Dr. Fattal is a 1999 graduate of the American University of Beirut (AUB) Medical School. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from AUB. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic in 2005. Dr. Fattal is currently the associate director of inpatient psychiatry and the Unit Chief of the Latino Inpatient Psychiatry Unit at Bellevue Hospital in New York. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University (NYU).
Dr. Fattal has published several articles and book chapters. He is currently a member of the editorial board of the LGBT Health journal. He has also given several talks to medical students, residents, staff physicians, hospital staff, and the general public. He has focused his academic interest on cross-cultural psychiatry and cultural competence in healthcare. He worked closely with the Office of Diversity at the Cleveland Clinic on several initiatives to increase awareness regarding diversity concerns in health care. He served as the co-chair of the LGBT Employee Resource Group for the Cleveland Clinic. He is also a member of the LGBT advisory council at Bellevue Hospital.
Dr. Fattal was the fundraising officer and a member of Helem, a Lebanese LGBT rights organization from 2004 until 2008. He is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). He is a founder and the current president of the Lebanese Medical Association for sexual Health (LebMASH).