s 20 years
experience in software systems and mobile networks includes 10 years as
president & CEO of SenCom, Inc. Prior to founding SensCom, Tarek was
Regional Director Engineering with Pacific Bell Wireless (Now AT&T).
Tarek holds Master of Business
Administration from the University of Oxford and a bachelor of Electrical and
Electronic Engineering from the University of Greenwich (UK).
Tarek is also a Chartered Engineer and
Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Ghoniem, MD, FACS
Vice-Chairman and Professor of
Urology, Chief, Division of Female Urology, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and
Dr Ghoniem was born in Alexandria,
Egypt in 1950, and he graduated from Alexandria Medical School in November,
1974. He completed his residency at the University of Alexandria,
Alexandria, Egypt in 1978 and departed Egypt for an additional residency
training program in urology at the University of Michigan. His fellowship
training in neurourology and female urology was at Brown University in Rhode
Island. He joined Tulane University in 1987 and promoted to a full tenure
professor of urology & gynecology in 1998. He joined Cleveland Clinic
in 2000 and UCI 2011.
Dr Ghoniem has served as a consultant
of the surgical treatment group of the 1st International Consultation on
urinary incontinence, 1998, and he was a member of the same committee in the
2nd Consultation on Urinary Incontinence, 2001. NIH appointed him as a
chairman for review panel on incontinence (2009), also served as a reviewer on
the study sections of bladder physiology (2000) and urinary incontinence
He served as an elected member of the
scientific committee on ICS and elected member of the SUFU executive committee.
He completed a three-year term as Chairman of the Research and
Development Committee of the IUGA. Currently, he is the North America
representative for International Urogyecology Association (IUGA) and member of
the IUGA executive board.
Dr Ghoniem has edited two books:
"Practical Guide to Female Pelvic Medicine" and "Pelvic Floor
Dysfunction: a Multidisciplinary Approach." He wrote or cowrote more
than 130 publications including peer-reviewed papers, 20 videos, audio-tapes,
review articles, editorials, and 23 book chapters. Also, he is editor of
the special issue of Neurourology and Urodynamics for "Animal Models to
Study Lower Urinary Tract", and co-editor of a special issue of Clinics in
Colon and Rectal Surgery for "Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: the Importance of
He is section editor for the Arab
Journal of Urology (AJU) and on the editorial board of Journal of INternational
Urogynecology, Pelvic Floor Medicine Journal, and Journal of Neurourology and
Urodynamics. He is reviewer of many journals and has been appointed as an
expert reviewer for Journal of Urology, Urology, Neurourology and Urodynamics
and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
He is a member of several societies
including the American Urological Association, Southeastern Section of the
American Urological Association, Society of Urodynamics
and Female Urology, International Continence Society (ICS),
International Urogynecology Association (IUGA) and the American Urogynecology
He is named in "Best
Doctors" in America since 2005-2012. In 2011, the National
Association For Continence (NAFC) awarded him, with the Rodney Appell
Continence Care Champion.
Nasr Ghoniem is
a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professor at UCLA. He was elected a
Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics in 20120. Dr. Ghoniem's main areas
of interest include the material defects and degradation in mechanical design,
plasma and laster processing, and radiation interaction with materials. He has
collaborated with others to publish multiple articles discussing a variety of
subjects including the development of structural material and interactions of
specific materials with different elements.
I Hassanein, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF is prominent in the fields of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and
Internal Medicine. Dr Hassanein is currently the Medical Director of
Southern California Liver Centers and Director of Clinical Trials at Southern
California Research Center. He is Professor of Medicine at the School of
Medicine, University of California San Diego in San Diego, CA. He is the
Associate Director of Liver Transplantation at Scripps Green Hospital in La
Jolla, CA and Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Sharp Coronado Hospital
in Coronado, CA.
Dr Hassanein has received a multitude of awards including United States Senate
Certificate of Commendation and Certificate of Special Congressional
Recognition. He has participated in numerous research studies since 1996,
most recently dealing with the treatment of Hepatitis C. Over the last 30
years, Dr Hassanein has published multiple articles in scientific journals
regarding different aspects of liver disease.
Dr Hassanein received his initial medical training at Alexandria University in
Egypt. He continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh in
Pittsburgh, PA and Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Dr Hassanein
maintains Licensure in California, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and
Egypt. He is board certified in the areas of Hepatology, Liver
Transplantation, Gastroenterology, and Internal Medicine. He is a member
of both national and international associations including American Medical
Association, American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterological
Association, European Association for the Study of the Liver, National Arab
American Medical Association, International Liver Transplantation Society, and
International Gastro-Surgical Club.
Metyas MD, MSC, FACR, FACP is assistance Clinical Professor of Rheumatology at University
of Southern California, Also treasurer of Southern California Rheumatology
Society; He is Board Certified Internal medicine and Rheumatology.
