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Zeinat Hijazi, M.B.B.ch., DCH, MRCPCH, FRCPCH
Professor of Pediatrics
Interim Dean
Associate Dean for Medical Education
Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
L
ebanese 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.
 

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Sola Aoun Bahous, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs
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, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
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.
 


Contact Us:

The Dean’s office:
Mrs. Roula Faour
Lead 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. May Chahine
Academic Assistant
Location: Byblos, LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury Health Sciences Center, level 4
Telephone: +961 9 547262  Ext: 2860
Email: may.chahine@lau.edu.lb

The office of Medical Education:
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

 


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