Halim and Aida Daniel Academic and Clinical Center

14-story building to house centers of excellence, educational centers, outpatient clinics, a same- day surgery program and underground parking

The Halim and Aida Academic and Clinical Center, currently under construction, is a new and unique state-of-the-art facility, located at the intersection of Maamari and Abdul Aziz Streets. It is the first facility of its kind in the region combining patient care, research and education, all in one location.
AUB named the facility in honor of Mr. Jamal Daniel’s parents for the philanthropic donation of $32 million from Mr. Daniel and The Levant Foundation towards AUBMC’s expansion.  The donation is the largest single donation to AUB in its 147 year history. The gift is in support of the AUBMC 2020 Vision, an initiative that includes the construction of new clinical and research facilities, acquisition of state-of-the art equipment for research, diagnostics and treatment, and the ongoing recruitment of leading physicians and specialists from around the world.

With a projected completion date of 2016, the 14-story academic and clinical center will be the most modern medical building in Lebanon, with services distributed across 9 levels and 5 levels of underground parking.

Organization of Clinical Floors

Level 1: Reception/concierge services, waiting area, lobby, public assembly/exhibit, classroom, multi-purpose hall, café and valet parking.

Level 2:  The Dar Al-Wafa Simulation Center; a state-of-the-art education center that will provide medical and nursing students and residents with access to the latest simulation equipment.  It will provide training to prepare students to operate effectively in a full range of real-life situations including surgery, emergency medicine, intensive care medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and anesthesia.

Level 3: Major research programs at AUB Faculty of Medicine including the Clinical Research Institute and the Human Research Protection Program, in addition to academic units and offices.

Level 4: Psychiatry Clinical and Academic Program and Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology academic offices.

Level 5: Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute, a center of excellence dedicated to the treatment and research of adult cancers. This level will contain a Cancer Infusion Center, Medical Oncology Clinics, and Outpatient Oncology Services.

Level 6: The Moufid Farra Heart and Vascular Outpatient Center, made up of 17 clinics, will specialize in three major services: cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular services. It will offer a wide array of outpatient services that include diagnostic and follow-up care and non-invasive procedure rooms, such as an EKG/holter room, stress echo rooms, and a hypertension room for BP monitoring, pulse wave velocity, and sphygmo-core.

Level 7: Otolaryngology and pulmonary clinics.

Level 8: Ophthalmology clinics.

Level 9: Same day surgery unit and Pain Management Center.

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