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Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute (​NKBCI)

Our Vision 

To be a leading institute for cancer prevention and treatment through promoting excellence in patient care, research, and education and enhancing effectiveness and collaboration among cancer programs and healthcare providers.


Our Mission

The mission of The Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute (NKBCI) at the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUBMC FM) is to reduce the burden of cancer in Lebanon and the region through the application of state-of-the-art medical knowledge and technology and the development of integrated and advanced programs in patient care, research, education and prevention.


The Institute

The Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute (NKBCI) at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) is a state-of-the-art adult cancer facility that provides comprehensive cancer treatment and research.

The Institute was made possible through a generous contribution by the Naef K. Basile Foundation, which was established in 1995, following the death of Dr. Naef Basile, a Lebanese-American obstetrician-gynecologist whose lifelong wish was to give back to his country of birth, through the establishment of the Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute. He wanted to establish an institute that would compare with the best cancer centers in the world.

The NKBCI includes a multidisciplinary specialized group to diagnose and treat cancer and establish programs on health education for cancer prevention and early diagnosis. Through its partnership with the Naef Basile Foundation, AUBMC will ultimately be able to enlarge its services to reach out to more patients in Lebanon and the region.

The Institute is supported by many AUBMC departments and programs that are providing superlative care for cancer patients, including:

  • ​The Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Program that utilizes front-line diagnostic equipment to identify each patient’s unique needs and provides the highest quality of care by a team of nurses specially trained in BMT services.
    For further information or inquiries, please visit the Department website through the following this link: http://www.aub.edu.lb/~webbmtp 

  • The Radiation Oncology Department uses state-of-the-art equipment to provide treatment for an average of 600 patients per year. The department is actively involved in multi-disciplinary cancer management and initiated high-dose rate brachytherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), and Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT), providing patients with the potential for improved results with reduced side effects. For further information or inquiries, please visit the Department website through the following link http://aubmc.org.lb/patientcare/dep_div/radiationoncology/ 

  • The Department of Surgery maintains through its several divisions (Cardiothoracic, General, Neuro, Orthopedic, Plastic, Urology, and Vascular Surgery) an active clinical profile encompassing a wide spectrum of adult and pediatric procedures. For further information or inquiries, please visit the Department website through the following link: http://www.aubmc.org/users/subpage.asp?id=12

  • The Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine (PLM) provides critical clinical laboratory services in Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Neuropathology, Blood Bank, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Hematology, Clinical Microbiology (Bacteriology, Parasitology, & Serology), Cytogenetics, and Molecular Diagnostics. For further information or inquiries, please visit the Department website through the following link: http://labmed.aub.edu.lb/plm/

  • The Department of Diagnostic Radiology provides clinical services in general diagnostic radiology, vascular and interventional radiology, ultrasound, breast imaging, CT scan, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear medicine. For further information or inquiries, please visit the Department website through the following link: http://www.aubmc.org/users/subpage.asp?id=7

    • The multi-disciplinary Mamdouha El-Sayed Bobst Breast Center offers a full range of mammography and breast care services in a private and supportive environment, using advanced technology such as full-field digital mammography with high- resolution ultrasound and an image-guided biopsy system.

  • The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology that provides comprehensive management of all treatments for gynecologic cancers, as well as a wide range of the most advanced gynecologic surgery for endometrial, cervical, ovarian, and vulvar cancers. For further information or inquiries, please visit the Department website through the following link:  http://www.aub.edu.lb/~webobs .  

Our Services 

NKBCI facilities have been originally set up to contain a spacious patient and family area that allows a friendly environment.  Our commitment to patients goes beyond the delivery of sophisticated care; we respect the individual needs of all those who seek our care and work to empower patients with the knowledge and support they need to successfully fight cancer.

The Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute (NKBCI) consists of 4 major service units: 

  A. Ambulatory Treatment Unit (Outpatient)
  B. Inpatient Unit
  C. Stem Cell Transplant Unit
  D. Radiotherapy Unit


Social Work Services and Needy Patient Fund

Social work activities at NKBCI started with individual efforts from cancer survivors.
Ladies who survived breast cancer initiated a support group to help other diagnosed women overcome all the negative vibrations. Their aim was to inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. 
NKBCI established centralized social work services dedicated to: 
  • Providing the necessary support and assistance to the patient in the medical and psychiatric setting in the spirit of the Service of Excellence. 

