Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology & Public Health
Howard Hall 142G
Education and Training
- 1983-89: Faculty of Medicine, M.B., B.Ch., Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
- 1994: Faculty of Medicine, Master of Science in Surgery (M.S.), Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
- 2001: Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Baltimore, Maryland
Post Graduate Education and Clinical Training
- 1990-91: Alexandria University Hospitals, Internship, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
- 1991-94: Dept. of General Surgery, Residency/General & Pediatric Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
- 1995-98: Department of Pediatrics, Residency/Pediatrics, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
- 1998-99: Department of Pediatrics, Chief Resident/Pediatrics, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
- 1999-2003: Department of Pediatrics, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship Program, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. El-Kamary is pediatrician and infectious disease epidemiologist. He has conducted research on the epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly hepatitis infections, with a focus on hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Egypt. He has focused on the incidence, prevalence and risk factors of HCV in pregnant women and their children, and the immune responses that affect vertical transmission and persistence of infection. He also studies infectious diseases in the United States, and has conducted several vaccine and therapeutic clinical trials in the US and Egypt.
General Pediatrics, Global Health, Epidemiology, Bioethics, Vaccinology
Dr. El-Kamary has published over 50 peer reviewed journal articles and four book chapters
Dr. El-Kamary’s research interests are focused on studying the epidemiology and immunology of viral hepatitis infections, particularly in pregnant women and their children. After the introduction of universal hepatitis B vaccination in Egypt, Dr. El-Kamary demosntrated that hepatitis C viral infections (HCV) became the predominant blood borne virus; and that dental care in children was a major risk factor for continued HCV transmission. He also studied the morbidity of acute and chronic hepatitis and conducted clinical trials in Egypt to test allopathic and alternative therapies to alleviate symptoms and treat acute hepatitis infections. In addition to his work on HCV in Egypt, his global health work includes collaborations with several investigators on campus in studies of HIV, poliomyelitis and tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria.
As a clinician and vaccinologist, he worked with colleagues at the Center for Vaccine Development on several vaccine trials including a safer small pox vaccine, a norovirus vaccine, and an oral anti-diarrheal vaccine derived from enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.
Dr. El-Kamary is a general pediatrician who sees patients three days a week.
- 2012 Recipient: Faculty Mentor Award, Epidemiology and Human Genetics Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
- 2014 Recipient, Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Graduate Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
- 2014 Recipient, Medical Student Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Graduate Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
- 2014 Inductee, Delta Omega Honorary Society for Public Health