Dr. Nancy Louis Wassef | Curriculum Vitae
Reading, Berkshire | +44 (0) 7901 710 243 | firstname.lastname@example.org
IFCAP, CSci, FRCPath 1 (eq) , MSc, MB BCh
UK General Medical Council Registered # 6153962,HCPC registered: CS 18393 International Fellow of College of
American Pathologists and Member of American Chemical Society (ACS), Member of the Royal College of
Pathologists, London, UK (# 0998323),Member of Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK (#00622002),Member of
Association of Clinical Biochemists, London, UK (#09395), Registered as Consultant Clinical and Chemical
Pathology, Reg. # 732, 1999,Egyptian Medical Syndicate, Cairo-Egypt,
Highly skilled and respected Medical Doctor and International Clinical Manager with excellence in clinical operations
and team management in prestigious institutions in the UK and beyond. Excellence in strategic development of all
needs-based medical education programs with executive management and Collaborate with executive-level
management and departmental directors in long-term project production planning to achieve global company goals.
More than thirty years experience managing laboratories and involvement in evaluation and implementation of new
procedures and equipment for various laboratory sections. Published in over thirty medical papers in the fields of
Plasma Cell Dyscrasia, Inflammatory Proteins, Amyloidosis, Vitamin D and Thyroid Disease. Fluent in English, French
and Arabic with extensive experience working and living abroad.
AREAS OF STRENGTH
Infection Control Processes
External Quality Assessment
Recruitment & Training
Clinical Support Services
Development & Evaluation
1.2015-5.2015 International Clinical Manager
Helena Biosciences, Europe
2007-2015 Head of Proteins & Enzymes, Principal Clinical Scientist, Clinical Biochemistry Dept.
Royal Free Hospital, London
1989 - 2004: Clinical Pathologist and Director of PathologyServices and Blood Bank, Head of Infection
GNP Hospital, Jeddah, KSA
1985 - 1986: Specialist Clinical & Chemical Pathologist
Al Ali General Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
1979-1983: Doctor of Blood Transfusion and Laboratory Medicine
Ain Shams University Hospitals, Cairo
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1.2015-5.2015 International Clinical Manager
Helena Biosciences, Europe
Lead customer clinical support services both internationally and within the UK by providing
clinical training programs and promoting Helena’s flagship.
Developed and secured new Helena business internationally and within the UK.
Facilitated the completion, clinical readiness, launch and installation of Helena’s major new
Developed and completed scientific marketing, training literature and scientific publications
for all of Helena’s new and competitive product lines to increase domestic and international
2007-2015 Head of Proteins & Enzymes, Principal Clinical Scientist, Clinical Biochemistry Dept.
Royal Free Hospital, London
Responsible for day-to-day comprehensive management, operation, supervision and direction
of the specialist service provided by the Protein and Enzymes department.
Consulted and liaised with clinicians and senior medical staff on the complex interpretation of
biochemistry results and especially on differential diagnoses and monitoring treatment by
participating in DUTY OFFICERS rotas once every 7-10 days.
Trained and taught four trainee clinical scientists within the section.
Formed and lead the Training committee and initiated a series of weekly departmental
seminars titled "back to basics " for all biochemistry staff.
Main coordinator in EuLite and Alchemy trials.
In 2008 and 2011,covered colleague’s maternity leave as the Head of Endocrine and RIA
Section in addition to my responsibilities in the Proteins laboratory (see duties in Endocrine
Duties & Responsibilities as Head of Proteins & Enzymes
Lead the second busiest unit in the hospital’s department, which has a vital role in supporting
the diagnostic services and results interpretation the several critical hospital departments.
Acted as head of five principal work streams/assays: 1) electrophoresis 2) nephelometry 3)
glycated haemoglobin 4) vitamin D 5) immulite assays
Also acted as head of smaller volume, more frequently scheduled assays, which included but
was not limited to 17OH Progesterone by RIA and Urinary Free Cortisol.
Accountable for the quality assuranceof the aforementioned tests including external
assessment and internal monitoring, taking corrective action where the need is identified.
Responsible for the direction, supervision and management as well as teaching and training of
scientific and technical staff working within the section.
Initiated and participated in clinical audits pertinent to the provision of the clinical
biochemistry service within and without the department.
Introduced and validated Serum Amyloid A assays in2009 and Capillary Zone
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Electrophoresis method in 2011.
Evaluated and introduced the Hevylite assay and assessed its clinical significance if offered in
our test repertoire.
Evaluated the N- Latex free light chain method of Siemens and comparing its performance
against the Binding Site assay. (See Poster in IFCC EuroMedlab Milan 2013)
Promoted and maintained close links with appropriate clinical departments and teams by
participating in National Amyloidosis Centre and Haematology MDT meetings.
Reported and authorised results of protein and urine, Isoenzymes electrophoresis as well as
Free light chain and SAA.
Ensured that management and operational performance data (KPI) is monitored, for example,
turnaround times, workload and materials consumption and take corrective action where
Troubleshot and organised appropriate corrective action when there is a situation, which may
or has caused a service delivery failure.
Maintained a system of records and documentation keeping for routine and research work.
