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Dr. Munib Shahid

Prominent Hematologist, Bahá'í Lineage

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Date of Birth:

1908

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Akka, Palestine

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Why Featured?

Pioneering work in hematology and oncology.

Brief bio

Dr. Munib Shahid was a notable Palestinian hematologist, recognized for his chairmanship in
Hematology and Oncology at the American University of Beirut's Faculty of Medicine. His work
significantly advanced hematology research, and he was instrumental in building the hematology
laboratory at the Faculty of Medicine.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • 1908 - Born in Acre, Palestine, to a prominent Bahá'í family​​...See More

  • 1937 - Promoted the Bahá'í Faith and visited Bahá'í communities in Europe​​.

  • 1944 - Married Serene Husseini, an event that led to his excommunication from the Bahá'í Faith​​.

  • Became Chairman of Hematology and Oncology at the American University of Beirut​​.

  • Established the hematology laboratory at the American University of Beirut​​.

  • Development of Hematology Laboratory - Significantly enhanced research output in hematology​​.

  • Educational Contributions - Influenced medical education in hematology and oncology​​.

  • Dr. Munib Shahid Award - His legacy continues through an award given annually to an outstanding medical student at the American University of Beirut​​.

  • Promotion of Bahá'í Faith - Actively involved in the promotion of his faith during his early career​​.

  • Supporting Palestinian Refugees - His family contributed to supporting Palestinian refugees in Beirut​

Date of Last Update: 
January 7, 2024

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