Dr. Attieh received his B.S. in Biology from the American University of Beirut in 1990 and his
Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation/Cleveland State
University In 1998. Dr. Attieh served as a visiting post-doctoral scientist at the department of
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley from 1999-2001. He
joined in 2001 the American University of Sciences and Technology in Beirut, Lebanon and
currently serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Dr. Attieh’s research interests include the elucidation of the role of iron regulatory proteins in
immunity and disease including cancer. He is a co-investigator of the study assessing healthcare
needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon in collaboration with Dr. Fatima Karaki at UCSF and Dr. Lee
Riley at UC Berkeley investigating urinary tract infections in refugee populations in Lebanon.