Patient Care

Paul Hage, MD

Clinical Professor
Division of Neurosurgery

Director, Residency Program in Neurosurgery
Director of International Medical Education Affiliations
Division Head, Neurosurgery

Dr. Paul Hage is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, and Director of International Medical Education Affiliations, at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine. 
He obtained his M.D. degree from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon, in 1993. Following his graduation, he completed a four-year residency program in Neurosurgery at Hotel Dieu de France in Beirut, and another two-year residency program in Neurosurgery at Bretonneau Hospital in Tours, France; this was followed by a one-year fellowship training in Spine Surgery and Brain Tumors at Bretonneau Hospital in Tours, France. He also holds a master’s degree in Neuroscience from Paris XI University.
Dr. Hage returned to Lebanon to start his clinical career in 2000. In 2010, he was appointed as Chief of Division of Neurosurgery at Saint George Hospital University Medical Center – University of Balamand, and in 2013, as Chairman of the Surgery Department. Along with his clinical activity, from 2010 till 2017, he was the Assistant Dean for International Programs at the University of Balamand; he was also the Director of International Relations from 2015 till 2017 at Saint George Hospital University Medical Center. In 2017, he became the Assistant Dean for Development at the University of Balamand.
Dr Hage has been involved in teaching Neuroanatomy and Neurosurgery to medical students and residents for 20 years. He was the course director of Neuroanatomy  at Balamand University beginning in the year 2000.
Dr. Hage has expertise in various neurological surgery fields: Brain Tumors, Pituitary Adenomas, Traumatic brain injury, Degenerative & Traumatic Spine, Spinal Tumors, Pediatric Neurosurgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery.

Selected Publications

  1. Hage P, Kseib C, Adem C, Choueiry C, Matta R. Atypical presentation of Currarino Syndrome: A case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. (2019) 57:102-105.
  2. Hage P, Kseib C, Hmaimess G, Jaoudeh PA, Noun P. Recurrent posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome with cerebellar involvement leading to acute hydrocephalus. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. (2018) 172:120-123.
  3. Hage P, Daou B, Jabbour P. Spontaneous otogenic pneumocephalus due to altitude changes: A case report and review of literature. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. (2015 Nov) 138:162-4.
  4. Hage P, El Helou A. “Water Hammer effect”: A rare mechanism of hydrocephalus. Neurochirurgie (2012 Oct) 58(5):317-9.
  5. Hage P, Abi Chahine N, Alaywan M, Nachanakian A. A rare aetiology of myelopathy: spinal dural arteriovenous fistula: Report of 6 cases. Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery (2007 Oct) 11(2).   
  6. Jan M, Francois P, Trouillas J, Hage P. Indications for total hypophysectomy in Cushing’s disease. Neurochirurgie. (2002) 48(2-3): 266-270.
  7. Okais N, Moussa R, Hage P. Cervical myelopathy from ossification of the posterior longitudinal vertebral ligament: Report of 2 cases.  Neurochirurgie. (1999 Mar); 45(1): 49-53.
  8. Moussa R, Hage P, Chahine G, Mohasseb G, Okais N. Cerebral metastasis disclosing osteosarcoma: Apropos of a case. Neurochirurgie. (1997) 43(5): 330-3.
  9. Okais N, Moussa R, Hage P. Value of increased MRI signal intensity in cervical arthrosis in myelopathies. Neurochirurgie. (1997) 43(5): 285-90; discussion 290-1.
  10. Hage P, Nohra G, Moussa R , Samaha E, Chemaly R, Okais N. Cervical extra-dural hematoma under coagulants: Review of etiologies and prognosis. Revue Neurologique (Paris). (1997 Feb) 155(1):67-8.

Professional and Research Interests

Education and Training

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Awards and Grants

  • Quantification of the Cortical Cerebral Volume in Vitro, Principal Investigator, Fondation ARC (Recherche sur le Cancer), France, 2000
  • Quantification of the Cortical Cerebral Volume in Vitro, Principal Investigator, Research Council, Saint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine, Lebanon, 2000




Neurosurgery, brain tumor, pituitary adenoma, brain hemmorhage, traumatic brain injury, pediatric neurosurgery, vagal nerve stimulator (VNS), spine surgery, spine disorders, spinal tumors, peripheral nerve surgery, shunts