Celebrating the Life of Dr. Samir Najjar
For those lucky enough to have met Dr. Samir Najjar, or better yet, having worked with him, I have no doubt that he sizzled the desire to pursue or further the field of pediatric endocrinology. He joined the American University of Beirut in 1960, and later relocated in 1987 to the Children’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Joe Majzoub credits Dr. Najjar for teaching him the pediatric side of endocrinology. In 1987, as a medical student, I had the fortune of rotating with both Dr. Najjar and Dr. John Crigler. Dr. Crigler would state that he started his career with a “Najjar” (discovering Crigler-Najjar syndrome with another “Najjar”), and would end his career with another amazing “Najjar”. Dr. Najjar was an amazing teacher, and would return to the AUB in 1994 as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
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