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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 occurred: below is a description of a few:

  • In the early 60s, and 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 Lebanon and the region.
  • In the early 80s, the use of laser to treat glaucoma was initiated.
  • In 1986, AUBMC applied a modern way to perform cataract surgery and implant intraocular lenses.
  • In 1991, the move towards implanting glaucoma drainage tubes inside the eye started.
  • 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, all types of lasers were acquired for the treatment of age related retinal degeneration.
  • In 1995, of the ocular electrophysiology laboratory for performing ERG, EOG, and VEP tests for children and adults who are poorly sighted were established.
  • In 2002, the first professional and scientific "Laser Vision Correction Center" in the country was inaugurated.
  • In 2002, the first "Low Vision Clinic" was established. 

Mission
The mission of the Department of Ophthalmology is to provide outstanding service to patients and their families, excellent training and education to medical students and residents as well as 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 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
Bahaa’ Noureddin, MD Professor and Chairperson
Ramzi Alameddine, MD Assistant Professor
Oculoplastics
Office: +961-1-350000 ext: 5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: ra169@aub.edu.lb
Shady Awwad, MD Assistant Professor
Cornea and Refractive Surgery and Ophthalmic Pathology
Office: +961-1-350000 ext: 5550
Clinic:  +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: sa11@aub.edu.lb
Ziad Bashshur, MD Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology    
Vitreoretinal
Office: +961-1-350000 ext:5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: zb00@aub.edu.lb
Alaa Bou Ghannam, MD

Instructor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Neuro-Ophthalmology/Pediatric Ophthalmology

Office: +961-1-350000 ext.: 5550

Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext.:5581/2

Email: ab58@aub.edu.lb

Nadim Farah, MD Clinical Assistant Professor
Neuro-Ophthalmology/Pediatric Ophthalmology
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7669
Direct line: +961-1-739840
Email: nadimfarah@yahoo.com
Christiane Haddad, MD Assistant Professor
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Office: +961-1-350000 ext: 5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: ca12@aub.edu.lb
Randa Haddad, MD Assistant Professor
Cornea/External Eye Disease
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext:5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: rh01@aub.edu.lb
Rola Hamam, MD Assistant Professor ,Residency Program Director
Vitreoretinal; Uveitis
Office: +961-1-350000 ext:5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: rh46@aub.edu.lb
Riad Maluf, MD Clinical Associate Professor
Oculoplastics/Lacrimal
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7680
Direct line: +961-1-344882
Email: rmaluf@cyberia.net.lb
Ahmad Mansour, MD Clinical Professor
Vitreoretinal
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 7694
Direct line: +961-1-374625
Email: dr.ahmad@cyberia.net.lb
Alain Saad, MD Assistant Professor
Cornea and Refractive Surgery and Ophthalmic Pathology    
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext.:5581/2
Email: as194@aub.edu.lb
Joanna Saade, MD

Instructor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Cornea and Refractive Surgery and Ophthalmic Pathology

Office: +961-1-350000 ext.: 5550

Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext.:5581/2

Email: js62@aub.edu.lb
Haytham Salti, MD Associate Professor, Clinical Clerkship Coordinator
Vitreoretinal
Office: +961-1-350000 ext:5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: hs06@aub.edu.lb
Souha Allam, MD Clinical Instructor
Vitreoretinal
Office: +961-1-350000 ext:5550
Clinic: +961-1-759637 or ext:5581/2
Email: sa33@aub.edu.lb

Associates
Name Contact Info
Mahmoud Jaroudi, MD

General Ophthalmology

Clinical Associate

Refractive Surgery/Cornea/External Eye Disease

Nada Jabbur, MD

Clinical Associate

Refractive Surgery/Cornea/External Eye Disease

njabbur@yahoo.com
Vicky Massoud, MD Clinical Associate
Oculoplastics
Hassan Shahine, MD Clinical Associate
Ocular Electrophysiology
Mohamed Younis, MD Clinical Associate
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus


Staff
Name Contact Info
Malak Halawy Clinical Department Administrator
AUBMC 6th floor, room W-658
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5788
Ali Salloum Ophthalmic Assistant - Imaging Center
AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-717
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Rida Jean Karam    

Ophthalmic Assistant

Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext.: 5581/2/3    
Hala Zahreddine Administrative Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-727
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext:5550/1
Hanine Wehbe Ophthalmic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-727
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Huda Mahmoud Team Leader, Clinic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-727
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Email: hm21@aub.edu.lb
Hussein Wehbi Technical Assistant, Eye Bank Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5750
Email: hw08@aub.edu.lb
Ismat Kanaan Clinic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-727
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Email: ik28@aub.edu.lb
Larissa Smeets Ophthalmic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-727
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Mahmoud Ayyash Ocularist
AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-727
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Email: ma93@aub.edu.lb
Maya Mhalla Ophthalmic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-727
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Nisrine Ali Clinic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-727
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Email: na122@aub.edu.lb
Samira Chouman Outpatient Department (OPD) Nurse
AUBMC, 7th floor
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5750
Email: ss71@aub.edu.lb
Thuraya Fouani Clinic Assistant
AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-727
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Email: tf12@aub.edu.lb
Joyce Talhouk Clinic Assistant
Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
Email: Jt24@aub.edu.lb


News

On October 30, 2015, the Department of Ophthalmology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) honored Dr. Edward Khawam, the teacher and mentor of generations who joined AUBMC in 1966 as a clinical associate, for his many contributions to the department in specific and to the field of pediatric ophthalmology at large - See more


Residents

Name Role Email Pager
Huda Sheheitli Resident hs104@aub.edu.lb 1349
Mona Keaik Resident mk194@aub.edu.lb 1249
Maamoun Abdul Fattah, MD Resident ma318@aub.edu.lb 1112
Marwan Atallah, MD Resident ma292@aub.edu.lb 0133
Salma Yassine, MD    
Resident
sy28@aub.edu.lb     
1368   
Carl-Joe Mehanna, MD    
Resident
cm47@aub.edu.lb     
1209


Location
  • Office of the Chairman
    AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-732

  • Private Clinics
    AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-727


Contact Us
  • Office of the Chairman
    AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-732
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5550
    Fax: +961-1-370837
    Email: bndean@aub.edu.lb

  • Appointments (Private Clinics)
    AUBMC, 7th floor, room W-727
    Telephone: +961-1-350000 ext: 5581/2/3
    Direct: +961-1-749237
Email: eyeclinic@aub.edu.lb​​​​​​​
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