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Hibah Osman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Hibah Osman is a palliative care physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her work focuses on the development of palliative care in her home country of Lebanon and across the Middle East through policy development, advocacy and capacity building.

Key Roles & Accomplishments
  • Member of Regional Expert Network on palliative care – World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO-EMRO)
  • Board member International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC)
  • Member of the National Committee on Pain Control and Palliative Care in the Ministry of Public Health and Chair of its Subcommittee on Practice
  • Founder and board member of Balsam – Lebanese Center for Palliative Care, an NGO providing home-based palliative care in Beirut
  • Founding Director of the Palliative and Supportive Care Program at the American University of Beirut Medical Center’s Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute - the first hospital-based palliative care program in Lebanon.

Address
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Founders 600
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Neuropsychiatry, Palliative Care, and Culture: What Matters Beyond Diagnosis.
Authors: Authors: Chemali Z, Biffi A, Buch K, Song KW, Osman H.
Prim Care Companion CNS Disord
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Palliative Care via Telemedicine: A Qualitative Study of Caregiver and Provider Perceptions.
Authors: Authors: Salem R, El Zakhem A, Gharamti A, Tfayli A, Osman H.
J Palliat Med
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Redefining Palliative Care-A New Consensus-Based Definition.
Authors: Authors: Radbruch L, De Lima L, Knaul F, Wenk R, Ali Z, Bhatnaghar S, Blanchard C, Bruera E, Buitrago R, Burla C, Callaway M, Munyoro EC, Centeno C, Cleary J, Connor S, Davaasuren O, Downing J, Foley K, Goh C, Gomez-Garcia W, Harding R, Khan QT, Larkin P, Leng M, Luyirika E, Marston J, Moine S, Osman H, Pettus K, Puchalski C, Rajagopal MR, Spence D, Spruijt O, Venkateswaran C, Wee B, Woodruff R, Yong J, Pastrana T.
J Pain Symptom Manage
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Palliative Care in the Global Setting: ASCO Resource-Stratified Practice Guideline.
Authors: Authors: Osman H, Shrestha S, Temin S, Ali ZV, Corvera RA, Ddungu HD, De Lima L, Del Pilar Estevez-Diz M, Ferris FD, Gafer N, Gupta HK, Horton S, Jacob G, Jia R, Lu FL, Mosoiu D, Puchalski C, Seigel C, Soyannwo O, Cleary JF.
J Glob Oncol
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Palliative Care in the Global Setting: ASCO Resource-Stratified Practice Guideline Summary.
Authors: Authors: Osman H, Shrestha S, Temin S, Ali ZV, Cleary JF.
J Oncol Pract
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Respecting patient choices: using the 'Go Wish' cards as a teaching tool.
Authors: Authors: Osman H, El Jurdi K, Sabra R, Arawi T.
BMJ Support Palliat Care
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"This is not me": patient, family, cultural and clinician considerations in cases of severe cancer-related debility.
Authors: Authors: Li D, Abou-Alfa GK, Viny AD, Cammarata M, Shamseddine A, Al-Olayan A, Osman H, Haydar A, Kanazi G, Naghy M, O'Reilly EM, Epstein AS.
J Gastrointest Oncol
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PA28 Assessing physicians' perception of home based palliative care services in the beirut area.
Authors: Authors: Osman H, Ramia JA.
BMJ Support Palliat Care
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Interventions to reduce postpartum stress in first-time mothers: a randomized-controlled trial.
Authors: Authors: Osman H, Saliba M, Chaaya M, Naasan G.
BMC Womens Health
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Setting practice standards for palliative care in Lebanon--recommendations of the Subcommittee on Practice --National Committee for Pain Control and Palliative Care.
Authors: Authors: Osman H, Abboud M, El Zein L, Ghusn H, Hanna J, Kanazi G.
J Med Liban
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