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Chief of Division: Georges Juvelekian

The Pulmonary Medicine division provides a wide range of out-patient and in-patient services, from assessment to diagnostic and comprehensive treatment options. We manage patients suffering from a variety of diseases including asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), pneumonia and cough (acute such as post infection and chronic caused by multiple entities such as sinusitis, GERD -Reflux-, allergic rhinitis and others). Care is also extended to patients with acute lung injury, interstitial lung disease, sleep apnea, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary vascular disease, HIV and opportunistic lung disease, lung tumors, smoking-related diseases, occupational lung diseases as well as the functional genomics of lung diseases.

Diagnosis and treatment is done through state-of-the-art proximate diagnostic and laboratory facilities that include:

   -  Bronchoscopy (and Flexible Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscope/EBUS)

   -  Spirometry (Pulmonary Function Tests)

   -  Diagnostic and Therapeutic Thoracentesis.

   -  Skin Prick Tests and Sublingual Immune Therapy (for allergies)

   -  Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (CPET) (one of the very few in the region)

   -  Six Minute walk test (6-MWT) for exploring dyspnea

   -  Non-invasive ventilation (BPAP and CPAP)

   -  Cough Assist Device

This  division oversees the Adult Intensive Care Unit where patients are managed according to international guidelines and protocols of care to make sure patients are well attended to at all times and treated with compassion and integrity.

The Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care division takes part in multinational clinical trials especially in Asthma and COPD as well as works on publishing articles in peer reviewed journals. Moreover, we are in the process of creating a research center for pulmonary medicine in collaboration with the Infectious Diseases Division to enhance our research and consequently our evidence-based practice.

Our division has a three-year fellowship program where fellow residents are trained to become leaders and consultant in the field through didactic teaching, clinical training and periodic written and oral evaluations.



The health sector in Lebanon is in deep crisis. Medical coverage has become a commodity that only a small privileged percentage of the Lebanese society can attain; a luxury at times where health should be a basic right.

Saint George Hospital established a Community Health Clinic aimed at providing qualified care to the underprivileged. Its outreach goes beyond the walls of the hospital to encompass education, health awareness and public screening.

Making it Accessible

- A yearly registration fee of 100,000 LL

- A 10,000 LL charge for each subsequent visit