Prof. Youssef Fares

Main Branch
  • Rank
  • Degree
  • Specialization
    Medical Sciences
  • Major
    Brain & Neurosurgery

Born in Maroun El Ras, 1958


Scientific Qualifications

  • MD from the University of Granada, Spain in 1987;
  • Diploma in Neuroradiology from the University of Madrid, Spain in 1989;
  • PhD in Surgery & Medicine from Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain in 1992;
  • Certificate of Specialization in Neurosurgery from Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain in 1993;
  • Board Certified in Neurosurgery from the Ministry of Education & Science in Spain in 1993;
  • Executive MBA/Healthcare from the American University of Technology (AUT), Lebanon in 2018.

Professional Career

  • Lecturer at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Lebanese University in 1994;
  • Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences between 2020-2022;
  • Director and founder of the Neuroscience Research Center of the Faculty of Medical Sciences since 2014;
  • Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Faculty of Medical Sciences between 2009-2020;
  • Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences between 2012-2020;
  • Founder of 3 scientific master programs in neuroscience, neuropsychology, and neuroimaging, and 3 medical master programs in clinical research and health management, medical ethics at the Faculty of Medical Sciences;
  • Innovator of the "Fares Model in Academic Neurosurgery" to describe the evolution of a neurosurgeon with age, time and experience;
  • Innovator of the "Fares Classification of Multicentric & Polymorphous Tumors" to classify multicentric glioma lesions based on neuroradiological studies;
  • Creator of "Fares Scale for Cluster Munitions & Cluster Bomb Injuries" to assess the functional impairment of cluster bomb victims;
  • Chairman and General Manager of Al Zahraa Hospital University Medical Center in Beirut;
  • Lebanon's delegate to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts since 2021;
  • International Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in 2021;
  • Fellow of the International College of Surgeons in the United States of America in 2017;
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons / USA in 2017;
  • Elected Fellow of the World Academy of Medical Sciences/Netherlands in 2017;
  • Senior Executive Vice President of the World Academy of Medical Sciences since 2017;
  • Founder and President of the Lebanese Association of Spine Surgery since 1998;
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Neuroscience since 2020;
  • Editor of the Neurosurgery section in the Surgical Neurology International since 2018;
  • Received the Distinguished Pioneer Award/Outstanding Scientific Achievements from the Lebanese University;
  • Received the TWAS Arab Regional Award Building Scientific Institutions from the World Academy of Sciences;
  • Author of +130 scientific papers and articles published in international peer-reviewed scientific books and journals.