Rami Saade, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Acting Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Program Director, Residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Clerkship Director in Otolaryngology
Dr. Rami Saade is Clinical Assistant Professor, Residency Program Director, and Clerkship Director in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine.
Dr. Saade graduated in 2008 from the American University of Beirut School of Medicine and completed an internship in Surgery followed by a Residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (AUBMC 2013). He then pursued a prestigious two-year fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, USA.
Dr. Saade’s subspecialty expertise and interest are focused on head and neck surgery for malignant and benign tumors of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, sinonasal cavity, anterior skull base, salivary gland, thyroid/parathyroid and skin. His surgical and research interests revolve around modern techniques in head and neck surgery. Dr. Saade’s breadth of practice also includes pediatric ENT surgery, airway and laryngeal surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery and otology.
Dr. Saade has been a lecturer at a number of regional and international conferences. He has authored many original articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in the field of head and neck cancer.
Dr. Saade joined LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital in 2016. Along with his clinical and surgical responsibilities, he is actively involved in the academic and administrative development of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
- Saade R, Bell D, Hanna EY. Benign Neoplasms of the Salivary Glands. Chapter 86. Cummings Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, sixth edition.
- Saade RE, Bell D, Garcia J, Roberts D, Randal Weber R. Role of CRTC1/MAML2 translocation in the prognosis and clinical outcomes of mucoepidermoid carcinoma. JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery. Published online January 21, 2016.
- Moorthy S, Saade R, Pickering C, Neskey D, Tanaka N, Zweidler-McKay P, Mitchell Frederick, and Jeffrey Myers. Restoration of NOTCH signaling in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma inhibits tumor growth and cell migratory abilities. Cancer Res August 1, 2015 75:3934; doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2015-3934.
- Saade RE, Hanna EY, Bell D. Prognosis and biology in esthesioneuroblastoma: The emerging role of Hyams grading system. Current Oncology Reports 17, no. 1 (2015): 1-5.
- Saade R, Hessel A, Ginsberg L, Fuller G, Bell D. Primary extradural meningioma presenting as a neck mass: Case report and review of the literature. Head & Neck 37, no. 8 (2014): 92-95.
- Bell D, Saade R, Roberts D, Ow TJ, Kupferman M, DeMonte F,Y. Hanna EY. Prognostic utility of Hyams histological grading and Kadish-Morita staging systems for esthesioneuroblastoma outcomes. Head and Neck Pathology 9,no.1(2014): 51-59.
- Pickering CR, Zhou JH, Lee JJ, Drummond JA, Peng SA, Saade RE, Tsai KY et al. Mutational landscape of aggressive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Clinical Cancer Research 20, no. 24 (2014): 6582-6592.
Professional and Research Interests
- Head and Heck Surgery for malignant and benign tumors of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, sinonasal cavity, anterior skull base, salivary gland, thyroid/parathyroid and skin.
- Surgical and research interests focusing on modern techniques in Head and Neck Surgery
- Surgical practice including pediatric ENT surgery, airway and laryngeal surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery and otology
Education and Training
- B.S. degree, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2004
- M.D. degree, American University of Beirut, 2008
- Residency in ENT Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut, 2013
- Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, 2015
Professional Memberships and Organizations
- Lebanese Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Society