Dr. Hussein Yassine

Dr. Hussein Yassine is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Neurology, University of Southern California. The Yassine lab specializes in lipid metabolism, with an interest in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) prevention through basic and clinical studies.

Education & Professional Appointments


2003, MD, Medical School, Beirut Arab University, Beirut (honors)

Post-Graduate Training:

2003-2004, Internship, Pediatrics, American University of Beirut, Beirut
2004-2007, Residency, Internal Medicine, Medicine, Case Western Reserve University Metrohealth Medical Center, Cleveland
2007-2008, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs, University of Arizona, Tucson
2008-2010, Fellow, Endocrinology, Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson

Academic Appointments:

2010-2012, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
2012-2020, Assistant Professor (tenure track), Medicine, University of Southern California, USA

2020-present, Associate Professor (with tenure), Medicine and Neurology, University of Southern California, USA

Board Certification:

2007, ABIM Board of Internal Medicine
2010, American Board of Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
2010, American Board of Clinical Lipidology

Honors, Awards:

2002, Dean’s Distinguished Medical Student Award, Beirut Arab University
2007, Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Case Western Reserve University, Metrohealth Medical Center
2009, Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 18 Outstanding Research Award, Veterans Affairs VISN 18
2009, Presidential Poster Award, Endocrine Society
2010, Gold Star Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction, Southern Arizona Veteran’s Affairs
2012, Ron and Ann Walker Junior Investigator Award, University of Arizona, Sarver Heart Center
2012, Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, K23, National Institute of Health
2012, American Heart Association Clinical Research Award, American Heart Association, Western Conference
2014, The Robert E. and May R. Wright Foundation Award, Wright Foundation
2015, American Heart Association Grant-in-aid Award, American Heart Association, Western Conference
2015, ATVB Young Investigator Award, Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB) council of the American Heart Association
2015, Alzheimer’s Association New Investigator Award, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL
2018, L.K. Whittier Foundation Award, L.K. Whittier Foundation, Pasadena, CA
2018, WAFMR Outstanding Investigator Award, American Federation for Medical Research


Department Service:

2010-2012, Member, diabetes inpatient task force, University of Arizona
2012-present, Core Member, Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, University of Southern California
2013-2014, Member, LA county quick guide (development of lipid management guidelines), University of Southern California, LA county
2013-present, Member, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, University of Southern California

Medical School Service:

2008-2010, Member, Graduate Medical Education, University of Arizona
2008-2010, Member, Medical School Admissions Committee, University of Arizona
2008-present, Member, Medical School Admissions Committee, University of Southern California

Professional Society Memberships:

2006-2012, Endocrine Society
2008-2012, American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS)
2008-current, American Heart Association
2016-current, Alzheimer’s Association
2016-current, Society for Neuroscience

2019-current, Co-chair, Nutrition, and Metabolism in Alzheimer’s (NMD) Professional Interest Area (PIA), AAIC

Patient Care

Dr. Yassine sees patients at Los Angeles County Hospital and Keck School of Medicine clinics. Dr. Yassine also runs the Lipid Clinic.