Dr Hani Farhat David


I was born in Lebanon and moved out when I was only 1 year old. I am a Dutch citizen, however I consider myself multicultural because I have lived in places like Colombia, Curacao, Canada and Costa Rica. I have been influenced by the Latin, Arabic and European cultures and this has had a major impact in my life, making me a more open-minded person and respectful of all cultures and ethnicities. I am currently still an assistant Dermatologist at CIMA Hospital in San Jose, Costa Rica, a JCI accredited Hospital and one of the top hospitals in all of Central America, formerly affiliated to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Currently I also have a clinic in Lebanon.

I completed my residency in Dermatology in San Jose, Costa Rica, at the University of Medical Sciences, UCIMED with a rotation at the department of Dermatology in the American University of Beirut Medical Center and a fellowship training in Hair transplant in Athens, Greece with renowned hair transplant Surgeon Dr. Anastasios Vekris. I am also an accredited international fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a full member, and a member of the Lebanese society of Dermatology. I consider myself a very responsible physician, always putting the patients interests and health as main concerns. I think that a good physician-patient relation is the key for a good practice in all specialties, providing not only medical help but also moral, educational and physiological support.


Consultar al


  • English (Advanced)
  • Spanish (Native)
  • Arabic (Advanced)
  • Papiamentu (Advanced)

Experiencia Profesional

  • Zahle, Lebanon. 2016 – Present. Dermatologist / Medical Director/Owner Hair and Skin Clinic.
  • Beirut, Lebanon. 2018 – Present. Dermatologist Nuevaderm Medical Center 
  • San José, Costa Rica 2014 – Present. Dermatologist CIMA Hospital (JCI Accredited Hospital)
  • Beirut, Lebanon 2018-2019.  Dermatologist, Skin & Slim Clinic, Clemenceau Medical Center affiliated to John Hopkins Hospital
  • Curacao, Netherlands Antilles 2009-2010. General Physician Santa Rosa Medical Center. One of the largest private clinics in Curacao. Treating all kinds of medical pathologies, with more than 70% being Internal Medicine cases.

San José, Costa Rica Jan 2008 – Dec 2009. Internship.

Hospital San Juan de Dios

  • General Surgery
  • Department of Trauma Surgery
  • Oncological Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital México

  • Internal Medicine Department
  • Nephrology Department

Children’s National Hospital

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Emergency Department

Women’s National Hospital (Dr. Adolfo Carit Eva)

  • Gynecology and OBS
  • Emergency Department
  • 35 Natural Births Accomplished

Community Health

  • Hospital Clínica Biblica,
  • San Antonio Medical Center
  • San Miguel Medical Center 


  • Clinical Dermatology outpatient evaluation. Evaluation of skin, hair and nail diseases. Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Cancer
  • Evaluation of hospitalized dermatology patients
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Laser treatment of vascular lesions
  • Laser treatment for Hyperpigmentation lesions including Melasma, freckles, solar lentigos and others.
  • Cosmetic Laser Treatments
  • Chemical peelings
  • Botox application
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Application of Fillers (hyaluronic acid)
  • Minor surgery (including skin cancer surgery, extraction of atypical lesions, epidermal cysts, lipomas)
  • Cryosurgery
  • Electrosurgery
  • Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia with Platelet- rich plasma
  • Application of Platelet-rich plasma
  • Treatment of Vitiligo, Psoriasis and Alopecia Areata with Phototherapy
  • Dermatoscopy
  • Hair Transplantation with FUE technique


  • 2012 Participant at the Annual Dermatology Congress, Costa Rica
  • 2011 Internal Medicine Clinical Sessions. Continuing Medical Education. CIMA Hospital. Costa Rica
  • 2009 Postgraduate Course “Colorectal Pathology”, Curacao, Netherland Antilles  
  • 2007 Continuing Medical Education Surgery Course, UCIMED
  • 2007 Continuing Medical Education Gynecology Course, UCIMED
  • 2007 Continuing Medical Education Pediatrics Course, UCIMED
  • 2007 Continuing Medical Education Internal Medicine course, UCIMED
  • 2007 CPR Course, UCIMED
  • 2006 Continuing Medical Education Course, Actualization and advance in pneumology and Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic, Costa Rica.
  • 2004 Management of Aseptic Techniques Course. UCIMED
  • 2013: Main Author in article entitled “Dariers Disease a Case Report”. Pending submission for publication.
  • 2013: Main Author in article entitled “ Role of Photodynamic therapy and aminolevulinic acid in the treatment of cutaneous non melanoma skin tumors” a retrospective study. Pending submission for publication
  • 2013: Main author in article entitled: “ Morpheaform Basal Cell Carcinoma in a teenager” A case report. Pending submission for publication.
  • 2014: Co-Author in Article entitled: “Involvement of plasmacytoid dendritic cells in angyolimphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia” Currently pending approval for publication in Archives of Dermatological Research (ADR). Research Done at American University of Beirut, By assistant professors of Dermatology Department.

Preparación Académica

  • Washington, USA 2019. Participation American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
  • 2019. Certified International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Paris, France 2019. Participation IMCAS World Congress
  • London, UK 2018. Training Certification Anatomical Basis of Prevention and management of dermal filler complications With Renowned oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Sabrina Shah Desai
  • Hamburg, Germany 2018.  Training Certification Cadaveric Face Anatomy Training on course on injectables With renowned Dr. Wolfgang Redka Swoboda
  • Paris, France 2018. Participation IMCAS World Congress.
  • Beirut, Lebanon 2017. Certified Member of the Lebanese Society of Dermatology. 
  • Athens, Greece 2016. Training Certification Hair Transplant Training (FUE technique) at the Advanced Hair Clinic With renowned Hair Surgeon Dr. Anastasios Vekris.
  • Beirut, Lebanon 2013-2014. Rotation Department of Dermatology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. (AUBMC)
  • San José, Costa Rica 2012. Participation Dermatology Update Conference.
  • San José, Costa Rica 2011-2014. Residence in Dermatology
     Internal Medicine CIMA HOSPITAL, San Jose (Affiliated to Baylor University)
     Internal Medicine Hospital Clinica Biblica.
     Department of Dermatology, CIMA Hospital
     Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinica Biblica


  • Accreditation. Association of Doctors & Surgeons of Costa Rica.
  • Certification. Medical Ethics Course, Association of Medicine of Costa Rica
  • Accreditation.
    Accreditation of Medical Diploma in Spain
  • Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery UCIMED
  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery UCIMED 
  • 2005. Bachelor in Medical Sciences UCIMED
  • Alberta, Canadá 2001-2002. Pre-Med Program University of Alberta.
  • Curacao, Netherlands Antilles 2001. International Baccalaureate Diploma Genève, Switzerland International School of Curacao
  • 2001. High School Diploma International School of Curacao. Honor Graduation President National Honor Society.