Nabil El Ayoubi is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the American University of Beirut and Medical Center (AUBMC). After graduation from “Universidad de Los Andes” in Venezuela as a Medical Doctor (M.D) in 2004 and Internal Medicine in 2007, he moved to Lebanon and gained extensive experience in research, completing a Master’s in Sciences (MS) program in Epidemiology and Research Design at AUB in 2010. Afterwards he specialized in Neurology at AUBMC (2015) and became a Fellow of the European Board of Neurology (2015). In 2017, he completed a 2-year Clinical Fellowship in Neuroimmunology and MS at the Therese and Nehme Tohmeh MS Center at AUBMC.
In 2018, he obtained the U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholar Award, and moved to the U.S. to work at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in the field of retinal imaging and MS (2018-2019), then came back to AUBMC where he currently practices Neurology and Multiple Sclerosis. He works at the MS center in a patient centered/multidisciplinary practice model, along with the MS center team. One of his main research interests is the study of different biomarkers in multiple sclerosis, especially the study of the visual pathway through optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a window into neuro-pathological phenomena in MS. He is an active collaborator with several pioneers in OCT research in the U.S. and Europe, as well as with neurologists and neuroscientists in Lebanon. He has several publications in international refereed medical journals and presented his work at international meetings.