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+961-1-350000
PO Box: 11-0236
Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020
Beirut - Lebanon (More)
Ophthalmology

About Us

History
Initially, the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery were only one single department; then, some 44 years ago in 1960, the two parted. The Department of Ophthalmology capitalized fully on its independence and quickly became the innovator of many advances in the field not only in Lebanon, but also in the region.

Since then, many major landmarks have occurres, below is a descriptive of a few:
  • In the early 60s, for the first time in the Middle East, retinal detachment surgery (sclera buckling) took place at AUBMC.
  • In the early 70s, the use of laser to treat the retina of diabetic patients (1st krypton then argon and diode) was introduced.
  • In the mid 70s, glaucoma filtering surgery (trabeculectomy) was introduced and was the first in the region.
  • In the early 80s, the use of laser to treat glaucoma was initiated.
  • In 1986, the application of the modern way to perform cataract surgery and implanting intraocular lenses.
  • In 1991, the move towards implanting glaucoma drainage tubes inside the eye.
  • In 1992, the first professional "Eye Bank" was set up in the country: the only local member of the International Federation of Eye Banks.
  • In 1994, the acquisition of all types of lasers for treatment of age related retinal degeneration.
  • In 1995, the establishment of the ocular electrophysiology laboratory for performing ERG, EOG, VEP tests for children and adults who are poorly sighted.
  • In 2002, the inauguration of the first professional and scientific "Laser Vision Correction Center" in the country.
  • In 2002, the establishment of the first "Low Vision Clinic".
Mission
The mission of the Ophthalmology Department is to provide outstanding service to patients and their families, excellent training and education to medical students and residents and cutting-edge eye and related research through leadership and excellence in patient care, education and research. The department’s aim is to continuously offer personalized high tech care for eye pathologies and to employ the latest medical, surgical and laser treatments for many diseases of the eye.

Services
  • Corneal diseases and surgery
  • Ocular inflammatory diseases
  • Oculoplastic surgery
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Botox injections
    • Ptosis
    • Entropion and Ectropion
    • Reconstructive surgery
    • Orbital decompression
    • Enucleation
  • Ophthalmic pathology
  • Pediatric ophthalmology and motility
  • Retina
  • Glaucoma
  • Refractive surgery
Faculty
Name Contact Info Clinic Hours
Bahaa’ Noureddin, MD Professor and Chairperson
Glaucoma/Cataract
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-735
Office: +961-1-350000 ext: 5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: bndean@aub.edu.lb
Mon: Operating Room
Tue: 8 am - 1 pm
Wed: 8 am - 5 pm
Thu: 2 pm - 5 pm
Fri: 8 am - 5 pm
Shady Awwad, MD Assistant Professor
Cornea and Refractive Surgery and Ophthalmic Pathology
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
​Office: +961-1-350000 ext: 5550
Clinic: ​+961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: sa11@aub.edu.lb
Mon: 2 pm - 5 pm
Tue: Operating Room
Wed: 1 pm - 5 pm
Thu: 2 pm - 5 pm
Fri: 8 am - 5 pm
Musbah Bakri, MD Clinical Assistant Professor
Vitreoretinal
Maamari Center
Telephone:+961-1-742999 or +096-1-633921
Email: retinasite@hotmail.com
Operating Room
Ziad Bashshur, MD Associate Professor
Vitreoretinal
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-730
Office: +961-1-350000 ext:5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: zb00@aub.edu.lb
Mon: 2 pm - 5 pm
Tue: 9 am - 1 pm
Wed: Operating Room
Thu: 9 am - 1 pm
Fri: procedures
Nadim Farah, MD Clinical Assistant Professor
Neuro-Ophthalmology/Pediatric Ophthalmology
Clemenceau, Gefinor, 4th floor
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7669
Direct line: +961-1-739840
Email: nadimfarah@yahoo.com
Gives lectures
Christiane Haddad, MD Assistant Professor
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-746
Office: +961-1-350000 ext: 5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: ca12@aub.edu.lb
Tue: Operating Room
Wed: 9 am - 1 pm
Thu: 1 pm - 5 am
Fri: 1 pm - 5 pm
Randa Haddad, MD Assistant Professor
Cornea/External Eye Disease
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-730
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext:5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: rh01@aub.edu.lb
Mon: 9 am - 1 pm
Tue: 2 pm - 5 pm
Wed: 2 pm - 5 pm
Thu: Operating Room
Fri: 9 am - 1 pm
Rola Hammam, MD Assistant Professor ,Residency Program Director
Vitreoretinal; Uveitis
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-720
Office: +961-1-350000 ext:5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: rh46@aub.edu.lb
Mon: 9 am - 1 pm
Tue: 2 pm - 5 pm
Edward Khawwam, MD Clinical Associate Professor
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Abdel Azziz, Baalbaki Bldg, 4th floor
Telephone: +961-1-341950 or +961-1-341900
Email: edward_khawwam@hotmail.com
Two days / month at the Outpatient Department (OPD), usually Wed
Riad Maluf, MD Clinical Associate Professor
Oculoplastics/Lacrimal
F. Khoury Hopistal, 4th floor
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7680
Direct line: +961-1-344882
Email: rmaluf@cyberia.net.lb
Mon: Outpatient Department (OPD)
Ahmad Mansour, MD Clinical Professor
Vitreoretinal
Abdel Azziz, Blue Building, 3rd floor
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7694
Direct line: +961-1-374625
Email: dr.ahmad@cyberia.net.lb
A Thu every month
Haytham Salti, MD Associate Professor, Clinical Clerkship Coordinator
Vitreoretinal
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-720
Office: +961-1-350000 ext:5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: hs06@aub.edu.lb
Tue: 2 pm - 5 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 1 pm
Fri: 1 pm - 5 pm

