|Was|| Surgeon |
(aged 94 years)
Dr Hilana Sedarous (1904–1998) was the first Copt female doctor.
Hilana Sedarous was born in Tanta, Egypt, 1904.
After primary school she went to study at Sannia school in Cairo and after to the College of Teachers. At the end of the second year in college she was sent to London in 1922 to study in mathematics, with Zeinab Kamel Hassan; they considered to be the first to study in England. She went to study medicine with other five Egyptian students. She qualified as a doctor in 1930.
Sedarous returned to Egypt to work in Kitchener hospital in Cairo becoming the first female Coptic doctor. She opened a private clinic specialize in obstetric and gynaecology, and she carried her surgical procedures at the Coptic hospital in Cairo.
Sedarous worked till the age of 70. After retiring, she turned to writing and translating stories for children.