professional qualifications


professional appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center.
  • Initiator and past chief of the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery training program. Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, The American University of Beirut Medical Center.
  • Hospital Privileges: American University of Beirut Medical Center and other private hospitals.

Honors & awards

  • International Expert Contributor and Commenter: Written Commentary on Male Upper Body Life. "Atlas of Body Contouring After Weight Loss." First Edition 2010. Editor in Chief: Loren J. Borud, MD.
  • President, American College of Surgeons, Lebanon Chapter, December 16, 2005 - December 16, 2007.
  • President Elect, American College of Surgeons, Lebanon Chapter, December 2004.
  • Editorial Board Member, "Scan" The American University of Beirut Alumni Association Medical Chapter periodical publication, May 19, 1999.
  • Editorial Board Member, The Lebanese Medical Journal, 1992-1995.
  • Evaluator, American Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, October 5, 1988.
  • Guest Speaker, Canandian Military Research Institute, "Anatomy of a Hospital Handling Combat Casualties." Ottawa, July 26, 1984.

National and International Societies and Boards

  • Council Member: The Lebanese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, May 13, 2008.
  • Associate Regional Editor: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal, July 26, 2002.
  • Member of the Editorial Board: The Middle East Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, November 13, 2001.


scholarly work

  • Aesthetic Surgery of The Breast, Safe Surgical Approach; Non Invasive and Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatments Fourth European Symposium. December 9-11, 2010. Hotel Melia. Milan, Italy.
  • 1st Annual Congress of the Lebanese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery & World Congress of Plastic Surgeons of Lebanese Descent. Moderator; Session 5A, "Breast Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery 2"/ "Breast Reduction." October 16, 2010. Metropolitan Palace Hotel. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • 43rd Middle East Medical Assembly - Moderator; Session A, "Complex Injuries in Hand Surgery: Peripheral Nervous System." April 23, 2010. American University of Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • The Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University Congress - Speaker; "Rare Tumors of the Hand." June 13, 2009 Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, AUBMC - Speaker; "Burns, Pathology and Management Instructional Course." October 18, 2008. Gefinor Rotana Hotel. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, AUBMC - Chairman; Scientific Committee: "Burns, Pathology and Management Instructional Course." October 18, 2008. Gefinor Rotana Hotel. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Beirut Post-Graduate Course - Moderator; Session I, Facial Rejuvenation, "Beauty: Art & Science." October 10-12, 2008. Habtoor Grand Hotel. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Conference - Organizer; "Reconstruction of Soft Tissue Defects of the Back," By: Dr. Kamel Abou Zahr. February 4, 2008. American University of Beirut Medical Center. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Conference - Organizer; "Lymphedema" By: Dr. Loren Borud, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, U.S.A. May 14, 2007. American University of Beirut Medical Center. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Division of Surgery, Surgical Grand Round - Organizer; "Management of Post Bariatric Surgery Complications," By: Dr. Elizabeth Raskin, Tufts University, New England Medical Center, U.S.A. May 14, 2007. American University of Beirut Medical Center. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • American College of Surgeons, Lebanon Chapter - Plastic Surgery Section Coordinator; XIIth Clinical Congress. September 6-9, 2007. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • XLI Middle East Medical Assembly - Plastic Surgery Section Coordinator; May 10-13, 2007. American University of Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Lebanese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery Annual Meeting - Moderator; Basil Fuleihan Seminar for Burns "State of the Art in Burn Treatment," Session 5, "Hand burns in young children." November 11-12, 2005. Le Royal Hotel. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • XXXVIIIth Middle East Medical Assembly - Plastic Surgery Section Coordinator; May 13-16, 2004. "American University of Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • American College of Surgeons, Lebanon Chapter - Plastic Surgery Section Coordinator; Xth Clinical Congress. September 4-7, 2003. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • XXXVIIIth Middle East Medical Assembly - Plastic Surgery Section Coordinator; May 8-11, 2003. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Moderator; Post Graduate Course ("New Century, New Image"), Session VII, Breast, Augmentation/Mastopexy. 19-21 April 2001. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • The "First National Congress" of The Lebanese Society of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Chairman; "Facial Plastic Surgery," July 9, 1995. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • The First Obagi Symposium - Organizer; "The Controlled Depth Modified TCA Peel," April 7-8, 1995. American University of Beirut Medical Center. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • The First Course of Cranio-Facial and Maxillo-Facial Surgery in the Middle East - Chairman; "Orbito-Palpebral Surgery," May 7-8, 1994. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • The Canadian Cosmetic Society Annual Meeting - Panelist; "Minimizing long scars in Reduction Mammoplasty," September 25, 1992. Vancouver, Canada.
  • The Swiss Association for the Study of Internal Fixation - Visiting Instructor; Advanced Maxillofacial Course. December 2-7, 1990. Davos, Switzerland.
  • The American Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting - Elected Evaluator; October 2-7, 1988. Toronto, Canada.

