Sohaila is a graduate of the University of Zurich, Faculty of Medicine. She was a PhD student at the IBME from 2009-2014. Her main research interest was the ethics of organ donation after cardiac death and her PhD project combined empirical with theoretical work. She was a recipient of the MD-PhD scholarship of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) as well as a scholarship holder from the Swiss Study Foundation (Schweizerische Studienstiftung). Besides studying for her PhD, Sohaila taught medical ethics to Bachelor and Master students at the University of Zurich. Currently, Sohaila is focusing on working clinically as a physician.
Sohaila is a former Fellow (2011/12) from the Fellowship Program of the Division of Medical Ethics, Harvard University, USA.