Dr. Nesrine Rizk is an Instructor of Clinical Medicine, subspecialty Infectious Diseases, in the Department of Internal Medicine of the American University of Beirut.
After graduation with an MD degree from AUB in 2001, Dr. Rizk did a year of internship in Internal Medicine at AUBMC and moved to the US to complete 3 years of Internal Medicine Residency (2002-2005) at Metro Health Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She then completed two years of fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University plus one additional year of fellowship training in HIV/AIDS Medicine at the same institution. Dr. Rizk became American Board certified and joined the faculty at the Yale-affiliated Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in New Haven, CT, and served as Medical Director and then Program Director of the HIV program. She was also Chairperson of the Infection Control Committee. She maintained active affiliation with the ID Division at Yale and was member of the Yale AIDS Program and active medical staff at Yale New Haven Medical Center. She has actively participated and attended the most important HIV international meetings in the last several years.
During her practice Rizk was involved in the design and conduct of several clinical research projects in the area of HIV and the metabolic complications related to infection and treatment as well as inflammation. Some of the work was presented at major meetings nationally and internationally and published in leading Infectious Disease journals. Dr Rizk has gained a significant clinical experience in this domain and is viewed as an expert in HIV and AIDS by her peers.
As a result of her training and clinical practice, Dr Rizk has gained an extensive experience in the treatment and management of the HIV infection over several years of training and practice in different American hospitals and health care centers. Her experience also covers the management of metabolic and oncologic complications resulting from the infection with HIV and its treatment. Back in Beirut since 2012 she has continued to provide the same medical care to the patients in Lebanon.
Dr Rizk is a passionate advocate of People Living with HIV and AIDS. She is a reliable clinical expert in the realm of HIV and AIDS clinical care and management.
Dr. Rizk joined the medical group practice of the ID Division in July 2012 and has been participating in clinical duties as well as in the educational activities within the Division and the Department. Within the Division, she is charged particularly to oversee the HIV/AIDS curriculum and the didactic training program of the fellows.
She is currently the chair of the Antimicrobial Usage committee at the AUBMC and responsible for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.
Dr. Rizk joined LebMASH in Oct. 2013 as a partner and has contributed to LebMASH’s conference on “Clinical Approaches to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Patients” held at the American University of Beirut on May 31st 2014.