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Michel E. Mawad, M.D.

  • Dean
  • Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
  • Lebanese American University

Zeinat Hijazi, M.B.B.ch., DCH, MRCPCH, FRCPCH

  • Associate Dean for Medical Education
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
  • Lebanese American University

Dr. Zeinat Hijazi was appointed as the Interim Dean of the LAU Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine on February 29, 2016. Dr. Hijazi is a Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology.

Dr. Hijazi joined the LAU School of Medicine in 2007 as Assistant Dean for Medical Education and became Associate Dean for Medical Education in 2011. Dr. Hijazi is the one who initiated and developed the first integrated curriculum in Lebanon, for our LAU School of Medicine, based on critical thinking, problem-based learning with early exposure to clinical patients. In addition, she initiated new methods in teaching such as Simulation and Standardized Patients, as well as new assessment tools, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), and others.

Dr. Hijazi has a longstanding career in pediatrics and medical education. Before joining the Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and after more than 12 years of pediatric practice in the United Kingdom, Dr. Hijazi held the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Kuwait University Medical School, where she was instrumental in moving the School from the traditional to modern Integrated curriculum through introducing major changes in the teaching program towards a new case-triggered and outcome-based curriculum. In parallel, and as a Professor of Pediatrics, Dr. Hijazi initiated the first Pediatric Asthma Clinic in Kuwait and was first to publish on RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) infections in children in a desert country as well as on gene mutation in Kuwaiti asthmatic population.

Dr. Hijazi graduated from Cairo University School of Medicine. She subsequently had twelve years of training in the United Kingdom where she obtained her higher specialized qualifications: DCH, MRCP, FRCP, MRCPCH, FRCPCH.

Dr. Hijazi is well published and well-acknowledged and has been an examiner for the highest degree in Pediatrics for the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health in Britain since 1997. Dr. Hijazi is a member of the International Consultative Board of the only International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology in the world (the CIPP) and also the chairperson and judge of the CIPP Abstract Selection Committee since year 2000.

Sola-Bahous-Small.jpgSola Aoun Bahous, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
  • Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
  • Lebanese American University

Dr. Aoun Bahous graduated with an M.D. degree from the Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences in 1995. She completed her Internal Medicine residency program at Saint George Hospital/Lebanese University in 1997, and her nephrology fellowship at Rizk Hospital/Lebanese University in 1999, with selective rotations in hypertension at the University of Maryland Medical System, USA and the American University of Beirut. Dr. Aoun Bahous pursued her education in cardiovascular pharmacology at Claude Bernard University, France, where she joined the Masters Program together with a one-year specialty fellowship in Hypertension at Broussais Hospital, France, and received her M.Sc. degree in 2000. Dr. Aoun Bahous completed her Ph.D. degree in cardiovascular pharmacology at Pierre et Marie Curie University, France, in 2005. She joined the medical staff at Centre Hospitalier du Nord in 2000 and was appointed as Head of Hypertension Unit in 2004. Dr. Aoun Bahous was appointed as Pharmacology Course Director at Balamand University Faculty of Medicine in 2004 and participated in the development of pre-clinical and clinical courses for medical students. In 2006, Dr. Aoun Bahous was appointed as Coordinator of Clinical Education where she developed the clinical education program for Med III including new courses in medical education, such as medical ethics, clinical pharmacology, and quality improvement. She joined the Lebanese American University School of Medicine (SOM) in 2008 as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the pharmacology course, and was then appointed as Coordinator of student affairs and Director of the clinical research program at the SOM. in March 2011, Dr. Aoun Bahous was appointed Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs. Her research interest spans areas of hypertension and the function of the large arterial system, especially in renal transplant populations.

Rajaa-Chatila-Alayli.jpgRajaa Chatila Alayli, M.D.

  • Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Gastroenterology
  • Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
  • Lebanese American University

Dr. Rajaa Chatila graduated from the American University of Beirut with a medical degree in 1993.  She completed her Internal Medicine residency in 1996 and her Gastroenterology fellowship in 1999 at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. She earned an American Board certificate in Internal Medicine in 1996 and later in Gastroenterology in 1999.

Dr. Chatila has received several honors and awards including but not limited to President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Performance and Scholastic Achievements in 1996 and Teaching Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine and Exceptional dedication to Medical Teaching in 1996.

