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Elie Salem Sokhn


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Medical Laboratory Technology


e.sokhn@bau.edu.lb


01 300110 Ex: 2453


Beirut


Elie Salem Sokhn

Assistant Professor


  • BS in General Biology, Notre Dame University, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon
  • Masters in Clinical Microbiology, University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon
  • PhD in Microbiology, University of Surrey, Guildford, London
  • Head of the Microbiology & Molecular Biology Departments, Hopital Libanais Geitaoui-Centre Hospitalier Universitaire 

Teaching

Undergraduate courses:

  1. Virology and Mycology
  2. Infection Control & Management
  3. Microbiology
  4. Clinical Laboratory Bacteriology

Graduate courses:

  1. Microbiology for Health care workers
  2. Advanced Clinical Laboratory Microbiology
  3. Seminars in Specialized Topics
  4. Advanced Clinical Laboratory Bacteriology
  5. Safe Environment and Infection Control

Publications:

  • Prevalence and Characterization of Multi-Drug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli Isolated From Lebanese Poultry: A Nationwide Study. Iman Dandachi, Elie S. Sokhn, Elias A. Dahdouh, Eid Azar, Bassel El-Bazzal, Jean-Marc Rolain, and Ziad Daoud. Frontiers in Microbiology, Volume 9, 2018.
  • Resistance and Clonality in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp., and Relationship with Antibiotic Consumption in Major Lebanese Hospitals. Ziad Daoud, Elie Salem-Sokhn, Elias Dahdouh, Jihad Irani, Ghassan M. Matar, Shira Doron. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Volume 0, 2017.
  • Multidrug-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Lebanese Hospital Wastewater: Implication in the One Health Concept. Daoud Z, Farah J, Salem Sokhn E, El Kfoury K, Dahdouh E, Masri K, Afif C, Abdel-Massih RM, Matar GM.  Microbial Drug Resistance, Volume 00, 2017.

  • Carriage of Beta Lactamase Producing Enterobacteriaceae among Nursing Home Residents in North Lebanon. Dandachi I, Sokhn ES, Najem E, Azar E, Daoud Z.  International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 45, Pages 24–31, 2016.
  • Escherichia coli Isolated from Urinary Tract Infections of Lebanese Patients between 2005 and 2012: Epidemiology and Profiles of Resistance. Ziad Daoud, Elie M. Salem Sokhn, Khalil Masri, Katia Cheaito, Nathaline Haidar-Ahmad, GHASSAN M. MATAR and Shira Doron. Frontiers in Medicine, Volume 2, 2015.

  • Mutant Prevention Concentrations of Imipenem and Meropenem against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii. E. Dahdouh, S.H. Shoucair, S. E. Salem, and Z. DaoudThe Scientific World Journal, Volume 2014 (2014), 7 pages, 2014.

  • Mutant Prevention Concentrations of Ciprofloxacin against Urinary Isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Ziad Daoud, Elie Salem Sokhn, Eid Azar, Khalil Masri, Shira Doron.  Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, Volume 8 (2), 6 pages, 2014.

  • Resistance of Gram-Negative Bacilli in Lebanon. S. E. Salem, E. Dahdouh, and Z. DaoudISRN Infectious Diseases, Volume 2013 (2013), 6 pages, 2012.\

