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 Mufid Farra Heart and Vascular Outpatient 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, vascular surgery, nephrology and hypertension.  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 diseases 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, heart failure, nephrology and hypertension. 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

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. Antoine Abchee

Dr. Bernard Abi Saleh

Dr. Fadi Sawaya

Dr. Habib Dakik

Dr. Hadi Skouri

Dr. Hussine Isma’eel

Dr. Marwan Refaat

Dr. Maurice Khoury

Dr. Samir Alam

Dr. Samir Arnaout

Dr. Walid Gharzeddine


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Munir Obeid

Dr. Pierre Sfeir


Nephrology and Hypertension

Dr. Adel Birbari

Dr. Ali Abu Alfa

Dr. Fouad Ziyadeh

Dr. Kamal Badr

Dr. Majida Daouk

Dr. Sahar Koubar

Dr. Samir Mallat

Dr. Walid Mudawar


Vascular Surgery

Dr. Boutros Karam

Dr. Fady Haddad

Dr. Jamal Hoballah


Non- Academic Faculty

Dr. Dany Badreddine

Executive Administrator

Office of the Deputy Executive Vice President/Dean 

Heart & Vascular Center

American University of Beirut Medical Center