Dr Laila completed her first medical degree in Egypt, in 1990. She has since gained a Masters in Skin Cancer and is currently studying both travel medicine and Auslan. Upon arriving in Australia, Dr Laila worked in numerous hospitals. Some of these include the Royal Brisbane Hospital, the Prince Charles Hospital and the Mater Hospital. In 2008, she gained her RACGP fellowship, which is a meritorious achievement. Dr Laila has a particular interest in dermatology and related procedures. Outside of her professional life, she enjoys gardening, cooking, eating and spending time with her children. Her broader aspiration is to retire on a farm.