Dr Hanafy was born in Cairo, Egypt and gained his medical degree from Cairo University (MBChB) in 1986. He has been working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Australia for over two decades and completed his specialist training in Adelaide. This was where he received extensive training in the management of high-risk pregnancy and laparoscopic surgery.
In 2004, he was appointed as a staff specialist at Logan Hospital and the clinical sub-dean for Griffith University. In 2007, he was appointed as a Staff Specialist at the Gold Coast Hospital and Senior Lecturer at Griffith University.
Presently, Dr Hanafy consults in his private rooms, located at 3D John Flynn Medical Centre, Tugun. He also has public sessions at The Tweed Hospital.
As the Women’s Health Lead at Griffith University, he practices evidence based Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is also an accredited Examiner at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and has many publications in reputable medical journals.
He is a renowned teacher and mentor, and was awarded the Griffith University ‘Excellence in Teaching and Clinical Care’ in 2010, and the Gold Coast Hospital award in 2011.
Dr Hanafy, a father of two, having had more than two decades of experience in the specialty, understands the high level of care that women and their families expect. He believes in a woman-centered approach to antenatal, labour and post delivery care, and close midwifery collaboration.
During pregnancy, ultrasound is offered at every visit to monitor your baby’s growth. A midwife is available in the consulting rooms on Tuesdays.
In Gynaecology, Dr Hanafy has special interests in laparoscopic surgery and the management of abnormal periods and pap smears. His rooms are equipped with colposcopy, and facilities to perform minor gynaecological procedures including Mirena® insertion.
He is the only specialist from Australia involved in Uterus Transplant Research. This project started with Professor Mats Brannstrom when they were working together in Adelaide, 1998. After extensive research in various animal models, approval was granted by governing authorities in Sweden to perform the procedure in humans. To date nine transplant operations have been performed.
Currently, Dr Hanafy is working towards having this procedure available in Australia by 2016.