Dr. Hala Mohamed Abdel Halim Assem

Professor in Pediatrics

Faculty of Medicine

Alexandria University

Alexandria, Egypt


Biography

Currently, Dr. Hala Mohamed Abdel Halim Assem is Professor of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt since 2003. For 4 years(2011 to 2015) I have been working also as the Professor in Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon teaching all Pediatrics by the integrated system and with PBL. I am teaching Pediatric Medicine to both undergraduate and postgraduate medical students at the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University and in University Hospitals (1985-till now) as well as Nursing students at the Faculty of Health Sciences, BAU (2011, 2012). I attended many workshops about medical education, PBL, and accreditation. I received my Bachelors (1982) and Doctorate (1993) in Pediatrics from the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, passed American Qualifying Certificate, USA (ECFMG) examination in 1982 and worked as a fellow at Louisiana State University, Louisiana, USA (LSU) (1988-1990). In addition, I worked as the Head of the department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Medicine, Beirut Arab University (2013-2014) and head of pediatric hematology/Oncology and genetics unit, department of pediatrics, Alexandria university (2015-2018). Consultant in Pediatrics, Al- Hayat Clinic, Kuwait (2005-2007), and I worked as an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics (1998-2003), Lecturer in Pediatrics (1993-1998), Assistant Lecturer in Pediatrics (1987-1993), resident in Pediatrics (1982-1985) at Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University.

Research Interest

General pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/oncology, diabetes, and pediatric nutrition.

Scientific Activities

Awards
Alexandria University Scientific Encouragement Award, 2001.

Publications

Assem HM, Moghazi K, Yousef M,Shaaban R. Study of bone denisity 25-hydroxy vitamin D and parathyroid hormone in children with sickle cell disease. Accepted for publication 26/2/2018 Alex Journal of Pediatrics.
*Assem HM. Nursing care of infants and children with bronchiolitis. Pe¬diatr Neonatal Nurs Open J. 2015; 2(1): 43-49.
Abd-Elgawad MM, Assem HM, Elbordiny MM. Evaluation of hepatitis B vaccine seroprotection in healthy and polytransfused Egyptian children with B-thalassemia. Egyptian Liver Journal, January 2015; 5 (1) : 1-27.
Moez PS, Farahat N, Hassab H, Assem H. Detection of Hemoglobin F in β Thalassemic Patients by HPLC, Flow cytometry and Electrophoresis: A comparative study. The Egyptian Journal of Hematology 2006; 31 (1): 7-19.
*Soad M Mohamed , Magdi O Abdou , Hala M Assem , Lamia M Soghier. Anticardiolipin antibodies in children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Metabolism 2002 ,19 :1148-52.
*Ashraf T Soliman , Magdi Omar , Hala M Assem , Rania K El Alaily. Serum leptin concentrations in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: Relationship to body mass index, insulin dose, and glycemic control. Metabolism 2002, 51:292-6.
Assem HM. Abdel Halim NM. Abdel Megeed, M A. Predictors of microvascular complications in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 2002, 16 (2) :345-55.
*Magdy Omar , Mohamed Ibrahim , Hala Assem , Fathi Battah. Teeth and blood lead levels in Egyptian school children:Relationship to health effects. Journal of Applied Toxicology 2001,29:349-52.
Mahmoud Soad, Omar Magdi , Assem Hala, Khalil Ibrahim Saad, Samah Abdel Megeed, M. Ashraf Saad. Subclinical neuropathy in children with IDDM : Peripheral and central nerve functions, Alex Journal of Pediatrics 2001, 15 :319-29.
Mahmoud Soad, Omar Magdi , Assem Hala, Khalil, Ibrahim Saad, Samah Abdel Megeed, M. Ashraf Saad. Subclinical neuropathy in children with IDDM : Autonomic nerve functions. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 2001, 15 :329-34.
Assem HM. , Abdel Halim NM. Antioxidant activity in hematological diseases in children. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 2001, 15 (2):279-82.
Omar M, Elkinany H, Rezk M, Assem H, Shimy N. Biochemical markers of bone formation and resorption in children receiving corticosteroid therapy. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 2000, 14 (2) : 461-7.
Assem HM, Abdel Halim N, Megahed M, Allam S. Parasitic infestation in Egyptian children with diarrhea: Relationship to malabsorption and nutritional status. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 1999, 13 (1):183-8.
*Hassanein el-S A, Assem HM, Rezk MM, el-Maghraby RM. Study of plasma albumin, transferrin and fibronectin in children with mild to moderate protein-energy malnutrition. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 1998,44 :362-5.
AbdelFattah M, Mowafy E, Assem HM, Hammad M. Study of systemic effects of nebulized salbutamol in acute asthma in children. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 1997, 11 (1): 43-6.
Mahmoud S, Sedrak M, Assem H, Mowafy E, Moftah A. Lipid profile, Lipoprotein-a and apoprotein A1 and b in children with Nephrotic syndrome. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 1996, 10 (1) : 45-50.
Assem Hala M. , Saad M, Abdel Halim NM. Plasma fibronectin, microalbuminuria and electroretinography in IDDM in the young. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 1996, 10 (2): 129-37.
El-Dardiry S, Abdel Halim N, AbulNaga K, Assem H, Sharaf T. Biochemical Changes during recovery phase of hepatitis A and B: Influence of Schistosomiasis in Pediatrics. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 1996, 10: 51-9.
Assem HM, Abdel Fattah M, Mahdy N, Sharaki O. Plasma fibronectin, serum apoproteins, albumin and transferrin concentrations during nutritional repletion in protein energy malnutrition. The Egyptian Journal of Pediatrics 1996, 13(1-2) : 209-24.
El Dardiry SA, AbdelHalim N, Assem HM, Sharaf S, Abo Elazm A. Study of plasma fibronectin, laminin and preprocollagen III in children with viral hepatitis type B and inactive Schistosomiasis. Arab Journal of Laboratory medicine 1996, 22 (2) : 359-70.
Omar M, Rashwan E, Assem HM, AbdelFattah M, Salah N. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes’ chemiluminescence from children with IDDM. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 1995, 9 (2): 161-5.
Mahmoud S, Abdel Aal A, Abdel Fattah M, Assem HM, Fasih N. Lipids profile, and basal insulin levels in obese children. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 1995, 9 (3): 359-63.
Assem HM, ElSebai M, Omar M, Abdel Halim N, Afifi Z. Growth hormone, insulin growth factor-1 and insulin growth factor binding protein-1 in children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 1995, 9 (4): 431-7.
Mahmoud S, Assem HM, ElSebai M, Omar M. Study of Lipid profile, Lipoprotein-a in children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 1995, 9 (2): 203-9.
Mowafy E, Afify Z, Marzouk S, ElSebai M, Assem HM, ElRaies E. Assessment of proteinuria in Nephrotic children using protein to creatinine ratios in single urine samples. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 1994, 8 (1): 63-7.
Abdel Megeed AS, Assem HM. Clinical findings in infants and children with Down's Syndrome. Bull. Ophthalmol 1994, 87: 989-97.
Mahmoud S, , ElSebai M, Elkinani H, Marzouk S Assem HM. Study of cord serum Lipid pattern in newborn infants and its relationship to clinical data. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 1993, 7 (4): 625-35.
Zeitoun M, Madkour A, Madina E, Sharaf S, Hashem E, Assem H. A study on intestinal protein loss in acute infective diarrhea. Alex Journal of Pediatrics 1987, 1(3): 359-66.
Glutathione and glutathione-dependent enzymes in haematological diseases, Hematologica Journal of Hematology. Abstract book 84, June 1999: 96. (EHA4)

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