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Dr. Mohamad Bitar

Paediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (ENT)

Dr. Mohamad Bitar

Paediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (ENT)

Biography

Dr. Mohamad Bitar is a Consultant in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Al Jalila Children’s. He is fellowship trained in Paediatric Otolaryngology at the Children’s National Medical Center and the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.Dr. Bitar is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of several international specialty societies, including the American Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Paediatrics.

Dr. Bitar established the Paediatric Otolaryngology discipline at the American University of Beirut – Medical Center, which he led from 2002 to 2013. He then joined the staff of the Department of ENT Surgery at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia form 2013 to 2014.He was a member of several university/medical board committees for improvement of teaching and medical services at AUB. As an Assistant and then Associate Professor, Dr. Bitar was involved in teaching and research in the field of Paediatric Otolaryngology and has published more than 40 articles pertinent to his field. He has also participated in many national, regional and international meetings and workshops. He is an active reviewer of several prestigious medical journals and a member of the editorial board of specialty journals.

Dr. Bitar is currently an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Mohammed Bin Rashed University of Medicine & Health Sciences. His expertise and interest include medical and surgical management of: hearing loss (including cochlear implantation), chronic ear diseases, paediatric airway surgery (endoscopic & open), benign neck masses, sinus disorders, in addition to general Paediatric Otolaryngology disorders.

Professional Background

Medical School

1985-1992
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Residency

1992-1997
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center - Lebanon
2000-2002
Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children’s National Medical Center, GWU, DC, United States of America

Fellowship

2008-2008
American College of Surgeons

Work Experience

2002-2013
Consultant in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut MC, Lebanon
2013-2014
ENT Surgeon, Westmead Children's Hospital (Royal Alexandra Hospital), Sydney, Australia

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Achievements Career Highlights

  • Receiver of the Healthcare Innovation Award (First Place) given by Dubai Healthcare City Authority on 1 May 2019, for establishing a unique “Hearing Restoration Program” at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.
  • Founder of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Service at the American University of Beirut Medical Center: 2002 – 2013
  • Residency Program Director at the Dept. of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (AUB): 2010 – 2013
  • Honorary Associate – Sydney Medical School – University of Sydney: 2013 – 2014
  • Devised a Clinical Score to predict the severity of adenoids obstruction – Oct 2006
  • Suggested and studied the use of zinc as immuno-modulator in JORRP for the first time – Aug 2007

Research & Publications

  1. Dr. Mohamad Bitar Research & Publications

    https://scholar.google.ae/citations?user=qIockD0AAAAJ&hl=en

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)
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