Dr. Chatila has a long career in Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology and Medical Education. Following her return to Lebanon in 2000, she joined the Makassed General Hospital where she had the opportunity to teach medical students and residents from the Beirut Arab University and Lebanese University.  At the same time, she was appointed as Associate Physician in Gastroenterology division at the American University of Beirut in 2000. She became head of the GI division at Makassed General Hospital from 2003-2006 and was a member of several hospital and administrative committees including but not limited to Scientific Committee and was elected as Vice President of the Medical Staff Committee. She also headed the Research and Ethics Committee and formalized the “Residents’ Research Day” where graduating residents in all fields presented a research study they had undertaken. This activity became a requirement for completing residency training. She was appointed as Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology attending at Rafic Hariri University Hospital in 2005 where she was assigned the task of overseeing AUB residents rotating at RHUH.  In 2006 she joined the medical staff at Clemenceau Medical Center where she practiced till 2008.  From 2008 till 2009, she also joined the medical staff at Fouad Khoury Hospital where she was elected as the head of the Medical Staff Committee.

Dr. Chatila was appointed as Medical Staff in the Gastroenterology division at Rizk Hospital in December 2009 and Acting Head of GI division from 2010-2012.  She was appointed as Associate Professor of Medicine and Coordinator of the Gastroenterology Module at the Lebanese American University in 2010. In 2013, she was appointed as Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and in 2016 as Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Lebanese American University.

Dr. Chatila has many publications and abstracts in International journals and has numerous presentations and lectures in various conferences and meetings. She was a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the American Medical Association and is currently a member of the Lebanese Society of Gastroenterology where she previously served as a member of the scientific committee.  In the LOP she has served as a member of the jury evaluating alleged cases of malpractice.

Dr. Chatila is involved in many on-going original research projects on colorectal cancer, functional GI disorders and education.  She has several grants from LAU intramural funds and unrestricted grants from the pharmaceutical industry.

 

Vanda Abi Raad, M.D., MHPE

  • Assistant Dean for Continuing Medical Education
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Director, Clinical Simulation Center
  • Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
  • Lebanese American University

Dr. Abi Raad obtained her MD degree from Saint Joseph University in 1989.
Following her graduation from medical school, Dr. Abi Raad pursued her residency training in general anesthesia at the American University of Beirut until 1992 and then went on to do a fellowship in cardiovascular anesthesia until 1993.
In 2006, she received a Diploma in regional anesthesia from the Universite de Marseille, France. In 2011, this was followed by a diploma in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia from the Lebanese University and the Universite of Rennes, France.
In addition to her clinical experience in the field of anesthesia, Dr. Abi Raad pursued expertise in medical educational whereby in 2010 she received a diploma in innovative techniques for university teaching from Saint Joseph University.
In 2015, Vanda received her Master in health professions education from the University of Illinois Chicago.
Dr. Abi Raad joined the LAU Medical Center - RH in 1994 as an attending anesthesiologist and the Lebanese American University School of Medicine in 2010 as associate professor of anesthesiology.
Dr. Abi Raad has served as the Co-director of the OSCE and simulation programs at LAUSOM since 2012 and became the Director of the Clinical Simulation Center in 2014.
 

Sola-Bahous-Small.jpgNaji Riachi, M.D.

  • Assistant Dean for Clinical Research
  • Chief of the Neurology Division
  • Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
  • Lebanese American University

 

 

Dr. Riachi graduated with an MD degree from the Amer ican University of Beirut in 1986.
From 1986 until 1990, he did a postdoctoral fellowship in Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland Ohio. This was followed by a one-year residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland Ohio, and subsequently , by a residency in Neurology from 1991 through 1994 also at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland Ohio. He was appointed Chief Resident from 1993 through 1994.
Following his residency in Neurology, he subspecialized in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the same institution from 1994 through 1996.
Dr. Riachi is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology.
He has been an Associate Professor in Neurology at the Lebanese Amer ican University Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine since 2010, and has served as the head of division of Neurology and coordinator of the Neuroscience programs.
Dr. Riachi is an active member in:
   1. American Academy of Neurology
   2. American Epilepsy Society
   3. Society of Neurosciences
   4. Lebanese neurological Association (executive committee) 

Dr. Riachi is a founding member of the Lebanese League Against Epilepsy and the past President of the same league from 2003 through 2005 .
Dr. Riachi is active in clinical research at the LAU Medical Center-RH and its affiliated institutions; he is currently an investigator in 11 clinical studies and is involved in numerous longitudinal clinical protocols.

