Dr. Hasan Abdessamad was born in Ammatour, Lebanon. He earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut and completed his residency training at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Abdessamad is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Abdessamad has 10 years’ experience in Obstetrics & Gynecology, with special interest in minimally invasive surgery and laparoscopy. He is an invited faculty at the Laparoscopic Institute of Gynecologic Oncology (LIGO) Advanced Laparoscopy Masters’ Course. Transgender health is another special interest. He lead the efforts of Arabic translation of the Standards of Care (SOC) of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).
He also enjoys the Obstetrics part of his career and has delivered over 1,000 babies. He is currently practicing in Burien, Washington, USA where he serves as the Department Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Highline Medical Center.
In addition to his practice, Dr. Abdessamad has been a human rights advocate for over a decade with a focus on LGBT rights and health advocacy. He is the founder, first president and an executive board member of the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual health, LebMASH. He is also a cofounder of The Foundation of Hope that enhances the lives of LGBT refugees and immigrants in Canada and the founder of Raynbow, a support group that monitors the media, blogs and tweets for LGBT equality in Lebanon. He is an advocate for better utilization of social media by healthcare providers, he blogs and tweets and communicates with his patients on his Official Facebook page.
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