American University of Beirut

Ghazi Zaatari

Professor and Chairperson
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
Chair of  WHO’s Tobacco Regulation Study Group (TobReg)

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Faculty of Medicine 
American University of Beirut
Saab Medical Library Building
PO Box 11-0236
Beirut, Lebanon Tel: 961 1 350000 ext. 5163


  • MD degree from AUB in 1976


  • Residency in pathology and laboratory medicine at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore- US
  • Fellowship in surgical pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York
  • Dr. Zaatari has held faculty position at Emory University in Atlanta (1982-1986) and associate director of Anatomic Pathology at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas (1986-1995) before returning to AUB in 1995
  • Author of numerous publications, book chapters and a book of pathology.


  • The surgical pathology of neoplasms; Tobacco Control 


  • Dr. Zaatari is a member of several local, regional and international pathology societies
  • A member of the Education Committee of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP)
  • Secretary of the Arab Division of IAP​
  • Pivotal in the establishment of the Arab School of Pathology
  • A member of Tobacco Laboratory  Network (TobLabNet) and ISOT126/10​WG.

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