Head & Neck Surgery Consultant
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr Moukarbel is an Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the American University of Beirut. He is a regional leader in the fields of Head and Neck Oncology and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr Moukarbel is triple fellowship trained in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has over 30 publications in his field in peer reviewed journals in addition to numerous presentations at national and international conferences. He is also a reviewer for many leading international journals including Head and Neck and Frontiers in Oncology among others.
Dr Moukarbel is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Head and Neck Society, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and a member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr Moukarbel is also among the faculty surgeons of the AO Foundation (Craniomaxillofacial).
Dr Moukarbel is an elected member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the membership of which is restricted to only those who are recognized for high attainment in medical science and practice. He is also the president of the Lebanese Society of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery.
His clinical expertise includes:
Dr. Moukarbel received his degree of Doctor of Medicine from the American University of Beirut (AUB). This was followed by 10 years of advanced surgical training before joining the AUB Medical Center as a full-time faculty. His surgical training included a one-year internship in General Surgery, and four years of residency training in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery at AUB Medical Center. Following that, he pursued a two-year clinical fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Center, UHN, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in Canada. In addition, Dr Moukarbel completed a two-year clinical fellowship in Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at the London Regional Cancer Center, University of Western Ontario and a one-year clinical fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
1- A Simple Method for Safer Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy in the Era of COVID-19.
Maroun CA, Faddoul DS, Moukarbel RV. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Oct 23:1-2.
2- HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer prevalence in a middle eastern population using E6/E7 PCR.
Maroun CA, Al Feghali K, Traboulsi H, Dabbous H, Abbas F, Dunya G, Ziade G, Mahfouz R, Youssef B, Tamim H, Geara F, Khalifeh I, Moukarbel RV. Infect Agent Cancer. 2020 Jan 6;15:1
3- Pimary Ewing sarcoma of the larynx with distant metastasis: a case report and review of the literature.
Maroun CA, Khalifeh I, Tfayli A, Moukarbel RV. Curr Oncol. 2019 Aug;26(4):e574-e577
4- A Patient With a Protuberant Fibro-Osseous Lesion of the Temporal Bone.
Maroun CA, Khalifeh I, Faddoul DS, Zaytoun G, Moukarbel RV. J Craniofac Surg. 2019 Mar 27.
5- Nasal Basal Cell Carcinoma With Matrical Differentiation: Risk Of Metastasis And Impact On Management.
Maroun C, Alam E, Khalifeh I, Abbas O, Moukarbel RV. Head And Neck Pathology. 2017, vol.11, no.2, pp-228-233
6- Mandibular Melanotic Neuroectodermal Tumor Of Infancy: A Role For Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.
Maroun C, Khalifeh I, Alam E, Akl PA, Saab R, Moukarbel RV. European Archives Of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology : Official Journal Of The European Federation Of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (Eufos) : Affiliated With The German Society For Oto-Rhino-Laryngology – Head And Neck Surgery. 2016, vol.273, no.12, pp-4629-4635
7- Head And Neck Cutaneous Leishmania: Clinical Characteristics, Microscopic Features And Molecular Analysis In A Cohort Of 168 Cases.
Dunya G, Habib R, Moukarbel RV, Khalifeh I. European Archives Of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology : Official Journal Of The European Federation Of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (Eufos) : Affiliated With The German Society For Oto-Rhino-Laryngology – Head And Neck Surgery. 2016
8- Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: An Overlooked Etiology Of Midfacial Destructive Lesions
Alam E., Abbas O., Moukarbel R.*, Khalifeh I. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016, vol.10, no.2
9- Old World Leishmaniasis: An Ancient Disease With Nonstandardized Microscopic And Clinical Classifications.
Zgheib E, Habib R, Moukarbel R*, Khalifeh I. Journal Of Cutaneous Pathology. 2016, vol.43, no.10, pp-815-20
10- Fibroblastic And Myofibroblastic Tumors Of The Head And Neck: Comprehensive Imaging-Based Review With Pathologic Correlation.
Hourani R, Taslakian B, Shabb NS, Nassar L, Hourani MH, Moukarbel R, Sabri A, Rizk T
European Journal Of Radiology. 2015, vol.84, no.2, pp-250-60
11- Transglottic Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Larynx.
Hamdan AL, Moukarbel R, Tawil A, Kaspar H, Natout M. Middle East Journal Of Anaesthesiology. 2013, vol.22, no.2, pp-229-32
12- Angiofibroma Of The Nasal Septum.
Hamdan AL, Moukarbel RV, Kattan M, Natout M. Middle East Journal Of Anesthesiology. 2012, vol.21, no.4, pp-653-5
13- A Novel Tool For The Objective Measurement Of Neck Fibrosis: Validation In Clinical Practice.
