Dr. Iyad A Issa

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr. Iyad A Issa graduated with an MD from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1995 and subsequently completed his Diplomas in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology from AUB Medical Center. He has received certificate for Business of Healthcare Academy from Duke University (USA) in 2016.


  • Rafik Hariri University Hospital (RHUH)
    • Head of Division of Gastroenterology
    • Chairman out patient Department
    • Chief Medical Officer
  • Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC) – John’s Hopkins Affiliate
    • Consultant in Gastroenterology
  • Cure Medical Centers (Abu Dhabi)
    • Consultant in Gastroenterology

Academic Positions:

  • School of Medicine, Lebanese University (Adjunct Faculty)
  • School of Medicine, Lebanese American University (Founding Faculty)


  • Lebanese Society of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association (International Affiliate Member)
  • European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Member)
  • European Society of Digestive Oncology (Member)

Dr. Issa has authored / co-authored more than 20 papers over the past few years, published in high impact international journals in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, in addition to more than 50 oral presentations given locally and internationally. He is also a designated reviewer and member of the editorial board on several peer-reviewed journals.

His main fields of interest / research are functional disorders, GI bleed, obesity and inflammatory bowel disease, which was the subject of his last book chapter published in 2012. Dr Issa has GCP training and CITI certification and is serving as chairman of the institutional re-view board (IRB) at RHUH since 2013.


  • Advanced Endoscopy .
  • Inflammatory bowel disease .
  • Obesity (Endoscopy & Treatment).
  • Acid reflux Disease.
  • Peptic Ulcer.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Gastroscopy.
  • Colonoscopy .