Joseph Cherabie is originally from Denver, Colorado. He lived 12 years in Lebanon where he completed his high school as well as his undergraduate and medical school at the American University of Beirut. During medical school, he worked within the International Federation of Medical Student’s Associations and served as the Director of Sexual and Reproductive health including HIV/AIDS from 2013-2014. He then obtained his Master of Science in Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita, where he was awarded the Laurie Harris Student Teaching Award in 2019 and the Dean’s Teaching Award in 2020. He completed his Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis in 2021 and has a special research interest in sexually transmitted infections, LGBTQIA+ health, and HIV.
He currently works within the St. Louis County Sexual Health Clinic as a Clinician Educator as well as serving as faculty within the St. Louis HIV/STI Prevention Training Center. He also currently works with OUTmed as an OUTmentor and within the Research Subcommittee, aimed at working on new LGBTQIA+ research efforts within the Department of Medicine and School of Medicine. He has recently started working with individuals from UCSF on a Sexual and Gender Minority Health Collaboration and Works in Progress Group as well as within Washington University on the development of an LGBTQIA+ Health Fellowship. He has also been invited to edit the chapters on HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics as well as The Washington Manual of Outpatient Internal Medicine.