Dr. Alain Saad pursued a “fellowship” as assistant des hôpitaux de Paris in the refractive, cataract and corneal surgery department lead by Dr Damien Gatinel at the Rothschild Foundation in Paris from 2010 till 2013.
He was appointed and worked as a full time ophthalmologist in this department from June 2013 to December 2016.
He is presently an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the American University of Beirut, while continuing his close cooperation, visits and research projects with the Rothschild Foundation in Paris.
Dr. Saad’s main clinical and surgical focus is on :
Dr Saad was among the first in France to develop a specific expertise in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (Endothelial Keratoplasty - DMEK).
This surgical technique changed drastically the course of corneal diseases. Dr Saad is currently an instructor, organizing training courses for surgeons wishing to adopt this highly promising new technique.
Dr Saad was among the first to offer DMEK surgery in Lebanon and the Middle East at the American University of Beirut – Medical Center.