Iyad A Issa, MD

Head of Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Rafik Hariri University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon

Iyad ISSA graduated with an MD from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1995 and proceeded toa diploma in Internal Medicine and then later Gastroenterology at AUB Medical Center.

Dr. ISSA has authored / co-authored around 10 papers over the past 5 years, published in high impactinternational journals in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is also a designated reviewerand member of the editorial board on several peer-reviewed journals.

His main fields of interest / research are viral hepatitis, GI bleed and inflammatory bowel disease, whichwas the subject of his last book chapter published in 2012.

He has been practicing as the head of division of Gastroenterology at Rafik Hariri University Hospitalsince 2005, in addition to being a consultant at Clemenceau Medical Center and a visiting consultant atAdvanced Cure Diagnostic Center (Abu Dhabi). He has an academic position as an adjunct faculty to theschool of medicine at the Lebanese University and as a founding faculty member of the school ofmedicine of the Lebanese American University.

He is currently licensed as a consultant in Lebanon as well as UAE and member of the executivecommittee of the Lebanese Society of Gastroenterology since 2012. He has also served on the pharmacycommittee in the Lebanese ministry of health for one year from 2012 until 2013. He is also member ofthe European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and the American GastroenterologicalAssociation (AGA).