Dr. Alaa Bou Ghannam is a full-time faculty at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and a visiting specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai in Dubai Healthcare City. He is specialized in in paediatric ophthalmology, adult strabismus, and neuro-ophthalmology.

He holds a bachelor in science (2007) with high distinction and a medical degree (2011) from the American University of Beirut. He finished his ophthalmology residency at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in 2015 before pursuing a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus from Children's National Health System and George Washington Hospital in Washington DC in 2016. He also finished another fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology from The University of Colorado in 2017.

He has over five years of regional/international experience in pediatric ophthalmology, adult strabismus, and neuro-ophthalmology in countries including Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and The United States of America. In his career, he has practiced in leading medical institutions such as The American University of Beirut Medical Center and Moorfields Eye Hospital in Dubai.

He has undertaken research in clinical ophthalmology and neurology and has published more than a dozen research papers and book chapters on strabismus, optic nerve diseases, pediatric glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, ocular electrophysiology, and nystagmus, in leading medical journals. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Lebanese Ophthalmological Society (LOS), North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS), and The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS).