Alain Sabri, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Assistant Dean for Faculty Recruitment
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Alain Sabri is an American Board-certified specialist in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

He currently serves as Clinical Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Lebanese American University Medical Center-Rizk Hospital. He is also an Assistant Dean at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine.

Dr. Sabri graduated from the American University of Beirut’s Faculty of Medicine in 1992. He completed his general surgery residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., followed by residency training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. He then pursued 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. Dr. Sabri also holds a master’s degree in Hospital and Health Management from Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (affiliated with the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris). He pursued additional Health Leadership courses at l’Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD).

Dr. Sabri began his professional career as an Assistant Professor at the world-famous Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota and was voted Teacher of the Year in 2003. In 2004, he returned to Lebanon to join the American University of Beirut Medical Center as an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and was appointed the department’s Chair in 2011. In parallel, Dr. Sabri served as AUBMC’s Associate Chief of Staff.

Shortly thereafter, he was recruited by Cleveland Clinic, U.S.A. and was appointed founding Chairperson of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Abu Dhabi campus, where, with a carefully selected team, he established one of the busiest services at that institution. In collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic leadership, he contributed to launching one of the most ambitious projects in the region and the world at that time. He was promoted to Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine back in the U.S., returning later to Lebanon to take on his current role.

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general ENT, head and neck surgery, sinus disorders, thyroid nodules and surgery, pediatric ENT, neck tumors, neck mass, throat cancer, rhinoplasty, ear surgery, salivary gland disorders and surgery ( parotid and submandibular), parotid gland disorders, thyroidectomy, vocal cord cancer, sinusitis, hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, inner ear problems, otitis, sleep apnea, nasal obstruction, septal deviation, nasal polyps, sore throat, ear pain, thyroid cancer, deviated septum, ear infection, sinus infection, acoustic neuroma, anosmia, loss of smell