Dr Metyas graduated from Menufiya
University, Egypt in 1988, then he received Master of orthopedic surgery in
He has multiple publications in peer
review journals and he is Co-Editor -In Chief of Current Rheumatology Reviews
Journal. He received multiple Honorable awards, including Hospital Hero
award, Certificate of congressional Recognition", and California State
Senate Certificate of Recognition".
Hussein Moustafa, MD, FACEP is currently Attending Physician at Glendale Memorial Hospital,
one of the top cardiology hospitals in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Moustafa
attended the University of Alexandria, Egypt where he received his Medical
Doctorate in 1981 and his Masters of Emergency Medicine in 1986. He received
postgraduate training at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Moustafa
then worked at hospitals in both Egypt and Qatar before moving to the United
Between 1993 and 1997, Dr. Moustafa
received his Transitional Internship and Emergency Medicine Residency from USC.
He held a Research Assistant position at USC Emergency Medicine Associates. Dr.
Moustafa then worked as Emergency and Attending Physician for various Medical
Centers in Southern California including Southern California Permanente,
King/Drew, and St. John Regional Medical Center.
In addition to his advanced career as
a physician, Dr. Moustafa has 19 years of teaching experience most
recently as Associate Clinical Professor at David Geffen School of Medicine,
UCLA. He has also had multiple peer review articles published in a variety of
Reda, MD, FCCP, FAAP
is currently the Chief Executive Officer at both South Counties Pediatric
Critical Care Medical Group and Newport Children's Medical Group. Dr. Reda is
also Chairman of Pediatrics Department for Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
Dr. Reda attended medical school in
Egypt at Cairo University School of Medicine where he received his MD in 1986.
He held post-doctoral training positions at various hospitals in Egypt,
New York, and California. He is board certified with the American Board of
Pediatrics and the American Suboard of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Reda's special interests include
asthma, flexible bronchoscopy and pulmonary medicine, ventilatory management of
pediatric respiratory failure, and pediatric acute respiratory distress
syndrome. He has received multiple honors and awards for his work in Pediatric
Medicine including most recently in 2012 being selected by OCMA as one of the
top Physicians in Pediatric Critical Care, being featured in Los Angeles
Magazine as one of the Best Doctors in California in the field of Pediatric
Pulmonary and Critical Care, and receiving an AMA Physician Recognition Awards
Reist, MD, MBA, is an
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the
University of California, Irvine. He also serves as Assistant Dean in the
School of Medicine and the Director of Medical Research for the Long Beach
Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.
Dr. Reist received his undergraduate
degree in chemistry and biology at Eastern Mennonite University in
Harrisonburg, Virginia. Following medical training at Virginia Commonwealth University
in Richmond, he completed his psychiatry residency at the University of
California, Irvine. He also earned a certificate in molecular biology from
Smith College-New England Biolabs and an MBA from the Anderson School of
Management at the University of California in Los Angeles.
Reist’s clinical interests include schizophrenia, impulsivity, PTSD,
pharmacogenomics, and psychopharmacology. The National Alliance for Research on
Schizophrenia and Depression, the National Institute on Mental Health, and VA
Medical Research have supported his research. He has served as principal
investigator on many clinical trials in areas including schizophrenia, PTSD,
bipolar disorder, and impulsivity. He is a member of professional societies,
including the American Psychiatric Association, Psychiatric Research Society,
Pacific Rim Association for Clinical Pharmacogenetics, and the Society of
Biological Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Psychiatric
Association and has been recognized as an Exemplary Psychiatrist by the
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and was
listed in “Best Doctors” for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. His scientific work has been published in a
variety of journals, including Molecular Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry,
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, and
Neuropsychiatric Genetics. He has
served as an expert witness for malpractice defense and in Federal patent
litigation. Lastly, he has
extensive experience in psychiatric education that include CME conferences
(www.desertpacific.mirecc.va.gov), developing web content, PDA applications
(ePocrates, iPhone) and publishing pocket books that provide information on
psychiatric disorders and treatment
Professor M. Yahya “Medy” Sanadidi
was born in Damanhour, Egypt. He received his high school diploma from College
Saint Marc D’Alexandrie, his B. Sc. from the University of Alexandria, Egypt,
his M. Sc. from Penn State, and his Ph. D. in Computer Science from UCLA in
He is currently an Adjunct
Professor at the UCLA Computer Science Department, where he guides research in
high performance robust network communications protocols. At UCLA, he also
teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Queuing Systems and Computer
From 1991 to 1999, Dr. Sanadidi
was a Manager and Senior Consulting Engineer at AT&T/Teradata, and led
several groups responsible for performance modeling and analysis, operating
systems, and parallel query optimization. Previous to that, from 1984 to 1991,
he held the position of Computer Scientist at Citicorp, where he pursued
R&D projects in wireless metropolitan area data communications. In
particular, between 1984 and 1987, he lead the design and prototyping of a
Wireless MAN for home banking and credit card verification applications. From
1981 to 1983, Professor Sanadidi was an Assistant Professor at the Computer
Science Department, University of Maryland, College Park, Md. There, he taught
Performance Modeling, Computer Architecture and Operating Systems, and was
Principal Investigator for NSA sponsored research in global data communications
Professor Sanadidi, who has been a
Senior Member of the IEEE and Member of the ACM, has consulted for industrial
concerns, co-authored over one hundred publications, has been awarded three
patents in performance modeling and communications protocols, has served as
reviewer and member of editorial board of journal publications, and served as
member of conference program and organizing committees, as well as chairman of
His current research interests are
in Path Characteristics Estimation and its application in Congestion Control,
Adaptive Multimedia Streaming, robust wireless network relying on network
coding, and networking issues involving hybrid wire/wireless paths.
