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Maroun Matar, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of General Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Neonatology

Acting Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Division Head, Pediatric Neonatology
Director of Medical Year 3

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.

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