  • Helping families adjust to social, psychological, and economic problems resulting from patients’ illness especially during crisis.



Publications:


Faculty Members


Director of the Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute Hassan El Solh, MD, FAAP, FRCP (C)


Department of Radiation Oncology

​​Name Title​ Email​ Clinic Telephone​
Fady Geara​, MD, PhD
Professor & Chairman,
Founding Director, NKBCI
fg00@aub.edu.lb ​Ext. 5090
​Youssef Zeidan, MD, PhD ​Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology yz09@aub.edu.lb ​​Ext. 5090
​Toufic Eid, MD ​Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology te04@aub.edu.lb ​​Ext. 5090
​Bassem Youssef, MD ​Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology by04@aub.edu.lb ​​Ext. 5090​
 

Division of Hematology Oncology by subspecialty​

​​Name Title​ Email​ Clinic Telephone​

Gastro Intestinal and Genitourinary  Cancer Program

Ali Shamseddine, MD, CHB Professor and Head of Division as04@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7980
Deborah Mukherji, MD ​Associate Professor  dm25@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7980
Sally Temraz, MD Assistant Professor st29@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7980 

Breast Cancer Program

Nagi Saghir, MD, FACP Professor ns23@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7980
Arafat Tfayli, MD ​Professor  at35@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7980
Hazem Assi, MD Assistant Professor ha157@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7980 

Lung Cancer and Head and Neck Cancer Program

Arafat Tfayli, MD​ Professor at35@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7980
Hazem Assi, MD Assistant Professor ha157@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7980 
Fadlo Khuri, MD ​Professor frkhuri@aub.edu.lb ​Ext: 7980

Brain Tumors Program

Hazem Assi, MD Assistant Professor ha157@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7980 

Malignant Hematological Disorders and Stem Cell Transplantation Program

Ali Bazarbachi, MD, PhD Professor
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
bazarbac@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7980
Jean El Cheikh, MD Assistant Professor je46@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7980 

Hematological, Bleeding, and Thrombotic Disorders Program

Ali Taher, MD Professor Professor
Deputy Director for Academic and Research Affairs, NKBCI
ataher@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7980
Sally Temraz, MD Assistant Professor st29@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7980 

Part Time Clinical Associate Professor​


Ziad Salem, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
zs04@aub.edu.lb Tel: +961-1-347263

Clinical Associate Medical Staff – Chemotherapy Outpatient Unit

Mohammad Kubaissi, MD Clinical Associate Medical Staff
mk183@aub.edu.lb Beeper: 516
Wajdi Al Bonji, MD Clinical Associate Medical Staff wa61@aub.edu.lb Ext. 7620



Medical Physics

​​Name Title​ Area of Specialty​ Email​ Clinic Telephone​
Bilal Shahine, PhD
Senior Medical Physicist ​Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology bs39@aub.edu.lb ​Ext. 5086
Hana Mekdash Medical Physicist ​Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology te04@aub.edu.lb ​​Ext. 5084
Helena Abdel Khalek Dosimetrist ​Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology ha170@aub.edu.lb ​​Ext. 5087
Wassim Jalbout, PhD Head of Medical Physics ​​Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology wj01@aub.edu.lb ​​Ext. 5074​
 

Administrative and Support Staff 

​​Name Title​ Email​ Clinic Telephone​
Ammar Zahreddine, RN (HSCT Unit)

Acting Quality Officer and Case Manager (HSCT Program)Senior Medical Physicist Az27@aub.edu.lb ​7714
Chirine Chehab Akkawi, MPH Clinical Department Administrator - Radiation Oncology cc07@aub.edu.lb ​​5036
Haidar Noun, RN
Nurse Manager - Inpatient Unit hn30@aub.edu.lb ​​6281
Jeanine Dede Oncology Social Worker jd37@aub.edu.lb ​​7843​
Joelle Bassila ​Palliative Care Registered Nurse jb32@aub.edu.lb ​7802
Mariam El Sabae, RN, BSN,MSNc ​NKBCI Quality Coordinator ma240@aub.edu.lb ​8179
Mira Wehbe Hariri, MPH ​Clinical Department Administrator – Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute mw13@aub.edu.lb ​7903
Nour Takkoush, BSN, MBA (HSCT Unit) ​Case Manager (HSCT Program) Nt20@aub.edu.lb ​7714
Rita Nehme, RN ​Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator Rn35@aub.edu.lb ​7106
Samar Okeily, RN ​Nurse Manager​ – Bone Marrow Transplant Unit so01@aub.edu.lb ​7090
Samia Hamati ​GME Coordinator- Radiation Oncology sh124@aub.edu.lb ​5705
Sana Murad ​Secretary - Hematology Oncology sm137@aub.edu.lb ​5150
Vanessa Boustani ​Coordinator- Radiation Oncology vb08@aub.edu.lb ​5198
Zeina Koussa, RN ​Nurse Manager – Chemotherapy Outpatient Unit zk15@aub.edu.lb ​7625
 

