Director | Medical Engineering Department at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon
Bassam Tabshouri has been working in Biomedical Engineering for 40+ years at the (AUBMC). During the past 25 years, his focus was mainly on medical technology management and transfer and he gave many lectures and participated in organizing conferences on these subjects in Lebanon, Egypt, KSA, Jordan and USA. He also helped in organizing a conference in year 2000 about HTA (a topic he has been following since 1992).
Providing proper technology management and transfer in support of high international standards in education, research and patient care in a cost effective manner is the mission Bassam set for his department. Towards that end, he always emphasizes the interaction/ impact of the technology with/on the scientific, cultural, social, economic, and environmental contexts it is used in.
Although initially his service within AUB covered the Faculty of Medicine and AUBMC, it expanded alter to other faculties within AUB. His work also included founding committees and developing mechanisms for Technology Review/ Assessment within AUBMC. During his chairmanship of the Technology Review Committee, Bassam developed the Hospital Information Systems strategy at AUBMC.
His services and consultations extended to the Lebanese Government, Italian Government, European Community, National Guard Hospitals in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, UN/ WHO (in Iraq), the Lebanese Syndicate of Hospitals, and national and regional institutions for newly proposed medical centers.
He taught courses in the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Engineering.
Currently, he is spearheading with the support of the Lebanese Central Bank the national initiative towards having innovation in healthcare technology.
He is also a member of several international organizations including AAMI, ACCE, META, and IEEE.