Ensured all staff in the section kept records and Standard Operating Procedures up-to-date,
and that all records and documentation are maintained properly within a Total Quality
management system in order to maintain our CPA/ UKAS full accreditation status.
Held regular section meetings in order to communicate and update staff with changes within
the section, the department as well as Trust wise.
Disseminated knowledge gained during private study or research and developed projects
through presentation at local, national and international meetings and publications. )
Fire Warden and Deputy Health and Safety Officer of the department.
Organised the first North London International Scientific Meeting (CPD accredited) to talk
about Laboratory Perspectives in the diagnosis of Plasma Cell and B Lymphoid Dyscrasias
Duties as Head of Endocrine & RIA Section
Responsible for the day-to-day comprehensive management, operation, supervision and
direction of the specialist service provided by the Endocrine and RIA sections.
Specialised tests performed on site: Growth Hormone, IGF1 and Androstenedione on
Immulite 1000,17 Hydroxy progesterone, Vitamin D and Renin (RIA), Urine free Cortisol and
Authorised and interpreted results of Thyroid function tests, Sex hormones, Parathyroid
Hormone and Tumour markers.
Liaised with clinicians in hospital and with GPs, discussingand interpreting different
endocrine results (sex hormones, Thyroid functions) as well as Dynamic function tests such as
synacthen and Growth hormone/ glucose tolerance.
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Introduced and evaluated Vit D assay ( chemiluminescence method) on the Liaison platform
due to significant in increase in workload justifying the stopping of the manual RIA method.
Renin was also discontinued on site since workload figures did not justify the health and
safety risks undertaken to run RIA test.
Wrote the Vit.D standard operating procedure as well as reviewed those of UFC and Growth
Attended Thyroid clinic once a week.
Performed Heterophile antibodies on sera of patients suspected to have thyroid resistance as
part of authorising results and helped the Section BMS2 in writing the SOP.
Monitored the quality control of section and ensured that appropriate corrective actions were
taken when there was a situation which may or had caused a service delivery failure.
Analysed data from External Quality Assessment Schemes such as NEQAS and
communicated performance, as well as took the necessary action when required.
Ensured that management and operational performance data were monitored including
turnaround times, workload and materials consumption and to take corrective action where
1989 - 2004: Clinical Pathologist and Director of PathologyServices and Blood Bank, Head of Infection Control
GNP Hospital, Jeddah, KSA
GNP Hospital, where I worked previously for the last 16 years, is a Private sixty beds’ hospital with
A&E and an Outpatient Department including Diabetes and Obesity clinics. It had many specialities
including Endocrinology, Cardiology, Paediatrics, Gastroenterology, as well as Obstetrics and
Gynaecology, ENT, and general Surgery Departments.
The Clinical Laboratory that I headed included Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Serology,
Haematology and Blood Transfusion sections.
The Hospital and the laboratory were recognised as referral centres for ALL British and American
expatriates, as well as for British, Canadian and Australian Consulates pre-immigration
I was directly reporting to the Clinical Medical Director of the hospital as Head of Pathology
I orchestrated a multi-disciplinary team comprising a laboratory registrar (M.B.B.Ch) under
training, one BMS-2 and six BMS -1, two MLAs and a secretary. The lab was run on an 8hours shift
basis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We performed approximately 8000-10,000 clinical biochemistry
Since I started, I initiated the laboratory automation and expansion from a small sized lab to a
medium workload one.
When I started in GNP Polyclinic, the laboratory had only a small Coulter analyser (5
parameters),one Vitros DT 60, Dry chemistry , a Quantum analyzer (Abbott) for HIV serology and
Microbiology work was manual. There was no Blood transfusion.
Being in charge of the lab, I championed its upgrade to a medium sized lab suitable for a 60 bed
Hospital. I introduced and validated the following tests and methods:
Axsym system for Endocrinology, Tumour and Cardiac markers (TFT, sex hormones,
Prolactin,Troponin, BNP, Ca125, CEA, PSA, FPSA) as well as other infectious immunoassays such as
HIV, Hepatitis antigens and antibodies ,Cytomegalovirus and Infectious Mononucleosis Serology.
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IMX-Abbott, on which we ran HbA1c samples, and was the back up for Chemistry as Vitek 32
(Biomerieux) was for serology tests. Growth hormone and IgF1 were referred to Bioscientia, CAP
accredited-Germany, since workload was not cost justified.
Vitros 950 (Johnson & Johnson) which was replaced later by VitrosFusion (Johnson & Johnson) for
routine Clinical chemistry. Vitros 250 (Johnson & Johnson) was the backup instrument.
ABL5 gas analyzer
Clinitek for urine strips.
Additionally I introduced I Stat - Abbott diagnostics as point of care devices
Advia 120 and Coulter HMX for Haematology routine full blood count.
Electra 1400 Hemoliance for coagulation studies.
Minividas (Biomerieux) for API system for microbiological isolation and identification of different
Dia Med system for Blood transfusion.
The Laboratory participated in an External Quality Assessment scheme through Biorad and IQC were
strictly run daily following Westgard rules.
Esoteric tests and other tests not performed on site were referred to CAP accredited Bioscientia referral
laboratory in Germany. These included Protein Electrophoresis, A1AT phenotype and genotype, BRCA-I
& II and others.
