Moufid Farra Heart, Vascular and Kidney Outpatient Center


The mission of The Moufid Farra Heart, Vascular and Kidney 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 Moufid Farra Heart, Vascular and Kidney Outpatient Center is to be the leading cardiovascular center in Lebanon and the region.



The Moufid Farra Heart, Vascular and Kidney Outpatient Center is comprised of the following specialties: 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.

  • 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
  • Develop a robust database for patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Achieve operational efficiency combined with service excellence
  • Influence healthcare policy locally and in the region

The Moufid Farra Heart, Vascular and Kidney Outpatient Center offers a variety of services including general cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, atherosclerosis prevention, vascular surgery, vascular medicine, structural heart diseases, percutaneous interventions, cardiovascular imaging, electrophysiology, heart failure, valve diseases, 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 Moufid Farra Heart, Vascular and Kidney 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.


Center Director

Dr. Ziyad Ghazzal

Nurse Manager

Mr. Rida Al Rakka



Academic Faculty


Dr. Bernard Abi Saleh

Dr. Samir Alam

Dr. Samir Arnaout

Dr. Habib Dakik

Dr. Walid Gharzeddine

Dr. Ziyad Ghazzal

Dr. Maurice Khoury

Dr. Abdallah Rebeiz

Dr. Marwan Refaat

Dr. Fady Sawaya


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Munir Obeid

Dr. Pierre Sfeir


Nephrology and Hypertension

Dr. Adel Birbari

Dr. Ali Abu Alfa

Dr. Fuad Ziyadeh

Dr. Kamal Badr

Dr. Majida Daouk

Dr. Samir Mallat

Dr. Walid Mudawar


Vascular Surgery

Dr. BRakan Nasreddine

Dr. Roger Sfeir

Dr. Fady Haddad

Dr. Jamal Hoballah


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  • EHMU hosts international PhD student residencies in Cross-cultural Healthcare Management in collaboration with other educational institutions. EHMU’s PhD residency program offers students an opportunity to combine research with the development of practical healthcare solutions targeted towards solving healthcare needs.

     Faculty affiliated with EHMU, as co-supervisors, provide PhD student residents with structure, training, and detailed feedback that allow them to develop and implement their research plans. PhD student residents are employed by EHMU as researchers for a period of three years, and are expected to produce a minimum of three publications in top tier journals at the end of their PhD.

    The EHMU PhD residency is highly competitive. Prior to contacting EHMU, students must have identified an External PhD program, a potential supervisor in the target institution, and a potential research topic relating to healthcare management in a cross-cultural setting.