Maroun Matar, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of General Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Neonatology
Clerkship Director in Pediatrics
Acting Division Head, Pediatric Neonatology
Dr. Maroun C. Matar is Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director in Pediatrics at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine. He is Acting Head of the Division of Neonatology at the school of medicine and the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital.
He completed his medical degree and his pediatric training at the Lebanese University in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He then pursued specialty training in Neonatology and in Pediatric Intensive Care at Paris V University, France. He practiced as a full-time physician in the APHP (public hospital system of Paris) where he had also trained. Dr. Matar worked at the Institut de Puericulture de Paris, Antoine Beclere Hospital, SAMU 92 and Kremlin Bicetre Hospital. In addition, he pursued a University Diploma in Neonatology, a University Diploma in Pediatric Cardiology from the Paris-V University and a University Diploma in Pediatrics and Maternity from the University of Paris XI.
In 2002, Dr. Matar joined the staff of Rizk Hospital (now LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital). He maintains his practice there as a general pediatrician in the Pediatric Outpatient Clinics, and as head of the hospital’s pediatric and neonatal intensive care sections. Between 2018 and 2019, he furthered his expertise in pediatric resuscitation and life support, becoming an AHA-certified NRP Instructor and an AHA-certified PALS Instructor.
Dr Matar has a great interest in medical education and simulation in medicine. In 2016, he obtained a University Diploma in Clinical Simulation at LAU, where he also frequently directs workshops in neonatal medicine for practitioners in the MENA region.
- Lapillonne A, Matar M, Adleff A, Chbihi M, Kermorvant-Duchemin E, Campeotto F. Use of extensively hydrolysed formula for refeeding neonates postnecrotising enterocolitis: A nationwide survey-based, cross-sectional study. BMJ Open (2016) 6(7). doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008613
- Charafeddine L, Ammous F, Kobeissi L, Dye TDV, Matar M, Khalife MCF, Yunis K. In-hospital neonatal mortality and the role of consanguinity. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (2012) 26(5), 398—407. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3016.2012.01295.x
- Matar M, Farah M, Hirbli K. Study of a sample of 2936 consultants (published thesis). Revue medical libanaise (1997) 9(3)
Professional and Research Interests
- General Pediatrics
- Pediatric intensive care
Education and Training
- M.D. degree, Lebanese University, 1996
- United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), 1997
- Pediatric Specialist degree, Lebanese University, 1999
- AFS (Certificate of specialized training) in Pediatrics, Lyon I University, 2000
- AFSA (Certificate of advanced specialized training) in Pediatrics, Paris V University, 2001
- University Diploma in Pediatric Cardiology, Paris V University, 2002
- University Diploma in Pediatrics and Maternity, Paris XI University, 2003
- NCPNN and UNICEF Certification, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Clinical Instructor, 2008
- Attestation de Formation Continue en Neonatology (Certificate of continuing education in neonatology), Paris V University and French Society of Neonatology, 2014
- University Diploma in Clinical Simulation, Lebanese American University, 2016
- Postgraduate Program in Pediatric Nutrition (PGPN), Boston University, U.S.A., 2018
- Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), American Heart Association, 2018
Professional Memberships and Organizations
- Lebanese Pediatric Society
- Lebanese Neonatology Society
- Lebanese Society of Pediatric Intensive Care