committees

  • Member: Scientific Committee, "2nd Congress of the Lebanese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Course, Body Contouring Conference and Live Surgery," Metropolitan Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon. November 25-27, 2011.
  • Member: Scientific Committee, "1st Annual Congress of the Lebanese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - LSPRAS" and "World Congress of Plastic Surgeons of Lebanese Descent." October 15-17, 2010. Hotel Le Royal, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Faculty Member: Joint Advisory Committee of the Board of Trustees, September 8, 2010.
  • Member: Mortality & Morbidity & Process Improvement Committee, Department of Surgery, May 3, 2010.
  • Member: Organizing Committee, "XII Congress of the Lebanon Chapter - American College of Surgeons." Bristol Hotel, Beirut. September 24-26, 2009.
  • Member: Case Review Committee, Department of Surgery. October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2010.
  • Member: Scientific Committee, "Wound Healing, Update On Best Clinical Practice." Lebanese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. Beirut, Lebanon, March 21, 2009.
  • Member: Scientific Committee, The Second Lebanese Brazilian Plastic Surgery Meeting, Dubai, U.A.E./Beirut, Lebanon. March 1-8, 2009.
  • Member: Mortality & Morbidity & Process Improvement Committee, Department of Surgery, January 9, 2007 until present.
  • Member: Emergency Room Committee, October 28, 2008.
  • Member: Contract Development & Marketing Committee, Department of Surgery, October 28, 2008.
  • Reviewer, Research Committee. "Role of Myofibroblasts in Wound Healing Modulation in Rabbits." Bishara Atiyeh, MD. FACS. American University of Beirut. February 27, 2008.
  • Chairman: Scientific Committee, XIIth Clinical Congress, ACS-LC, September 6-9, 2007.
  • Member: Organizing Committee, XLI Middle East Medical Assembly, May 10-13, 2007.
  • Member: Scientific Committee, XLI Middle East Medical Assembly, May 10-13, 2007.
  • Member: Organizing Committee, LSPRAS Annual Meeting, November 11-12, 2005.
  • Member: Business Committee, XXXVIIIth MEMA, May 13-16, 2004.
  • Member: Scientific Committee, XXXVIIIth MEMA, May 13-16, 2004.
  • Departmental Group Practice Committee, AUBMC, January 2003-December 2004.
  • Departmental Operating Room Committee, AUBMC, January 2003-December 2004.
  • Member: Business Committee, Xth Clinical Congress ACS-LC, September 4-7, 2003.
  • Member: Scientific Committee, Xth Clinical Congress ACS-LC, September 4-7, 2003.
  • Member: Business Committee, XXXVIIIth MEMA, May 8-11, 2003.
  • Member: Scientific Committee, XXXVIIIth MEMA, May 8-11, 2003.
  • Member: Business Committee of MEMA, November 29, 1999.
  • Examiner, Colloquium, Lebanese Ministry of Health, June 22 and July 21, 1999.
  • Tissue Committee, July 1997 until present.
  • XXIIIrd Middle East Medical Assembly (Publications Committtee 1998).
  • Clinical Faculty Association Elected 1992-1994, A.U.H.
  • Antimicrobial Committee 1988-1991, A.U.H.
  • Pharmaceutical Committee 1987-1990, A.U.H.