Bassem Yamout is currently a Professor of Clinical Neurology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. He graduated from the medical school at the American University of Beirut in 1984, received his training in neurology at the University of Cincinnati-Ohio followed by a fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute-McGill University. In 1988 he joined the Faculty of the American University of Beirut. His focus of research is in the field of multiple sclerosis. He is currently the President of the MENACTRIMS, head of clinical research at the Multiple Sclerosis Center, a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and a member of multiple regional and international MS advisory boards.
Prof. Yamout is one of the leading experts on multiple sclerosis in the Middle East and Arab region with recent research on epidemiology of the disease in the region, quality of life of patients in the Middle East, novel therapies such as stem cell transplantation and venous stenosis, and the impact of wars on the course of multiple sclerosis. In addition, he is currently the principal investigator on several ongoing international multiple sclerosis research trials. He has authored many research and review papers and is currently the Chief Editor of the MS newsletter “MS today”, and on the editorial board of “Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders”.