 

Alain Sabri, M.D., MDH, FACS

  • Assistant Dean for Faculty Recruitment
  • Professor and Chairman of the department of Otolaryngology
  • Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
  • Lebanese American University

Dr. Alain Sabri graduated from the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine in 1992. He subsequently pursued General Surgery residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center Washington DC, followed by a residency training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland- Ohio.

Dr. Sabri then completed two sub-specialty fellowships in Head and Neck Cancer/Skull Base Surgery- Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery (1999-2000) and in Otology/Neurotology (2000-2001) at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Dr. Sabri holds a Masters degree in Hospital and Health Management from Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (affiliated with the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris).

Dr. Sabri began his professional career in 1999 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where he served as Instructor/ Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, before joining the Mayo Clinic, Rochester- Minnesota as Assistant Professor. He was voted Teacher of the Year at the Mayo Clinic in 2003.

In 2004, Dr. Sabri joined the American University of Beirut Medical Center faculty as Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and was appointed as the Department’s Chairman in 2011. In parallel, Dr. Sabri served as AUBMC Associate Chief of Staff from 2012 till 2013.

Dr. Sabri then moved to the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi where he served as the founding Chairperson of the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He was promoted to the rank of Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, USA.

Throughout his career, Dr. Sabri was constantly involved in a busy medical and surgical clinical practice, teaching activities and research. He is a member of numerous professional societies and held leadership roles in several committees, panels and meetings. He has lectured extensively in Lebanon and internationally and presented instructional courses, almost on yearly basis for 20 years, at the American Academy of Otolaryngology and subsequently receiving the honor award from that Society in 2010. Dr. Sabri was also involved in numerous humanitarian medical missions in South American and the Middle East. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed publications in addition to Book Chapters

Dr. Sabri is American Board certified in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and is also American Board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

 

 Tony Zreik, M.D.

  • Assistant Dean for  Faculty Development
  • Chairman of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
  • Lebanese American University

 








Dr. Zreik has a unique combined background both in OB/GYN as well as in business  administration.
He graduated from the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine in 1986 and went on to do his residency training in the U.S. at Yale University from 1991-1994.
Following his residency training, he then pursued a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility also at Yale University from 1994 -1996.
Tony is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1998.
In addition, Dr. Zreik received his Master in Business  administration  from  the Ecole Superieure des Affaires (ESA) in 2005.
Dr. Zreik joined the Lebanese American University School of Medicine in 2008 and the LAU Medical Center - RH in 2009.
Since 2010, Dr. Zreik has served as the Chairman of the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the LAU School of Medicine.

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The Dean’s office:

Mrs. Roula Faour

Senior Executive Assistant
Location: Achrafieh, LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital, Bloc B, 2nd floor
Telephone: +961 1 200800 Ext: 5842
Email: roula.faour@lau.edu.lb

Mrs. Gihane Kaddoum
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Academic Assistant
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Email: may.chahine@lau.edu.lb

 

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Mrs. Maysoon Naaman
Medical Education Lead Officer
Location: Byblos, LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury Health Sciences Center, level 4
Telephone: +961 9 547262  Ext: 2849
Email: maysoon.naaman@lau.edu.lb

 

The office of Clinical Affairs:
Mrs. Hadil Attieh
Medical Education Lead Officer
Location: Achrafieh, LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital, Bloc B, 2nd floor
Telephone: +961 1 200800 Ext: 6981
Email: hadil.attieh@lau.edu.lb

 

The office of Graduate Medical Education:
Mrs. Kayane Tashjian DerTorossian
Junior Program Administrator
Location: Achrafieh, LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital, Bloc B, 2nd floor
Telephone: +961 1 200800 Ext: 5837
Email: kayane.tashjian@lau.edu.lb

 

The office of Continuing Medical Education:
Ms. Lama Naim
Lead Program Administrator
Location: Achrafieh, LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital, Bloc B, 2nd floor
Telephone: +961 1 200800 Ext: 5830
Email: lama.naim@lau.edu.lb
 

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