Clinical Simulation Center (CSC)

AHA Certification

The LAU Clinical Simulation Center was certified as an American Heart Association-International Training Center (AHA-ITC) for BLS in May 2014. In September 2015, the center also received certification for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).

The AHA certification validates that the center has staff and faculty who have achieved individual certifications as AHA trainers in addition to manikins and equipment needed to offer in-house AHA training programs.

AHA Instructors

Heartsaver (HS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructors

Claude Jalkh, BSN
Assistant Manager/Continuous Learning & Staff Development

Colette Francis Kafrouny, BSN
Head Nurse Endoscopy Unit

Imad Abi Nader, BSN
Inhalation Therapist

Joyce Nasr, BSN
Quality

Maha Habre, DNP, RN, CEN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mira Abi Saad-Youssef, M.S.N., RN
Clinical Instructor

Mohamad Rahaoui, BSN
ICU Nurse

Nadia Asmar, M.D., MHPE 
Clinical Simulation Center Associate Director
Clerkship Director of Primary Care                                                                                                   

Nelly El-Chammas, MBA, DHQM, BSN
Senior Clinical Simulation Center Supervisor
BLS Faculty and AHA Coordinator

Rony Semaan, BSN
ICN Nurse

Vanda Abi Raad, M.D., MHPE
Director LAU-CSC
AHA Coordinator

Yara Mary Kuyumjian, B.S. Pharm, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Instructors

Alain Tanios, M.D.
Clinical Instructor, Program Director of Emergency Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine

Jihad Fahed, BSN
Head Nurse Inhalation Therapy Department
ACLS Instructor

Mariana Helou, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clerkship Director of Emergency Medicine, Acting Division Head of Emergency Medicine

Rudy Bahri, MBA, DESM, BSN
Lead Clinical Simulation Center Supervisor
ACLS Faculty

Pediatrics Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructors

Hind Abdel Massih, BSN
ICN Nurse

Maroun Mattar, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clerkship Director, Acting Division Head of Pediatric Neonatology

Ninette Hawat, M.D.
Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics

Rudy Bahri, MBA, DESM, BSN
Lead Clinical Simulation Center Supervisor

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructors

Hind Abdel Massih, BSN
ICN Nurse

Maroun Mattar, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clerkship Director, Acting Division Head of Pediatric Neonatology