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Dr Zeinat Hijazi

Pediatrics Consultant

CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
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Dr. Zeinat Hijazi (MD, M.B.B.CH, DCH, MRCP, FRCP, MRCPCH, FRCPCH) is a highly resolute and competent Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology, Emerita Professor and Senior Advisor and Consultant-Accreditation at the Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine (SOM), Lebanese American University (LAU), and founding Associate Dean for Medical Education (SOM).

Dr. Zeinat is also a Chairperson of Pediatric Department, with over 35 years of collective working experience in several countries. My highly professional experience includes, General Pediatrics, and Pediatric Pulmonary diseases especially asthma, allergy and chest infections with recognized research and publications in the field.

Her achievements include high positions, honors, impressive memberships, conferences and other publications. In addition, she has a record of accomplishment in medical education, curriculum review, medical education accreditation and founder of the first integrated curriculum in Lebanon. with her experience, and qualifications in clinical pediatrics, pulmonology and medical education, Dr. Hijazi Kalaawi has always achieved the highest standard in patient care in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonary diseases.

  • FRCPCH ◦ Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK (specialization Pediatrics)
  • MRCPCH ◦ Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK (specialization Pediatrics)
  • MRCP ◦ Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow), UK
  • DCH ◦ Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow), UK (specialization Pediatrics)
  • M.B.B. Ch ◦ Cairo University, Egypt (specialization General Medicine & Surgery, With Honors                    
  • Leadership Certificate, LAU Lebanon
  • Hijazi Z., Moosa A. Rett syndrome in a Kuwaiti girl. Journal of Kuwait Medical Association 1989; 23:82-4.
  • Shaltout A., Auger L., Awadallah N, Hijazi Z., Johnny M., Haj K., and Kandil H Morbidity and Mortality of Bacterial Meningitis in Arab Children. Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 1989; 92: 402-6.
  • Elzouki A., Hijazi Z., Tongetar F., Qurtom H., A. Majeed H. Berger’s disease: Henoc-Schonlein syndrome, one disease entity. Clinical Nephrology 1989; 31: 53-4. (letter).
  • Hijazi Z., Sigstrom L. Blood Pressure under office conditions in school children 4-12 years of age living in Kuwait. Medical Principles and Practice 1989; 1(4):200-
  • Khalil Y., Hijazi Z., Majeed H. Henoch Schonlein Purpura in Arab Children. Analysis of 52 cases. Tropical and Geographical Medicine 1990; 42(1): 52-7.
  • Majeed H., Qabazard Z., Hijazi Z. et al. The Cutaneous manifestations in children familial Mediterranean fever. A six-year study. Quarterly Journal of Medicine 1990; 75 (278): 607 – 16.
  • A Majeed H., Carroll J., Khuffash F., Hijazi Z. Long term Colchicine therapy in children with Familial Mediterranean Fever (Hereditary recurrent polyserosites). Journal of Pediatrics 1990; 116 (6): 997 – 9.
  • Hassoon M., Qandalji B., Hijazi Z. Benign acute childhood myositis in Kuwait. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 1992; 12: 311-5.
  • Hijazi Z., Qabazard Z., Marouf R., Moosa A.Splenomegaly in Arab children with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Annals of Saudi Medicine 1995; 15 (3):209-1.
  • Hijazi Z., Pacsa A., Eisa S., El Shazli A., Abd El-Salam R. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Children in a Desert Country (Kuwait). The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 1995; 14(4):322-324.
  • Hijazi Z., Pacsa A., Essa S, El Shazli A., Abd El-Salam R. Laboratory Diagnosis of Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Viral Infections in Children. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 1996; 42:276-280.
