- American Board of Internal Medicine.
- American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine.
- Fellow of American Board of Anti Aging and Metabolic Medicine
- Certified Biological Doctor, Swiss Biological Academy, Switzerland.
- Certified Trainer in International Ethics in Medical Research. University of Maryland.
- Cambridge Diploma of Teachers and Trainers, Cambridge, England.
- President and Founder of IntegrUtopia MD
- Vice President and co-founder of Newport Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine.
- Primary Care Doctor, Newport Beach
- Hormone consultant in Center for New Medicine
- Former Integrative Medicine Consultant in Bodylogic MD
- Former Lead Physician Internal Medicine Department, UCLA.
- Former Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA.
- Former Chief of Coumadin clinic in South Bay, UCLA.
- Associate Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department in Kasr El Aini School of Medicine, Cairo University.
Dr. Lashin’s Medical Journey
As a little kid, I chose my father as my role model early on since I was his favorite child!
I relished observing my father’s studies of the human chromosomes to assist his patients with their genetic disorders. I used to spend my summers in his lab wearing his white coat endeavoring to glimpse what he was observing beneath his microscope, which diverted to be the enchanted world of human cells. We discussed medical stories and read medical journals jointly. I remember arranging the pictures of the little chromosomes were my puzzles that I used to play with him. My father lived his life devoting his days to deciphering the genetic codes and abnormalities of human chromosomes which I clearly enjoyed sharing in. When I turned sixteen, I took a chance to Leap two years of high school, I passed some tough exams and completed the General Certificate of England (GCE). Then I was allowed to directly apply to universities!
I got accepted to Cairo University to commence my first year of medical school. Graduating with honors after six years, I was assigned a faculty member position at Cairo University, at a very young age. Then eventually I was promoted to an Associate Professor of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, and Tropical Medicine. I held this position for more than eighteen years. I was enjoying sharing my medical success with my father who valued every step I took in my career of Medicine. He felt as if it was a great achievement in his career mentoring me and was very proud of me. I can’t count how many times he volunteered to help or donate money for the underserved area hospital that I used to work at helping hundreds of patients in Africa.
Cancer Strikes Close to Home
After a few years of finalizing my Ph.D., my father was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, which is a very aggressive cancer that revolved the life of a comprehensively functioning, perfectly healthy man into a nightmare. Both cancer and the cancer treatment transformed my father into a bedridden patient with post-surgical hemiplegia and multi-organ failure after radiotherapy. He was given six to eight months to live. I couldn’t believe that Medicine could be so limited in what it could contribute to his condition.
No quality of life, no guidance regarding how to manage him on a day-to-day basis. The foremost recommendation was to go to numerous radiotherapy sessions, and book appointments with his doctors. Frivolity, regarding the patient as a human who requires to get through every day with all its challenges and his new physical limitations. No medical or emotional support for the family, which now had a different life.
It was heartbreaking to watch my beloved father deteriorating by the minute and witness the mediocre treatment proposed by conventional medicine. It was a complete and exclusive personal effort trying to find a way to get him some quality of life in his last days on earth.
I promised him before I lost him that I will support my patients in any way I can, in all their life aspects, not simply just the medical part. Treating patients as a whole, means treating their mind, body, and soul.
Dr. Lashin, M.D. Battles Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
With all the stresses in my life, I personally started to suffer from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. At the time, being a Lead physician at UCLA Health, I asked my colleagues who were specialists in Endocrine and Auto Immune diseases what to do, only to be told nothing much can be done to reverse it! I then sought medical advice from a renounced professor in Biological Integrative Medicine in Switzerland and that caused my life to change from years of traditional Medical care to becoming a believer in biological medicine seeing the changes in my health through this personal experience of treating my illness.
Dr. Lashin’s Whole Body Approach to Treatment
The need to treat the WHOLE body holistically was my driving force to explore the world of Biological Medicine, which offers much more consideration in the profoundness of understanding health challenges. Anti Aging, Regenerative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Holistic Medicine are all one and the same concept that lead to a proactive approach to treatment, not a reactive approach to disease.