Mona Selim

Mona Selim

MD, Director of Clinical Research

Dr. Mona Selim is an accomplished medical researcher and scientist, with more than two decades each in both basic science and clinical research. She has been involved with the clinical research department at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists since February 2017.

As the Director of Clinical Research at Zel, Mona directs, manages, coordinates and executes clinical trials and supervises research clinicians. She maintains accurate, up to date required documentation for IRB submissions and FDA regulations, while recruiting participants for research studies. In addition, she is responsible for manuscript preparations, grant applications, and submissions for investigator-initiated studies.

Mona spent the majority of her medical career in clinical research capacities, with over ten years of combined service at Allina Health Services, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine departments of Dermatology and Neurology. She was a part of the initiated collaboration between those two departments bridging the gap between skin disease and abnormal or dysfunctional epidermal/dermal nerves, now known as neurodermatology. She is well versed in immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy examining small nerve fibers in diseased skin while comparing it to normal skin.

Mona completed her undergraduate, graduate, medical internship, and Dermatology residency at the Ain Shams University and Ain Shams University Hospitals in Cairo, Egypt.

Professional Memberships & Associations:

  • Member of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate
  • Member of the Society of Dermatology and Venereology (ESDV)
  • Member of the Egyptian Women’s Dermatologic Society (EWDS)
  • Member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)