Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine at Makassed General Hospital is a tertiary care center, providing specialized consultative care in a variety of fields. The Department houses the following divisions: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Hematology and Oncology, Nephrology, and Pulmonary/Critical Care, as well as including units specializing in kidney diseases and bone marrow transplantations.

The Department includes more than 70 doctors (full- and part-time) and seeks to foster an interdisciplinary approach to treatment, which combines healing, teaching, and research under one Departmental umbrella.

Within the mission of Academic Medicine, the Department is committed to providing excellent patient care while training future doctors. The Department offers a postgraduate residency training program in affiliation with the American University of Beirut, and a fellowship training program in affiliation with Beirut Arab University. MGH residency graduates have the opportunity to pursue their fellowship training at a variety of institutions in Lebanon and abroad.

The medical staff offers both inpatient and outpatient services, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of diseases, including Cardiology, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Dermatology, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Palliative Care, Kidney Health Services, Rheumatology and Thoracic Medicine.

Chairman: Walid Nasereddine, MD


The Cardiology Division of Makassed General Hospital provides diagnostic and treatment services for patients who have been referred with actual, or suspected, heart diseases. The Division’s goal is to ensure that patients with heart disease have access to effective diagnostic and treatment facilities and are given the possibility of enjoying a full and healthy life.

The Division houses both the Cardiac Care Unit and an active Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The team of cardiologists performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including PTCA, stent deployment, and intra-cardiac device implantation, among others. Due to the increased demand for cardiac services, a special ward has been designated for cardiac patients.

Within our mission of Academic Medicine, we are committed to providing excellent patient care while training future doctors through a fellowship training program in affiliation with Lille University in Paris.

Head of Division: Nadim El Timani, MD


MGH’s Gastroenterology Division falls under the Department of Internal Medicine. The Division’s physicians are recognized for their ability to provide high quality of care in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal system disorders. Patients are offered a variety of advanced diagnostic procedures that help in the diagnosis and management of gastroenterology disorders, most of which are outpatient procedures. The team provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including gastric balloon insertion, colonoscopies, and stenting of the pancreatic duct, among others.

Head of Gastroenterology Division Unit: Ghassan Hemadeh, MD

Hematology-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

The aim of the Hematology-Oncology-BMT Unit is to deliver the highest quality of care to meet the biological, psychosocial, environmental, spiritual and discharge needs of patients and families. It also aims to maintain the highest quality of care for all patients through monitoring, evaluation and resolution of identified problems.

The Hematology/ Oncology/ BMT unit is part of the Department of Internal Medicine, and it encompasses three units:

One-Day Clinic

The One-Day Clinic (Outpatient Treatment Unit) provides ambulatory therapy for adults and children over two years of age with hematologic diseases and solid tumors. Patients are admitted to this Unit for procedures such as one-day chemotherapy administration, blood component transfusion and dressing changes, among others

Conventional Inpatient Unit

This unit provides care and therapy for patients older than thirteen who have hematologic diseases and solid tumors. Patients eligible for admission to this Unit are those whose hospital stay is expected to last more than 24 hours for therapy, diagnosis, blood component transfusion, and supportive care.

Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit

The Unit provides allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation for hematologic diseases and solid tumors for children and adults, when indicated. The Hematology-Oncology-BMT Team includes highly experienced and trained doctors, oncology nurses, pharmacists, and dieticians.

Head of Division: Ahmad Ibrahim, MD


Makassed General Hospital specialists in the Division of Nephrology care for patients with chronic kidney failure. The Division includes a 16–bed dialysis unit and a medical team of sixteen nurses and four full-time specialized physicians. The Division serves more than 105 patients per day. These patients undergo daily sessions of hemodialysis in the newly renovated kidney room.

The Renal Dialysis Unit was established forty years ago and was recently renovated through a generous donation from Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Head of Division: Abdul Rahman Itani, MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care is committed to providing excellent care for patients with critical illnesses and lung diseases. The medical team consists of four specialized doctors who hold clinical expertise in a broad range of lung diseases.

The division of Pulmonary and Critical Care houses the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Respiratory Therapy Unit, and the Diagnostic Pulmonary Laboratory. A wide range of procedures is performed by Division pulmonary specialists, which include Bronchoscopy, Arterial Blood Gas Analysis (ABG), Pulmonary Function Test (PFT), among others.

