Patient Care

Camille Samaha, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

Dr. Camille Samaha is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma. He completed extensive training in orthopedic surgery and general surgery in France, after having received his M.D. degree from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. Beginning in 1997, Dr. Samaha held the position of Chef de Clinique Assistant (CCA) for two years in the Orthopedic Department of the Salpêtrière University Hospital. Furthermore, in 1999, he attained the Diploma of Specialized Complementary Studies (DESC) in Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery from the University of Saint Antoine in Paris.
Subsequently he returned to Lebanon to embark on his clinical career. In 2002, he joined the (then) Rizk Hospital as an orthopedic surgeon on the part-time staff. In 2003, he was also recruited to the Department of Orthopedics and Trauma at the Middle East Institute of Health – Bsalim. In 2010, the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine recruited Dr. Samaha to be a member of its part-time faculty. Recently, he was appointed to the full-time faculty and will be practicing at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital.

Selected Publications

  1. Assi C, Caton J, Fawaz W, Samaha C, Yammine K. Revision total hip arthroplasty with a Kerboull plate: Comparative outcomes using standard versus dual mobility cups. Int Orthop. (2019 Oct) 43(10):2245-2251. ‏
  2. Assi CC, Barakat HB, Caton JH, Najjar EN, Samaha C, Yammine KF. Mortality rate and mid-term outcomes of total hip arthroplasty using dual mobility cups for the treatment of femoral neck fractures in a Middle Eastern population. J Arthroplasty.(2019 Feb) 34(2):333-337. 
  3. Assi C, El-Najjar E, Samaha C, Yammine K. Outcomes of dual mobility cups in a young Middle Eastern population and its influence on lifestyle. Int Orthop.(2017 Mar) 41(3):619-624.
  4. Assi C, Fawaz W, Samaha C, Chamoun M, Yammine K.  Sural neuro-cutaneous flap in the management of foot and ankle soft tissue defects in a diabetic population. J Med Liban. (2016 Jul-Sep) 64(3):164-7. 
  5. Kassab M, Samaha C, Saillant G. Ipsilateral fibular transposition in tibial nonunion using Huntington procedure: A 12-year follow-up study.  Injury. (2003 Oct) 34(10):770-5. 
  6. Samaha C, Jayankura M, Castelain C, Benazet JP, Saillant G. Traitement des hernies discales cervicales selon la technique de Robinson à propos de 86 cas.  Journées du Rachis de Paris. Sauramps Médical. (2001).
  7. Castel E, Benazet JP, Samaha C, Charlot N, Morin O, Saillant G. Delayed closed reduction of rotatory atlantoaxial dislocation in an adult. Eur Spine J. (2001 Oct)10(5):449-53.
  8. Hangman’s fracture: the relationship between asymmetry and instability. Samaha C, Lazennec JY, Laporte C, Saillant G. J Bone Joint Surg Br. (2000 Sep) 82(7) :1046-52. 
  9. Benazet JP,  Samaha C, Laude F, Camelot C, Saillant G. Endoscopic surgery of the thoracic spine by thoracoscopy. Current Orthopaedics (1998) 12:91-95.
  10. Chirurgie du Rachis Thoracique sous Thoracoscopie. Benazet JP,  Samaha C, Laude F, Camelot C. 3ème Journée de Traumatologie de la Pitié Salpêtrière. Sauramps médical. (1997). 

Education and Training



Orthopedic surgery, spine, spinal surgery, trauma, fracture, vertebra