New Faculty Member Charbel Khoury Brings Combined Expertise in Nephrology and Nutrition/Metabolism to Division

The Division of Nephrology is excited to welcome new faculty member Charbel C. Khoury, MD, who joined us as Assistant Professor of Medicine, July 1, 2018.

During his nephrology fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Khoury developed a scientific and clinical interest in metabolism and nutrition. This led him to pursue additional training in Clinical Nutrition at BWH. He is an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate and is certified by the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification (NBNSC).

With his combined expertise as a nephrologist, clinical nutrition physician, and obesity medicine physician, Khoury is a valued addition to the division. He is uniquely positioned to collaborate on the care of kidney disease patients with diabetes, obesity, as well as patients who have undergone bariatric surgery or endobariatric procedures. Additionally, he appreciates the challenges of managing nephrology patients with protein energy wasting and other metabolic disorders.

His research path represents an evolution from basic to translational science, shaped by perspectives gained during his clinical training. Prior to his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he pursued basic science research in diabetic nephropathy at Northwestern University, IL. During fellowship, he transitioned to clinical research and has contributed to the design, patient recruitment, and analysis of translational studies conducted at the Kidney Research Center of MGH.

Khoury’s interest in medical education goes back to his years at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, where he earned his medical degree in 2008. He has authored reviews and chapters in nephrology and contributed to NEJM 360 Nephrology Rotation Prep and the Nephrology Guide of the Massachusetts General Hospital. He enjoys teaching medical students, and trainees in the classroom and on the wards. He was awarded the Nathan Hellman Award from BWH and MGH in 2015 for being an “outstanding fellow who pursues great science in nephrology while providing compassionate patient care”.

Outside of the hospital, Charbel enjoys hiking and landscape photography. He plans to explore the Missouri outdoors looking for photography compositions, and enjoys the classical music, jazz and blues scene in St. Louis. He hopes to get back to playing tennis, and looks forward to vacationing with his sister in the south of France and his parents in Beirut.