Malak was born in Mansoura, Egypt. For 5 years, she lived in Southampton, UK, before moving to Kingston, Ontario in 2001. She completed a BSc in Life Sciences and MD at Queen’s University and joined the University of Toronto Cardiac Surgery Residency Program in 2019. Her enthusiasm for research and innovation developed from an early stage. She participated in diverse clinical, basic science, and entrepreneurship projects in her high school and undergraduate years. In medical school, her passion for cardiac surgery developed and sparked her interests in: aortic surgery, surgical management of atrial fibrillation, infective endocarditis, and congenital heart disease.

Malak’s strong interest in patient advocacy led her to produce patient education videos and participate in health awareness campaign development. She is also interested in strategies for overcoming barriers to accessing cardiac surgical care. Locally, this involves multidisciplinary care of endocarditis patients who inject drugs. Internationally, she plans on continuing electives with the Aswan Heart Centre in Egypt, and others. She is a self-taught graphic designer and avid cyclist. Her other interests are travelling, creative writing, and board games.


    • Cardiac Surgery Residency – University of Toronto (2019 - Present)
    • Medical Degree – Queen’s University (2015 - 2019)
    • Bachelor of Sciences (Life Sciences) – Queen’s University (2012 - 2015)
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma – Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (2009 - 2012)

    • Aortic Root Surgery
    • Complex Aortic and Arch Repairs
    • Endovascular and Hybrid Techniques
    • Surgical Management of Atrial Fibrillation
    • Congenital Heart Disease in Developing Countries

    • 2018 — Society of Thoracic Surgeons Looking To The Future Scholarship
    • 2017 — Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Have A Heart Award
    • 2016 — Sajda Khatoon Memorial University All Star Scholarship
    • 2016 — John F. Sparks Memorial Fund Summer Studentship Award
    • 2015 — Gold Medal, International Genetically Engineered Machine Conference (iGEM)
    • 2013 — Canadian Hematology Society (CHS) Annual Research Abstract Awards
    • 2013 — American Society of Hematology (ASH) Abstract Achievement Award
    • 2013 — Dream of Cure Award for Inherited Bleeding Disorders Studentship
    • 2013 — Queen’s Innovation Centre (QIC) Summer Initiative Internship
    • 2012 — Queen's University President's Scholarship
    • 2012 — Queen's University Watkins Scholarship
    • 2011 — Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Award

    • Elbatarny M, Glover B, Baley J, Chacko S, Alhammad N, Bisleri G. Hybrid ablation under intraoperative 3D voltage mapping guidance. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Dec 10;2018.
    • Rocha RV, Friedrich JO, Elbatarny M, Yanagawa B, Al-Omran M, Forbes TL, Lindsay TF, Ouzounian M. A systematic review and meta-analysis of early outcomes after endovascular versus open repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Dec;68(6):1936-1945.e5. Review.
    • Yanagawa B, Elbatarny M, Verma S, Hill S, Mazine A, Puskas JD, Friedrich JO. Surgical Management of Tricuspid Valve Infective Endocarditis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Sep;106(3):708-714. 2018.04.012. Epub 2018 May 8.
    • Elbatarny M, Tam D, Edelman J, Rocha R, Chu M, Peterson M, El-Hamamsy I, Apoo J, Friedrich J, Boodhwani M, Yanagawa B, Ouzounian M. Can J Cardiol. Valve-Sparing Root Replacement Versus Composite Valve Graft Procedures In The Management Of Aortic Root Dilation. 2018. Oct; 34(10): S.1, S111. Abstract.
    • Elbatarny M, Mollah S, Grabell J, Bae S, Deforest M, Tuttle A, Hopman W, Clark DS, Mauer AC, Bowman M, Riddel J, Christopherson PA, Montgomery RR; Zimmerman Program Investigators, Rand ML, Coller B, James PD. Normal range of bleeding scores for the ISTH-BAT: adult and pediatric data from the merging project. Haemophilia. 2014 Nov;20(6):831-5. Epub 2014 Sep 6.


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