American University of Beirut

Department of Dermatology

Chairperson:Kibbi, Abdul-Ghani
Professors: Abbas, Ossama; Kibbi, Abdul-Ghani; Kurban, Mazen; Rubeiz, Nelly; Zaynoun, Shukrallah (Clinical)
Assistant Professors:Abou Rahal, Jihane; Saade, Dana
Clinical Associates: Abd-el-Baki, Jasmin; El-Saad-Debahy, Nada; Muallem, Maya; Salman, Salah​

The Department of Dermatology offers a course, “The Skin” (IDTH 22​9) to Medicine I students. Elective and selective clerkships are also available for Medicine IV students, interns and housestaff, as well as for foreign medical students and graduates. A three-year residency training program in dermatology, accredited by the Arab Board of Health Specializations and its Scientific Council of Dermatology and Venereology, is offered to MD graduates following a one-year internship. The goal of the training program is to produce fully competent dermatologists capable of providing a broad spectrum of quality care to patients. Residents in training are involved in daily general and specialty clinics, including phototherapy, dermatologic surgery, skin oncology, hair and nail and connective tissue clinics.

An equivalent tuition fee-based residency training program is also open to foreign medical graduates. For more information regarding qualifying examination and prerequisite criteria, please follow the link to the “Admission to GME Programs” page at​

Weekly Conferences

Journal club, journal club for electives, grand rounds/case discussion, basic science seminar, clinical slides/differential diagnosis, genodermatoses lecture series, dermatopathology conferences, Bolognia book review, dermoscopy seminar, laser lecture series and dermatologic surgery conference.

Monthly Conferences

Consultation review, attending staff lecture, research meeting, and basic science journal club. For further details, visit the Department of Dermatology website at

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