Michel E. Mawad, MD

Department of Medical Imaging
Division of Interventional Neuroradiology

President of the Lebanese American University

In recognition of his unique and outstanding qualifications and meritorious service, Dr. Michel Mawad was appointed President of the Lebanese American University and assumed this office in October, 2020.

Prior to receiving this honor, he held the position of Dean of the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine beginning in February of 2017.  Dr. Mawad brought to the institution an ideal combination of proven excellence in the clinical, academic and leadership fronts.
Dr. Mawad returned to the Middle East in 2015 after a remarkable 32-year career with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where among many other achievements, he pioneered minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformation, and stroke.  At Baylor, he held various key positions in radiology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neurology and ophthalmology — initially as clinical assistant/associate professor and later as tenured professor and chair, in addition to serving as neuroradiology fellowship director for 25 years. 
Dr. Mawad has a longstanding experience in setting up and staffing multidisciplinary stroke centers in several metropolitan areas: Houston, Texas, Abu Dhabi UAE, and most recently Beirut, Lebanon.
Dr. Mawad holds several patents, boasts over 300 publications and has received research and educational grants totaling over $4.25 million in addition to various honors and awards. Additionally, he has hosted 30 international meetings and symposia, given 130 seminars and presentations, and authored dozens of clinical and research protocols.
Dr. Mawad is a member of eight medical organizations, including the World Federation of Therapeutics & Interventional Neuroradiology, which he helped establish and ultimately led.  He sits on the editorial boards of several prominent journals, including Interventional Neuroradiology, American Journal of Neuroradiology, and Journal of Neurovascular Disease.  

Selected Publications

  1. LD Jou, DH Lee, ME Mawad. Cross-flow at the Anterior Communicating Artery and its Implication in Cerebral Aneurysm Formation. J Biomechanics, 43(11): 2189-95, 2010
  2. Yasuda R, Arat A, Strother CM, Aagaard-Kienitz B, Niemann D, Mohamed A, Royalty K, PulferK, Taki W, Mawad ME. Aneurysm ostium angle: a predictor of the need for stent as assistance for endovascular aneurysm coiling in internal carotid artery sidewall aneurysms. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Aug;32(7):1216-20. Epub 2011 Jan 23 
  3. Vedantam A, Rao VY, Shaltoni HM, Mawad ME. Incidence and clinical implications of carotid branch occlusion following treatment of internal carotid artery aneurysms with the pipeline embolization device. Neurosurgery. 2015 Feb;76(2):173-8
  4. Mitchell BD, Chinnadurai P, Chintalapani G, Morsi HA, Shaltoni H, Mawad ME. Endovascular Recanalization in Acute Ischemic Stroke Using the Solitaire FR Revascularization Device with Adjunctive C-Arm CT Imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Jul;36(7):1317-20 
View Dr. Mawad’s publications  on Pubmed.

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Stroke, intracranial aneurysm, neuroradiology, interventional radiology, thrombectomy, angioplasty, cerebral arteriovenous malformation, pediatric cerebral malformations