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Falah Maroun

MD, Lebanon, 1960, FRCSC

Clinical Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery)

t: 777-7300

Dr. Maroun was born in Beit-Mery, Lebanon and attended Hikmat College in Beirut. He graduated from the French Faculty of Medicine, Beirut (1960). He did his post graduate training at the Montreal Neurological Institute. He obtained his Canadian Fellowship in 1965 and his American Board of Neurological Surgery (Foreign Certificate) in 1966. Dr. Maroun came to Newfoundland in 1966 to do a locum for three weeks.  

 He was chief of the Division of Neurosurgery in St. John’s from 1968 to 2007 and has been actively involved in clinical practice and teaching at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He was professor and chairman of the Discipline of Surgery from 1989 to 1999 and clinical chief of the surgery program for the Health Care Corporation of St. John’s from 1996 – 1999. He served on the Council of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society for several years and was the president from 1997 – 1998.
Dr. Maroun has 72 publications and 233 papers, presentations and posters. He has produced a movie on epilepsy and has written a medical book on congenital disease of the spine in children entitled Diastematomyelia.
Dr. Maroun was awarded the medal of Merite Libanais in 1958 and is also a Knight of the Order of Cedars of Lebanon (1974). He was a visiting professor to the Universities of Chicago, Alberta and McGill. He was awarded the Medaille de l’ordre de Merite of France in 2001. He received the Order of Canada in 2002 and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. He received the Prix d’excellence Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2007. He also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. He is an honorary lifetime member of the Surgical Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and received the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. He has been appointed lifetime honorary president of the World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons.
Dr. Maroun was the 2018 Lifetime Achievement award recipient (Charles Drake Medalist) of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society, 2018. He was invested in the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2018.
Dr. Maroun’s hobbies include gardening, trouting, writing and a yearly visit to his homeland.

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