Pascal Jabbour is a Lebanese professor of Neurological Surgery and head of the Division of Neurovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in the US. He just achieved a new medical breakthrough when he performed the first implantation of a stent in the carotid artery by a robot.
Dr. Pascal Jabbour, who is based in the United States, explained that he used in the process a Corindus robot intended for internal vascular surgery, and reached the carotid artery through the radial artery in the wrist.
According to him, this is what distinguishes this process from the operations that were previously performed through the thigh, and makes it an important medical development, as it is safer and guarantees the patient’s safety. The process was made in the carotid artery that runs through the neck and transports oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the head and brain.
A graduate of the Saint Joseph University’s School of Medicine in Beirut, Dr. Jabbour completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Colorado and Thomas Jefferson University, and he did his fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University.
He was elected President of the World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons (WALN). He is also an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgery, the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, AANS/CNS joint CV section, and the course director of the yearly conference The CV update in Philadelphia.
Throughout his successful career, Dr. Pascal has made many medical breakthroughs, earning various awards. In 2015 he was presented with the Wills Eye Award after collaborating with the Wills Eye Hospital and helping pioneer chemotherapy for babies with retinoblastoma.
That has made it possible to cure 100 percent of cases in which the cancer is in its early stages and between 60 and 70 percent of cases where cancer has not spread outside the eye network.
In 2013, Jabour won a prize for his Stroke Awareness efforts. For three consecutive years, he also received the William Bachelet Award for Best University Professor.