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NMC envisions to minimize the medical gap between eastern and western medical practices through collaboration in patient care, education and accreditation. 


NMC was founded by three accomplished Egyptian-American Doctors with a passion for sharing their experiences and network to make the world a healthier place. 


The mission of NMC is to support and equip healthcare providers and organizations in the near east and developing countries with world-class cost-effective medical and surgical consultations that are evidence-based, ethical and culturally sensitive. 



Dr. Mohamed SA Elfar, MD, MS, FACS 

Co-Founder, Head of Trauma and Chief Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Elfar is Co-founder, Head of Trauma and Chief Plastic Surgeon at NMC. 


Dr. Elfar practices as a plastic, reconstructive and burn surgeon in the state of New York and is Director of the Clark Burn Center. Dr. Elfar is appointed as an assistant professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University and as an adjunct clinical professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Elfar’s passion for plastic surgery lead him to pursue plastic surgery training at Cooper University Hospital at Rowan University, New Jersey. 


Dr. Elfar obtained his medical education at Suez Canal University in Egypt and completed his internship and surgical residency at the University hospital. Dr. Elfar furthered his training in the United States at the University of California Irvine where he completed research at the department of plastic surgery. Following, Dr. Elfar completed his burn and critical care fellowship at Shriners Children's Hospital for Burns and completed his surgical residency training at the Weill Cornell University Methodist Hospital in Houston Texas before pursuing his current endeavors in New York State and abroad. 

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Dr. Amgad Elsherif, MD

Co-Founder, Head of Education and Chief Thoracic Surgeon

Dr. Amgad El-Sherif is a Co-founder, Head of Education and Chief Thoracic Surgeon at NMC. 


Dr. El-Sherif practices as a consultant thoracic surgeon in Ontario, Canada.  


Dr. El-Sherif was appointed an adjunct assistant Professor of Surgery, leading the surgery program at Johns Hopkins international affiliated hospital in the United Arab Emirates. As the surgery Program Director, Dr. El-Sherif founded and established the first ACGME-I accredited surgical program in the Gulf region. His passion for surgical education has been proven by many of his graduating trainees and residents being selected to join competitive fellowships in the USA and Canada. 


Dr. El-Sherif is double-board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and has a strong interest in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Dr. El-Sherif founded the MIE (minimally invasive esophagectomy) practice  in the Middle East. 


Dr. El-Sherif is interested in education, global healthcare and sustainability of healthcare during climate change. He has authored and contributed to a number of peer reviewed articles, has been invited to panels, as a speaker, as a surgeon and as a journal reviewer for the most prestigious journal in thoracic surgery, the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 


Dr. El-Sherif graduated from Cairo University Medical School with Honors and joined Boston Children’s Hospital for Research at the Cardiac Registry Laboratory at Harvard Medical School. Dr. El-Sherif finished his general surgery and cardiothoracic training with a specialization in minimally invasive thoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center. Dr. El-Sherif is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). 


Dr. Nader Okby, MD, FCAP, FASCP

Co-Founder, Chief Pathologist and Laboratory Medicine Physician 

Dr. Okby is Co-founder, Chief Pathologist and Laboratory Medicine Physician at NMC. 

Dr. Okby is a physician who specializes in Pathology and Laboratory medicine.  He has been in practice for over 20 years and has held numerous leadership positions including President of his medical practice, hospital medical staff President and several committee chairmanships.  Following his medical school and residency training at Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, NY, he attended the world-renowned Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and National Institute of Health pursuing additional fellowship training in pulmonary pathology.  Dr. Okby is a member of the New York State Board of Clinical Laboratory Technology and a member/author of the College of American Pathologists Lung, mediastinal and pleural cancer checklists.


As a hospital-based physician, Dr. Okby oversaw clinical lab operations as the Laboratory Medical Director in several acute care facilities.  Laboratory divisions included clinical chemistry, hematology, coagulation, medical microbiology, surgical pathology, cytopathology, blood banking and transfusion medicine.  Dr. Okby was also Medical Director of Tumor Site Development and sat on several cancer leadership committees.  In addition, Dr. Okby was Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Touro College of Medicine as well as Medical Resident preceptor for physicians in training.


John Watson

Independent Director

Mr. Watson is an Independent Director at NMC and he enables business to scale throughout the developing world.

Mr. Watson began his career as a military officer, marine Engineer and operating engineer in the U.S. government,  maritime and power generation industries. Mr. Watson transitioned his operational expertise into analyst and associate roles at New York based financial research companies and family offices. 


Mr. Watson is a former Lieutenant in the United States Navy, graduating  from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a B.S. in Marine Engineering. 

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