Heba Essawy, MD, CEDS and her organization, First Egyptian Association for Eating Disorders, are a Designated Educational Affiliate for iaedp™ to assist individuals in Egypt in attaining the status of Associate,  iaedp™ Institute on Eating Disorders.

Heba Essawy MD, clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt. She has been the Medical Director of eating disorders clinics since 2013. For 28 years at the Institute of Psychiatry she has practiced writing, lecturing, supervising and directing outpatient eating disorders clinics.

She obtained her CEDS designation from iaedp™ in 2019 and became the first eating disorders certified specialist in Egypt. She is the Founder and President of First Egyptian Association for Eating Disorders. Her role has expanded treatment services to include pediatric, adolescents and adult populations. Heba is passionate about empowering and educating parents as well as their children. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and medication management in Cairo.

Heba has presented extensively, nationally and international conferences as well as provides campus-wide training. She has been published in academic journals and the popular media as well as contributing chapters to several books and appeared on a variety of local and national news and radio outlets.


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