Hotel-Dieu de France University Hospital

ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care

Contact person Joseph Kattan M.D. Head of the Departement of Hematology-Oncology
Address Hotel-Dieu de France University Hospital
Boulvard A. Naccache
Achrafieh 1100


Contact Phone: +961 3 63 59 13 -
Web Hotel-Dieu de France University Hospital


Hotel-Dieu de France University Hospital is one of the biggest and oldest multidisciplinary medical centres in Lebanon. It is affiliated to Saint Joseph University, the French University of Beirut and includes 600 beds.


The Department of Hematology-Oncology includes: sixty in-hospital beds located over two floors, and twenty beds in the out-patient hospital. There are five attending hematology-oncology specialists and six hematology-oncology fellows.

Areas of Speciality  

The five attending specialists in hematology-oncology admit their patients to the different sections of the department and are directly involved in patient care. They provide continuity of care by dividing 24 hours duty between themselves. The department is an integral part of the hospital, providing patients with access to every specialist, should their medical opinion be needed.

Supportive and Palliative Care


The palliative care team consists of one full-time specialised physician, one speciality nurse, a priest, two psychology specialists, and two pain management specialists. The team is introduced to the patient as an integral part of the medical staff. They follow the patient in parallel with the oncologist through different stages of the disease, providing supportive care and symptomatic relief whenever needed.