Patient Care

Toufic Chaaban, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Critical Care Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Disease

Program Director, Residency in Internal Medicine
Co-Clerkship Director in Internal Medicine

Dr. Toufic Chaaban graduated from the Lebanese University School of Medicine in 2012. He then joined the American University of Beirut where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine (2012-2015) , followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (2015-2018). After his graduation, Dr Chaaban joined the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A., where he completed a two-year fellowship program in Neurocritical Care. Before joining the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital, Dr. Chaaban worked with Doctors Without Borders as an intensivist in a hospital project concerned with COVID-19. 
Dr. Chaaban will be the first practicing neurointensivist in Lebanon. He maintains active membership in several professional societies and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. Moreover he has garnered a number of awards including recognition as “Intern of the Year”and “Fellow of the Year” at the American University of Beirut. He has authored many peer-reviewed publications appearing in international journals. 
In addition to having clinical expertise in pulmonary diseases, general critical care and neurocritical care, Dr. Chaaban has a special interest in the education of medical students, residents and fellows.

Selected Publications

  1. Chaaban T. Acute eosinophilic pneumonia associated with non-cigarette smoking products: A systematic review.” Advances in Respiratory Medicine (2020) 88(2): 142-146.‏
  2. Chaaban,TA. Bariatric surgery: A potential cure for asthma?. European Respiratory Review (2019): 28(152):190003.‏
  3. Chaaban T, Kanj N, Bou Akl I. Hepatic hydrothorax: An updated review on a challenging disease. Lung (2019): 1-7.‏
  4. Bouakl I, Toufic Chaaban T. Three different abnormalities in pulmonary arteries in Behçet. JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (2020) 26(4): e74.‏
  5. Chaaban TA, Boukhalil P. Thoracic splenosis. Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals (2019) 27(3): 234-235.‏
  6. Merheb M, Gharios E, Younes A, Cheikh MA, Chaaban T. Effect of total contact cast in non‐healing diabetic foot ulcers in Lebanese patients. International Wound Journal (2017) 14(5): 751-753.‏

View Dr. Chaaban’s publications  on Pubmed.

Professional and Research Interests

Education and Training

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Pulmonary diseases, pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, copd, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung diseases, pleural effusion, bronchiectasis, lung cancer, stroke critical care, neurocritical care, status epilepticus, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracranial hemorrhage, sepsis, shock, bronchoscopy, thoracentesis