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Distinguished Scientist: Joseph Khoury, MD

Joseph Khoury, MD

Joseph Khoury, MD

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony on Nov. 9 for UNMC’s Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist, New Investigator and Community Service to Research Award recipients.

Distinguished Scientist

The Distinguished Scientist Award — which is sponsored by the chancellor — recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years.

  • Name: Joseph Khoury, MD
  • Title: Stokes-Shackleford Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Joined UNMC: June 2022
  • Hometown: Moved from Houston, Texas. Born in Lebanon.

Please describe your research focus in three words or less: Cancer research

Why is research important in the world today? Research through sound scientific methodology is fundamental for knowledge growth and improving lives.

My research will make a difference because: It is focused on a challenging disease that remains difficult to prevent and treat.

The best advice I’ve ever received is: Whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability.

Three things you may not know about me are:

  • I enjoy the outdoors.
  • I like cold weather.
  • I put people first.


  1. Dana El-Hajjar says:

    Congratulations Dr Khoury!

  2. Rauf Shah says:

    Congratulations Dr. Khoury!!

  3. Ria Fyffe-Freil says:

    Congratulations, Dr. Khoury! A well-deserved honor!

  4. Anthony Sambol says:

    Congratulations Dr. Khoury

  5. Curt Babbitt says:

    Congratulations, Dr. Khoury!

  6. Peter Iwen says:

    Dr. Khoury, congratulations of receiving this well deserved award!!

  7. Zhenya Tang says:

    Congratulations, Dr. Khoury!

  8. Syed Mohsin Mehmood says:

    Congratulations, Dr. khoury!

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