Dr. Sanadidi has been an active
member in Egyptian American cultural and social affairs. He was the founder of
the Egyptian Club of UCLA in 1979, and later also the founder of the Egyptian
American Organization in 1984. He has also served on the board of the
organizations and has been President and Chair of the Board of these
With his son Ezedin Sanadidi, Dr.
M. Yahya Sanadidi also founded Bella Pita, Inc. and Bella Pita Franchising
Corporation. Both privately owned California corporations aiming to provide
Mediterranean food in a quick service small footprint format, worldwide.
Dr. Ali A. Selim, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, Rolla in 1976. Dr. Selim's career focused on civil and environmental engineering. He held positions in the field as a designer, planner, and director while also working as a professor before retiring in October of 2008. Dr. Selim continues to teach courses at South Dakota State University.
Dr. Selim holds numerous honors including the 2001/2012 President of T&DI/ASCE, chairman of multiple T&DI/ASCE councils, Gold and Silver medals from the Invention & Professional Exhibition for Fiber Mastic Asphalt in Pittsburgh, PA, and several nominations for "Teacher of the Year" at SDSU. He is also a member of multiple societies including NSPE, ASCE, ASEE, and NACE.
Dr. Selim has been a consultant to both Egyptian and American companies. Throughout his career, Dr. Selim has invested in many research projects focused on advancing civil and environmental engineering. He has also published and presented on an array of topics in his field.
Ahmed Shereen, Jr is currently a Post Doctoral Scholar at University of
California, Irvine’s Brain Circuit’s Laboratory. He received his
undergraduate degrees in Physics and Philosophy at University of Dayton, Ohio
and then both MS and PhD’s in Physics from University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr Shereen has worked mainly as a
teaching and research assistant while attending school in Ohio. Most
recently he has assisted in research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical
Research Center in the Imagining Research Center and the Pediatric Neuroscience
Research Center. Dr Shereen was also a Consultant at General Nano LLC in
Dr Shereen is currently affiliated
with American Physics Society, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in
Medicine, American Heart Association, and Egyptian American Organization.
R. Simpson, MD, PhD
received his undergraduate degree in biology magna cum laude from Harvard University. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from
Washington University in St. Louis. His
thesis work focused on neuroimaging in mood disorders and the functional neuroimaging
of cognition-emotion interactions.
After completing his adult psychiatry
residency at the University of California Los Angeles Neuropsychiatric
Institute/West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, he completed a forensic
psychiatry fellowship at the University of Southern California. He is board-certified in psychiatry and
forensic psychiatry. He has published
several peer-reviewed articles in neuroimaging and in forensic psychiatry. Most recently he edited the book Neuroimaging in Forensic Psychiatry: From
the Clinic to the Courtroom, published by Wiley-Blackwell in April 2012.
Dr. Simpson is a Clinical Assistant
Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southern California and the
University of California, Irvine. He is
currently a Councilor for the Southern California Psychiatric Society, a
District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association, and is also an active
member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
Ronald Zone, CPA, CFP, PFS, MBA, received his PD from UCLA and is a Registered Investment
Adviser with SEC. He has previously worked for Arthur Andersen & Co.,
Bear Sterns & Co., and Cedars Sinai Hospital. Over a 30 year period
Mr. Zone has held President, CFO or Board Member positions at different
companies within the fields of medical services, financial services,
manufacturing, international trade, principal accounting and investment
practice and consumer services.
Mr. Zone has instructed and/or
lectured at many accredited universities, colleges, and groups throughout the
country including UCLA, Peirce College, Becker CPA Review, California CPA
Foundation, American Management Association, Practical Law Institute, and the
California Bar Association.
Mr. Zone is currently affiliated with
Roosters (Men’s Orange County Charity Group), Share Our Self (SOS), and Laguna
Beach Pageant of Masters. Not only is he a gold member of the American
Institute of CPAS but he also holds memberships with the California Society of
CPAS and the Financial Planning Association.