Roads for Life

Smiling woman and young boy

Photo by: Khaled Harb Interviewed by: Patricia Bitar Cherfan, Editor-in-Chief In the hierarchy of bereavement, nothing exceeds a mother’s grief. So what happens when a mourning mother steps out of the shadow of loss to shift gears and save lives? Photographs of a bright-eyed teenage boy fill Zeina Kassem’s office. In 2010, 17-year-old Talal Kassem was killed […]

AUBMC Performs the First Lung Transplantation in Lebanon

Doctors and patient

The new procedure gives hope to terminal lung disease cases and raises awareness about the importance of organ donation Beirut, 15 January 2019: In line with its commitment to providing cutting-edge medical treatment and technologies, the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) performed the first lung transplant surgery in Lebanon. The procedure was performed […]

iFight PID Fund organized a Cultural Duo fundraising concert to support its mission: “Every child with PID should have the chance to live”

People at Conference

Beirut, November 19, 2018 – Following its launch in 2017, the iFight PID Fund, a volunteer initiative which benefits children diagnosed with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PID) at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) in collaboration with the American University of Beirut (AUB), organized a Cultural Duo Guitar and Flute fundraising concert at AUB’s […]

AUBMC launches AUBHealth, a new comprehensive health record system, on November 3

Beirut, November 5, 2018:- The American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) launched AUBHealth on November 3 to replace its existing home grown electronic health record. AUBHealth was developed by Epic, the provider of the most widely-used and comprehensive health records system and it will provide a platform for integrated care, ensuring patients have convenient […]

HOME Visits: The Rich Legacy of Ghazir

  The narrow and jagged coastline of Lebanon, rising from small fishing villages up steep, green mountains, has given Lebanon its special character. It has attracted settlers, refugees and conquerors through the ages – and Ghazir, a town 27 km (17 miles) north of Beirut, has seen them all. According to Anis Freiha’s book Names […]

Brave Heart: Saving Lives Everyday

Every year, more than 700 babies in Lebanon are born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), a birth defect resulting from the abnormal development of the heart. About 400 of them will require some form of surgical intervention or newly available non-surgical procedures. Provided with the appropriate resources and treatment options, no less than 98% of […]