Dr. Mohamad Bitar is a Consultant in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Al Jalila Children’s. He is fellowship trained in Paediatric Otolaryngology at the Children’s National Medical Center and the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.
Dr. Bitar is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of several international specialty societies, including the American Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Paediatrics.
Dr. Bitar established the Paediatric Otolaryngology discipline at the American University of Beirut – Medical Center, which he led from 2002 to 2013. He then joined the staff of the Department of ENT Surgery at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia form 2013 to 2014.
He was a member of several university/medical board committees for improvement of teaching and medical services at AUB. As an Assistant and then Associate Professor, Dr. Bitar was involved in teaching and research in the field of Paediatric Otolaryngology and has published more than 40 articles pertinent to his field. He has also participated in many national, regional and international meetings and workshops. He is an active reviewer of several prestigious medical journals and a member of the editorial board of specialty journals.
Dr. Bitar is currently an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the American University of Beirut. His expertise and interest include medical and surgical management of: hearing loss (including cochlear implantation), chronic ear diseases, paediatric airway surgery (endoscopic & open), benign neck masses, sinus disorders, microtia and prominent ears; in addition to general Paediatric Otolaryngology disorders.
Founder of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Service at the American University of Beirut Medical Center: 2002 – 2013.
Residency Program Director at the Dept. of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (AUB): 2010 – 2013
Honorary Associate – Sydney Medical School – University of Sydney: 2013 – 2014
Devised a Clinical Score to predict the severity of adenoids obstruction – Oct 2006
Suggested and studied the use of zinc as immuno-modulator in JORRP for the first time – Aug 2007