  • Premdasa I G, Hijazi, Moosa A. An Instrument to Evaluate Clinical Instructional Skills. Medical Education 1995;29: 355-359
  • Hijazi Z., Pacsa A,. El-gharbawy F., Essa S, El Shazli A., Abd El-Salam R. Acute lower respiratory tract infections in children in Kuwait. Annals of Tropical Pediatrics 1997; 17:127-134.
  • Hijazi Z. and Haider M.Z. High frequency of IgE receptor FcεRIß variant (Leu181/Leu 183) in Kuwaiti Arabs and its association with asthma. Clin Genet 1998; 53:149-152.
  • Haider MZ, Hijazi Z. (Letter) Prevalence of high affinity IgE receptor [FcεRIß] gene polymorphism in Kuwaiti Arabs with asthma. Clin Genet 1998: 54:166-167.
  • I. Ezeamuzie, S. F. Al-Ali, A. Al-Dowaisan, M. Khan, Z. Hijazi, M.S.Thomson. Reference Values of Total Serum IgE and their significance in the Diagnosis of Allergy among the Young Adult Kuwaiti Population. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 1999; 29: 375-381.
  • Z Haider, Z Hijazi Angiotensin converting enzyme gene insertion/deletion polymorphism in Kuwaiti Arabs with asthma. Medical Science Research 1999; 27: 553-556.
  • Hijazi Z. and Haider M.Z. Interleukin-4-Gene Promoter Polymorphism [C590T] and Asthma in Kuwaiti Arabs. International Archives of Allergy and Immunology 2000;122 (3): 190-194.
  • I. Ezeamuzie, M.S. Thomson, S. Al-Ali, A. Dowaisan, M. Khan, Z. Hijazi. Asthma in the Desert: spectrum of the sensitizing aeroallergens. Allergy 2000:55:157-162.
  • Abdulrahman Dowaisan, Suleiman Al-Ali, Mohammed Khan, Zeinat Hijazi, Mary Thomson, Charles I Ezeamuzie. Sensitization to aeroallergens among patients with allergic rhinitis in a Desert Environment. Annals of Allergy, asthma & Immunology, 2000; 84:433-438.
  • I. Ezeamuzie, S. Al-Ali, M. Khan, Z. Hijazi, A. Dowaisan, M.S. Thomson, J. Goerge.IgE- Mediated Sensitization of Mould Allergens among Patients with Allergic Diseases in a desert Environment. International Archives of Allergy and Immunilogy 2000; 121: 300-307.
  • Hijazi Z. and Haider M.Z. Influence of Consanguinity and IgE receptor Variants on Clinical manifestation of asthma in Kuwaiti children. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics 2001; 4713-16.
  • Hijazi , IG Premadasa, MAA Moussa. Performance of students in the final examination in Paediatrics: importance of the “Short Cases”. Archives of Diseases in Childhood 2002; 86:57-58.
  • Hijazi Z., Ezeamuzie CI, Khan M, Dowaisan AR. Characteristics of asthmatic children in Kuwait.  Journal of asthma 2002; 39:603-609.
  • Hijazi Z., Abdulmalek AK, Al-Taweel F, Al-Shareda S. Hospital management of children with acute asthma exacerbations in Kuwait: adherence to International Guidelines. Medical Principles and Practice 2002; 11:126-130.
  • Hijazi Z., Molla AM, Al-Habashi H, Muawad WM, Molla AM, Sharma PN. Intestinapermeability is increased in bronchial asthma. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2004; 89:227-229
  • Behbehani A, Owayed A, Hijazi Z. Cataract and Ocular Hypertension in Children.on Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy. J Pediatr Ophthal & Strabis 2005:42:23-27.
  • Hijazi Z, Onadeko OB, Khadadah M, Haider Z, Adekile K, Al-Habashi H.Pulmonary Function Studies in Kuwaiti Children with Sickle cell Disease and Elevated Hb F.International Journal of Clinical Practice 2005;59(2):163-167.
  • Onadeko OB, Marouf R, Omar A, , Hijazi Z, , Khadadah M, Qurtom M, Collier BD, Elgazzar AH, Adekile K. Technetium 99m- diethylene triamine penta-acetic acid aerosol in the evaluation of Pulmonary involvement in with sickle cell disease. Eur J Haematol 2006:76:147-152.

Respiratory syncytial virus and human rhinoviruses are the major causes of severe lower respiratory tract infections in Kuwait. J Med Virol 2010 Aug:82(8):1462-7. Khadah M, Essa S. Hijazi Z, Behbehani N. Al-Nakib W.

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