On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Internal Medicine at the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, I welcome you to the department’s official website which was recently revamped and updated.
For more than 150 years, the department has been, and continues to be, a shining leader in providing superior patient care, excellent general medical education with post-graduate residency/fellowship training, and cutting-edge clinical and translational research in a highly acclaimed and deeply-rooted academic environment.
Besides its academic core missions of excellence in patient care and medical education and training, the department strives to maintain a leadership role in the research mission of the Faculty of Medicine and the entire University. Faculty members of the department are heavily engaged in a variety of clinical and basic science research projects, and they also serve as mentors and advisors for our post-graduate residents and fellows who are receiving state-of-the-art clinical trainees in all disciplines of Internal Medicine. In parallel, there is a rich tradition within the department of volunteer initiatives in outreach programs and community health services across the country and beyond.
Since my appointment as Chairperson of this great department on November 19, 2007, I have been blessed with an exceptional team who assists me in all my tasks. It is truly a great privilege and honor for me to be at the helm, and I take this opportunity to thank the dedicated division heads, the inspiring faculty members, the hard-working staff in the residency program, the tireless house-staff cohorts, and the superbly supportive administrative staff for all their combined efforts and continued achievements.
Academic Medicine everywhere is going through exciting as well as challenging times, but I am certain that together in the department we can enjoy the rewards of our work as we overcome the difficulties that lie ahead. We will always strive together to make the department the best it can be.
This website should be a useful tool in the service of all those who seek information about the department’s academic and health care missions. I am hopeful that it will serve the needs of the membership of the department, satisfy the queries of its visitors, and remain a vibrant forum connecting all its alumni who are spread worldwide and from whom we drive a lot of pride.
I am hopeful you will find the information on this website useful and you are able to access the various sections easily. Should you have any questions or comments regarding the website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I welcome your feedback and suggestions as this will help us refine the information presented.
Fuad N. Ziyadeh, MD
MA (hons), ASCI, AAP, FACP, FASN, FRCP
Professor and Chairperson