Qualifications: • Graduated from Cairo University, Egypt. • Human and Clinical Genetics UK 1984. • Ph.D. in Genetic in 1993 from Aberdeen University. • Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Salmaniya Medical Complex since 1994. Memberships: • Member of WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Human Genetics since 2002. • Member of American College of Medical Genetics. • Member of Hugo since 1998. Achievements: • Chairperson of Gulf Genetic Center. • Chairperson of Genetic Department, S.M.C, Bahrain. • Chairperson of Bahrain National Hereditary anemia society. • Head of National committee for the control of Hereditary diseases since 1993. Awards: • Awarded the Kingdom Competence Order of the first class, 2004. • Awarded the State of Kuwait Prize for Research in Health Promotion by the WHO, 2009. • Awarded Dr A.T Shousha Foundation Prize, EMRO, WHO, 2012. • Nominee for the international prize of (1000 women for the Nobel Peace Prize).