Michele Maalouli Abi Saad undertook her education at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon where she received her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Medical Laboratory Technology (1988) and Masters in Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Services Administration (1990). She has completed a Residency in Health Services Administration at the American University of Beirut (1989-1990) and a Fellowship in Health Services Administration in Henry Ford Health Systems, Michigan, USA. (1991-1992).
Mrs. Abi Saad was coordinator for administration at the American University of Beirut (1990-1991) and was appointed at the Chronic Care Center as the Administrative Director in 1994 and still holds this position until today.
The Chronic Care Center is the only specialized center in Lebanon for the treatment of childhood diseases namely Thalassemia and Type 1 Diabetes. It is also the only Thalassemia patient organization advocating for this cause.
Mrs Abi Saad is involved in the On-going Joint National Prevention program for Thalassemia launched by the Chronic Care Center and the Ministry of Social Affairs in 1994 and had several presentations concerning this subject. She has a special interest in the organization of Disease specific Associations and in strategies & programs for the Prevention and management of hemoglobinopathies and genetic disorders as well as in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the program. She is a member of the Lebanese National Committee for rectification of the premarital law. She actively participates in international activities organized by the International Diabetes Federation and the Thalassemia International Federation (TIF).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]