Patient Care

Rana E. Barake, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Program Director, Residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Rana Barake is Clinical Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine.
Dr. Barake graduated from the American University of Beirut School of Medicine in 2012 and completed an Internship year in General Surgery followed by a one-year Research Fellowship in Otology. She then completed her Residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the AUB Medical Center, from which she graduated in 2018. 
At the University of Toronto in Canada, Dr Barake held the prestigious position of a Peter and Melanie Munk Fellow in Otology/Neurotology from April 2019 through March 2020. During her fellowship year, she had the opportunity to work at the unique Hertz Multidisciplinary Neurotology Clinic and furthered her experience and knowledge in the diagnosis and management of  chronically dizzy patients as well as vestibular testing and rehabilitation therapy (in both adults and children). 
Upon her return to Lebanon, Dr. Barake commenced working at the Ear Institute, a highly specialized center that provides comprehensive care for ear diseases especially for patients suffering from chronic and refractory dizziness. 
Dr. Barake is a member of prestigious international organizations including the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the American Neurotology Society.
Dr. Barake joined the School of Medicine and the  LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital in April 2021. Along with her clinical and surgical responsibilities, she is actively involved in academic teaching as well as clinical research and has multiple peer-reviewed publications in her field.

Selected Publications

  1. Barake R, Abou-Rizk S, Nemer G, Bassim M. The OTOGL p.Arg925* variant is associated with moderate hearing loss in a Syrian non-consanguineous family. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. (2017 Jul) 21(7): 445-449.‏
  2. Khalil A., Karroum SB, Barake R. et al. Post-lingual non-syndromic hearing loss phenotype: A polygenic case with 2 biallelic mutations in MYO15A and MITF. BMC Med Genet. (2020) 21(1):1.‏
  3. Barake R, Rizk SA, Ziade G, Zaytoun G, Bassim M. Adaptation of the Arabic version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. (2016 Mar) 154(3): 508-12. ‏
  4. Barake R, Natout T, Bassim M, El Natout MA. Loop underlay tympanoplasty for anterior, total and subtotal tympanic membrane perforations: A retrospective review. J of Otolaryngol - Head & Neck Surg (2019) 48:12.‏
  5. Ziade G, Barake R, El Natout T, El Natout M. -A. Late Pneumolabyrinth After Stapedectomy. Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. (2016 Nov) 133(5): 361-363. ‏
  6. Bitar MA, Al, Barazi R, Barakeh R. Airway reconstruction: Review of an approach to the advanced-stage laryngotracheal stenosis. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. (2017 May – Jun) 83(3): 299-312. ‏

View Dr. Barake’s publications  on Pubmed.

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ENT, otolaryngology, tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, Meniere’s disease, migraine, ataxia, concussion, BPPV, benign positional vertigo, hearing loss, facial nerve paralysis, temporomandibular joint disorder, jaw joint, TMJ, ear pain, otalgia, mastoiditis, dysphagia, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, dysphonia, epistaxis, nose bleed, turbinectomy, septoplasty, allergy, sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, tympanostomy tubes, tonsillitis, rhinitis, hoarseness, OSA, obstructive sleep apnea