Experience in Chemical Pathology:
Reported and authorised 250-300 Multidisciplinary report s per day for patients attending our
outpatients clinics and in-patients.
Since Inborn errors of metabolism features largely in Saudi Arabia and I frequently consulted with
paediatricians and specialists in problematic cases .
Consequently I was first to introduce the screening programme for Neonatal Hypothyroidism and PKU
deficiency in GNP hospital.
I started the pre marital full check up and screening for hereditary and inborn errors of metabolism in
the hospital since Co-sanguinous marriage is prevalent in the gulf area and Middle East.
I had access and discussions,on a regular basis, with Consultants from King Abdul Aziz University
(KAU), Jeddah, who have special interests in the diagnosis and management of hyperlipidaemia.
Diabetes features very predominantly in Saudi Arabia, and I have been involved in the choice and
implementation of point of care devices (I Stat - Abbott diagnostics, and Clinitek-Bayer Diagnostics) for
the diabetic population who visited the clinics.
I also worked with two consultants with interests in Endocrinology and advised them especially on
interpretating Thyroid function tests and differential diagnosis of problematic cases of Amenorrhea and
I liaised with all the Hospital departments as well as others outside the Hospital
I took part regularly in club meetings hosted on a rotational basis with the hospitals in Jeddah.
Management and Administrative responsibilities:
I had the responsibility for the financial management of the laboratory. This included the evaluation of
appropriate fiscal measures to ensure effective laboratory use.
I also encouraged a discriminating use for the laboratory resources with the clinicians by providing advice to
clinical staff on the use, choice of tests and interpretation of results on patients with endocrine and lipid
I held departmental weekly meetings with laboratory staff to discuss Health and Safety matters, quality
assuranceprogram as well as any clinical incident report.
I held regular monthly meetings with clinical staff and liaised with different departments in the hospital to
ensure appropriate and rational use of the laboratory through auditing.
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I attended to regular meetings in Jeddah and Egypt as Continuing Professional Development as well as in the
Royal College of Pathologist
I coordinated teaching programs for technical and nursing staff regarding Health and Safety, Infection Control
and any other scientific advances in the laboratory.
I encouraged continuing professional development of laboratory personnel and held fortnightly seminars in
the laboratory to discuss different analytes, their use and pitfalls of their measurements.
Engaged in teaching and training King Abdul Aziz University students of Biochemistry
I initiated, wrote and maintained Standard Operating Procedures Manuals for All Laboratory analytes and
Participated in Saudi Western Region Quality Programme (MRQP), organised by the Ministry of Health
(KSA), as Quality Coordinator.
The Laboratory under my management was accredited by Bioscientia, Germany, having met all the
international medical standards as duly authorized Referral Laboratory.(see Certificate)
Experience in Haematology and Blood Transfusion Medicine:
Provided advice on all cases of Haematology, diagnosing and coordinating with other colleagues in the
treatment of benign haematology cases as well as running The Coagulation clinic.
Blood film Morphological Assessment and Malaria screening.
Referring any cases suspected of haematological malignancy or plasma cell Dyscrasia to Specialised Centres
within the Kingdom.
Blood Bank Director for 15 years, screening 1000 donors per year and supervising bleeding processes,
adhering to strict Saudi Ministry quality standards adapted from Standards of the American Association of
Blood Banks.Initiated Quality Assessment Programme within separate component preparation units, utilising
High volume of liaison with Blood Bank Supervisor, resolving problematic cases.
Reviewed all transfusion reactions and initiated / implemented procedures for blood usage as integral
member of Hospital Transfusion Committee.
1986 -1989: Maternity leave & careerbreak (in Paris).
1985 - 1986:Specialist Clinical & Chemical Pathologist
Al Ali General Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
208 beds’ private hospital.
I performed Clinical Pathologist work mainly in Clinical Biochemistry.
initiated the Standard Operating Procedures of the laboratory.
I assisted the clinicians in requesting their tests and helped them in reaching diagnosis, especially in renal and
internal medicine clinics.
Helped the Hospital’s Dutch management in recruiting doctors from different specialities.
5.1985 to 8.1985:Trainee Chemical Pathology
Erfan & Bagedo General Hospital, Jeddah, KSA
Erfan & bagedo Hospital is a private tertiary hospital. The hospital runs 24 hours services, 7 days a week with
an Emergency 24 hours service
Daily outpatient census range from 1,600 to 1,800 patients.
Daily inpatient census is 170 to 200 patients.
While training there, under the supervision of Dr Baher Saad Badawi, FRCPATh and Director of laboratories, I
gained a good grasp of the clinical aspects of different diseases and their differential diagnosis through proper
laboratory results’ interpretation.
Acquired experience in different diagnostic techniques and principles of a wide range of analytical equipment
in the laboratory, for routine Chemistry, Endocrinology, Haematology and Infectious diseases.
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Dealt with different analytical instruments: Kodak DT60, Ektachem 250,Cobas-Bio, SMA analysers, Quantum,
Axsym, Coulter &Cell dyne.
Gained an excellent concept of laboratory External Quality Assessment and participated in various workshops
regarding this subject.
Assisted training and teaching of newly assigned doctors & technicians.
