ACC | Heart and Vascular Center
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Heart and Vascular Center

About us


The mission of the Mufid Farra Heart and Vascular Outpatient Center is to optimize cardiovascular health care delivery in Lebanon and the region by applying best practices, patient centered quality care, cutting edge research and education.



The vision of the Heart and Vascular Center is to be the leading cardiovascular center in Lebanon and the region.



The Mufid Farra Heart and Vascular Outpatient Center is comprised of several units within the current structure of cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. Working together, these units foster a comprehensive approach to the clinical management of cardiovascular patients starting from preventive efforts to diagnostics and therapeutic interventions. The Heart and Vascular Center also encompasses other related units dedicated to cardiovascular disease such as cardiac anesthesia, vascular medicine, and resistant hypertension.

Goals and Objectives
  • Deliver the most advanced and comprehensive cardiovascular care in the region in a state-of-the-art center at AUBMC
  • Develop a patient-centered care environment
  • Apply best care practices
  • Reach superior quality and outcome measures
  • Aim for high training standards and advanced education
  • Promote cardiovascular research, translation, and application of knowledge
  • Have a robust database for patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Achieve operational efficiency Influence healthcare policy locally and in the region

The Mufid Farra Heart and Vascular Outpatient Center offers a variety of services including general cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, atherosclerosis prevention, vascular surgery, cardiovascular imaging, electrophysiology and heart failure. These services are all integrated into a multidisciplinary comprehensive center.


The Vascular Medicine Program (VMP) at AUB serves as the hub for clinical and translational research of the Mufid Farra Heart and Vascular Outpatient Center, and it serves as a program that promotes Vascular Health in addition to reducing the burden of cardiovascular diseases in Lebanon and the region.

Faculty and Staff

 Academic Faculty

Dr. Ziyad Ghazzal

Ziyad Ghazzal MD, FACC, FSCAI    

Professor of Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Deputy Executive Vice President /Dean

Founding Director, Heart & Vascular Center

The Moufid Farra Heart & Vascular Outpatient Center

American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center


Adjunct Professor

Emory University School of Medicine


Dr. Abdallah Rubeiz        

Dr. Adel Birbari 

Dr. Ali Abu Alfa 

Dr. Antoine Abchee       

Dr. Bernard Abi Saleh    

Dr. Boutros Karam          

Dr. Fadi Sawaya

Dr. Fady Haddad              

Dr. Fouad Ziyadeh          

Dr. Habib Dakik

Dr. Hadi Skouri 

Dr. Hussine Isma’eel      

Dr. Jamal Hoballah          

Dr. Kamal Badr 

Dr. Majida Daouk            

Dr. Marwan Refaat         

Dr. Maurice Khoury        

Dr. Munir Obeid              

Dr. Pierre Sfeir 

Dr. Sahar Koubar             

Dr. Samir Alam 

Dr. Samir Arnaout           

Dr. Samir Mallat               

Dr. Walid Gharzeddine 

Dr. Walid Mudawar        


Non- Academic Faculty

Dr. Dany Badreddine

Executive Administrator

Office of the Deputy EVP/Dean and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

American University of Beirut Medical Center