Patient Care

Kamal Hirbli, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Endocrinology

Dr. Kamal Hirbli began teaching endocrinology in 1984 simultaneously at Saint Joseph University in Beirut and at the Lebanese University, and he founded the Division of Endocrinology at the latter institution. He served as Chief of the Endocrinology Division for 15 years after the merger in 1996 of the two branches, East and West Beirut, of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the Lebanese University. Additionally he served as the Head of the Division of Endocrinology at Rafik Hariri University Hospital until the establishment of the Lebanese American University Medical Center - Rizk Hospital.

In 1976, during the Lebanese civil war, Dr. Hirbli reactivated the Lebanese Medical Journal and was its General Director while also sitting on the editorial board for many years. He was elected in 1988 as member of the board of the Lebanese Order of Physicians, and was then nominated as member of the disciplinary and financial committees. He has also been involved in awareness and screening campaigns at the national level related to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases and has been the principal investigator or investigator in several clinical trials.

Dr. Hirbli was appointed in 1996 as full Professor of Medicine at the Lebanese University; and he has trained several endocrinologists currently practicing in Lebanon and as well has directed multiple theses for medical students. He is currently Associate Preceptor of Endocrinology at the Lebanese American University School of Pharmacy for Pharm-D students, Clinical Associate Professor at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, Head of the Endocrinology Division at the Lebanese American University Medical Center-Rizk Hospital, and Fellowship Program Director.

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epidemiology, diabetes, lipid, dyslipidemia, obesity, thyroid disease, parathyroid disorders, adrenal disorders, pituitary disorders, polycystic ovary, high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, lipid disorder