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The Team


The Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL) at AUBMC - also referred to as Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) - is noted for its superior medical services, comprehensive emotional support, and comfortable environment, is staffed with highly qualified and experienced physicians and nurses who are specially trained to provide care for children afflicted with cancer.

Faculty Members:

  • Dr. Raya Saab: Acting Director, Children’s Cancer Institute
  • Dr. Miguel R. Abboud: Chairman of Pediatrics at AUBMC
  • Dr. Samar Muwakkit Balaa: Director of Clinical Services at CCI
  • Dr. Nidale Tarek: Leader for Quality Improvement at CCI, Fellowship Program Director
  • Dr. Dima Hamideh: Leader, Pediatric Neuro-oncology Program

    Clinical Associate Physicians:
  • Dr. Yaacoub Moubarak: Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
  • Dr. Dolly Noun: Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
  • Dr. Razane Al-Ali: Pediatrician


CCI Administrative team consists of a Director of Operations-Outpatient, Executive Officer, Patient Access Coordinators, Information Coordinator, and Clinical Assistants.

The administrative team is responsible for enhancing patient experience through initiation and execution of key performance indicators, guidelines, policies, and procedures for the administrative workflow. These include: patient financial coverage processes, scheduling system, managing new cases, coordinating patients’ evaluations appointments, patients’ admission and visits processes, medications, surgeries. The administrative team is also responsible for compiling patients’ statistics and reporting these data on regular basis.