American University of Beirut

Meet the Faculty Members
  • Hazem Assi, MD

    Dr. Assi - Picture.jpgDr. Assi joined AUBMC in 2014 and has been an active member of the Biomedical IRB committee and the Fellowship and Residency Research program. Since his joining AUBMC, Dr. Assi has established his career and subspecialty in Breast, Lung, CNS, Skin Cancer, and Sarcomas. He was appointed as the Director for Specialty Clinics and Clinical Services for the Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute in October 2017, and was also appointed as an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine since 2018. Dr. Assi graduated with a Medical Doctor Degree from the Lebanese University in 1998. He completed his fellowship in Hematology-Oncology in 2004 at the Institut Gustave Roussy and Paris XI University after which he received a grant from the same institution to complete 1 year in Translational and Clinical Cancer Research. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Medical and Biological Sciences from the University of Paris XI. Dr. Assi later joined Dalhousie University and Horizon Health Network in Canada where he was appointed as Assistant Professor in Hematology Oncology. He occupied the position of Chief of Hematology Oncology and later he became the Medical Director for the Internal Medicine Program. Dr. Assi is an accomplished physician and investigator recognized for his clinical and research work. He has several publications in international peer reviewed journals (over 50 articles and abstracts). His research interests include solid tumors, mostly Breast, Lung, CNS, and Rare cancers with several publications and have so far participated in over than 100 clinical trials. In addition, he has been heavily involved in medical education and was awarded teacher of the year in 2018.


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