The department of human anatomy and embryology is one of the  most important departments in the faculty of Medicine. Anatomy is a fundamental science that helps studying the other medical sciences.

    The staff members of the department teach anatomy and embryology to 1st & 2nd years medical students and also 6th year medical students through the course of surgery. The department services other faculties as Dentistry, Pharmacy & Nursing (1st year students), health institute, nursing institute and faculty of Science in Mansoura & Damietta, and also services the postgraduate students (Master and Doctorate degrees) in most specialties in these faculties.

    The department consists of a morgue that is formed of 5 halls for teaching with computers, data show systems and digital cameras, also there's a museum that contains more than 300 jars of anatomy specimens, also there's a hall for plastinated anatomy specimens & plastic models, and also there are 3 halls for teaching arrivals , dentistry & pharmacy students and another hall for teaching postgraduate students with a computer , a data show system & an electronic board.

    In the department, there are 3 scientific research labs helping researchers to prepare paraffin sections and stain them. Other labs are being prepared, one for stem cell research & the other one for Immuno-histochemical staining.

    The students get the course of Anatomy & Embryology through lectures, practical sections, viewing videos & through tutorials. The dept. allows the students to borrow the bones & plastic models from the museum to simplify studying.

    The department was the first to introduce self studying by dividing students into small groups (10-12 students). Students of each group, share in a presentation, small research or poster to be discussed  by other students and staff members.



The Department of Anatomy and Embryology teaches in many other faculties



Previous Heads of Department


Dr.Adel Abd El Mahdy Mohamed El Hawary from 2011 to 2016


Dr.Dalia mahmoud Ibrahim Saleh from 2017 till now