Name: Mahmoud A Hafez



Mini CV / Biography


  • Trained and worked in UK for > 10 years and had arthroplasty fellowship in UK, USA and Canada.
  • Special interest is knee and hip arthroplasty with 20 years experience in CAOS.


  • of patient specific templates and custom-made guides for total knee arthroplasty since 2001.

Awards and Grants:

  • Winner UK Alumni Award (Entrepreneurial), British Council, Cairo, Egypt, 26 February, 2018
  • ORS Business Plan Competition Semi-Finalist, 2018
  • Gold Medal with appreciation of the jury for patents on PSI, Geneva inventions, Switzerland, 2014 & 2016
  • Certificate of recognition in Science, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Ministry of Higher Education, Cairo, Egypt, 2015
  • IFIA Laurel of 4th World Cup of Computer Implemented Inventions, International Federation of Inventors Association, Hungary 2014
  • Hap Paul award, International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, USA 2010
  • Certificate of Recognition in Teaching, Arab Medical Union, 2010
  • Exemplary Surgeon Award by the Ministry of Health, Egypt, 2009
  • Certificate of Recognition, The Medical School, October 6 University, Egypt, 2008
  • Listed in “Who is Who in Medicine” 2006 & “Who is Who in Engineering” USA, 2007
  • Japanese SICOT Award, Japan, 2005
  • British Orthopaedic Association Travelling Fellowship Award, 2004
  • Pfizer Academic Award, UK 2004
  • Meyerding Essay Award, American Fracture Association, USA, 1999


License and Registration:

UK: General Medical Council (GMC), full registration, no. 428 44 95 .
Canada: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, limited registration, no. 84100.
Egypt: Egyptian Medical Syndicate, full registration, Consultant Register, no. 305.

Training and Experience:

I trained in the UK for more than 10 years, passed through basic (SHO) and higher (SpR) surgical training, and worked as a senior registrar and locum consultant.

My subspecialty experience in hip and knee arthroplasty was gained from 3 international centres:

  • Wrightington Hospital, Wigan, UK;
  • Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;
  • St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Special interest: Navigation & & CAOS, particularly in hip and knee arthroplasty
Pioneer: Patient specific instruments (PSI)
for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The interest in computer assisted orthopaedic surgery (CAOS) started in 1998 with a one-year fellowship in navigation and robotics, University of Hull, UK. In 2001, I initiated and run a laboratory project at the University of Leeds, UK leading to the development of the novel technique of PSI. It has been clinically used worldwide since 2008 with > 10,000 case/ a month. For which, I was granted 3 awards ISTA, 2010”. I published 10 book chapters, few editorials & several originals in this field. I organised few Int. symposia on PSI, and several on CAOS. Invited to be instructor in ICL & workshops, and be session chairman in this field by SICOT, CAOS International, Cleveland Clinic Knee Summit. A reviewer of PSI technology by ECRI, USA & a consultant to ConforMIS, USA.


1. Patient specific instruments and related methods for joint replacement. US61/641,851
2. A Device and A Technique of Patient Specific Instruments for Knee Arthroplasty With A Universal and An Open Platform. PCT/EG2013/000014
3. A Tool for Custom-Made Instruments and Implant for Artificial Knee Joint of Dogs .
4. A Method for Connecting Custom Made Guides to Conventional Instruments of Joint Replacement 

Research and Publications:  

o Theses:

MSc thesis, Cairo University, Egypt (on cervical spine in rheumatoid arthritis)

MD thesis, University of Leeds, UK (on total knee replacement)

o Originals: Several in peer reviewed journals such asCORR, JBJS-B, Injury, Archives of Orthopaedics, CAS, IEEE, Foot & Ankle (Int& Surgery), operative tech in Orth, F Rheum, biomedical Eng, KSSTA, Int J Medical Rob, Study Health Technology Information, CAD, IJCARS, Current Orthopaedic Practice, OJO,Bone Joint J and others

Citations and references: > 200 Impact factor (sum): > 30 H index: 7

o Presentations > 100 in Intconferences such as AAOS, EFORT, ORS, SICOT, ICS, BTS, BORS,ISTA, CAOSInt, MIS_CAOS, AFA, CAOS-UK, EKA, ESSKA, CARS & others

o Community Arthroplasty register: I established the register and the data base.

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o Egyptian Musculoskeletal Research Association (EMRA): Founder and president.

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o Book Chapters & Editorials: The most popular book chapter in “Surgery of the Knee” textbook, Insall-Scott. Elsevier, 2006 (1655-1674) & 2012 (1240-1254)

o Chairman in Conferences: Session chairman, faculty and/ or instructor in ICLs for SICOT, CAOS International, ESSKA, CCF Knee Summit, CAOS-UK, French conference 

o Editorial & Review Activities

Editorial board member, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS-British) for the Middle East Edition
Editorial board member, Open Journal of Orthopaedics (OJO), USA 
Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue, Advances in Orthopaedics Journal 
Editor of “October medical”, a new local journal & newsletter
Reviewer to the Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR), USA
Reviewer to The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS-American) Reviewer to The Journal of Computer Aided Surgery (CAS), USA Reviewer to British Medical journal (BMJ), UK
Panel peer reviewer, AO foundation, Switzerland
Reviewer to ECRI institute “health Technology Assessment”, USA 

Teaching and Examination:

  • Examiner for the SICOT diploma (World Orthopaedic Organization)
  • Examiner, National Egyptian Training Program in Orthopaedics 
  • Ex Head of Year I exam panel, Medical School, October 6 University
  • Undergraduate teacher & examiner in medical, physiotherapy & nursing schools, October 6 University & external examiner for MSc 
  • Established training program/ professional diploma in orthopaedics 
  • Teaching in “Basic Surgical Skills Course”, Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK. 
  • Attended ATLS instructor & Training the trainer (ToT) courses
  • Established Int Arthroplasty Conference, CAOS & PSI symposia, orthopaedic review, orthopaedic skills & orthopaedic nursing Courses 
  • Conferences and courses: Session chairman, faculty and/ or instructor in ICLs for SICOT, CAOS International, ESSKA, EKA, Cleveland Clinic Knee Summit, CAOS-UK, Glasgow basic and advanced knee course, Stolzalpe(Austrian) knee course (in Egypt),B. Braun Orthopaedic Day (Nice, France) &others 


  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
  • World Orthopaedic Organisation (SICOT)
  • International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA)
  • International Society of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic surgery (CAOS)
Voluntary work:
  • Founder of "Al Mohsen Medical Charity" to help in providing free medical treatment for the needy. In 2012, we got a funding from Misr El Kheir Foundation to perform 100 operations (TKA) for patients with knee OA.
  • Founder & Chairman of the Egyptian Musculoskeletal Research Association:(EMRA): With the aim to facilitate academic activities and high quality research leading to innovations and international publications.

  • Established the Egyptian Arthroplasty Register, which is now an associate member of the International Society of arthroplasty Registers (ISAR).

  • Translation of medical books from English to Arabic: I translated a chapter from “Harrison Principles of Internal Medicine” from English to Arabic, it was published in The New Egyptian Journal of Medicine. 1987;1(1):250-6 & 1987;1(2):571-4. 

I like music, travelling and writing poetry.