Dr Nagi Giumma Barakat MBBCh, MRCPCH, MSc epilepsy, CCST
Consultant Paediatrician / Hillingdon Hospital
Honorary consultant / neurology department-Great Ormond Street Hospital
London - UK
I was born in Gharrian - Libya on 24th June 1958. My primary and secondary education was in Gharrian. I joined the Faculty of Medicine - University of Garryounis, Benghazi-Libya in September 1976 and graduated in May 1984. I worked for 3 years in Gharrian General Hospital as Paediatric SHO. From 1987 till 1989 I worked as SHO and research assistant at University Children Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.
In 1989 I married and moved to UK and got my full membership in paediatrics (MRCPCH) on February 1993. I worked as SHO for two years and 6 years as specialist registrar. I have special interest in Paediatric neurology and I got my master of sciences in epileptolgy from the University College of London in 1999. I finished my training in paediatrics and got my Certificate of completion of Specialist Training in February 2001. I am now working as consultant Paediatrician at Hillingdon Hospital and Honorary consultant /neurology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
I published Five books to help the undergraduate and postgraduate students to pass their final exams. These books are mainly for students who are taking paediatrics as their specialty. Postgraduates who are preparing for Arabic board, Libyan board, MRCPCH UK/Ireland, Australian Board and Americans exams will find these books very useful. My first book (, "MCQs for the MRCP examination Part I Paediatrics") was published in 1994 and sold 4000 copies till today. My second book ("100 Data Interpretation Questions in Paediatrics, for MRCP/MRCPCH") was published in 1999 and sold 1500 copy till today. This book was recommended to all postgraduate students in Australia. My third book ("400 MCQs in paediatrics for MRCPCH/MRCP part I") which was published in August 2001."100 Grey Cases for MRCPCH" published February 2004 and get Through MRCPCH Part II: 125 question on clinical photographs" published September 2005. There will be two other EMQ and BOF questions for part one MRCPCH will be published by the end of this year. I am a member of the teaching staff at the University College Medical school of London. I teach regularly on Part I and Part II MRCPCH course at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. I am taking part in writing and preparing materials for the Intranet assessment of medical students at University College Medical School of London. I am also member of Group alliance Global Internet Paediatric teaching group which will be launched September 2001. I like teaching and enjoy passing my knowledge and experience to my students.
I am keen to use my experience and knowledge to help my fellow country men and women who are taking exams in Paediatric medicine. Any one needs help or copy of my books, can reach me via my e-mail address.
- Barakat N and O'Callaghan M, 1994, "MCQs for the MRCP examination Part I Paediatrics", 1st edition, Butterworth Heinemann, ISBN 0-7506-2029-3.
- Barakat N "100 Data Interpretation Questions in Paediatrics, for MRCP/MRCPCH", 1999, 1st edition, The Royal Society of Medicine Press LTD, ISBN: 1-85315-405-9·
- Barakat N "400 MCQs in paediatrics for MRCPCH/MRCP part I". The Royal Society of Medicine Press LTD, July 2001, 1st edition·
- Barakat N "100 Grey Cases for MRCPCH" The Royal Society of Medicine press LTD. February 2004, 1st edition·
- Barakat N, Buchdhal R" Get Through MRCPCH Part II: 125 question on clinical photographs, The Royal Society of Medicine, September 2005, 1st Edition