Dr. Charbel Khoury joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Charbel Khoury joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology in July, 2018.

Dr. Khoury brings to Washington University a unique combination of specialty skills as a nephrologist and clinical nutritionist. Dr. Khoury received his MD from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon in 2008. He then moved to the United States where he undertook postdoctoral research at Northwestern University in Chicago, studying the role of glomerular podocytes in diabetic nephropathy. From 2011-2014, he completed a three-year medical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He moved to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 2014 to begin nephrology subspecialty training. There he received the Nathan Hellman Award, which goes to the “outstanding fellow who pursues great science in nephrology while providing compassionate patient care.” After completing his nephrology fellowship, he continued as a clinical nutrition fellow, also at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Khoury has a strong background and experience teaching and in education. He has served as a preceptor for advanced clinical examination skills for first year medical students, and as a preceptor for “Physical Examination Rounds” for second year Harvard medical students. He has delivered a number of lectures to diverse audiences from medical residents to renal fellows to nutrition support services, covering diverse topics and especially those related to nutrition.
On a national level, Dr. Khoury has a strong social media presence. He serves as the Massachusetts General Hospital social media handle coordinator, and served as a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine resident website’s nephrology section.

Dr. Khoury has published five first author case reports or review articles, primarily related to topics in diabetes and clinical nutrition. He contributed two first author book chapters on diabetic nephropathy, as well as an eBook chapter for the Massachusetts General Hospital Renal Handbook entitled, “The Kidney in the Cancer Patient.” His basic research postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern resulted in a first author peer-reviewed manuscript entitled, “Visualizing the mouse podocyte with multiphoton microscopy.”