Message From The CEO/Chairman
Message from the CEO


Al-Zahraa Hospital University Medical Center (ZHUMC) is a non-profit organization committed to excellence in clinical practice, education and research. The hospital is one of the largest academic medical centers and teaching hospitals in Lebanon and is affiliated with the Lebanese University’s Faculty of Medicine. It boasts 270+ beds and is home to more than 30 departments, divisions and centers of excellence that provide advanced, comprehensive and personalized treatment to all patients.

The hospital was named after Fatimah, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), whose title was “Al-Zahraa,” which means “the shining one.” Fatimah, one of the greatest women in history, was known to be an icon of love and respect in her community and was the supporter and loving caretaker of her father, husband and children. Her compassion and generosity were radiant in the community by giving to those in need and tending to those wounded.

Here at Al-Zahraa Hospital, the comfort and the well-being of our patients is our main goal. Our leadership team, staff and physicians are guided by the inspiration of Fatimah and the mission of the hospital’s founding father, Imam Musa Al-Sadr, a mission to provide excellent patient care and improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our Executive Board is formed and led by physicians who have dedicated much of their careers to academic medical centers and public service in Lebanon and abroad. This brings a unique perspective to the care we provide by deeply focusing on the “Patient First” principle. Our hospital is served by top-caliber, highly specialized, and accomplished physicians and surgeons who are leaders in their fields in Lebanon and the region. In addition, our compassionate and skillful staff act as guardians of quality and care.

We are committed to providing the highest standards of patient-centered care and ensuring quality and safety in technical delivery and service. More importantly, achieving patient satisfaction and perception of quality is our quest.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.

Youssef Fares, MD, PhD, EMBA, FACS, FICS, FWAMS
CEO/Chairman, Al-Zahraa Hospital University Medical Center