InterRAI

Bios of Current Members

A. Abyad, MD, MPH
Director

email abdulrazak.abyad(at)interrai.org

Representing a new wave of physicians who combine medical expertise with public health and management skills, Dr. Abyad is currently the director of Abyad Medical Center. He worked as CEO of an elderly care/pyschiatric hospital in Lebanon between 2007 and 2010. He worked with the General Authority for Health Services (GAHS) for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE, between 2004 and 2007.

Dr. Abyad has speciality training in family medicine, two fellowships from US fellowship programs in faculty development, and a fellowship in geriatrics. His extensive administrative and management training began with earning a master's degree in public health, in 1988 from the American University of Beirut. This was further complemented by joining an executive MBA program at the International University of Monaco from December 2003 to June 2005. He has wide expertise in planning and running medical services, organizational development, quality improvement, research, and personnel development. He was instrumental in the development of a number of academic organizations, training programs, curriculum, and clinical guidelines in Lebanon and the region. He has extensive teaching experience with medical students, postgraduates, residents, fellows, physicians, and paraprofessional medical staff. In addition, Dr. Abyad has organized a large number of workshops, CME and CPD programs, and conferences regionally and internationally. He is currently the chief editor of four regional journals.

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