Participated in the ward rounds such as Paediatric& Diabetic clinics as well as worked and
interpreted the results of blood gas analysis in ICU.
From Dec.1984 to Apr.1985: Career Break (KSA).
From May1983 to Nov.1984: Study Leave to prepare for MSc project and exams.
Title: Measurement of Free Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin in Children with Microcytosis.
1979-1983: Doctor of Blood Transfusion and Laboratory Medicine
Ain Shams University Hospitals, Cairo
I worked as Doctor of blood transfusion and Laboratory while studying for my Master degree in Clinical and
In addition to my work in Ain Shams University Hospitals, I spent a mandatory time of 2 years and attended
to lectures and practical sessions in the disciplines of general chemical pathology laboratories gaining
experience with different photometers, spectrophotometers, ASTRA analyzer, electrophoresis unit, and ICU, as
well as diabetic and paediatric clinics where patients came on a day-care basis, for examination, follow up and
I participated in teaching and training postgraduates assigned to the hospital’s general laboratories and
attended to various lectures and workshops during the period of my training.
I learned and applied fundamental statistical concepts as well as Quality management and how to appropriately
use laboratory data with Prof. Samir Hanna Sadek, FRCPATH.
I learned and gained practical experience in principles of automation and instrumentation, including general
laboratory techniques and procedures, supplies, volumetric equipment, and units of measurements with Prof.
Laila Osman .
I learned and got trained on how to establish and use reference values as well as evaluating new methods to
introduce in the laboratory Quality assurance and management.
Specimen collection and processing and gaining experience in the sources of biological variation.
I covered mostly all theoretical areas of Chemical Pathology including management, Quality Control,
Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins , Enzymes, Calcium and phosphate metabolism Nitrogen metabolites and renal
function, liver functions, gastric pancreatic and intestinal function and Biochemical aspects of Haematology
I rotated in all areas of practical chemical pathology as follows:
Routine Clinical Chemistry laboratory, Proteins electrophoresis Unit, Emergency Laboratory, Endocrinology
Unit, Immunology Section, Electrolytes and blood gases in ITU and finally therapeutic drug monitoring and
analysis of toxic substances in our newly opened, then, Toxicology and Forensic Unit.
TRAINING COURSES & MEETINGS
Egyptian Society of laboratory Medicine International Conference,Cairo, April 2015
Training Staff and Distributors worldwide on CZE, Immunofixation and Immunodisplacement
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Arab Health Exhibition, Dubai, January 2015
Leadership in Healthcare Training Course, Oct.2013 - July,2014 , Royal Free Hospital.
International User Group (Helena),Barcelona, September 2014
Sebia Users’ Group meeting, Birmingham, September 2014
Helena Education Day, York, May 2014
Egyptian Society of laboratory Medicine International Conference,Cairo, April 2014
6th UK Amyloidosis Network Workshop, Royal Free Hospital, London, February 2014
Arab Health Exhibition, Dubai, January 2014
▪ International User Group (Helena), Paris, October 2013
▪ Myeloma Amyloid day, RSM, London September 2013
▪ 20th IFCC- EFLM European Congress of Clinical chemistry, Milan,May 2013
▪ 5th UK Amyloidosis Network Workshop, Royal Free Hospital, London, February 2013
Laboratory Perspectives in the Diagnosis of Plasma Cell Dyscrasias, Royal Free Hospital, London, June 2012
Body Weight Management, Facts and Myths, Royal Free Hospital, London, March 2012
Analytical Investigations into Inherited Metabolic Disease, Royal Free Hospital, London, February 2012
Vitamin D in Kidney Stone Formers, Royal Free Hospital, London, January 2012
Trimethyaminuria, Royal Free Hospital, London, January 2012
Design and Analysis of Studies in Healthcare, UCLH, London, September 2011
AST: Should we remove it from the LFT Profile, Royal Free Hospital, London, September 2011
Steroids and the Stress Response, Royal Free Hospital, London, January 2011
ACB Spotlight, Controversies & Changes in Immunoglobulins, RCPATh, London, 2011
IRR99 Training, Royal Free Hospital, London, 19 July 2011
Chemical Awareness and Emergency Spill Response, Royal Free Hospital, London, 5 July 2011
Capillary Electrophoresis Training , Sebia UK, June 7-8, 2011
Presented : “Unexpected Haemoglobin A1c Results” Royal Free Hospital, London, May 2011
POCT at the Royal Free, Royal Free Hospital, London, May 2011
Endocrinology Investigations, Royal Society of Medicine, London, May 2011
Low Potassium: How to investigate, Royal Free Hospital, London, March 2011
Multiple Myeloma: Review of Guidelines, Royal Free Hospital, London, March 2011
Introduction to Informative Governance, DoH, online training, London, March 2011
The Role of Caldicott/IG Lead in General Practice, DoH, online training, London, March 2011
Low Sodium: How to investigate, Royal Free Hospital, London, March 2011
Clinical Cases Presentation, Royal Free Hospital, London, March 2011
FH- National Audit Site Report, Royal Free Hospital, London, February 2011
Competent Persons (General Risk Assessors) Seminar, Royal Free Hospital, London, February 2011
Updated Chest Pain Protocol, Royal Free Hospital, London, January 2011
BNII Training, Siemens, Frimley Park, UK,, December 2010
Clinical Applications of Serum Free Light Chains, Bath, September 2010
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Business Process improvement Workshop, Roche, Burgess Hill, June 2010 Siemens
Academy Laboratory Managers', Manchester June2010
Managing change Workshop, Roche, Burgess Hill, May 2010
ICPMS-What, Why, Where, How and When, Royal Free Hospital, London, May 2010
A guide to EQA, Royal Free Hospital, London, April 2010
Training on BN ProsPec instrument, Siemens,Frimley Park, UK, March 2010
Portfolio of instruments, Royal Free Hospital, Clinical Biochemistry, March 2010
Recent Advances in the Management of Free Light Chain Disease, Ashford, May 2009
NeuroEndocrine Tumour Markers, Royal Free Hospital, London, May 2009
Modernising Scientific Careers, Royal Free Hospital, London, April 2009
Clinical Audit, Royal Free Hospital, London, April 2009
Glucose Audit, Royal Free Hospital, London, March 2009
Reagents Inventory Management schemes, Royal Free Hospital, London, March 2009
GCP in a nutshell, Royal Free Hospital, London, March 2009
Cryoglobulins, a very British case, Royal Free Hospital, London, February 2009
Screening for Novel components of Intracellular Signalling pathways,
Royal Free Hospital, London, February 2009
Customer awareness programme, Royal Free Hospital, London, December 2008.
