The Department of Internal Medicine at Makassed General Hospital is a tertiary care center, providing specialized consultative care in a variety of fields. The Department houses the following divisions: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Hematology and Oncology, Nephrology, and Pulmonary/Critical Care, as well as including units specializing in kidney diseases and bone marrow transplantations.
The Department includes more than 70 doctors (full- and part-time) and seeks to foster an interdisciplinary approach to treatment, which combines healing, teaching, and research under one Departmental umbrella.
Within the mission of Academic Medicine, the Department is committed to providing excellent patient care while training future doctors. The Department offers a postgraduate residency training program in affiliation with the American University of Beirut, and a fellowship training program in affiliation with Beirut Arab University. MGH residency graduates have the opportunity to pursue their fellowship training at a variety of institutions in Lebanon and abroad.
The medical staff offers both inpatient and outpatient services, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of diseases, including Cardiology, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Dermatology, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Palliative Care, Kidney Health Services, Rheumatology and Thoracic Medicine.
Chairman: Walid Nasereddine, MD
The Cardiology Division of Makassed General Hospital provides diagnostic and treatment services for patients who have been referred with actual, or suspected, heart diseases. The Division’s goal is to ensure that patients with heart disease have access to effective diagnostic and treatment facilities and are given the possibility of enjoying a full and healthy life.
The Division houses both the Cardiac Care Unit and an active Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The team of cardiologists performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including PTCA, stent deployment, and intra-cardiac device implantation, among others. Due to the increased demand for cardiac services, a special ward has been designated for cardiac patients.
Within our mission of Academic Medicine, we are committed to providing excellent patient care while training future doctors through a fellowship training program in affiliation with Lille University in Paris.
Head of Division: Nadim El Timani, MD
MGH’s Gastroenterology Division falls under the Department of Internal Medicine. The Division’s physicians are recognized for their ability to provide high quality of care in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal system disorders. Patients are offered a variety of advanced diagnostic procedures that help in the diagnosis and management of gastroenterology disorders, most of which are outpatient procedures. The team provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including gastric balloon insertion, colonoscopies, and stenting of the pancreatic duct, among others.
Head of Gastroenterology Division Unit: Ghassan Hemadeh, MD
Hematology-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
The aim of the Hematology-Oncology-BMT Unit is to deliver the highest quality of care to meet the biological, psychosocial, environmental, spiritual and discharge needs of patients and families. It also aims to maintain the highest quality of care for all patients through monitoring, evaluation and resolution of identified problems.
The Hematology/ Oncology/ BMT unit is part of the Department of Internal Medicine, and it encompasses three units:
The One-Day Clinic (Outpatient Treatment Unit) provides ambulatory therapy for adults and children over two years of age with hematologic diseases and solid tumors. Patients are admitted to this Unit for procedures such as one-day chemotherapy administration, blood component transfusion and dressing changes, among others
Conventional Inpatient Unit
This unit provides care and therapy for patients older than thirteen who have hematologic diseases and solid tumors. Patients eligible for admission to this Unit are those whose hospital stay is expected to last more than 24 hours for therapy, diagnosis, blood component transfusion, and supportive care.
Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit
The Unit provides allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation for hematologic diseases and solid tumors for children and adults, when indicated. The Hematology-Oncology-BMT Team includes highly experienced and trained doctors, oncology nurses, pharmacists, and dieticians.
Head of Division: Ahmad Ibrahim, MD
Makassed General Hospital specialists in the Division of Nephrology care for patients with chronic kidney failure. The Division includes a 16–bed dialysis unit and a medical team of sixteen nurses and four full-time specialized physicians. The Division serves more than 105 patients per day. These patients undergo daily sessions of hemodialysis in the newly renovated kidney room.
The Renal Dialysis Unit was established forty years ago and was recently renovated through a generous donation from Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Head of Division: Abdul Rahman Itani, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care
The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care is committed to providing excellent care for patients with critical illnesses and lung diseases. The medical team consists of four specialized doctors who hold clinical expertise in a broad range of lung diseases.
The division of Pulmonary and Critical Care houses the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Respiratory Therapy Unit, and the Diagnostic Pulmonary Laboratory. A wide range of procedures is performed by Division pulmonary specialists, which include Bronchoscopy, Arterial Blood Gas Analysis (ABG), Pulmonary Function Test (PFT), among others.
The ICU is staffed by full-time, round-the-clock attending physicians who care for critically ill patients requiring 24-hour monitoring as well as bed-side or other life-saving procedures.
Head of division: Wael El Jarouche, MD