Dr. Jamal Hoballah received his MD from the American University of Beirut in 1981. He joined New York University (NYU) in 1982 where he completed his general surgery residency in 1987 and a trauma/critical care fellowship in 1988. He remained on the faculty at NYU for two years before moving to the University of Iowa where he completed his vascular fellowship in 1991.
Dr. Hoballah then joined the Department of Surgery at the University of Iowa where he became a tenured professor of surgery, director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship program, and chairman of the Vascular Surgery Division in 2002. In 2007, Dr. Hoballah was appointed the surgical director of the University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center. In 2008, Dr. Hoballah returned to AUBMC where he serves as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery, as well as the Head of the Division of Vascular Surgery since 2011.
Dr. Hoballah is Board certified in general surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical critical care. He has obtained an executive MBA from the Tippie School of Business at the University of Iowa in 2001 and completed a program on Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers at Harvard School of Public Health in 2004.
Dr. Hoballah’s areas of clinical and research interest include endovascular surgery, infrainguinal revascularization, acute limb ischemia, and surgical education. He has authored and co-authored over 90 papers in peer reviewed journals and over 40 book chapters. In addition, he has been the sole author of a vascular surgery book and co-editor of six other surgical books. He also serves as a reviewer for several surgical journals.
Dr. Hoballah is a member of numerous prestigious surgical societies and has served as president of the Johnson County Medical Society and president of the Iowa Vascular Society. He served as an examiner for the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Vascular Surgery. He has received several awards including the Attending of the Year award at NYU in 1989 and the Teacher of the Year award at the University of Iowa in 1996. He has been selected to the Best Doctors in American list for several years.
Dr. Hoballah is the past chair of the International Relations Committee of the American College of Surgeons. He is the Governor of the ACS Lebanon Chapter, chair of the International Governors workgroup of the American College of Surgeons and chair of nominating committee of the ACS Board of Governors.