Educational Programs

The Department of Internal Medicine – Hematology Oncology has a three years fellowship program starting at the level of PGY IV. Each candidate is required to have completed his/her residency in internal medicine. Non-AUB graduate applicants to the fellowship programs should sit for an English proficiency examination. 

The department of Radiation Oncology has a 4 years residency program starting at the level of PGY II. Non-AUB graduate applicants to the residency programs should sit for a medical science examination (also called Dean’s Exam or IFOM clinical science examination) and an English proficiency examination. In addition, the Department provides 2 year residency program in Medical Physics.

Interested applicants need to fill out an online application on the Graduate Medical Education (GME) website from mid -November to first of January and submit the required papers to the GME Office. For more information on the specific programs, eligibility criteria and requirements, and applications, please visit the GME website.


Directors of the Educational Programs

​Name ​Title ​Department Email
Arafat Tfayli, MD​ Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
Hematology/Oncology at35@aub.edu.lb
Youssef Zeidan, MD, PhD Director, Radiation/Oncology Residency Program Radiation Oncology yz09@aub.edu.lb


Radiation Oncology Residents


​Name ​Year Area of Specialty Email ​Beeper
Karine Al Feghali, MD, PGY5
4th Year Radiation Oncology
ka39@aub.edu.lb
Lara Hilal, MD, PGY4 3rd Year Radiation Oncology
lh54@aub.edu.lb
Paul Ramia, MD, PGY3 2nd Year ​Radiation Oncology pr04@aub.edu.lb
Dima Mahmoud, MD, PGY2 ​1st Year ​Radiation Oncology dm42@aub.edu.lb ​1114


 Hematology/Oncology Fellows

​Name ​Ye​ar Area of Specialty Email ​Extension
Rana Salem, MD, PGY 6
3rd Year Hematology /Oncology rs170@aub.edu.lb
Amanda Chidiac, MD, PGY6 ​3rd Year ​Hematology /Oncology ac32@aub.edu.lb
​Nour Moukalled, MD, PGY5 2nd Year​ ​Hematology /Oncology​ nm90@aub.edu.lb
Haidar El Darsa, MD, PGY5​ ​2nd Year ​Hematology /Oncology​ he53@aub.edu.lb
​Rola El Sayed, MD, PGY4 1st Year​ ​Hematology /Oncology​​ re101@aub.edu.lb  0243​
Yolla Haibe, MD, PGY4​ 1st Year​ ​Hematology /Oncology​ yh25@aub.edu.lb 0304​


Weekly Activities

I. Administrative Meetings

Day Time Activity Location Chairperson
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month 8:00 - 9:00 NKBCI Faculty Meeting Medical Board Conference Room (Phase I – 8th fl. – Rm. C-822). Dr. Hassan El Solh
Once a month Agreed Upon Collaborative Team Practice Meeting 8th floor Conference Room Dr. Ali Bazarbachi


