Alain El Asmar, MD

Clinical Instructor

As an emergency physician, my passion for teaching, clinical work, and development is deeply rooted in my commitment to advancing the field of emergency medicine and shaping the next generation of healthcare professionals. Teaching allows me to share my knowledge and experiences with aspiring clinicians, guiding them in honing their clinical skills, critical thinking abilities, and compassionate patient care practices. Through mentorship and hands-on teaching, I aim to instill in learners the importance of effective communication, evidence-based decision-making, and ethical practice.

Engaging in clinical work not only allows me to provide immediate care to patients in need but also serves as a platform for continuous learning and professional growth. By staying current with the latest advancements in emergency medicine, I am able to enhance my clinical skills, refine my diagnostic abilities, and improve patient outcomes. The dynamic nature of emergency medicine challenges me to think quickly on my feet, adapt to diverse clinical scenarios, and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams to deliver high-quality care.

Furthermore, my interest in development extends beyond clinical practice to encompass research, quality improvement initiatives, and leadership roles within the healthcare community. By actively participating in scholarly activities, conducting research studies, and engaging in quality improvement projects, I strive to contribute to the advancement of emergency medicine as a specialty. Through collaboration with professional organizations and advocacy for evidence-based practices, I aim to promote best practices in emergency care and drive positive change in the healthcare system.

In conclusion, my interest in teaching, clinical work, and development as an emergency physician reflects my dedication to education, mentorship, continuous learning, and innovation in the field of emergency medicine. By inspiring future healthcare professionals, advancing clinical practice, and contributing to the development of the specialty, I am committed to making a meaningful impact on patient care and healthcare delivery.

Selected Publications

  1. Epidemiology of Pathogens Causing Acute Diarrhea in Patients presenting to the Emergency Departments in four hospitals in Lebanon.Mariana Helou, Janane Nasr, Micheline Hajjar, Alaa Bourji, Rita Feghaly, Elsy Jabbour, Edmond Abboud, Emma Abboud , Ahmad Mahdi, Jonathan Mina, Alain Asmar, Rola Husni
  2. Optimizing the transfusion strategy in surgical patients in a Lebanese university Hospital. Stephanie el Hawat, Rita Saliby, Ghassan Sleilaty, Alain El Asmar, Anthony Ghosn
  3. Out of hospital cardiac arrest outcomes: Impact of weekdays vs weekends admission on survival to hospital discharge. El Asmar A, Dakessian A, Bachir R, El Sayed M.Resuscitation. 2019 Oct;143:29-34. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2019.08.004. Epub 2019 Aug 8.
  4. Splenic rupture after colonoscopy diagnosed by bedside ultrasonography El Asmar A, Traboulsy S, El Tawil Ch. Splenic rupture after colonoscopy diagnosed by bedside ultrasonography. Med Emergency, MJEM 2020;28
  5. Prevalence and risk factors associated with low back pain among hospital staff in a university hospital in Lebanon. Ghoussoub K, El Asmar A, Kreichati G, Wakim S,Bakhache M,Baz M,Naoum Z, Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (2016) 59 e146DOI: 10.1016/j.rehab.2016.07.325

Professional and Research Interests

Education and Training

Professional Memberships and Organizations



Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Polytrauma, Emergency Ultrasoud, Disaster Medicine