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AUBMC to name the Neuroscience Outpatient Center after Ahmad and Jamila Bizri



September 15, 2014--Members of the Bizri family joined AUB President Peter Dorman, VP/Dean Mohamed Sayegh, and senior staff from AUB and AUBMC on September 5, 2014 to sign the agreement to name the Ahmad and Jamila Bizri Neuroscience Outpatient Center.  President Peter Dorman thanked the Bizri family for their generous gift and for being the “quintessential legacy family, as across two generations, 5 of Ahmad and Jamila’s children and 9 of their grandchildren attended AUB and AUBMC.”  VP/ Dean Mohamed H. Sayegh reiterated his thanks to the Bizri family for the unwavering support and added that, “It is only with the support of generous donations like the one you have graciously given to AUBMC that we can meet our goal and attain our AUBMC 2020 Vision.”

On behalf of the family, Mr. Wajih Bizri said, “We have the utmost respect and appreciation for the hospital and its medical team for the excellent care provided to our family throughout the years. We are confident that this extraordinary institution will continue to make major contributions to the healthcare sector in the years to come. So it felt right that a legacy in our parents’ memory be made here.  We are proud to have the Neuroscience Outpatient Center carry the names of Ahmad and Jamila Bizri.”

A state-of-the-art first comprehensive multidisciplinary center, the Ahmad and Jamila Bizri Neuroscience Outpatient Center, consolidates all of AUBMC’s neurology and neurosurgery services.   The center, located at the Pierre Y. Abou Khater (Fahed) Building, comprises three floors – two for clinics and one for a diagnostic neurophysiology lab. The center also consists of sub-specialized clinics including the well-established Epilepsy Program. The Ahmad and Jamila Bizri Neuroscience Outpatient Center will also be home to a Movement Disorders Program, which addresses diseases of balance, motor coordination, and tremor such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia.

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