FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, CAMBRIDGE, MA, December 29, 2014: WorldPath Health and The MOUNT AUBURN HOSPITAL today announce the dedication and naming of THE BASIL AND FARIDA EL-BAZ CENTER FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND DEVIC’S DISEASE which took place on Monday, January 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM at 330 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Basil El-Baz, through his generosity, establishes the Center with a gift of $1,000,000. Funds from Mr. EI-Baz’s generous gift will be placed into the Basil and Farida El-Baz Fund for Multiple Sclerosis and Devic’s Disease, a restricted fund to support the Center’s ongoing work.
The Center, under the direction of Linda Buchwald, MD, Chief of the Division of Neurology, will support and enhance the work of the hospital’s nationally-recognized Multiple Sclerosis clinical program. The Center includes offices for physicians specializing in MS, Devic’s Disease and related neurological disorders, private patient examination rooms, treatment areas, offices and work areas for nurses and support staff, and a conference room.
WorldPath Health, Inc. is a premier provider of international health care throughout the world. It is based in Cambridge, MA with offices in New York and London.
Basil El-Baz is an Egyptian Industrialist, entrepreneur, business executive, and philanthropist. A Harvard graduate, Mr. El-Baz is Chairman and C.E.O. of Carbon Holdings. He has served as a member of the US-Egyptian Business Council since 2009 and is Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.
MOUNT AUBURN HOSPITAL is a nationally recognized center distinguished by its interdisciplinary center for patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Devic’s Disease.