Adel E. Berbari, MD


Professor
Department of Medicine and Physiology
Director
Nephrology and Hypertension Laboratory
American University of Beirut Medical
Center Beirut, Lebanon

Biography

EDUCATION

Undergraduate

• BSc, American University of Beirut (1955)
• MD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon (1959)

Postgraduate

Residency training

• Internal Medicine (1959-1963)
• American University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

Fellowship

• Nephrology/Hypertension (1963-1966)
• Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

• Research Associate and Director, Hypertension Laboratory, (1966-1967)
• Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Professor of Medicine / Physiology, (1977-Present)
• American University Medical Center Chairman, Department of Physiology, (1968-1969)
• American University Medical Center Chairman, Department of Medicine, (1999-2000)
• American University Medical Center Chairman, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, (1985-1993)
• Lebanese University, Beirut Head, Division of Nephrology-Hypertension, (1977-2002)
• Head, Division of Hypertension/Vascular Medicine (2002-Present)

Research Interest

His research interests include: Hypertensive disorders, Role of chronic kidney disease in large artery function and Role of Phosphate in the pathogenesis of arterial stiffness in hypertensive, diabetic and chronic kidney disease patients.

Scientific Activities

AWARDS

• Gold Medal Award of Excellence in Science-The Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science (LAAS), Beirut, November, (2010)
• Shield Seoudi Hypertension Management Society (SHMS), Jeddah, March (2010)
• Recognition Award of Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science, (2007)
• Medallion for sharing expertise as a speaker. Hypertension Course, National Guard Health Affairs, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, Riyadh (2007)
• Shield of Lebanese Society of Nephrology/Hypertension (2004)
• Merit Award, Medical Alumni-Association, American University of Beirut (2003)
• Shield of Lebanese Order of Physicians (2003)

Scientific Societies

• President, Lebanese Society Nephrology-Hypertension, (1975-1993)
• President, Lebanese Hypertension League, (1992-Present)
• Council for High BP, American Heart Association Fellow
• Council for Kidney Disease, American Heart Association Fellow
• American College of Physicians Fellow
• International College of Angiology Fellow
• Vascular Medicine Fellow
• Member of other national regional and international scientific societies (Nephrology, Hypertension)
• World Hypertension League Director, Board of Directors (2010)
• RAG Middle East and Eastern Europe Member (2010-Present)

Publications

BOOKS

1. Cardiorenal Syndrome: Mechanisms, Risk and Treatment. In: Berbari A, Mancia G. Cardiology and Angiology. 2010.
2. Special issues in hypertension. In: Berbari A, Mancia G. Cardiology and Angiology. 2012.