Ziyadeh Appointed Chairman of Internal Medicine
|Dr. Fuad Ziyadeh
Dr. Fuad Ziyadeh has been appointed chairman of the Department of Internal
Medicine at AUB (effective November 19), replacing Dr. Samir Alam as acting
chairman in this capacity. Dr. Ziyadeh joined the Faculty of Medicine
in 2005 as a professor of medicine and biochemistry and as acting chairman
of the Department of Physiology. He was appointed Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs in December 2005, and continues at present to serve in this position
Dr. Ziyadeh received his BSc in chemistry-biology (1976) and his MD (1980)
from AUB, both with distinction, and completed his internship and residency
in internal medicine at AUBMC. He was elected member of Alpha Omega Alpha
Medical Honor Society as a junior medical student and became president
of the AUB chapter in1981-82. He then joined the Renal-Electrolyte and
Hypertension Division of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
as a nephrology fellow and after four years was retained as a faculty
member. Rising through the academic ranks, he was awarded tenure in 1994
and was promoted to professor of medicine in 1999. Dr. Ziyadeh is a diplomat
of the American Board of Internal Medicine (1984) and Nephrology (1986).
In 2001-02, he spent a sabbatical year at AUB as visiting professor of
medicine and acting head of the Division of Nephrology. He is known as
a superb clinician and teacher.
As a physician-scientist, Dr, Ziyadeh has been studying the mechanisms
of kidney disease in diabetes for nearly two decades. Considered a leading
authority in this field, he has delivered tens of invited lectures at
universities and major scientific meetings worldwide. He has published
more than a hundred original research articles in major scientific journals
and another one hundred invited reviews/editorials and book chapters.
He coedited a book in 1991, entitled Hormones, Autacoids, and the Kidney.
His journal publications have more than 7,000 citations to date. He has
been funded continuously by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since
1987 and by the National Kidney Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association. He also reviews grants
for the NIH and other agencies in North America and Europe. Dr. Ziyadeh
is also proud of having trained and mentored in his laboratory 25 post-doctoral
fellows from around the globe, most of whom have since assumed academic
positions in leading institutions.
Dr. Ziyadeh was elected member of the prestigious American Society of
Clinical Investigation (1994) and the Association of American Physicians
(2007). He is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and the College
of Physicians of Philadelphia. He has served on the editorial boards of
eight of the top kidney and diabetes journals, was the past physician-secretary
of the American Board of Internal Medicine/Nephrology for eight years,
and completed most recently six years as associate editor of Diabetes.
Other honors include awards from the American Diabetes Association, the
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Markey Foundation, the International
Nephrology Seminar, the J. Russel Elkinton Teaching Award , and an honorary
master's degree (both from the University of Pennsylvania), the Gold Medal
for Distinguished Alumnus from the medical chapter of the AUB Alumni Association
(2002), and the Shaikha Dr. Suad Al-Subah Award from the AUB Alumni Association
for the best original scientific research publication (2007).
Dr. Ziyadeh is eager to maintain his clinical activities and his NIH-sponsored
research, in addition to his administrative and teaching duties. His AUB
clinic extension is 7920, his pager 0564, and his email firstname.lastname@example.org.