The ICU is staffed by full-time, round-the-clock attending physicians who care for critically ill patients requiring 24-hour monitoring as well as bed-side or other life-saving procedures.

Head of division: Wael El Jarouche, MD


Ziad Itani

MD Ziad Itani Cardiology & Cardiac Catheterization

Marwan Refaat

MD Marwan Refaat Cardiac Electrophysiology

Imad Kreidieh

MD Imad Kreidieh Cardiology & Cardiac Catheterization

Walid Alami

MD, Walid Alami Cardiology & Cardiac Catheterization

Elizabeth Shatila

MD Elizabeth Shatila Endocrinology

Toufic Baalbaki

MD Toufic Baalbaki Endocrinology

Samer Barbar

MD Samer Barbar Endocrinology

Salim Atrouni

MD Salim Atrouni Neurology

Hania El Jarkas

MD Hania El Jarkas Neurology

AbdulRahman Shatila

MD AbdulRahman Shatila Neurology

Salem Hammoud

MD Salem Hammoud Neurology

Hassan Hammoud

MD Hassan Hammoud Neurology

Nour Steitieh

MD Nour Steitieh Neurology

Mahmoud Kreidieh

MD Mahmoud Kreidieh Neurology

Walid Nasereddine

MD Walid Nasereddine Chairman of the department of Internal Medicine /

Ghassan Hemadeh

MD Ghassan Hemadeh Head of Division / Gastroenterology

Salim Itani

MD Salim Itani Gastroenterology

Omar Masri

MD Omar Masri Gastroenterology

Ahmad Dabbagh

MD Ahmad Dabbagh Gastroenterology

Ali Khalil

MD Ali Khalil Gastroenterology

Mohamad Betto

MD Mohamad Betto Cardiology & Cardiac Catheterization

Moustafa Al Khatib

MD Moustafa Al Khatib Cardiology

Bassel Hassouna

MD Bassel Hassouna Cardiology & Cardiac Catheterization

Chawki Abdallah

MD Chawki Abdallah Cardiology & Cardiac Catheterization

Nadim Timani

MD Nadim Timani Head of Division / Cardiology

Anas Mugharbil

MD Anas Mugharbil Medical Director / Hematology/Oncology

Ahmad Ibrahim

MD Ahmad Ibrahim Head of Division / Hematology/Oncology

Ali Youssef

MD Ali Youssef Hematology/Oncology

Rahif Jalloul

MD Rahif Jalloul Hematology/Oncology

Joyce Habib

MD Joyce Habib Oncology

Bernard Abi Saleh

MD Bernard Abi Saleh Cardiac Electrophysiology

Samih Lawand

MD Samih Lawand Cardiology & Cardiac Catheterization

Wael El Jarouche

MD Wael El Jarouche Head of Division / Pulmonary & Critical Care

Osman Itani

MD Osman Itani Pulmonary & Critical Care

Mohammad Zein

MD Mohammad Zein Pulmonary

Fatina Mohti

MD Fatina Mohti Pulmonary & Critical Care

Adnan Hijjawi

MD Adnan Hijjawi Asthma and Allergy

Houssam Rabah

MD Houssam Rabah Nephrology

AbdulRahman Itani

MD AbdulRahman Itani Nephrology

Jack Karam

MD Jack Karam Nephrology

Houssam Itani

MD Houssam Itani Nephrology

Salim Kabalan

MD Salim Kabalan Nephrology

Pierre Abi Hanna

MD Pierre Abi Hanna Infectious Diseases

Rima Moghnieh

MD Rima Moghnieh Infectious Diseases

Zuheir Kreidly

MD Zuheir Kreidly Infectious Diseases

Ghenwa Dakdouki

MD Ghenwa Dakdouki Infectious Diseases

Salam Itani

MD Salam Itani Dermatology

Fatima Bohlok

MD Fatima Bohlok Angiology

Ziad Koleilat

MD Ziad Koleilat Angiology

Said Atwe

MD Said Atwe Rheumatology

Mohammad Hashash

MD Mohammad Hashash Psychiatry

Ibrahim Omari

MD Ibrahim Omari Family Medicine