Magd Zakaria obtained his medical degree from the Medical School of Ain Shams University in 1980 where he graduated with honors. He completed his residency and obtained his Master’s Degree in Neuropsychiatry at the Neuropsychiatric Department of Ain Shams University in 1984. Prof. Zakaria became an Assistant Lecturer in 1989 and thereafter obtaining his MD degree in Neurology in 1989. He became an Assistant Professor of Neurology in 1994 and a Professor of Neurology since 1999 until now. He was the Head of the Neurology Department at the Ain Shams Specialized University Hospital in 1990 and the of the Stroke Unit in 1991. Since 2014, Prof. Zakaria has also become the Head of the Multiple Sclerosis Unit at the Ain Shams Specialized University Hospital.
He is currently the President of the Egyptian Society of Multiple Sclerosis and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal MSARD (Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders). He is also a member of the MENACTRIMS assembly board and Egypt’s Brain Health Champion (MS Brain Health Organization).
Prof. Zakaria was also the Head of the Neuropsychiatric Department of the Ain Shams medical school from August 2015 till July 2017.