Dr Samaa El Abd is a British-Egyptian has been a practicing Child and Adolescent Consultant Neuropsychiatrist since 1998.
After completing training in the UK she then went on to work at St George’s Hospital London, Maudsley Hospital and the Cromwell Hospital London. She has also worked at the University of Cairo and the University of Zurich, and has obtained degrees of MSc (ped) and MRCPsych (London) and has completed her CCST (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training) in London.
Dr El Abd’s main emphasis is in empowering adults, maximizing the potential of children, adolescents and their parents - in particular those with special needs. She has a special interest in the interaction between developmental and behavioral disorders and the use of psychopharmacology.
Alongside her clinical career, she is a researcher and combines her academic skills with day-to-day clinical work. She lectures at both national and international conferences and has been published widely. Dr El Abd is currently on the training committee of the Arab Board in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr El Abd has been a leading role in developing psych education groups for parents and undertaking parenting and teacher training - empowering parents and teachers through implementation of positive behavior management strategies to get the best behavior from the children and to help treat behavioral problems.