Sub-specialist in Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Surgery

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 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.

Dr Saad has to date more than 40 publications in major international peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals, and more than 100 presentations in major international ophthalmology meetings.

Top 40 Under 40



Dr. SAAD was nominated and ranked number 10 in the "top 40 under 40" list of the journal "the Ophthalmologist".


Achievement Award


Dr. SAAD received the achievement award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. 

Rising star


Dr. Saad was chosen by the journal "the Ophthalmologist" as one of the rising stars in Ophthalmology. 

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