Cardiologist Dr. Jabbour Receives Public Health Award

Congratulations to Aspirus Cardiologist Samer Jabbour, MD, MPH, a recent recipient of one the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual awards for excellence in public health.


Each year, the APHA honors excellence in public health leadership and innovation from state and local health officials to those speaking up for public health from the halls of Congress.


Dr. Jabbour received the 2023 Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace at the APHA’s annual meeting and expo last November in Atlanta. He was recognized for alerting the international health care community about human rights violations in Arab countries devastated by war.


Dr. Jabbour is a professor of public health practice and faculty of health sciences at the American University of Beirut, and researcher with the Syrian Center for Policy Research, Beirut, Lebanon. He has tracked international humanitarian law violations as a founding chair of the Global Alliance on War, Conflict and Health, and was the co-chair of The Lancet-American University of Beirut Commission on Syria: Health in Conflict. As co-chair, and one of the commission’s founders, Jabbour called on health care professionals worldwide to condemn the leveling of health care facilities in countries such as Syria and advocate for peace.