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 11 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.

 

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

Afeiche, NadimClinical Senior LecturerGeneral orthopedic surgery
Al Taki, MuhyeddineAssistant Professor of Clinical

Shoulder, Hip and Knee Surgery

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Joint Replacement Surgery

Baddoura, OmarClinical Assistant ProfessorHip, knee and forefoot surgery
Baydoun, HasanInstructor of Clinical

Sports Medicine

Shoulder surgery ad shoulder reconstruction

Haidar, RachidProfessor of Clinical

Pediatric Orthopedic and Spine Surgery

Bone Tumor

Scoliosis Surgery

Limb Salvage Surgery

Lakkis, SuhaylClinical Assistant ProfessorSpine surgery
Sagherian, BernardAssistant Professor of Clinical

Hip and Knee Surgery

Joint Replacement Surgery

Adult Reconstructive Surgery

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Saghieh, SaidAssociate Professor of Clinical

Pediatric Orthopedic and Spine Surgery

Bone Tumor

Scoliosis Surgery

Limb Salvage Surgery

Sheikh Taha, Abdel MajidInstructor of Clinical

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Spine Surgery

Taha, AssadClinical Associate ProfessorGeneral orthopedics and arthroscopy
Tayim, AhmadAssistant Professor of ClinicalKnee surgery

Staff

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

Research Assistant

Name Extension Email
Asdghig Der Boghossian​​
5463 ad24@aub.edu.lb