Confronting COVID-19 Pandemic: The Lebanese Scenario

LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital - Auditorium D & Online

The Department of Internal Medicine at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine cordially invites you to attend the Grand Round

Confronting COVID-19 Pandemic: The Lebanese Scenario


Abdul Rahman Bizri, MD, MSc, DLSHTM, FRCP
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
American University of Beirut

Dr. Bizri obtained his MD degree, Diploma in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Infectious Diseases from the American University of Beirut. Upon completion of his training, he pursued a MSc in Clinical Microbiology from the University of London and subsequently a Diploma from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr. Bizri is a consultant in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), Associate Chairperson for Clinical Affairs, and Director of Quality and Compliance Program at the Department of Internal Medicine.  Dr. Bizri served as the Chairperson of the Infection Control Program and Infection Control Committee at AUBMC until 2005, in which he established many infection control programs in various teaching medical centers in both the private and public sectors. Moreover, he is a founding member and past president of the Lebanese AIDS Society and the Lebanese Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology.

Dr. Bizri has more than 70 publications in peer revived journals and has participated and presented in numerous international meetings.  He has special interests in infections in conflict situations and viral hepatitis, bacterial and fungal biofilms, and the utilization of non-antibiotic antimicrobials in wound healing.

Dr. Bizri chairs several national, regional, and international expert committees on infectious diseases and immunization practices.  He serves as a WHO expert and advisor on infectious and transmissible diseases. He is a founder and affiliate of the newly established Conflict Medicine Program at AUB and serves as the Chairperson of the National Committee for the Deployment of COVID Vaccines and Chairperson for the National Certification Committee.  

Grand Round moderated by: 

Roula Husni Samaha, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Head, Infection Control
LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine

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