About Dr Khoury

Dr. Khoury studied molecular markers of angiogenesis as predictors of relapse and survival in patients with intermediate and high risk, early cervical cancer as his scientific post-graduate basic science research project at the nationally distinguished ONCOTECH research laboratory of the University of California, Irvine. He followed this research with a residency training in general surgery at St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan and fulfilled the board certification requirements for general surgery. Dr. Khoury then completed his plastic surgery Fellowship at the prestigious University of Virginia, Charlottesville. This specialized training provided him with the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Khoury has authored many published articles in respected surgical journals. In addition, his work has been presented at local, regional and national conferences that address various aspects of both the surgical basic sciences, in particular, the topic Angiogenesis, and clinical surgery, such as minimally invasive surgical methods. His research interests include the general area of wound healing with specific interests in tissue engineering, skin substitutes and fat stem cells. Dr. Khoury maintains clinical interests in the broad field of plastic surgery including:

  • Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast and Body Contouring
  • Cosmetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery
  • Post Bariatric Surgery
  • Pediatric, Hand and Microvascular Reconstruction


  • Board Certified, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Training:

  • Plastic Surgery Fellowship, 2005-2007
  • University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA.
  • General Surgery Chief Resident, 2004-2005
  • St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI.
  • General Surgery Categorical Residency, 2001-2004
  • St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI.
  • General Surgery Internship, 2000-2001
  • St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI.
  • Internal Medicine Internship, 1999-2000
  • St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI.
  • Basic Science Surgery Research Associate, 1998-1999
  • ONCOTECH research Lab. University of California , Irvine, CA.


  • “Silicone Gel Implants in Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction “. Thomas J. Gampper, MD;Wendy Gottlieb, MD; HABIB KHOURY, MD; and Raymond F. Morgan, MD. Annals of Plastic Surgery. Accepted for publication January, 2007.
  • “Dermal Closure Time Savings with a Novel Absorbable Intradermal Stapler In Abdominoplasty Closure: A Prospective Randomized Trial”. Habib J Khoury, MD. David B Drake, MD. To be presented at the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons. June, 2007 .
  • “The Effect of Pneumoperitoneum on Kidney Function in Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy”. ABDLKADER HAWASLI, M.D., HENRY OH, M.D., EDWARD SHERVISH, M.D., RENE FRONTERA, M.D., IRENE GONSHEROVA, M.D., HABIB KHOURY, M.D. American Surgeon, April, 2003. Presented at ACS, Midwest Surgical, Mackinaw Island, MI,Aug. 2002
  • “Can Fine-Needle Aspiration biopsy of Thyroid Nodule Help in Determining The Extent of Surgery in Follicular and Hurthle cell Neoplasm at a community teaching Institution”. ABDLKADER HAWASLI M.D., PAUL RIZZO, M.D., HABIB KHOURY, M.D. American Surgeon, October, 2002. Presented at ACS, Michigan Chapter, Shanty creek, MI, May. 2001
  • “AIDS and Surgery” HABIB KHOURY, M.D. under the supervision of S. Simaan, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Presented at Assad University, Hospital, Damascus University, Syria Aug. 1997
  • “Thrombospondin-1 May regulate Angiogenesis in Cervical Cancer”. HABIB KHOURY, MD. John Fruehauf, MD, PHD. Presented at the Southern Regional Meeting, Feb. 1999 New Orleans, LA


  • Raymond F. Morgan 7th Annual Research Award for Clinical research. Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial
  • Surgery, University of Virginia Health System. June 2007
  • Second Prize, Research Day Award, at St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI. April 2002