MedScape online CME, London, November 2008
Lessons from the Jupiter Study: Statins moving to another planet?
Royal Free Hospital, London, November 2008.
Thyroid Audit, Royal Free Hospital, London, October 2008.
The Role of Vitamin D in COPD, Royal Free Hospital, London, September 2008.
Aspects of HbA1c and Haemoglobinopathies, Keble College, Oxford, September 2008.
Promoting clinical Governance through effective Management course, Royal Free Hospital, London, July
ACB Management and Leadership Course, University of Surrey, School of Postgraduate Medical Education,
EQMS System Overview, Royal Free Hospital, London, June 2008
Cardiovascular risk assessment in HIV patients attending a designated lipid clinic, Royal Free Hospital,
London, June 2008
The role of biochemical monitoring in renal failure and dialysis, Royal Free Hospital, London, June 2008
Evidence based Endocrinology, London, RSM, May 2008.
Festschrift for Paul Sweny, Royal Free Hospital, London, May2008
Diagnosis of Phaeochromocytoma, Royal Free Hospital, London, March 2008.
Primary Hyperoxaluria, Royal Free Hospital, London, February 2008.
Serum Free Light Chain Assay and monoclonal gammopaties, Royal Free Hospital, London, February 2008.
Mitochondrial disorders for the non initiated, London, RSM, January2008.
Preliminary results of Urgents audit symposium, Royal Free Hospital, London, December 2007.
NT-BNP and Amyloidosis symposium, Royal Free Hospital, London, November 2007.
Natural Evolution and Engineering of Transketolase, Royal Free Hospital, London, November 2007.
Critical issues in Cardiovascular risk management, London, RSM, September 2007.
Clinical aspects for Protein Assays, and workshop,Royal Holloway College, University of London,
Aspects of HbA1c and Haemoglobinopathies, Keble College, Oxford, July 2007.
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What’s New in Immunology, Birmingham, May 2007.
Using Electrophoresis Techniques to Their Full, Warwickshire, March 2007.
Diagnosis of Lysosomal Storage Disorders in The Enzyme Laboratory,
Royal Free Hospital, London, February 2007.
Quality Management Systems and Internal Auditing in the Clinical Pathology Laboratory, One day
training course, Royal Free Hospital, London, November 2006.
Total Quality Management in Health Care, Training course and workshop
King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, March 2004.
International Blood Transfusion Medicine Symposium, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,
Pall Quality control of Blood Components Workshop. King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,
Obesity & Diabetes- A Regional Epidemic Symposium Arab Health Exhibition, Dubai UAE, January 2004.
Transfusion Medicine Symposium Erfan & Bagedo Hospitals, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, March 2003.
Intensive Course in Post-graduate Haematology
under the Auspices of the Royal College of Pathologists, London. King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi
Arabia, October 2002.
Recent Advances in Clinical Laboratory Medicine
Royal College of Pathologists, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, October 2002.
Understanding Metabolic Medicine Royal College of Pathologists, London, September 2002.
What Cardiologists expect from The Laboratory Symposium Erfan & Bagedo Hospitals, Jeddah, Saudi
Arabia, and January2002.
Laboratory Quality Assurance Workshop King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi
Arabia, October 1998.
Laboratory Quality Assurance, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, KSA, October 1998
Advances in Laboratory Medicine, King Khalid National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, KSA, January 1994
A Short Refresher Course on Infectious Diseases, King Khalid National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, KSA,
ABSTRACTS & PUBLICATIONS
Heavy/Light Chain immunoparesis as a Novel Marker of Poor Outcomes in Systemic AL Amyloidosis. Sajitha
Sachithanantham,Oscar Berlanga, Azra Alvi, Nancy Wassef, et al. (E1278) E-Poster Presentation,EHA Learning Center.
