Patient Care

Ibrahim Saikali, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Neurosurgery

Dr. Saikali is a neurosurgeon who has a particular interest in the surgical management of complex neurovascular and skull base lesions (such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, intracranial tumors including pituitary adenomas and vestibular schwannomas). He also has a fervent interest in neuroendoscopy (skull base and intraventricular), and computer-assisted surgery. His practice targets both the adult and the pediatric patient populations (treatment of pediatric brain tumors and congenital malformations, surgery for craniosynostosis).

After graduating with distinction from the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine in 1992, Dr. Saikali did his surgical internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit (Michigan, U.S.A.) followed by a fellowship in vascular neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, U.S.A.). He completed his neurosurgical residency training at the University of Montreal (Canada) and passed the American Board of Neurosurgery written examination (99th percentile) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada Examinations and Certifications. Dr. Saikali is the current Head of the Neurosurgery Division and the Director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital.

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Neurosurgery, intracranial aneurysms, cerebral arteriovenous malformations, brain tumors, pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, vestibular schwannomas, spinal cord tumors, pediatric brain tumors, craniosynostosis, epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, endoscopic surgery, spinal surgery, spine disorders, peripheral nerve surgery, peripheral nerve disorders