I grew up… in Egypt surrounded by the richness of ancient history and the warmth and kindness of its population, hand in hand with the tension and boiling politics in the middle east which I hated hence my immigration to Australia.
I start my day by… a big hug and kiss from each of my three beautiful girls as it simply recharges my inner drive and boosts my strength to start another day with lots of love to the whole world.
When I am not working… I enjoy family gatherings whether indoors or outdoors, going to the gym (struggling to lose weight) and most importantly lots of shopping especially nice shoes. I also enjoy learning, I always keep up to date with the most recent conferences and regularly upgrade my skills with various workshops.
I wish I could… follow through every successful infertility case and see those embryos that we transferred through to their childhood, adulthood and even more so, to see their children.
Most people don’t know that… I am a great cook, I get away from cooking for family and friends as I am always busy, to the degree that everyone thought that I cannot cook.
When I was growing up, I wanted to be… an ophthalmologist; I always thought the eyes were the doorway to the soul. Then I realised that just by being sincere and caring you can connect with everyone.
My favourite holiday spot is… Byron Bay, Clarks beach (who doesn’t like it?!)
My greatest achievement is … having both a wonderful family (three beautiful girls and a loving husband) and being a FRANZCOG and working in a field that I love and enjoy. Obviously the most exciting part is working in infertility.
The one person I would have liked to have met is… the first IVF baby. I wonder how she felt through her life being so unique and different.
The best advice my parents gave me was… one should always do his best and be generous to everyone else regardless of their show of appreciation.