Wechalekar A. Jun 12, 2015;99974
Correlation of IgA and IgM heavy chain/ light chain immunoassays with nephelometric total immunoglobulin
measurements. Abeba Tekle, Sara Edwards, Ashraf Ghahani,Mayuri Patel, Jenna Lee, Lisa Mennie, Glenn O’Garro,
Daniaal Dedat, Nancy Wassef Poster in the Proceedings of "Clinical Applications of Free Light Chain and Heavy/ Light Chain
analysis’ conference, Edinburgh, April 2015
An Enigmatic Paraprotein SN Colyer, N Wassef Poster in the Proceedings of the 3rd EFLM-UEMS Congress,
Liverpool,UK, October 2014
Heavy/Light Chain Characteristics in Patients with Localised Amyloidosis Sajitha Sachithanantham, Oscar Berlanga,
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Stephen Harding, Shameem Mahmood, Nancy Wassef, et al. . Poster in the Proceedings of XIVth International Symposium
on Amyloidosis, USA, April 2014
Heavy/light chain-pair suppression as a novel marker of poor outcomes in systemic AL amyloidosis Sajitha
Sachithanantham,Oscar Berlanga, Stephen Harding, Shameem Mahmood, Nancy Wassef, et al. Poster in the
Proceedings of XIVth International Symposium on Amyloidosis, USA, April 2014
Clinical Comparison of Polyclonal and Monoclonal antibody based FLC assay for staging disease in systemic AL
Amyloidosis Nancy L Wassef, Oscar Berlanga, Shameem Mahmood, et al. Poster in the Proceedings of XIVth
International Symposium on Amyloidosis, USA, April 2014
A 20 year single centre experience of AA amyloidosis demonstrating changes in its epidemiology Helen J Lachman,
JD Gillmore, Ashutosh D Wechalekar, S.D.Gibbs, Janet Gilbertson,Jenny Pinney, F.T.Hunt,,Dorota Rowczenio, Hadija
Trojer, T. Lane, C. P. Venner,Sanjay M Banypersad, D. Gopaul David F Hutt ,Nancy Louis Wassef , M. B. Pepys , P. N.
Hawkins Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Impact Factor: 9.27). 01/2014;71(Suppl 3): 283-284.DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-
Infusion of Pharmaceutical-Grade Natural Human C-Reactive Protein Is Not Proinflammatory in Healthy Adult
Human Volunteers Nancy Wassef, Thirusha Lane, Stephen Poole, Yogesh Mistry, Helen J. Lachmann, Julian D.
Gillmore, Philip N. Hawkins and Mark B. Pepys Circ Res. 2014;114:672-676
An EnIgMatic Paraprotein Colyer SN, Wassef N , Nephrology Amyloidosis Day, RSM, London, September 2013
Comparison of the analytical performance of the polyclonal antibody based Freelite and monoclonal antibody
based N Latex FLC assays in the detection of multiple myeloma and AL amyloidosis Wassef, N.L Poster in the
Proceedings of IFCC EuroMedlab Milan, May 2013
Utility of Heavy/Light chain ratio in patients with systemic AL amyloidosis Berlanga O, Wassef N, et al. Poster in
the Proceedings of IFCC EuroMedlab Milan 2013
Senile Systemic Amyloidosis: Clinical Features at Presentation and Outcome Pinney JH, Whelan CJ, Petrie A,
Dungu J, Banypersad SM, Sattianayagam P, Wechalekar A, Gibbs SD, Venner CP, Wassef N, McCarthy CA, Gilbertson
JA, Rowczenio D, Hawkins PN, Gillmore JD, Lachmann HJ. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Apr 22;2(2):e000098.doi:
The role of immunological assessment in patients with acute kidney injury and possible myeloma Nancy L Wassef,
Helen J Lachmann Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease,Volume 19, Issue 5 , Pages 287-290,September 2012
25-hydroxyvitaminDdeficiency,exacerbationfrequencyandhuman rhinovirus exacerbations in chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease. Quint JK, Donaldson GC, Wassef N, Hurst JR, Thomas M, Wedzicha JA. BMC Pulm Med. 2012 Jun
Utility of the Heavy Light Chain (HLC) assay in patients with AL amyloidosis with a detectable serum monoclonal
protein Ashutosh D Wechalekar, Philip Young, Nancy Wassef, Julian D Gillmore, Simon DJ Gibbs,Jennifer H Pinney,
Christopher P Venner, Darren Foard, Lisa Rannigan,Thirusha Lane, Carol J Whelan, Helen J Lachmann, Arthur
Bradwell, Stephen Harding and Philip N HawkinsPoster in the Proceedings of XIIIth International Symposium on
Amyloidosis, Gronenberg, NL, May 2012
Normalheavy/lightchain(HLC)andfreelightchain(FLC)ratiosare associated with prolonged survival in patients with
systemic AL amyloidosis Ashutosh D Wechalekar, Philip Young, Nancy Wassef, Julian D Gillmore, Simon DJ
Gibbs,Jennifer H Pinney, Christopher P Venner, Darren Foard, Lisa Rannigan,Thirusha Lane, Carol J Whelan, Helen J
Lachmann, Arthur Bradwell, Stephen Harding and Philip N Hawkins Poster in the Proceedings of XIIIth International
Symposium on Amyloidosis, Gronenberg, NL, May 2012
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Natural history of wild type transthyretin amyloidosis and possibility of developing an algorithm to differentiate
it from isolated cardiac AL amyloïdosis Pinney, Jennifer H.,Whelan, Carol J. , Petrie, Aviva , Dungu, Jason,
Banyperasad, Sanjay M.,Sattianayagam, Prayman, Wechalekar, Ashutosh D., Gibbs, Simon D.J., Venner, Christopher
P.,Wassef, Nancy McCarthy, Carolyn M., Gilbertson, Janet A., Hunt, F. Toby, Rowczenio,Dorota M., Hawkins, Philip
N., Gillmore, Julian D.1, Lachmann, Helen J. Poster in the Proceedings of XIIIth International Symposium on Amyloidosis,
Gronenberg, NL, May 2012 18.