Associates
Name Contact Info Clinic Hours
Rola Dakroub, MD Clinical Associate
Refractive Surgery/Cornea/External Eye Disease
Maamari Str, Lions Bldg, 3rd floor
Telephone: +961-1-747204
Every Mon
Nada Jabbur, MD Clinical Associate
Refractive Surgery/Cornea/External Eye Disease
Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC), Beirut - Lebanon
Telephone: +961-1-372888 ext: 1133
njabbur@yahoo.com
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Fadi Jurdi, MD Clinical Associate
General Ophthalmology
Khalde, Marina, 2nd floor
Telephone: +961-5-800838
Email: fjurdi@dm.net.lb
Every Thu
Hassan Shahine, MD Clinical Associate
Ocular Electrophysiology
Ghobeiry, Middle East Center, 3rd floor
Telephone: +961-1-821129 or +961-1-858788
Every Wed
Mohamed Younis, MD Clinical Associate
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Maamari Street, Lions Building, 3rd floor
Telephone: +961-1-747204
Every Tue
Samir Salamoun, MD Clinical Associate
Ocular Ultrasonography
Abdel Azziz, British Bank Building, 3rd floor
Telephone: +961-1-350720
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Staff
Name Contact Info
Diana Abou Ayyash Ophthalmic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Rihab Ajoub Ophthalmic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Mahmmoud Ayyash Ocularist
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Email: ma93@aub.edu.lb
Malak Halawy Clinical Department Administrator
AUBMC 6th floor, room C-600A
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5788
Ismat Kanaan Clinic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Email: ik28@aub.edu.lb
Dalal Khalifeh Outpatient Department (OPD) Nurse
AUBMC, 7th floor
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5750
Email: dk10@aub.edu.lb
Anayis Khoury Technical Assistant, Eye Bank Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5750
Huda Mahmoud Team Leader, Clinic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Email: hm21@aub.edu.lb
Larissa Smeets Ophthalmic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Hanine Wehbe Ophthalmic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Hala Zahreddine Administrative Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-735
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext:5550/1
​Lina Karib Clinic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Email: lk40@aub.edu.lb
Thuraya Fouani ​Clinic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Email: tf12@aub.edu.lb
Nisrine Ali ​Clinic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Email: na122@aub.edu.lb
Georges Abi Saad ​Supervisor Private Clinics
AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5567
​Email: ga41@aub.edu.lb​

News
First annual Armaly Lectureship took place at AUBMC in May 2012. Dr Wallace Alward, Director of Glaucoma Service in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, was the guest speaker.

Residents
Name Email Pager
Marwan Abdulaal ma206@aub.edu.lb 0107
Ramzi Alameddine ra169@aub.edu.lb 1209
Ala’ Bou Ghannam ab58@aub.edu.lb 1122
Mahmoud Jaroudi mj36@aub.edu.lb 1160
Fadi Maalouf fm45@aub.edu.lb 1249
Vicky Massoud vicvic_m@hotmail.com 0133
Joanna Saadeh js62@aub.edu.lb 1197

Location
  • Office of the Chairman
    AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-735

  • Private Clinics
    AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
Clinic Hours
From 8 am to 5 pm

Contact Us
  • Office of the Chairman
    AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-735
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5550
    Fax: +961-1-370837
    Email: bndean@aub.edu.lb

  • Appointments (Private Clinics)
    AUBMC, 7th floor, room C-734
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
    Direct: +961-1-749237
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