The European Academy of Sciences and Arts chose the Head of the Neuroscience Research Center at the Lebanese University, Professor Youssef Fares, to join its cadre, thus becoming the first Lebanese doctor among its members, and officially honored by the Academy during a ceremony held in Salzburg, Austria.
The Academy, a European non-governmental and non-profit medical association based in Austria, is home to a group of members who are the most distinguished scientists, artists and business experts, among them Nobel Prize winners, who are elected in recognition of their outstanding achievements in science, arts and governance.
The selection of Fares by the Academy denotes a global recognition for his leadership in neurosurgery, and according to its criteria “his outstanding contributions have led to advances in neuroscience, the development of health care institutions, and the building of bridges between Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean”.
Fares is the founding Director of the Center for Neuroscience Research at the Lebanese University, Chairman and Director General of Al-Zahra University Hospital, and he is currently the founding President of the Lebanese Society for Spine Surgery and the editor of the leading journal, “Surgical Neurology International”.
Fares has more than a hundred researches and studies published in international scientific journals, and has reaped a number of honoring awards in recognition of his academic, research and medical work.
Source: National News Agency