Pediatrics

The Pediatric Department at Makassed General Hospital has served neonates, infants, children and adolescents for more than 35 years. The mission of the Department is to maintain and enhance its role as a tertiary referral center that provides excellent, accessible and comprehensive health services, both medical and surgical, to the children of Lebanon and the region. 
The vision of the Department is to support the:
•    Prevention and treatment of pediatric diseases; 
•    Provision of superior and accessible pediatric health-care services while maintaining its role as a tertiary referral center for Lebanon and the region; 
•    Continuation of its effort to remain of the primary centers for pediatric education and research in the region;
•    Establishment of strategic partnerships and collaborations locally, regionally, and internationally.
Pediatric Services
The Department’s comprehensive health services include screening, primary care and outreach programs along with developing subspecialties and centers of excellence. These services have been provided through a number of divisions, including the:
•    General Pediatrics Ward, which has served as a tertiary referral center for medical and surgical pediatric cases for Lebanon and the region for 35 years, currently treating around 2,500 infants-to-21-year-olds each year;
•    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which has treated several hundred premature and sick newborns each year since it was established in the early 1980s;
•    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, which has served and stabilized critically ill children from the region since it was established in 2000;
•    Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Unit, which treats around 650 pediatric patients who suffer from cancer and blood diseases each year;
•    Newborn Nursery, which provides well-baby care for newborns and their mothers;
•    Pediatric Emergency Department, which is open 24/7 and is staffed by pediatric physicians and nurses;
•    Pediatric Outpatient Department, which offers treatment in a wide range of specializations for around 2,400 infants, children and youth each year. 
Residency and Fellowship Program
The MGH Pediatric Department is affiliated with the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC). The mission of this affiliation is to maintain and enhance world-class training for residents, fellows and house staffs in clinical and basic science research in the pediatric field, while serving as a resource for the community in issues of child health.
Residents rotate through all pediatric services, culminating with a fourth year in which the resident assumes administrative and leadership roles within the program. Subsequently, the residency program offers the opportunity for post-doctoral fellowships in neonatology and Pediatric Hematology/oncology affiliation with Lille II University Hospital and Beirut Arab University. 

Team

Mariam Rajab

MD Mariam Rajab Chairman of the department of Pediatrics

Huda Kronfol

MD Huda Kronfol Vice chairman of the department of Pediatrics

Aziz Koleilat

MD Aziz Koleilat General Pediatrics

Ziad Naja

MD Ziad Naja Pediatric gastroenterologist

Ahmad Shatila

MD Ahmad Shatila Pediatric pulmonary

Nabil Yassin

MD Nabil Yassin Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology

Nahida Rifai

MD Nahida Rifai Pediatric gastroenterology

bassem Abou Merhi

MD bassem Abou Merhi General Pediatrics

Hassan Fakhouri,

MD Hassan Fakhouri, Pediatric Neonatology

Olfat Tourjouman

MD Olfat Tourjouman Pediatric Neurology

Amin El-Houssary

MD Amin El-Houssary General Pediatrics

Nada Sbeity

MD Nada Sbeity Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Pediatric

Jamal Sardouk

MD Jamal Sardouk General Pediatrics, Pediatric Pscychology

Amal Naous

MD Amal Naous General Pediatrics

Soha Ghanem

MD Soha Ghanem General Pediatrics/pediatric Infectious diseases

Farah Hajar

MD Farah Hajar General Pediatrics/neonatologist

Antonio Kazzi

MD Antonio Kazzi Pediatric Nephrology

Maha Kanaan

MD Maha Kanaan Pediatric Nephrology

Rania Bassil

MD Rania Bassil Pediatric Cardiology

Rima Khinkarli

MD Rima Khinkarli Pedicatrics Infectious Diseases

Samar Muwakkit

MD Samar Muwakkit Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology

Malek Baassiri

MD Malek Baassiri Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology

Randa Barazi

MD Randa Barazi Pediatrics Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)

Youssef Daher

MD Youssef Daher Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Nabil Daoud

MD Nabil Daoud Pediatric Surgery