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November 2007 Vol. 9 No. 2

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 as well,

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