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Dar Al-Wafaa Simulation Center

About us

Mission

To provide simulation-based learning experiences for medicine and nursing students, physicians-in-training, faculty, and practitioners from all health professions across Lebanon and the Middle East. We use evidence-based simulation practices and cutting-edge simulation technologies to address curricula, patient, learner and service needs. Our purpose is to make healthcare practice safer by preparing proficient individuals and teams capable of meeting the challenges of the real world.

 

Vision

DAWSIM aims to be the center of excellence for professional multidisciplinary healthcare education in Lebanon and the region. DAWSIM focuses on faculty training, certification through customized and immersive simulation experiences including in-situ simulation.

Faculty & Staff

Rana Sharara-Chami, MD, FAAP

Director of Dar Al-Wafaa Simulation In Medicine (DAWSIM)

Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Faculty of Medicine

American University of Beirut Medical Center

P.O.Box 11-0236 Riad El Solh 110 72020

Beirut, Lebanon

Phone: +961-1-350000 Extension 5536, 7950

Email: rsharara@aub.edu.lb

Research Associate, Boston Children’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

 

Zavi Lakissian, MD, MPH, PgD

Simulation Program and Research Coordinator

Dar Al-Wafaa Simulation in Medicine (DAWSIM)

Faculty of Medicine

American University of Beirut Medical Center

Riad El Solh 110 72020 Beirut, Lebanon

Phone: +961-1-350000 extension 5521

Email: zl00@aub.edu.lb

 

Rida Zeineddine, MHPE, CCFN, EMSP

Medical Simulation Specialist

Trauma Training Instructor/Coordinator

Dar Al-Wafaa Simulation in Medicine (DAWSIM)

American University of Beirut Medical Center

Phone: +961-1- 350000 extension 6670

Mobile: +96178981019

Email: rz47@aub.edu.lb

 

Rim Banat, MPH

Research Assistant

Dar Al-Wafaa Simulation in Medicine (DAWSIM)

American University of Beirut Medical Center

Phone: +961-1- 350000 extension 5521

Email: rb138@aub.edu.lb

 

Joe Fayad, BS

Research Assistant

Dar Al-Wafaa Simulation in Medicine (DAWSIM)

American University of Beirut Medical Center

Phone: +961-1- 350000 extension 5521

Email: jf45@aub.edu.lb