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PO Box: 11-0236
Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020
Beirut - Lebanon (More)
Nehme and Therese Tohme Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center

About Us, Mission Statement, Vision
The vision of AUBMC is to be the leading academic medical center in Lebanon and the region by delivering excellence in patient-centered care, outstanding education, and innovative research. As such, AUBMC is committed to the opening of specialized centers of excellence aimed at providing the highest standards of comprehensive, evidence-based, and multi-disciplinary care to patients. While there have been rapid and significant advances in the field of MS, including therapeutics, diagnostics, and etiology, recent reports on the disease in the Middle East have shown a high incidence and prevalence in our region. The MS Center at AUBMC is the first of its kind in Lebanon and the region. (Video)

The Nehme and Therese Tohme MS Center offers state-of-the-art resources to provide the most advanced specialized care, supported by an extensive program of research and education, in order to improve the lives of patients with MS.

The Center’s mission is to:
  • provide patients and their families with compassionate, comprehensive, innovative, and technologically advanced care of the highest quality.

  • conduct clinical and basic research of national and international distinction.

  • educate clinicians, investigators, and allied health care providers about MS and to promote the education of our patients, their families and the general public about the disease. The Center is run by renowned clinicians and researchers who are recognized leaders in the field of MS and have achieved international distinction in MS management and discoveries. The AUBMC MS Center is also a leader in MS training, clinical management, and research. The Center’s core mission is to improve the treatments of MS and control disease progression. The staff is committed to working diligently to gain a better understanding of MS in order to give patients with the disease a better quality of life.
The Center’s vision is: "The AUBMC Multiple Sclerosis Center team members seek to use clinical and research expertise in order to advance our ability to diagnose and monitor disease activity, further explore the mechanism of this disease, and discover new therapies to prevent disease progression and promote repair. The MS Center at AUBMC is also committed to training the next generation of clinicians and researchers, who will become the future leaders in the MS field. These combined efforts, in line with AUBMC’s vision, will establish AUBMC as one of the leading academic centers in the region for the investigation and treatment of multiple sclerosis."

Faculty and Staff

  • Dr Samia Khoury
    Director, MS Center
    Director, Abu-Haidar Neuroscience Institute (AHNI)
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7420
    Email: sk88@aub.edu.lb

  • Dr Bassem Yamout
    Director of Clinical Research
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7440
    Email: yamoutba@gmail.com, by02@aub.edu.lb

Nursing Staff
  • Dr Hala Darwish
    Managing Director, MS Center and AHNI
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7427
    Email: hd30@aub.edu.lb

  • Cynthia Abou Naccoul
    Registered Nurse
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7430
    Email: ca39@aub.edu.lb

  • Joelle Massouh
    Registered Nurse
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7430
    Email: jm35@aub.edu.lb
  • Dr Maya Zeineddine
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7446
    Email: mz39@aub.edu.lb
Administrative Staff
  • Vicky Nassar
    Executive Assistant, MS Center and AHNI
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7420
    Email: vn01@aub.edu.lb
Research Team
  • Research Fellows
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7437

  • Research Coordinator
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7436

Khoury Lab Staff Auxiliaries
  • Randa Yazbeck
    Clinic Assistant
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7440
    Email: ry13@aub.edu.lb

  • Ali Jaber
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7430
    Email: aj12@aub.edu.lb
The clinical facility at the MS Center specifically caters to the needs of patients with MS. The Center is accessible to all patients, regardless of motor ability, and equipped with specialized exam rooms.

The MS Center at AUBMC offers patients:
  • dedicated ambulatory care management
  • specialized ambulatory infusion facility designed specifically for the treatment of patients. The MS Center is staffed and supported by experienced personnel, including specially trained physicians who are world-renowned leaders in the field of MS, nurses, and an on-site pharmacist.
  • counseling services: support groups, family support, etc...
  • physical therapy services (Website)
The expertise and skills of the health care team at the Center allow them to:
  • provide the best level of clinical care.
  • counsel and assist patients throughout the social, physical, and psychological challenges of the disease.
  • prepare and administer treatments for MS and symptom management on site.
  • partake in continuous clinical and laboratory research activities related to MS.
Useful Links Contact Us
To schedule an appointment, kindly call us on +961-1-3500000 ext: 7440 or email us at mscenter@aub.edu.lb.

On the day of your appointment, you will need to bring with you:
  • all medical records pertinent to your history, including MRI.
  • the actual MRI film or CD, if available.
  • list of MS-related medications you are currently taking or have been taking.
  • AUBMC blue identification card.

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