Recent Faculty Appointments
Dr. Jocelyne Azar joins the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine full-time faculty in the Division of Psychiatry, Department of Internal Medicine. She directs both the Med-III clerkship and the residency program in psychiatry.
Dr. Azar completed her medical degree and her psychiatry residency at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut. She has obtained several university diplomas for sub-specialty areas in psychiatry and simulation-based education. Additionally she has a master’s degree in health and hospital management, and currently is pursuing a master’s in the field of health professions education.
The school of medicine welcomes Dr. Elie Al Zaghrini to the Division of Emergency Medicine, in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Al Zaghrini completed his bachelor’s degree, medical degree, and residency in Emergency Medicine at the American University of Beirut. Subsequently he obtained a master’s degree in healthcare analysis and hospital management, at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sante Public, Paris VII.
Dr. Elsy Jabbour joins the school of medicine as a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Emergency Medicine.
In addition to completing residencies in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the American University of Beirut, Dr. Jabbour holds master’s degrees in healthcare management and public healthcare, and has an interest in improving clinical performance at the hospital level.
Dr. Sahar Semaan is Clinical Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Therapeutics.
She received her training at the American University of Beirut, and at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she completed fellowships in both Cancer Imaging and Musculoskeletal Radiology. Dr. Semaan has expertise in a number of specialized imaging techniques.
Dr. Rita Assi, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, is a specialist in Hematology and Oncology.
After pursuing her medical education and her residency training in Internal Medicine at Lebanese University, Dr. Assi completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the American University of Beirut. She followed this with an additional fellowship in the diagnosis and management of leukemia at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where she received several honors and awards for her clinical work and research.
Dr. Emile Mehanna is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Cardiology division of the Department of Internal Medicine, and is the Director of the Cardiology Fellowship program at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital.
After obtaining his medical degree at the American University of Beirut, he pursued postgraduate research and training at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Medical Center, Brown University, and Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mehanna is American Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine.
Dr. Madona Azar has been appointed Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, and is a practicing endocrinologist at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital. She directs both the residency program in Internal Medicine and the fellowship in Endocrinology.
After pursuing her medical education and a residency in Anesthesiology in Lebanon, she went on to complete residency training in Internal Medicine at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey, followed by fellowships in Endocrinology at both Pennsylvania State College and the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In addition, Dr. Azar obtained a master’s degree in public health at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dr. Roland Seif joins the school of medicine as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Seif received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the American University of Beirut, and completed his medical degree and his residency in Ophthalmology at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital. He recently returned to Lebanon after pursuing fellowship training in glaucoma at the University of Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Fadi Tohme, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, has appointments in two specialty divisions: Nephrology and Critical Care.
Dr. Tohme completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, as well as fellowships in Nephrology and Critical Care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Preceding his appointment at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.