Ibrahimian Lectures

The “Ibrahimian Lecture” is an annual tradition of the Egyptian Society of Surgeons (ESS) for many years now. The lecture is dedicated to the memory of one of the greatest and most renowned surgeons in Egypt’s modern history, whose contributions paved the road for a better health sector in Egypt, and not just in the field of surgery, and that is Ali Pasha Ibrahim.

Ali Pasha Ibrahim is one of the first modern Egyptian surgeons. He was born in Alexandria on October 10th, 1880. When his family moved to Cairo, he finished his high school with flying colors and joined the Qasr Al-Aini School of Medicine in 1897 and graduated on 1901. His very first career achievement was performing a major surgery on Sultan Hussein Kamel, the Egyptian Sultan during the first decade of the 20th century. The sultan gave him the title of “Surgeon of the Supreme Sultanate Court”. Later on, Aly Ibrahim Pasha was elected in the Egyptian parliament, to become the first Egyptian doctor ever to become a senator, and then became the first Egyptian Dean of Qasr El-Aini Faculty of Medicine on 1929. He started his term by allowing Egyptian females to join the faculty on equal terms with their male counterparts. On January 1930, he founded the Egyptian Medical Society, along with some of his colleagues, and through that society issued the very first Egyptian medical journal. He also founded the Egyptian Medical Syndicate, and was elected its first president on January 1940, and was appointed by Prime-Minister Hasan Sabry Pasha as the Egyptian Minister of Health, between June 1940 and September 1941.

List of Ibrahimian Lectures held by the ESS:

(In memory of the Great and Pioneering Egyptian Surgeon Ali Pasha Ibrahim)

“Management of carotid artery stenosis: Past, present and future.”

By: Nabil El Mehairy

Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Ain Shams University

(February 22nd to 24th, 2006)

“Management of colorectal cancer”

By: Maged Barsoum

Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University

(February 21st to 23rd, 2007)

“Update management of anterior abdominal wall hernia”

By: Samir Abu Zeid

Emeritus Prof. of Surgery, Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine

(February 20th to 22nd, 2008)

“Genes for the Surgeon”

By: Samir Galal
(February 18th to 20th, 2009)


By: Mahmoud Sherif

Emeritus professor, National Cancer Institute

(February 17th to 19th, 2010)

“Surgery in Ancient Egypt”

By: Mohamed Reda Awad

Prof. of Rheumatology & Rehabilitation, Al Azhar University

(February 29th to March 2nd, 2012)

“Insulin producing cells from human bone marrow cells”

By: Mohammed Ghoneim

Professor of Urology, Mansoura University

(April 10th to 12th, 2013)

“The future of organ transplantation in Egypt”

By: Adel Hosny

President of the Egyptian Society of Surgeons

(April 16th to 18th, 2014)