Sola Aoun Bahous, MD, PhD, MHPE

Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology

Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Dr. Sola Aoun Bahous is an experienced nephrologist with expertise in the evaluation and management of hypertension. Holder of a Ph.D. degree in Cardiovascular Pharmacology from Pierre and Marie Curie Paris VI University in France, Dr. Aoun Bahous manages complicated and resistant hypertension cases, in addition to hypotension cases. She performs many non-invasive procedures to assess arterial stiffness and central pressures and conducts extensive research in the field.

Dr. Aoun Bahous joined the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine in 2008 as a founding member, where she participated in the development of the M.D. program. She then moved her clinical practice to LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital in 2011 and was appointed Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs. She developed the clinical curriculum at the school and continues to teach and lead curricular design, student assessment and program evaluation. She was appointed as Associate Dean for Medical Education in September 2019, in charge of the undergraduate medical education program. Dr. Aoun Bahous is a strong education professional with a recently acquired master’s degree in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine to combine experience and expertise in medical education. She has significant experience in accreditation and strategic planning at both the university and school levels.

Dr. Aoun Bahous is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, the European Renal Association, and the Association of Medical Education in Europe. She recently joined the International 24 Hour Aortic Blood Pressure Consortium.

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hypertension, hypotension, cardiovascular risk, arterial stiffness, central pressures, chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, electrolyte imbalance, renal artery stenosis, hyperaldosteronism, secondary hypertension, kidney failure, dialysis