Dr. Kamal F. Badr received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1980, completed his residency at the AUB Medical Center, and completed a nephrology fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He served on the faculty at Vanderbilt University, and later at Emory University as section chief for nephrology at the Atlanta VA Hospital. He returned to Lebanon in 2000 to chair the Department of Internal Medicine at AUB from July 2000 until December 2006, when he was named founding dean of the Lebanese American University. In 2010, he returned to AUB as associate dean for Medical Education, and director of the Vascular Medicine Program. Dr. Badr is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the Lebanese Academy of Science. He was significantly involved with the pursuit of ACGME-I accreditation for AUB and received the ACGME International Physician Leader Award in 2019.