Department: Neurology Institute
Languages: English, Arabic
Joelle Massouh is currently the Clinical Manager of the Neurology Institute and the MS Center at Harley Street Medical Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Previously, she was the Nurse in Charge at the AUBMC MS Center in Beirut, Lebanon for more than 10 years.
She is the first nurse and healthcare professional in the Middle East to be double certified as a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse and a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. She is a member of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN) and a board member representing the Middle East on the Multiple Sclerosis Nurses International Certification Board (MSNICB), which was established to develop criteria for certification and recertification and administer the certification examination for MS Nurses.
Ms. Massouh is also the Nursing Program Coordinator of the Middle East North Africa Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (MENACTRIMS), responsible for organizing the nursing session annually at the MENACTRIMS congress, with a mission of advancing the specialty of MS nursing in the MENA region.
In 2019, she was awarded the Inaugural International MS nursing leadership award by IOMSN at the annual Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) congress in USA, an award given for the first time.
She has led many multidisciplinary and nursing Continuing Medical Education programs in Lebanon and the region and has supported nurses and healthcare providers (including physicians and pharmacists) to attain international certification in MS.
She also lectures about MS to graduate students, patients, and the community. She has participated in writing articles and book chapters on MS and MS nurses. Her research interests include studying resilience in people living with MS.