Dr. Albert Mansour

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December 28, 2009
Born on the 4th March 1943, one of six children, he is from the first generation of Australian Lebanese, as his father immigrated from Hardin, Lebanon to Australia in 1926. In 1936, his father returned to Lebanon and married his mother, Alia Fayad from Kousba, Lebanon in 1938. His parents returned to Australia in 1938, and raised a family of six children. They encouraged their children’s education without undue pressure and for this he is forever indebted. They provided their children with wonderful examples of charity and of self giving to those in need. He graduated from Sydney University in 1968, and did his residency training at Mater Misericordiae Hospital, North Sydney. Then in 1970 he entered paediatric training at The Royal Alexandria Hospital, Camperdown. In 1973, was accepted into the Royal Australian College of Physicians and became a Consultant Paediatrician. He went on to do post-graduate studies in Immunology in Sydney and was awarded his PhD from Sydney University in 1981. In 1977 he met his future wife, Suzanne Haddad of Beirut and wed that same year, later moving to Toronto for two years to further his studies at the Toronto Sick Children Hospital. For the last 25 years, the candidate has been working as a Consultant Paediatrician predominantly attached to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead where he is Head of a medical team. Our candidate has three children Reuben, Sasha and Maeva. His current appointments as a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) Paediatrician are: 2004 - 2007: Westmead Children’s Hospital and is also Head of Medical Team 2 2003 - 2008: Auburn Hospital 2003 - 2008: Canterbury Hospital and also Chairman of the Department of Paediatrics 2004 - 2007: Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital. The candidate is also engaged as a clinical tutor of undergraduate and postgraduate training at Sydney University. Further to this, he is an examiner of The Royal Australian College of Physicians. Our candidate is a foundation and current member of the Sydney Lebanon Lion’s Club and the Australian Lebanese Heart Foundation. This candidate has maintained an interest in medical research and has publications starting from 1975 till 2002 and in such prestigious journals as Nature and The New England Journal of Medicine. Also a publication is in progress in the field of “Plasma Exchange in two children with Familial Homozygous Hypercholesterolaemia” His work motto is to provide a service of excellence to children and their families to the best of my abilities through my faith and trust in my God.

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