Abstracts

  • In Vitro Assessment of Colistin-Carbapenem Activity Against Acinetobacter Spp Recovered from Lebanese Patients. Micheline Soudeiha, Elie Salem Sokhn, Ziad Daoud, Dolla Sarkis. ASM Microbe 2018 - American Society for Microbiology 118th Annual Meeting and 58th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), 7-11 June 2018, Atlanta (USA)
  • Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of beta-lactamases and clonality in Acinetobacter spp. in a Lebanese hospital. M. Hajjar Soudeiha, Z. Daoud, E. Salem Sokhn, D. Karam Sarkis. 28th European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), 21–24 April 2018, Madrid, Spain
  • Resistance and Clonality in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp., and Relationship with Antibiotic Consumption in Major Lebanese Hospitals. Ziad Daoud, Maroun Bou Zerdan, Youssef Bou Ferraa, Mohamad Wahoud, Ziad Al Hassan, Elie Salem, Elias Dahdouh, Ghassan Matar. LAAS Conference (Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science), University of Balamand, Al Kurah, Lebanon, April 25-26, 2018
  • Multi-drug Resistant Gram negative Bacilli In Lebanese PoultryIman Dandachi, Ahmad Sleiman, Elie Salem, Elias Dahdouh, Bassel Bazzal, Jean-Marc Rolain, Ziad Daoud. LAAS Conference (Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science), University of Balamand, Al Kurah, Lebanon, April 25-26, 2018
  • ESBL-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in two major Lebanese hospitals: molecular epidemiology and correlation with consumption (Poster + Oral presentation)..Anas Obeid, Peter Maliha, Samah Abdallah, Estelle Akl, maria Deeb, Hassan El Moussawi, Elie Salem-Sokhn, Ghassan Matar, Ziad Daoud 19th Annual Congress of the Lebanese Society of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology - LSIDCM, 22-24 February 2018- Le Royal Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon
  • In vitro analysis of colistin-carbapenem combination activity against Acinetobacter spp infection. Micheline Soudeiha, Elie Salem Sokhn, Ziad Daoud, Dolla Sarkis. 19th Annual Congress of the Lebanese Society of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology - LSIDCM, 22-24 February 2018- Le Royal Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Molecular epidemiology and clonality of Acinetobacter spp in a Lebanese hospital over a period of one yearMicheline Soudeiha, Elie Salem Sokhn, Ziad Daoud, Dolla Sarkis. 19th Annual Congress of the Lebanese Society of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology - LSIDCM, 22-24 February 2018- Le Royal Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Prevalence and characterization of multidrug resistant isolates isolated from Lebanese poultry, a nationwide study. Iman Dandachi, Elie Salem Sokhn, Elias Dahdouh, Caren Challita, Seydina M.Diene, Jean-Marc Rolain, Ziad Daoud. 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 22–25 April 2017, Vienna, Austria