II. Tumor Boards and Patient Coordination Meetings

Day Time Activity Location Chairperson
Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month 1:00 - 2:00​ Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board Pathology Conference Room, 3rd floor Dr. Marwan Najjar
Every Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30 GI Tumor Board Pathology Conference Room, 3rd floor Dr. Ali Shamseddine
Every Monday 11:00 - 12:00 BMT Journal Club / Malignant Hematology Lecture BMT Conference Room, 8th floor Dr. Ali Bazarbachi
Every Wednesday 11:30 - 12:30 BMT Multi-disciplinary Meeting BMT Conference Room, 8th floor Dr. Ali Bazarbachi
​Every Wednesday ​4:00 - 5:00 ​Pediatric Tumor Board ​Pathology Conference Room, 3rd floor ​Dr. Miguel Abboud​
Every Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 Radiation Oncology Journal Club Radiation Oncology Conference Room
Dr. Fady Geara
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
2:30 - 3:30 GI Video Conference with MSKCC Radiation Oncology Conference Room Dr. Ali Shamseddine
Once a month on Thursday 5:00 pm AUB-MDACC Leuk/Lymph Teleconf. Dean’s Conference Room Dr. Ali Bazarbachi
Every Friday 9:00 - 10:00 Thoracic - Head and Neck Tumor Board Pathology Conference Room, 3rd floor Dr. Arafat Tfayli
Every 2nd Friday of the month 4:00 - 5:00 Breast Video Conference with MSKCC/ Breast Cancer Case Discussions Radiation Oncology Conference Room Dr. Nagi El Saghir
Once every 2 months 5:30 - 6:30 Cancer Committee Medical Board Conference Room, 8th floor Dr. Fady Geara


Clinic Hours


Outpatient Unit:
Monday – Friday8:00 am – 7:30 pm

Private Clinics:
  Monday – Friday as per the following schedule


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Radiation Oncology Clinic Hours
Bassem Youssef 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Outside Clinic (NBGUH) - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fady Geara 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 100 pm -
Toufic Eid 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Outside Clinic (NBGUH)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Outside Clinic (NBGUH)
​Youssef Zeidan ​- ​1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ​10:00 am - 1:00 pm​ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ​10:00 am - 1:00 pm​
Hematology/Oncology Clinic Hours
Ali Bazarbachi 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- -
​Ali Shamseddine ​12:00 pm - 5:00 pm ​- ​1:30 pm - 5:00 pm ​1:30 pm - 5:00 pm ​1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
​Ali Taher ​1:30 pm - 5:00 pm ​1:30 pm - 5:00 pm​ ​9:30 am - 1:00 pm ​- ​-
​Dr. Arafat Tfayli ​9:30 am - 1:00 pm ​- ​9:30 am - 1:00 pm ​1:30 pm - 5:00 pm ​1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Deborrah Mukherji
- 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
- - -
Fadlo Khuri - - 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (2/month)
- -
Hazem Assi ​9:30 am - 1:00 pm -​ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
​2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
-
​Jean El Cheikh ​- ​​1:30 pm - 5:00 pm ​- ​​1:30 pm - 5:00 pm ​-
​Naji Al Saghir ​​9:30 am - 1:00 pm ​​9:30 am - 1:00 pm ​​​1:30 pm - 5:00 pm ​​9:30 am - 1:00 pm ​-
​Sally Tamraz ​- ​- ​​9:30 am - 1:00 pm ​- ​​9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Location and Appointment - Scheduling 

The Hematology Oncology Clinics and the Ambulatory Treatment Unit are located on the ground and 2nd floors of Building 56 at AUBMC. The Radiation Oncology Clinics are located in the basement floor of AUBMC-Phase I. To schedule an appointment or contact us, you are kindly requested to refer to the numbers listed below. 


Hematology Oncology Clinic 

Clinic Appointments 
Phone Number: 00961 - 1 - 374 374 ext. 7980 
Direct Line: 00961 - 1 - 759 618 
Fax: 00961 - 1 - 350 000 ext. 7942 


Radiation Oncology Unit 

Clinic Appointments: 
Phone Number: 00961 - 1 - 374 374 ext.5090/1 
Direct Line: 00961 - 1 - 344 839 
Fax: 00961 - 1 - 370 795


Contact Us
  • ​Hassan El Solh, MD, FAAP, FRCP(C)
    Director
    The Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute
    American University of Beirut; PO Box 11-0236
    Riad El Solh 1107 2020; Beirut, Lebanon
    Tel: +961-1-350000, ext: 6003
    Email: hs03@aub.edu.lb

  • Mira Wehbe Hariri, MPH
    Clinical Department Administrator
    The Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute
    American University of Beirut; PO Box 11-0236
    Riad El Solh 1107 2020; Beirut, Lebanon
    Tel: +961-1-350000, ext: 7903
    Email: mw13@aub.edu.lb

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