BEIRUT: The American University of Beirut Medical Center announced during an event Monday that it has added to its centers of excellence with the opening of the Neuroscience Outpatient Center.
The center will be the first of its kind in Lebanon and aims to consolidate all the services of neuroscience under one roof, namely those relating to brain and nerve surgery.
Dr. Samia Khoury, a professor in the Department of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine and Director of the Abu Haidar Neuroscience Institute, said that the opening of this center was an important step in achieving the strategic objectives of the institute.
The AHNI seeks to establish centers of excellence like the Multiple Sclerosis Center, the Epilepsy Program, and the Movement Disorder Program in Lebanon.
The center will lay the initial foundations for the Movement Disorder Program which will treat balance disorders, motor coordination, tremor disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, and repetitive muscle contractions due to neurological movement disorders.
The new center located in the Pierre Abou Khater (Fahd) Building consists of three floors, two of which are dedicated to the clinic and one that will house a neurology diagnostic laboratory.