Tribute to Professor Hosni Khairy Salem


Professor of Urology and Andrology
Director of the Laboratory and Biological Animal Research Centre
Member of the Committee of Scientific Research
Kasr Al Ainy School of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt
Lead Organiser for the Global PaedSurg Research Collaboration
Country Lead and Research Collaborator for the GlobalSurg Research Collaboration

We write in tribute to Professor Hosni Khairy Salem who devastatingly lost his life in an accident on the 4th June 2020. Prof Khairy was a dedicated core member of the Global PaedSurg team. He attended all organising committee meetings no matter what time day and night and always provided great insight and advice which has helped to shape the study and research collaboration today. He contributed to the design and daily running of the study. He also helped with the Arabic translations of study documentation and REDCap data collection forms.

In addition to the main study, Prof Khairy took a lead role in the Global PaedSurg Research Training Fellowship. He provided expert advice regarding the design, running and evaluation of the fellowship. He co-ordinated the translation of the monthly Research Webinar summaries into multiple languages for the participating collaborators and for the website for wider use. Again he attended every Research Webinar, imparting his expert research knowledge and helping to shape fruitful discussions to optimise learning experiences. He was an Academic Mentor to five collaborators in the Research Mentorship Scheme.

Throughout our time working together I have been full of admiration of Prof Khairy’s selfless contributions, passion for teaching and research, generosity and humility. Despite being a very senior professor of surgery and research he was always available to help with day-to-day tasks towards the set-up and running of the study – a true team player. He provided great encouragement and support to me from a leadership perspective. A role model for us all to follow.

Undoubtedly, our collaboration would not be the same without him. We thank him and honour him and will be forever grateful for his vital inputs and contributions. He has become a friend. We shall sorely miss him. With Prof Khairy’s immense catalog of projects around the world, I am sure many will wish to express their thoughts, memories and condolences to all his loved ones. Please feel free to add any comments or tributes below.

Prof Khairy, the world will not be the same without you. Thank you thank you for all you have done. May you rest in peace. You will be in our memories forever. What an incredible legacy you have left for us.

Naomi Wright and the Global PaedSurg team




  1. Ahmad Alhamid 6th June 2020 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    May he rest in peace

  2. Dr Mohamed Ashraf 7th June 2020 at 1:19 am - Reply

    Learning about the immense contributions of this great surgeon impresses what a great loss to everyone his untimely demise is. Deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues from a Maldivian general surgeon.

  3. Mohammed ElSheemy 9th June 2020 at 8:32 am - Reply

    I’m a professor in the same department with Dr Hosni. We all (Staff, Students, researchers and patients) suffered a great loss.

  4. Taiwo 9th June 2020 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    May his soul rest in peace

  5. Andrew Leather 9th June 2020 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    I am so sad to hear of the passing of Professor Khairy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues. Andy Leather (UK)

  6. Ali Al-Mayoof 9th June 2020 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace Khairy 😥😥😥

  7. IYABODE DEDEKE 9th June 2020 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    May his soul rest in peace

  8. John N Jabang 9th June 2020 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Our most sincere condolences. RIP

  9. Souhem TOUABTI 10th June 2020 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Our most sincere condolences. RIP
    Professor SouhemTouabti Algeria

  10. Niyi Ade-Ajayi 11th June 2020 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    A sad loss. A committed contributor to the surgical care of children and the advancement of knowledge to improve service delivery. His consistent engagement with the Global PaedSurg Project will be missed. May family, friends and colleagues be comforted in part by the richness of his legacy. Niyi Ade-Ajayi

  11. Hisham Almohamady 11th June 2020 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    ربنا يرحمه ويغفر له

  12. Kayode 11th June 2020 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace Prof

  13. Mohamed khairy salem 12th June 2020 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace my brother Prof. Hosni khairy salem.
    Mohamed khairy salem

  14. Dr BUTOYI Jean Marie Vianney 13th June 2020 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Que Dieu l’accueille dans son Royaume

  15. Ahmad Khalifa 13th June 2020 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    May Allah bless him and reward him with paradise. Superstar and faithful helpful professor.

  16. Ziad nabil abdel hameed 15th June 2020 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace my uncle
    Prof. Hosni khairy salem

  17. Fatma Bibas 15th June 2020 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    رحمة الله عليـه

  18. Naama khairy salem 15th June 2020 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    الله يرحمك اخى الغالى
    Prof. Hosni khairy salem

  19. Imane Benaskeur 16th June 2020 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    May Allah bless him and may he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and colleagues.

  20. Gasser Hosni Khairy Salem 14th July 2020 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    Nothing is good without you dad
    There is no happiness without you dad
    Everyone is sad without you next to us
    I hope you were happy of me and Ahmed and i hope you never be sad of us
    Gasser Hosni Khairy

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