Ihab Mohammed Usta

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Personal information

Title: 
Clinical Professor and Active Medical Staff

Contact information (private)

Address: 
Arab University, Damerji str., Hneineh Bldg., 2nd floor
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC)
Department: 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Postbox: 
113-6044/C53
Address: 
Hamra 110 32090
Landline: 
961 1 350000 Ext 5840 & 961 1 749207
Fax: 
961 1 350000 Ext 5842 & 961 1 370829
Work email address: 
iu00@aub.edu.lb

Education

Clinical Fellow, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1992 - 1994, University of Tennessee, Memphis, United States of America.
Internship/Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1986 - 1990, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon.
Medical Doctor, 1982 - 1986, School of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Bachelor degree, Biology, 1980 - 1982, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

High-risk Pregnancy
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reproductive Health
Teaching Medicine
Research in Medicine
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French

Work history

Clinical Professor and Active Medical Staff, 2008 - present, American University of Beirut Medical Center.

Associate Professor and Active Medical Staff, 2000 -2007, American University of Beirut Medical Center.

Assistant Professor and Active Medical Staff, 1994 - 2000, American University of Beirut Medical Center.

Instructor and Active Medical Staff, 1990 - 1992, American University of Beirut Medical Center.

Honorary office and memberships

Member of the Society of Perinatologists, Lebanon, 1998 - present.

Associate member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, USA, 1992 - present.

Member of the OB/GYN Society, Lebanon, 1990 - present.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Usta, I.M. & Nassar, A.H. (2008). Advanced maternal age. Part II: Long-term consequences. American Journal of Perinatology,25(8), 521 - 534.
  • Usta, I.M., Adra, A.M., Nassar, A.H. (2008). Ultrasonographic diagnosis of fetal seizures (letter). BJOG, 115(1), 130.
  • Usta, I.M., Hamdi, M.A., Abu Musa, A.A., & Nassar, A.H. (2007). Pregnancy outcome in patients with previous uterine rupture. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand, 86(2), 172 - 176.
  • Usta, I.M., Hobeika, E., Abu Musa, A., Gabriel, G., & Nassar, A. (2005). Placenta previa-accreta: Risk factors and complications. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 193(3 pt 2), 1045 - 1049.
  • Sibai, B.M. & Usta, I.M. (1995). Chronic hypertension in pregnancy. In J.J. Sciarra (Ed.), Gynecology and Obstetrics (pp. 1-19). Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company/Harper and Row publishers, Inc.
Major achievements: 
  • Received several grants to undertake research related to medications in pregnancy, namely misoprostol, oxytocin, nifedipine, proluton depot and others involving chromosomal aberrations in infertility and fasting in pregnancy, AUBMC, 2003-2009.

Awards and Distinctions

Distinctions: 

Listed on the Dean's Honor List with Disctinction, American University of Beirut, 1983.

Listed on the Dean's Honor List with Disctinction, American University of Beirut, 1982.