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Dr. Issam Shaarani


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i.shaarani@bau.edu.lb


01 300110 Ex: 2736


Beirut


Dr. Issam Shaarani

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine


Dr. Issam Shaarani is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and the Medical Director of Beirut Arab University Healthcare Center (BAUHC). Dr. Shaarani received his medical degree from Beirut Arab University. He specialized in Family Medicine at the American University of Beirut before obtaining the Arab Board of  Family Medicine.

 

Dr. Shaarani has been  involved in many public health projects at the national level, related to  integrated health planning, gender-based violence and health care provision to underprivileged population, and he currently chairs the Ethics Working Party of the World Organization of Family Doctors – WONCA.

In his clinical practice, he emphasizes a holistic approach to patient care, and has a special interest in mental health and care of the elderly population.

He teaches evidence-based medicine and Family Medicine for the undergraduate medical students. His main research interests are physician-patient interaction, social determinants of health, e-professionalism, and refugees’ health, where he has many ongoing research projects.

Dr Issam Shaarani CV

Teaching

Teaching experience:
 

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine 2018 - Present
Faculty of Medicine ,Beirut Arab University , Beirut , Lebanon

 

Senior Lecturer of Family Medicine 2015 - 2018 
Faculty of Medicine ,Beirut Arab University , Beirut , Lebanon

Trainer/ Lecturer April 2015 - August 2015
WHO in Collaboration with Lebanese MoPH

Clinical experience:
Family Medicine Specialist June 2015 – Present
Private Clinic

Hospitalist February 2014 – November 2015
Bikhazi Medical Group

Chief Resident June 2014 - June 2015
American University of Beirut Medical Center – Department of Family Medicine

 

2015-16 courses

Fall 2015/2016:
FMER501 Family Medicine, ER & Anes
FABL201 Fabrics of Life
COHD203 Concept of Health and disease
USPR 301 Urinary System & Reproduction
NESC 303 Neurosciences II

Spring 2015/2016:
LOCM201 Locomotor System 1
FMER501 Family Medicine, ER & Anes

2016-17 courses

Fall 2016/2017:
FMER501 Family Medicine, ER & Anes
FABL201 Fabrics of Life
COHD203 Concept of Health and disease
USPR 301 Urinary System & Reproduction
NESC 303 Neurosciences II

Spring 2016/2017:
LOCM201 Locomotor System 1
FMER501 Family Medicine, ER & Anes

Research

Published Articles

Adoption of Health Behaviour among Primary Care Physicians: A Cross-sectional Pilot Study from Lebanon

Rim Taleb, Issam Shaarani, Najla Lakkis, Rana Jarrah, Mona Osman

Published in: British Journal of General Practice

 

 

Effect of Computer Use on Physician-Patient Communication Using a Validated Instrument: Patient Perspective

Issam Shaarani, Rim Taleb, Jumana Antoun

Published in: International Journal of Medical Informatics

 

 

Use of Family Practice Journals in Journal Clubs: a Study from the Middle East

Basem Saab, Rim Taleb, Adel Al Bari, Hashim Al-Sayed, Issam Shaarani

Published in: British Journal of General Practice

 

 

Nail Biting: A Habit or a Disease?

Rim M. Taleb; Issam A. Shaarani

Published in : Medscape
 

Caring for War Refugees: The Basics Remain the Same

Rim M. Taleb; Issam A. Shaarani

Published in: Medscape
 

 

Submitted  Articles

Attitudes of Patients towards Digital Information Retrieval by their Physician at Point of Care in an Ambulatory Setting

Submitted to: International Journal of Medical Informatics

 

Paternal Attitudes toward Early Marriage: A Qualitative Analysis and a Pilot Intervention

Submitted to: Journal of Public Health

 

Predictors of Contraception Use among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Submitted to: Journal of Public Health

 

 

 

Ongoing Research Projects

 

Inter-professional Communication Using WhatsApp; a Physician Perspective

Status: Finalizing Manuscript

 

Seeking Medical Care from Pharmacists: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices among Lebanese Population

Status: Finalizing Manuscript

 

 

Professionalism and the Modern Era: How adept are future Healthcare providers in handling the rise of Social Media

Status: Writing Manuscript

 

Gender Differences in Attitudes towards Family Planning Among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Status: Writing Manuscript

 

Barriers to Accessing Family Planning Services Among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Status: Analyzing Results

This is a collaborative project with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

 

Family Planning as a Predictor for Child Labor Among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Status: Analyzing Results

 

Immunization Patterns of Children Under Five Born to Teenage Refugee Mothers
Status: Collecting Data  

Activities

Member, Executive Board of BAU Healthcare Center

Beirut Arab University

 

Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee

Beirut Arab University, Faculty of Medicine

 

Chair, Working Party on Ethical Issues

World Organization of Family Doctors , WONCA

 

Member, Research Committee

Beirut Arab University, Faculty of Medicine

 

Member of the Lebanese Epidemiological Association , LEA

 

Member of the World Organization of Family Doctors, WONCA

 

Member of the Lebanese Society of Family Medicine

 

Member of the Lebanese Order of Physicians

Awards

Montegut Award

American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)

 

Resident of the Year

American University of Beirut Medical Center – Department of Family Medicine