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Hani Chaabo, MD

About Hani

Dr. Chaabo attended medical school at the University of Balamand – Saint George Hospital during which he volunteered at a non-governmental organization providing healthcare to marginalized LGBTQ refugees in Lebanon, and steered community driven yoga activities for children in refugee camps. After graduating he worked on national public health projects with the United Nations Development Program, World Health Organization, World Bank, and Lebanese Ministry of Public Health. The largest project brought free universal healthcare to 100,000 people living below the poverty line, intending to expand to the entire population. He also helped develop the region’s first academic Integrative Health center providing services through the American University of Beirut Medical Center.

Dr. Chaabo completed a family medicine residency at West Virginia University - Charleston Area Medical Center, working with a population that has some of the highest rates of chronic disease in the US, needing more integrative and preventative approaches to care. He trained in Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and developed a mindfulness based lifestyle change program delivered in clinical and group settings. He also designed an institutional well-being curriculum to combat burnout that was presented at the American Academy of Family Physicians Program Directors Workshop and the Integrative Medicine for Under-served conference. He was awarded “Outstanding Senior Resident” and the “Resident Wellness Recognition Award”. Currently he practices primary care and runs a stress reduction clinic at the Ridgecrest Rural Health Clinic.

Dr. Chaabo also holds certifications in Reiki and Quantum touch, and is currently specializing in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona. He enjoys writing, forest bathing, is an accomplished pianist, and devoted yogi. He believes in nutritional therapy, mind-body medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy and biofeedback, empowering people to invest in self development and the healing journey.

Click here for information on Dr. Chaabo’s Stress Reduction Clinic - an 8 week mindfulness based lifestyle change program.

Listen to a Health Matters Podcast with Dr. Chaabo on Mindfulness Based Lifestyle Change: