Samer Jabbour, MD, MPH pursues a dual path in medicine, as a cardiologist, and in public health, as a professor in the faculty of health sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon. He has worked in the area of conflict and health since the conflict broke out in his home country of Syria and he serves as co-chair of the Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria. He has collaborated with PHR in analyzing data on attacks on health care in Syria and has advised the organization on its ongoing Syria work. He also works on chronic conditions and on public health in his region.
Dr. Jabbour is part of an international collaboration to establish a Global Alliance on War, Conflict, and Health, for which he serves as the founding chair. At AUB, he has led the Public Health in the Arab World initiative (titular book, Cambridge University Press, 2012) and co-led the Lancet Series “Health in the Arab world: a view from within,” published in 2014.
He previously worked at the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office in Cairo as director of the Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health.
Dr. Jabbour earned his medical degree from Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine in Syria, and a master’s degree in public health from Harvard School of Public Health. He trained in internal medicine at Evanston Hospital/McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University and in cardiology at Lown Cardiovascular Center/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.