Founded in 1939
Dr. Fouad Mitri Trad1894-1967
Born to a prominent Beirut family, Dr. Fouad Trad attended medical school during World War I and graduated from the Faculté Française de Médecine (FFM) in Beirut in 1920. He pursued specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Paris at l'Hôpital de la Salpêtrière. He established a very successful practice and served as Chief of Staff at Saint George Hospital in Beirut. In 1939, he founded what was then known as the Trad Maternity on Rue du Mexique in Beirut. He is credited for contributing to the creation of the Lebanese Order of Physicians and his groundbreaking work in establishing the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
Dr. Sami Fouad Trad1929-2021
Born in 1929, Dr. Sami Trad graduated in 1954 from the School of Medicine at the American University of Beirut. He completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in London, England and subsequently under the mentorship of Dr. Hermann Knaus in Vienna, Austria. He returned to Trad Hospital in 1959 where he established his own successful practice and developed a safe and effective method of painless childbirth, the Trad Analgesic Cocktail (TAC). He is the author of a book on this subject, entitled “Programmed Painless Childbirth” (Georg Thieme Verlag). Since 1966 and for more than half a century, Dr. Sami Trad presided over multiple expansion and rehabilitation projects, transforming Trad Hospital into a highly respected and thriving institution.