American University of Beirut

 Division Of Orthopedic Surgery

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Mission

The mission of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery is in alignment with the mission of the Department in general; the first being clinical, providing state-of-the-art service in the field of orthopedic, the second being academic through our residency training program providing well-trained physicians in the field of orthopedic, the third being research and advancement.

Structure

The division, is currently headed by Dr. Rachid Haidar and comprises 7 faculty members specialized in all major orthopedic surgery subfields, providing state-of-the-art services in orthopedic trauma, joint reconstruction, pediatric orthopedics, spine surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery, and limb reconstructive surgery. In addition, it fosters a pioneering limb salvage program for musculoskeletal tumor in pediatric and adult population.

To achieve its mission, the orthopaedic division is committed to:

  • Deliver comprehensive, cost-effective unsurpassed medical care, pioneering methodologies and procedures, in addition to specialized surgical expertise to ensure the best outcome for every patient along with promoting patient education.
  • Offer inspiring educational programs to medical students and residents through teaching orthopedic knowledge, refining skills, and encouraging the utilization of the resources and decision-making methods. It aims to emphasize the importance of life-time learning in the ever developing field of orthopaedics.
  • Support and promote innovative research in the field of musculoskeletal sciences and its clinical aspects by encouraging creative thinking and intramural and extramural collaborations.

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The division is also committed to the education of future orthopedic surgeons by training medical students and residents on the most up-to-date orthopedic surgery procedures as well as promoting innovative research in the field of musculoskeletal sciences. The division offers a highly competitive ACGMEI-accredited 6-year residency training program with capacity for 12 residents. The program graduates 2 chief residents per year who are regularly accepted into competitive fellowship training programs in the United States of America.​

Services/Procedures

  • Spine Surgery of the degenerative and traumatic disorders including disc surgery, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, instability of different etiologies, tumor and scoliosis
  • Limb salvages for malignant tumor surgery in collaboration with the St. Jude Children Cancer Center
  • Reconstructive Surgery, total joint replacement, hip, knee, shoulder, reconstructive hip and knee osteotomies, Ilizarov technique for lengthening and correction of traumatic and congenital deformities
  • Sports Medicine backed by a good Physical Therapy Department which is essential after reconstruction of ligament, bony sport injuries, such as ACL tear, meniscal tears, and rotator cuff tears
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic including scoliosis surgery
  • Trauma

Faculty

​NAME​
​RANK
​SUBSPECIALTY
Haidar, Rachid
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Head of Division​​
​Pediatric Orthopedic and Spine Surgery
Bone Tumor
Scoliosis Surgery
Limb Salvage Surgery
​Baddoura, Omar​
​​Clinical Assistant Professor
​Hip, Knee and Forefoot Surgery
​Lakkis, Suhayl
​Clinical Assistant Professor
​Spine Surgery
​Nasser Eddine, Mohammad
​​Instructor of Clinical
​Arthroscopic Shoulder & Sports Medicine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery
Complex Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
​Sagherian, Bernard
​Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
​Hip and Knee Surgery
Joint Replacement Surgery
Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Foot and Ankle Surgery
​Saghieh, Said
​Professor of Clinical Surgery
​Musculoskeletal Oncologic Surgery
Adult and Pediatric Reconstruction
Trauma Surgery
​Tayim, Ahmad
Assistant Professor of Clnic​al
Knee Surgery​

​Executive Assistant and GME Coordinator

Khawla Malla​
Executive  Assistant (Orthopedic)5444 Km47@aub.edu.lb

Research Assistant

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