Joseph El-Khoury, MD, MRC Psych

  • Former Global Mental Health Scholar

Dr. Joseph El-Khoury MD MSc PGCert. (EBPT), FRCPsych is a Consultant Adult and Substance Misuse Psychiatry with over 12 years of psychiatric practice in the United Kingdom and Lebanon. He served as a Global Mental Health Scholar for the Arab region for the Global Mental Health Programs at Columbia University during 2015-2017.

After qualifying as a medical doctor in 2002 he trained in London and Oxford, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2006. He holds certification (CCT) in Adult and Substance Misuse Psychiatry since 2010 in addition to a Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the University of Reading.

Dr. El-Khoury was first appointed as a substantive consultant in the UK National Health Service in 2010. He currently holds an academic position as Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He is the founding director of the Psychosis Recovery Outreach Program (PROP) at AUBMC, the first community program for severe mental disorders in Lebanon. Dr. El-Khoury also directed the residency training program at AUBMC, one of the first ACGME-I (US) accredited programs in the Middle East from 2017 to 2021. Dr. El-Khoury has served on the executive committee member of the Lebanese Psychiatric Society since 2013 and is the current president elect. He was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrist in 2019 for his contribution to the field of mental health.

Dr. El-Khoury has over 35 academic publications on topics ranging from addiction, psychosis and conflict medicine. He holds a Masters (MSc) in War and Psychiatry from King’s College London with an emphasis on psychotrauma and violence in the Middle East. Since February 2021, Dr. El-Khoury has taken up a new appointment as Chief of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the American Hospital Dubai.

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