Sir Magdi Yacoub lectures at Zewail City
Sir Magdi Yagoub, professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute of Imperial College London, delivered a lecture at Zewail City's 6th of October campus titled The Glory and Threat of Science and Medicine. The lecture was held on March 16, 2014.
The lecture was part of Sir Yacoub’s visit to Zewail City to meet with the its founding provost and acting president, Dr. Sherif Sedky, along with a number of senior administration staff members, to learn about the city’s latest activities and achievements.
Sir Magdi Yacoub was born in Egypt and graduated from Cairo University's Faculty of Medicine in 1957. He trained in London and later held an assistant professorship at the University of Chicago in the U.S. Sir Yacoub was a British Heart Foundation professor of cardiothoracic surgery for over 20 years, and a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at Harefield Hospital (U.K.) from 1969 to 2001 and the Royal Brompton Hospital (U.K.) from 1986 to 2001.
Yacoub has an active interest in global healthcare delivery with a particular focus on developing programs in Egypt, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Jamaica. He is the founder and president of the Chain of Hope charity, treating children with correctable cardiac conditions from war-torn and developing countries and establishing training and research programs in local cardiac units.