Chairperson’s Welcome Message

​​​Dr Samer Fakhri.pngOn behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the American University of Beirut Medical Center- Welcome!

I am proud to be at the helm of a department with almost 100 years of history providing quality patient care and outstanding leadership in education across the Middle East. True to the vision of Daniel Bliss, the founder of AUB back in 1866, successive Chairs of the department- starting with Drs. Webster and Oliver, along with world-class faculty- laid solid foundations for our academic department. It has since produced numerous recognized leaders, not only in academic medicine across the world but also in the private and public health care sector, including government cabinet positions. Today, our ambassadors and alumni are making impactful contributions around the world, as leaders of academic departments in the United States and the Middle East, national and international Otolaryngology societies and as quality practitioners within their communities. We are proud of their achievements and grateful for their continued support of our department.

Our history is rooted in humble beginnings, defined by steadfastness and driven by purpose even through the challenging geopolitical events this part of the world has witnessed. As we look forward, we choose to be true to our mission and to continue building on past achievements in an unwavering pursuit to fulfill our vision. There are great things ahead.



​ Samer Fakhri, MD