Chin CJ, Franklin JH, Turner B, Moukarbel RV, Chandarana S, Fung K, Yoo J, Doyle PC
Journal Of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery = Le Journal D’Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie Et De Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale. 2012, vol.41, no.5, pp-320-6
14- The N3 Neck: Outcomes Following Primary Chemoradiotherapy.
Moukarbel RV, Fung K, Venkatesan V, Franklin JH, Pavamani S, Hammond A, Read N, Yoo JH
Journal Of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery = Le Journal D’Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie Et De Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale. 2011, vol.40, no.2, pp-137-42
15- Voice-Related Quality Of Life (V-Rqol) Outcomes In Laryngectomees.
Moukarbel RV, Doyle PC, Yoo JH, Franklin JH, Day AM, Fung K. Head & Neck. 2011, vol.33, no.1, pp-31-6
16- The Scapular Free Flap: When Versatility Is Needed In Head And Neck Reconstruction.
Moukarbel RV, White JB, Fung K, Franklin JH, Yoo JH. Journal Of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery = Le Journal D’Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie Et De Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale. 2010, vol.39, no.5, pp-572-8
17- Laryngeal Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma Treated With Partial Laryngectomy.
Moukarbel RV, Kwan K, Fung K. Journal Of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery = Le Journal D’Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie Et De Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale. 2010, vol.39, no.5, pp-E39-41
18- Neck And Shoulder Disability Following Reconstruction With The Pectoralis Major Pedicled Flap.
Moukarbel RV, Fung K, Franklin JH, Leung A, Rastogi R, Anderson CM, Yoo JH. The Laryngoscope. 2010, vol.120, no.6, pp-1129-34
19- Tracheal Schwannoma: A Misleading Entity.
Hamdan AL, Moukarbel RV, Tawil A, El-Khatib M, Hadi U. Middle East Journal Of Anesthesiology. 2010, vol.20, no.4, pp-611-3
20- Computer-Assisted Teaching Of Epistaxis Management: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Glicksman JT, Brandt MG, Moukarbel RV, Rotenberg B, Fung K. The Laryngoscope. 2009, vol.119, no.3, pp-466-72
21- Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Of The Larynx: A 40-Year Experience.
Moukarbel RV, Goldstein DP, O’Sullivan B, Gullane PJ, Brown DH, Wang L, Irish JC. Head & Neck. 2008, vol.30, no.7, pp-919-24
22- The Glottis And Subglottis: An Otolaryngologist’s Perspective.
Thurnher D, Moukarbel RV, Novak CB, Gullane PJ. Thoracic Surgery Clinics. 2007, vol.17, no.4, pp-549-60
23- Paradoxical Vocal Cord Motion: An Alarming Stridor For A Benign Condition–Case Reports.
Hamdan AL, Moukarbel RV, Youssef M. Middle East Journal Of Anesthesiology. 2006, vol.18, no.6, pp-1191-201
24- Laryngeal Biomechanics In Middle Eastern Singing.
Hamdan AL, Sibai A, Moukarbel RV, Deeb R. Journal Of Voice : Official Journal Of The Voice Foundation. 2006, vol.20, no.4, pp-579-84
25- Acute Pharyngitis: An Unusual Presentation Of Acute Endemic Typhus.
Moukarbel RV, Hamdan AL, Moukarbel GV, Bizri AR. Otolaryngology–Head And Neck Surgery : Official Journal Of American Academy Of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery. 2005, vol.133, no.4, pp-645
26- Current Management Of Head And Neck Schwannomas.
Moukarbel RV, Sabri AN. Current Opinion In Otolaryngology & Head And Neck Surgery. 2005, vol.13, no.2, pp-117-22
27- Management Of Congenital Subglottic Hemangioma: Trends And Success Over The Past 17 Years.
Bitar MA, Moukarbel RV, Zalzal GH. Otolaryngology–Head And Neck Surgery : Official Journal Of American Academy Of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery. 2005, vol.132, no.2, pp-226-31
28- Pathology Quiz Case 1. Teflon Granuloma.
Moukarbel RV, Youssef M, Shab N, Hamdan AL. Archives Of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. 2004, vol.130, no.12, pp-1438, 1440
29- Vocal Cord Paralysis After Open-Heart Surgery.
Hamdan AL, Moukarbel RV, Farhat F, Obeid M. European Journal Of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery : Official Journal Of The European Association For Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 2002, vol.21, no.4, pp-671-4
30- Arteriovenous Malformation Of The Parotid Gland: Case Report And Review Of The Literature.
Hadi U, Hamdan Abdel Latif, Moukarbel Roger V, Younis A, Tawil A. Oto-Rhino-Laryngologia Nova 2001; 11 (4): 214 217.. 2001, vol.4, pp-214-217
31- Endonasal endoscopic approach to the anterior skull base for reconstruction of CSF fistulas
Moukarbel Roger V, Hadi UH. International Congress Series 1240. Publication. 2003