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Dr. Fares Zaitoun (MD, FACAAI)

Consultant Allergy & Immunology

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Locations
CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
Languages
English

Bio

Dr. Fares Zaitoun is an American trained and Board Certified regionally and internationally recognized Key Opinion Leader in Allergy & Immunology with over 20 years of experience in academic and clinical medicine.

He brings his vast knowledge and skills to effectively manage Allergic and Co-morbid conditions such as Allergic Rhinitis & Asthma, Urticaria/Angioedema, Environmental Allergy, Food & Drug Allergy, Anaphylaxis and others, using up-to-date medical standards and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic tools.

Since Allergic & other Immunologic conditions may intertwine with other disorders and present diversely, Dr. Zaitoun employs a personalized approach and collaborates as needed with various specialists to ensure an optimal outcome.  In Dr. Zaitoun’s clinic, diagnosing, preventing, treating and curing Allergy while achieving good Quality of Life are the aims and Principle of Care.

Treatments
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Urticaria/Angioedema
  • Environmental Allergy
  • Food & Drug Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
Education
  • American Board of Allergy & Immunology, 1997
  • Fellow, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • Faculty, American University Medical Center, Clemenceau Medical Center  & LAU Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon 2000-2020
  • Director, Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center, Beirut, Lebanon, 1999-2021
  • Founding First President, Pan-Arab Society of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 2019
  • President, Lebanese Society of Allergy & Immunology, 2007-2009, 2017-2019
  • Special Recognition Award: World Allergy Organization, Lyon, France, Dec 2019
  • World Allergy Organization, Director, World Pollen Network, 2009-2011
  • World Allergy Organization, Executive Board Nomination Committee, 2019
  • International Distinguished Fellow: American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Boston, USA, Nov 2011
Publications
  1. Philip W Rouadi …., Fares H Zaitoun…., et al, “ Immunopathological features of air pollution and its impact on inflammatory airway diseases (IAD), World Allergy Organization Journal. Volume 13, No. 10, October 2020
  2. Korosec Peter…, Fares Zaitoun…et al, “ Worldwide perspectives on venom allergy”. World Allergy Organization Journal (2019). Volume 12, Number 10, 2019
  3. Hitti, Eveline A; Zaitoun, Fares; Harmouche, Elie; Saliba, Miriam; Mufarrij, Afif.
  4. “Acute allergic reactions in the emergency department: characteristics and management practices”. European Journal of Emergency Medicine. May 16, 2014
  5. Jay Portnoy, MD; Jeffrey D. Miller, MD…; Fares H. Zaitoun, MD,… et al, “Environmental assessment and exposure control of dust mites: a practice parameter”, Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 111 (2013) 465-507
  6. Zaitoun F, et al., “National Aerobiology Project for the Identification of Aeroallergens in Lebanon”. Annals of Allergy Asthma Immunology, November 2009
  7. Musharrafieh U, Al-Sahab B, Zaitoun F, El-Hajj M, Ramadan F, Tamim H. “Prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema among Lebanese adolescents”.  J Asthma 46(4):382-7, 2009
  8. Irani C. Karam M, Zaitoun F, Baz Z, Maatouk H, Rouwayda D. “Airborne pollen sampling and the correlation with allergic asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis in LEBANON”.  Allergy J, June 2010
  9. Baz Z, Nader M, Zaitoun F, Dana R, Irani C, Hejjaoui A, Kairallah E, Abi Salloum B, Abi Dib Antoun, Chreiteh S, Maatouk H, Andary B. J Allergy Clin Immunol, Vol. 125(2), 2010
  10. Ban Al-Sahab, Maria Atoui, Ummaya Musharrafieh, Fares Zaitoun, Fuad Ramadan, Hala Tamiz, “Epidemiology of eczema among Lebanese adolescents”
  11. Int J Public Health 53 (2008) 260-267
  12. Abdulrahman Al Frayh, Abdullah Abba, Aymen Iskandarani, Duraid Shaker, Fares Zaitoun, Layla Shahrabani, Mohammed Kahn, Moussa Riachy, Ruwayda Dham. “Establishing therapeutic bioequivalence of a generic salbutamol (Butalin) metered dose inhaler to Ventolin.” Biomedical Research 2008; 19(1): 61-68
  13. Alaouie MDana R, Zaitoun F“Identification of aeroallergens in Lebanon”.
  14. World Allergy Organization Journal, 2007.
  15. Hamdan A, Sibai A, Youssef M, Deeb R, Zaitoun F, “The use of a Screening Questionnaire to Determine the Incidence of Allergic Rhinitis in Singers With Dysphonia” Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006; 132: 547-549
  16. Uthman I, Zahi T, El-Sayyed J, Zaitoun F, “Successful retreatment with Infliximab in patients with prior severe infusion reactions:, Clinical Rheumatology, October 2005
  17. Baker RR, Mishoe SC, Zaitoun FH et al., “Poor perception of breathlessness in children with asthma”, J Asthma 2000; 37:613-24
  18. Zaitoun FH, Wray BB. “Immunodeficiency, Alopecia, and Psoriasis in two sisters.”  Presented at the Medical College of Georgia Former Fellow’s Conference; June 1997, Augusta, GA
  19. Zaitoun FH, Meyer CF, Holland SM, Wray BB. Abstract: Fungal Pneumonia, Elevated Serum IgE, and Pulmonary Hypereosinophilia in a Patient with Chronic Granulomatous Disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1997;99(1):s177. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; Feb 1997, San Francisco, CA
  20. Zaitoun FH, Arant CB, Baker RR, Rupp NT. Abstract: Perception of Breathlessness in Children with Asthma. Ann. Allergy, Asthma, Immunol. 1997;78(1):96. Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; Nov 1996, Boston, MA
  21. Zaitoun FH, Rupp NT. “Detection of hypo/hyper perceivers of airway obstruction in children with asthma.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Allergy Society, Oct 1996, Williamsburg, VA
  22. Zaitoun FH, Wray BB. “Unusual complications of Chronic Granulomatous Disease.”  Presented at the Medical College of Georgia Former Fellow’s Conference; June 1996, Augusta, GA
  23. Zaitoun FH, Cox FE, Figueroa RE, Wray BB. Abstract: Obstructive Hydrocephalus in a Patient with Chronic Granulomatous Disease. J Allergy Cli Immunol 1996;97(1):401. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; May 1996, New Orleans, LA

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