  • Escherichia coli Isolated from Urinary Tract Infections of Lebanese Patients between 2005 and 2013: Epidemiology and Profiles of ResistanceZiad Daoud, Elie S. Salem, José Kmeid, Maher Balkis, Eid Azar, Khalil Masri. 115th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, 30 May –2 June 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • The Evolutionary History of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) between 2005 and 2009. Elie S. Salem, Antoine Asmar, Hicham Abdel Nour, Ziad Daoud. 115th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, 30 May –2 June 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Carriage of ESBL, AmpC and Carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae Among Nursing Home Residents in North Lebanon. I. Dandashi, E.S. Salem, E. Azar, Z. Daoud. 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 25–28 April 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • NDM-1 producing Enterobacter cloacae isolated from hospital wastewater in Lebanon. Z. Daoud, E.S. Salem, K.Kfoury, R. Abdel Massih, G. Matar. 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 25–28 April 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacter cloacae in the wastewater of a Lebanese Hospital. Ziad Daoud, Elie Salem, Khalil Kfoury, Roula M. Abdel-Massih, Ghassan Matar. LAAS Conference (Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science), USJ, Mathaf, Beirut, Lebanon, April 15-17, 2015
  • Occurrence of Multi-Drug Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli in Nursing Home Residents of North Lebanon (Oral Presentation)Iman Dandachi, Elie Salem, Eid Azar, Claude Afif, Salam Samad, Khalil Masri, Ziad Daoud. LAAS Conference (Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science), USJ, Mathaf, Beirut, Lebanon, April 15-17, 2015
  • Prevalence and Molecular Epidemiology of ESBL producing E. coli and K. pneumoniae in Lebanese Medical Centers; Strong Correlation between Antibiotic Consumption and Resistance to Cephalosporins and Ciprofloxacin. Ziad Daoud, Elie Salem-Sokhn, Jihad Irani, Katia Cheaito, Nathaline Haidar-Ahmad, Ghassan M. Matar, Shira Doro. Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDWeek), 8-12 October 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • blaCTX-M-15 predominates in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from Lebanese patients. E. Salem, RM. La Ragione, A. Cottell, J. Ritchie, Z. Daoud. 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 5-9 September 2014, Washington, D.C., United States of America
  • Impact of a Short Message Service Alert system of MDR bacteria on Antibiotic Prescription and Consumption. Ziad Daoud, Marie-Ann Abou Jaoudeh, Elie Salem Sokhn, Elias Dahdouh, Khalil Masri, Shira Doron. 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 5-9 September 2014, Washington, D.C., United States of America
  • Epidemiology and resistance of S. aureus infections at Saint George Hospital-UMC, Beirut. Z. Daoud, E.S. Salem, A.Asmar, H. Abdel-Nour, C. Afif, E. Azar. 24th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 10–13 May 2014, Barcelona, Spain
  • Epidemiology and Resistance of S. aureus infections in Beirut. Ziad Daoud, Elie Salem, Antoine Asmar, Hicham Abdel-Nour, Claude Afif, Eid Azar. 20th LAAS International Science Conference, Advanced Research for Better Tomorrow, Doctoral School of Sciences and Technology, Lebanese University, Hadath, Lebanon, March 27-29, 2014
  • Genetic and Phenotypic Diversity of ESBL-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in North Lebanon. Salem, S.E, Laragione, R.M, Cottell, A., Ritchie, J., Daoud, Z. 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 10 September 2013, Denver, Colorado
  • Mutant Prevention Concentration of Carbapenems against Pseudomonas spp. and Acinetobacter spp. Dahdouh, E., Shoucair, S.H, Salem, S.E., Daoud, Z..53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 10 September 2013, Denver, Colorado
  • Epidemiology and resistance of Acinetobacter baumannii in the north of Lebanon (ePoster)Z. Daoud, K. Masri, S. Samad, E.S Salem, T. Sfeir. 23rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 27–30 April 2013, Berlin, Germany
  • Ciprofloxacin mutant prevention concentrations in urinary extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)-producing and -non-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae (Poster session). Z. Daoud, E.S Salem, E. Azar, K. Masri, S. Doron. 23rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 27–30 April 2013, Berlin, Germany
  • Faecal carriage of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)-organism among nursing home residents: dynamics, risk factors and clinical implications (Poster session). E. Azar, M. Jallad, J. Irani, C. Afif, E. Salem, Z. Daoud. 23rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 27–30 April 2013, Berlin, Germany
  • Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli in hospital waste water of a third world country in transition (Poster session). K. Kfoury, R.M. Abdel-Massih, E.S Salem, C. Afif, Z. Daoud. 23rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 27–30 April 2013, Berlin, Germany
  • Molecular epidemiology of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in North Lebanon (Oral presentation, LAAS conference). Salem, SE, La Ragione, RM, Cottell, A, Ritchie, J, Daoud, Z. Oral presentation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, April 5- 2013, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Detection and analysis of multi drug resistant Gram negative bacilli in the waste water of a general hospital in Beirut (Oral presentation, LAAS conference). K. Kfoury, R. Abdel Massih, E. Salem, Z. Daoud. Oral presentation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, April 5- 2013, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Antibiotic consumption and resistance in Lebanon (Oral presentation, EGRBS conference). Z. Daoud, S. Barakat, E. Salem, C. Afif. Oral presentation at the American University of Science and Technology (AUST), May 31- 2011, Achrafieh, Lebanon
  • Phenotypic Characterization of beta-Lactamases and Post Antibiotic Effect of Tigecycline on Gram Negative Bacilli Isolated from Lebanese Patients (Poster session). S. Barakat, E. Salem, Z. Daoud. 4th Annual Poster Conference in Biology & Biomedical Sciences, Lebanese American University, May 4, 2011, Jbeil, Lebanon
  • Phenotypic detection of ESBL and prevalence of CTX-M-15 gene among Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae   (Poster session). E.Salem, E.Chalhoub, J.Irani, E. Azar. Lebanese and Arab Society of infectious disease, October 2010, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Correlation of consumption and resistance in Staphylococcus aureus in Lebanon (Poster session). Z. Daoud, M. Hajjar, E. Salem, E. Azar, C. Afif. 21st ECCMID, 27th ICC, May 7-10, Milano, Italy

Research interests

  1. Resistance in Gram negative organisms
  2. Detection of antibiotic resistance genes by PCR
  3. Antibiotic consumption and correlation with antibiotic resistance