Imad Dandan, M.D., trauma medical director at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, has received the Outstanding Service Award from American University of Beirut (AUB) Surgical Alumni of North America.
Dandan, a native of Lebanon, earned his medical degree from American University of Beirut Medical School and has remained active with the medical school over the years as a visiting professor and volunteer. His contributions include helping to establish an endoscopy unit for bariatric surgeons and a simulation center for training surgical residents.
The Carmel Valley resident was presented with the AUB alumni award during the recent American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress annual conference in Washington, D.C. Former Scripps Health Chief Medical Officer A. Brent Eastman, M.D., who is also a former ACS president, was the guest of honor at the ceremony.
Dandan began his career as a trauma surgeon at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego in 1990. In 1996, he accepted the position of assistant professor of surgery at AUB. He returned to Scripps in 2001. For more information, visit www.scripps.org.