Maher Malaeb

Dr. Maher Malaeb Specialist Gastroenterology

Years of Experience : 3

Nationality : Lebanon

Languages Known : Arabic, English

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Dr. Maher is a Lebanese-trained specialist gastroenterologist. He earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut. He completed his Internal Medicine then gastroenterology fellowship at the same institution. Prior to relocating to UAE, he practiced as a Gastroenterologist at prominent hospitals and centers in Lebanon. He joined Specialized Medical Care hospital in Al Ain in 2021 as a specialist gastroenterologist then one year later he was assigned as the medical director in the same institution. Dr. Maher has extensive experience in general gastroenterology and hepatology. He specialized in conditions of the gastrointestinal tract including Irritable Bowel syndrome, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), Celiac disease, Colon cancer screening and liver disease.

Awards & Achievements

  • 2017 Best Resident Research Award, American University of Beirut, Department of Internal Medicine
  • 2020 The Shammaa Gastroenterology Fellowship Award

Research & Publications

  • Malaeb, M., Bizri, A. R., Ghosn, N., Berry, A., & Musharrafieh, U. (2016). Salmonella burden in Lebanon. Epidemiology and Infection, 144(8), 1761-1769.
  • Isaac, I., Malaeb, M., Bou Khalil, A., Musharrafieh, U., & Bizri, A. R. (2020). Infectious diseases in times of conflict and war: The loyal companions. Journal of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, 6, 172.
  • Daniel, F. E., Malaeb, M. W., Hosni, M. N., Tamim, H. M., Mailhac, A. C., Khalife, M. J., Faraj, W., & Jamali, F. R. (2021). Timing of cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis impacts surgical morbidity and mortality: An NSQIP database analysis. Updates in Surgery.
  • Sharara, A. I., Malaeb, M., Lenfant, M., & Ferrante, M. (2021). Assessment of endoscopic disease activity in ulcerative colitis: Is simplicity the ultimate sophistication? Inflammatory Intestinal Disease.
  • Malaeb, M., Taher, A., & Sharara, A. (2021). Hepatocellular carcinoma in Lebanon and its association with thalassemia. In Liver Cancer in the Middle East (pp. 371-374).
  • Malaeb, M.*, Mahboub, S., & Howeedy, A. (2023). Collagenous colitis associated with celiac disease. New Emirates Medical Journal, 4(2), e150523216889.

Education & Training

  • Earned a Doctorate in Internal Medicine from the American University of Beirut Medical Center, 2014-2017, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Completed a Gastroenterology Fellowship at the American University of Beirut, 2017-2020, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Certified in performing upper and lower endoscopies (diagnostic and therapeutic), percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) procedures, and intragastric balloon insertion and removal.
  • Completed a total of 3068 procedures during the Fellowship.
  • Served as a Gastroenterologist at Ain Wazein Medical Village from July 2020 to September 2021, Chouf, Lebanon.
  • Worked as an Endoscopist at Doctors Center from September 2021 to November 2021, Hamra, Lebanon.
  • Specialized in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Specialized Medical Care Hospital (SMCH) from November 2021 to January 2024, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Held the position of Medical Director at Specialized Medical Care Hospital (SMCH) from November 2022 to January 2024, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.