Mohamed S. El-Tamawy is Emeritus Professor of Neurology at Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. He received his Master’s degree in Neurology andPsychological Medicine from Cairo University in 1980, and his Doctorate in Neurology from the same institution in 1984. He worked as a Consultant Neurologist in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 1984 to 1986, and was a Research Fellow at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA from 1989 to 1990, during which time he worked in the Primary Stroke Center. Professor El-Tamawy was the Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Cairo University from 2009 to 2012, and since 2010 has been the President of the Supreme Council of Neurology at the Egyptian Ministry of Health. Professor El-Tamawy is currently the President of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Societies, and Honorary President of the Egyptian Society of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery. He has authored many articles in national and international journals of neurology, and from 2008 to 2012 was the Editor-in-Chief of the Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery.