Patient Care

Madona Azar, MD, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Endocrinology

Program Director, Residency in Internal Medicine
Program Director, Fellowship in Endocrinology

Dr. Madona Azar obtained her M.D. degree from the Saint Joseph University in Beirut in 2002. Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Azar completed a one-year residency training in Anesthesiology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, after which she moved to the United States to pursue a three-year residency training in Internal Medicine at Cooper University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Following the completion of her residency training, Dr. Azar pursued a fellowship in Endocrinology at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma (OU) Health Sciences Center. Subsequently, in 2009, Dr. Azar joined the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Effective 2013, she was appointed as the Associate Fellowship Director of Endocrinology.

In 2015, Dr. Azar’s efforts were recognized by her promotion to the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine, and her assignment as the Director of the Fellowship Program in Endocrinology, which granted her full charge of this program. Dr. Azar maintained these positions until her recruitment by the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine in October 2019.

Throughout her career as faculty and physician at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Azar held simultaneously multiple leadership positions which she also managed to maintain until her joining LAU: Effective 2016, she served as Director of the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, Medical Director of the OU Physicians Adult Endocrinology Clinic, as well as Division Chief of the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

Dr. Azar is American Board-certified in Internal Medicine as well as in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

She is a member of several international organizations and societies such as The Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association and the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism.

She is also the recipient of numerous honors and awards such as the “OU Medicine Golden Pillar Award for Outstanding Patient Service (which she received three times) and the “Castle Connolly Ltd. America’s Top Doctors/ Endocrinology¬Č” for several consecutive years.

In addition, Dr. Azar has been an invited reviewer for international scientific journals and meeting abstracts, and is the author of 15 peer-reviewed publications. Her research interests are focused on diabetes, its epidemiology and complications, as well as diabetes in pregnancy.

Selected Publications

View Dr. Azar’s publications on PubMed.

Professional and Research Interests

Education and Training

Professional Memberships and Organizations


Endocrinology, diabetes, thyroid disease, pituitary disorder, adrenal disorder, osteoporosis, diabetes in pregnancy, diabetes complications