Dr Elshimy graduated from the University of Birmingham with Honors and two distinctions and completed her specialist training in Leeds and the surrounding area. She is a consultant dermatologist at the Trust and is interested in all aspects of medical dermatology but has a sub-specialty interest in vitiligo and lasers and she runs the specialist hair clinic.

Dr Elshimy is also a member of the British association of dermatologists Skin Diversity subcommittee.