Dr. Naffah was born in Beirut, Lebanon in March, 1956. He moved to New York City in 1976 and completed his undergraduate work in 1978 at Columbia University. He earned his M.D. in 1982 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then completed a three-year residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and after that, a three-year fellowship in gastroenterology
at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
While a fellow in gastroenterology,
Dr. Naffah earned a Masterís degree in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins School of Engineering. He has used his computer science skills in various medical applications, ranging from artificial intelligence to database design and development.
In 1988, Dr. Naffah was appointed
to the staff of the Cleveland Clinic, where
he practiced gastroenterology for four years.
In 1992 he moved to Warren.
Dr. Naffah has published various
articles and book chapters and has lectured
in the United States, Europe, and South America. He is a member of various medical societies, including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. His name was selected to appear in The Best Doctors in America.
Besides English, Dr. Naffah speaks fluent French, Arabic, and Spanish. He enjoys music and plays the piano.