Light chain deposition disease: improved patient survival in the era of novel agents
Simon DJ Gibbs, Jennifer H Pinney, Julian D Gillmore, Agata Grasso, Andrew Jabbour, Janet A, Gilbertson, Prayman T
Sattianayagam, Christopher P Venner, Jason Dungu, Sanjay M,Banypersad, Carol J Whelan, Dorota M Rowczenio,
Nancy L Wassef, Ashutosh D Wechalekar, Arthur R Bradwell, Philip N Hawkins and Helen J Lachmann Poster in the
Proceedings of XIIIth International Symposium on Amyloidosis, Gronenberg, NL, May 2012
Outcome in Renal AL Amyloidosis following Chemotherapy Jennifer H. Pinney, Helen J. Lachmann, Loveleen
Bansi, Ashutosh D. Wechalekar, Janet A. Gilbertson, Dorota Rowczenio, Prayman T. Sattianayagam, Simon D.J. Gibbs,
Emanuela Orlandi, Nancy L. Wassef, Arthur R. Bradwell, Philip N. Hawkins and Julian D. Gillmore JCO Feb 20,
Abnormal N-terminal fragment of brain natriuretic peptide in patients with light chain amyloidosis without
cardiac involvement at presentation is a risk factor for development of cardiac amyloidosis Ashutosh D.
Wechalekar, Julian D. Gillmore,Nancy Wassef, Helen J. Lachmann, Carol Whelan and Philip N. Hawkins Letter to the
Editor, Haematologica 2011,96(7)
Transient increases in NT pro-BNP concentration during chemotherapy for AL amyloidosis are associated with
inferior long-term survival Simon Gibbs, Prayman Sattianayagam, Jennifer Pinney, Carol Whelan, Jason Dungu,
Marna De Cruz, Helen Lachmann, Nancy Wassef, Julian Gillmore, Philip Hawkins, Ashutosh Wechalekar MS ID#:
Validation of DFLC Method for Monitoring Clonal Responses in Systemic AL Amyloidosis: Superior outcome of
patients achieving >90% Response (VGPR). S. Gibbs, P. Sattianayagam, J. Gillmore, J. Pinney, N. Wassef, M. Offer, J.
Gilbertson, D. Rowczenio, T. Lane, C. Whelan, J. Dungu, A. Bradwel, H. Lachmann, P. Hawkins, A.Wechalekar 13th
International Myeloma Workshop, Paris 3-7 May,2011
Effects of Time Outdoors And Hours of Day Light on Vitamin D Level In COPD Jennifer K. Quint, Gavin C.
Donaldson, James J. Goldring, John R. Hurst, Nancy Wassef, Mike Thomas, Jadwiga A. Wedzicha Conference
Paper:American Thoracic Society 2011 International Conference, May 13-18,2011• DenverColorado;05/2011
103 Senile systemic amyloidosis: a common cause of heart failure in the elderly? J H Pinney, H J Lachmann, J D
Gillmore, A Wechalekar, S D J Gibbs, P Sattianaagam, S M Banypersad, J Dungu, N Wassef, C A McCarthy, P N
Hawkins, C J Whelan Heart 2011;97:A59-A60 doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2011-300198.103
An analysis of the endocrine disease associated with systemic AL Amyloidosis Gibbs, S, Vanderpump, M.P., Hutt,
D,Sattianayagam, P, Pinney, J, Wassef N ,Gillmore, J, Lachmann, H, Hawkins, P, Wechalekar,A Wednesday, 06 May
2015 15th Congress of the European Hematology Association, Paris,France, September 2010
Amyloidosis in patients with gastrointestinal neuromuscular disorder of the gut ( GINMD) - comparison of serum
and histopathological diagnostic techniques D.Chowdhury, N Wassef, A. Raimundo, A. Darzi , J. Martin, D.B.A. Silk
DDW 2010 by American Gastroenterology association, USA
Serum immunoglobulin heavy/light chain ratios (HevyLite) in patients with systemic AL amyloidosis Ashutosh
Wechalekar, Stephen Harding, Helen Lachmann, Julian Gillmore, Nancy Wassef, Michael Thomas, Gibbs SDJ,
Sattianayagam P, Whelan CJ, Arthur Bradwell and Philip Hawkins XII International Amyloidosis Symposium, Rome, Italy,
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A New Staging System for AL Amyloidosis Incorporating Serum Free Light Chains, cardiac Troponin-T and NT-
ProBNPAshutosh D Wechalekar, Nancy L Wassef, Simon DJ Gibbs, Julian Gillmore, Felicia Dike, Helen Lachmann,
Prayman Sattianayagam, Arthur Bradwell and Philip N Hawkins 51 st ASH Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA,
High early mortality and poor outcomes for patients with AL amyloidosis having high presenting serum free light
chains – a new risk stratification model D Wechalekar, Nancy Wassef, Julian D Gillmore, Simon Gibbs, Prayman
Sattianayagam, Helen J Lachmann, Philip N Hawkins, 14th Congress of the European Hematology Association, Berlin,
Germany, June 2009
Monoclonal protein detection in AL amyloidosis revisited - analysis of 642 patients N L Wassef, JD Gillmore, HJ
Lachmann, J Morris, M Thomas, AR Bradwell, G Mead, PN Hawkins, AD Wechalekar XII International Myeloma
Workshop, Washington, D.C., USA, February 2009.
Monoclonal protein detection in AL Amyloidosis re-visited. Analysis of 644 patients N L Wassef, JD Gillmore, HJ
Lachmann, J Morris, M Thomas, AR Bradwell, G Mead,PN Hawkins, AD Wechalekar. 5th Euramy Meeting, Portugal,
Vitamin D levels and susceptibility to human rhinovirus exacerbations of COPD JK Quint, GC Donaldson, JJP
Goldring, A Patel, S Karmali, N Wassef, M Thomas, JA Wedzicha British Thoracic Society meeting, London, UK, December
Thyroid dysfunction in a Hepatitis C population treated with Interferon and Ribavirin Combination Therapy in a
UK cohort. Costelloe, Seán; Wassef, Nancy; Josephine, Schulz; Vaghjiani, Tina; Whiting, S; Thomas,
Michael;Dusheiko, Geoffrey; Jacobs, Michael; Vanderpump, Mark .2009
Vitamin D deficiency does not affect FEV1 decline in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease J K Quint, G C
Donaldson, JJP Goldring, N Wassef, M Thomas and J A Wedzicha European Respiratory Society Conference, Vienna,
Austria, September 2009.
Vitamin D deficiency does not affect exacerbation frequency in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease J K Quint, G
C Donaldson, JJP Goldring, N Wassef,M Thomas and J A WedzichaEuropean Respiratory Society Conference, Vienna,
Austria, September 2009.
An audit of thyroid dysfunction in a Hepatitis C population treated with Interferon and Ribavirin at the Royal Free
Hospital. S J Costelloe, N Wassef, C Morris, J Schulz, T Vaghijiani, S Whiting, M Thomas, G Dusheiko, M Jacobs, M
Vanderpump Poster in the Proceedings of FOCUS Meeting, Liverpool, UK, May 2009.
Thyroid dysfunction in a Hepatitis C population treated with Interferon therapy S J Costelloe, N Wassef, C Morris, J
Schulz, T Vaghijian, M Thomas, G Dusheiko, M Jacobs, M Vanderpump British Endocrine Society meeting, Harrogate,
❖ Plasma Cell Dyscrasias and Electrophoresis, Egyptian Society of laboratory Medicine International
Conference,Cairo, April 2015 Helena Distrubutors Training Day, February 2015
❖ Haemoglobinopathies and Haemoglobin Electrophoresis, Egyptian Society of laboratory Medicine International
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Conference, Cairo, April 2015
❖ Immunofixation and Immunodisplacement Training, UGM Staff, Cairo, April 2015 Sysmex Staff, Netherland,
March 2015 Helena Education Day, Newcastle, March 2015
❖ The Importance of Both: Electrophoresis and Free Light Chain Assay Helena International Users Group meeting,
Barcelona, September 2014 ❖ Amyloidosis in the UK Sebia User Group, Birmingham, September 2014
❖ Amyloidosis in UK, Egyptian Society of laboratory Medicine International Conference, Cairo, April 2014
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 All Supporting Evidences and Reference letters supplied.
❖ Pitfalls of Electrophoresis Egyptian, Society of laboratory Medicine International Conference, Cairo, April 2014
❖ Using Electrophoresis as a Diagnostic Tool: Clinical Case Studies, Arab Health Exhibition Dubai, January 2014,
organised by Helena Biosciences Europe
❖ Laboratory Perspective in Diagnosing and Monitoring Plasma Cell Dyscrasias, Helena Electrophoresis Education
day, Royal College of Pathologists, November 2013
❖ Amyloidosis in the UK, Helena International User Group, Paris, October 2013
❖ A case study: Myeloma case Journal Club, Royal Free Hospital, London, March 2013
❖ Unexpected Haemoglobin A1c Results Journal Club, Royal Free Hospital, London, June 2011
❖ The Demise of BJP or Not? How the audit was conducted, Royal Free Hospital, London, June 2007
❖ Glycated Haemglobin, pitfalls in its determination, Royal Free Hospital, London, April 2007
Trilingual: Fluent in French, English and Arabic
▪ Alternative complementary medicine and healing techniques.
▪ Reading about different cultures and philosophy books
▪ Charities and social events organising.