American University of Beirut

Department of Ophthalmology

Chairperson:Noureddin, Baha'
Professors:Awwad, Shady; Bashshur, Ziad; Mansour, Ahmad (Clinical); Noureddin, Baha ;Salti, Haytham
Associate Professors:Haddad, Christiane; Hamam, Rola; Jabbur, Nada (Adjunct); Ma'luf, Riad (Clinical)
Assistant Professors:Alameddine, Ramzi; Farah, Nadim (Clinical); Haddad, Randa; Jurdi Kheir, Wajiha; Saadeh, Joanna
Instructors:Bou Ghannam, Alaa
Clinical Associates:Allam, Souha; Massoud, Vicky; Shahin, Hasan; Allam, Souha; Younis, Mhammad ​

The Department of Ophthalmology offers clinical clerkships/selectives and specialty electives to medical students. It also offers clinical postgraduate training to MD graduates, including internship, residency and fellowship programs. The internship program is a one or two month rotation offered to categorical interns in other disciplines or to family medicine residents. The residency program is an ACGME-I accredited three-year specialty training in ophthalmology, including rotations in cornea, glaucoma, oculoplastics, pediatrics, neuro-ophthalmology, vitreo-retinal, intra-ocular / refractive surgery, and ocular oncology/pathology. The residency training in ophthalmology is recognized by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). The primary part of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists examination can be taken at the beginning of the second year of residency, while the final part can be taken any time after that. The same recognition is also granted by the Arab Board of Ophthalmology under similar terms.Two fellowships are offered: a one-year medical retina fellowship, which is a 12-month training with clinical exposure to pathologies of the posterior segment from diabetic retinopathy to age-related macular degeneration, also comprising all posterior uveitic conditions. The second one is a cornea/refractive fellowship with exposure to all the classic and most recent cornea andrefractive lasers, procedures, and pathologies.

Finally, the department offers a Pre-Residency Research Fellowship. Twelve months are spent in actively contributing to and running the ongoing clinical research projects in the department.

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