Assad Taha, MD, FACS

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
American University of Beirut Medical Centre
Beirut, Lebanon

 

Biography

Dr. Taha has been an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the American University of Beirut Medical Center for the past 35 years. He has assumed several leadership positions such as Head of Orthopaedic Division, Surgical Coordinator of Emergency Room and Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He was the first President of the Lebanese Chapter of the AO Alumni Association, and is currently President of the Lebanese Orthopaedic Society (for a second term).
He is a Co-founder and Member of several Professional Medical Societies, and serves on the editorial board of several peer-review journals and has published several articles in peer-review journals.

Research Interest

His research interests include: Clinical research.

Scientific Activities

PROFESSONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• Member of the Planning Committee & member of the Scientific Committee at the 8th International Musculoskeletal Society Congress (MIS) Bristol Hotel, (July 22-25, 2015)
• Member of the Scientific Committee at the Annual Meeting of the Lebanese Society for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disorders-OSTEOS, Endorsed by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health, the Lebanese Order of Physicians, and the WHO Beirut, (Dec 3-4, 2010)
• Member of the Scientific Committee of the 1st Annual Meeting of the Lebanese Society for Osteoporosis & Metabolic Bone Diseases. Bristol Hotel, Beirut (Oct 30-31, 2009)
• Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Osteoporsis Meeting. Organized by the Lebanese Osteoporosis Prevention Society (April 16-18, 1997)
• Member of the Organizing committee and social committee of The First International Congress of the Lebanese Orthopedic Association (October 1996)
• Member of a task force for setting guidelines for osteoporosis, set by the General Director of the Lebanese Ministry of Health
• Member of the National Lebanese Task Force of Experts, working closely with the WHO and the Lebanese Ministry of Health to disseminate knowledge and help generate health policies and guidelines with regards to osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases
• Member of the National Board of Specializations (Council of the Arab Health Ministers of the Arab League) (August 2009)
• Examiner at the Arab Board examinations (August 2009)
• Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
• Honorary member of Bellevue Medical Center Medical Staff (May 2009)
• Chairman, Lebanon Chapter of the Swiss AO Alumni Association (2005-2008)
• President, Lebanese Orthopaedic Society (2004-2008)
• Vice President & President-elect, Lebanese Orthopaedic Association (2002-2004)
• Founding member of the Lebanese Osteoporosis Prevention Society
• Founding member of the Lebanese Order of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
• Member of AO Spine International
• Founding member of the Lebanese Chapter of the AO Alumni Association (AOAA-ASIF)

Publications

1. Badra M, Mehio-Sibai A, Al_Hazzouri Z, et al. Risk estimates for hip fracture from clinical and densitometric variables and impact of database selection in lebanese subjects. Journal of Clinical Densitometry. 2009; 12(3): 272-278. doi: 10.1016/j.jocd.2009.01.003
2. Chamseddine A, Jawish R, Hamdan H, Zein H, Taha A. Traumatic posterior shoulder dislocation: a case with modification of gerber procedure for humeral head reconstruction at a 10-year follow-up. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2009; 19: 87-92. doi: 10.1007/s00590-008-0374-x
3. Sraj SA, Lahhoud LE, Musharrafieh R, Taha A. Nuchal-type fibroma of the ankle: a case report. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2008; 47(4): 332-336. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2008.03.004.
4. Moucharafieh R, Wehbe J, Nimeh A, et al. Isolated vastus medialis obliquus ruptures: repair using absorbable anchor sutures. Journal of Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2008; 23(2): 137-139.
5. Chamseddine A, Jawish R, Taha A. Importance of establishing a registry of hip prostheses in Lebanon. Lebanese Medical Journal. 56(1): 49-53.
6. Moucharafieh R, Wehbe J, Taha A, Taki M, Maalouf G. Pectoralis major tendon ruptures: repair using absorbable anchor sutures. J Orthopaedics. 2007; 4(4): e13.
7. Taha J, Favre J, Janszen M, Galarza M, Taha A. Correlation between withdrawal symptoms and medication pump residual volume in patients with implantable syncromed pumps. Neurosurgery. 2004; 55(2): 390-394.
8. Hreybe H, Salamoun M, Badra M, et al. Hip fractures in Lebanese Patients: Determinants and Prognosis. Journal of Clinical Densitometry. 2004; 7(4): 368-375.
9. Taha A, Galarza M, Zuccarello M, Taha J. Outcomes of cubital tunnel surgery among patients with absent sensory nerve conduction. Neurosurgery. 2004; 54(4): 891-896.
10. Taha A. The Treatment of pulled elbow. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2000; 120(5-6): 336-337.
11. Taha A. Simplification of the musculoskeletal tumor society classification. Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases. 1998-1999; 1(1): 7-11.
12. Taha A, Taha JM. Results of suture of the sciatic nerve after missile injury. J Trauma. 1998; 45: 340-344.
13. Taha A, Taha J. Results of suture of the radial, median, and ulnar nerves after missile injury below the axilla. J Trauma. 1998; 45: 335-339.
14. Baddoura O, Lakkis S, Taha A. Correction of a vertical shear fracture: staged sliding osteotomy of the pelvic ring. Operative Ortho Traumatol. 1997; 9: 97-107.
15. Taha A, Mansour A, Fakih R. Unusual presentation of meniscal tear: a case report. Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases. 1995; 54(2): 103-105.
16. Taha A. Subcapital fracture of a congenitally dislocated hip: revival of girdlestone resection arthroplasty. Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases. 1995; 54(1): 35-42.
17. Mansour A, Fakih R, Taha A. Results of one-hundred twenty knee arthroscopies. J Royal College Physicians Surgeons. 1995; 1(2): 8-11.
18. Taha A. Fat embolism: a review. MEJA. 1991; 11(3): 217-251.