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Amal Lina Khoury M.D., MPH

Amal Lina Khoury M.D., MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • UCSF-East Bay Surgery Program

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University of California, Riverside, B.S. Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, 2005

Howard University, Washington, D.C., M.D., 2009

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.P.H., 2013

  • Breast Oncology Program
  • Breast Oncology

Amal L. Khoury received a B.S. in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Riverside and her MD from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed her general surgery residency at Howard University Hospital. During residency, she was awarded an NIH T32 Research Fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she studied Immune Response to Burn and Traumatic Injury and also obtained her M.P.H. at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Khoury also conducted health disparities research with a focus on breast cancer outcomes among African-American women living in the Washington, D.C. area.

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  1. Khoury AL, Keane H, Varghese F, Hosseini A, Mukhtar R, Eder SE, Weinstein PR, Esserman LJ. Trigger point injection for post-mastectomy pain: a simple intervention with high rate of long-term relief. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2021 Sep 17; 7(1):123. View in PubMed
  2. Tang A, Mittal A, Mooney CM, Khoury AL, Chiang A, Lai N, Knopf KB. Factors delaying chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer at a safety-net hospital. J Natl Med Assoc. 2022 Jan; 113(6):706-712. View in PubMed
  3. Tang A, Mooney CM, Beattie G, Cohan CM, Knopf KB, Harper Z, Ugarte SR, Khoury AL. Health Equity Within Inequity: Timing of Diagnostic Breast Cancer Care in an Underserved Medical Population. Anticancer Res. 2021 Jul; 41(7):3607-3613. View in PubMed
  4. Shannon Ugarte, Annie Tang, Zhonet Harper, Rohan E. John, Kala Mehta, Amal Khoury, Kevin Knopf. HSR21-072: Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Care: Does Equal Access Mitigate Racial Disparities?. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2021 Mar 20; 19(3.5):hsr21-072. View in PubMed
  5. Annie Tang, Shannon Ugarte, Caitlin M. Cohan, Genna Beattie, Kevin B. Knopf, Amal L. Khoury. Factors Delaying Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Patients in an Underserved Community. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2020 Oct 1; 231(4):e84. View in PubMed
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  1. AL Khoury, G Ortega, F Fahimuddin, CC Emenari, Rafael Diaz, VF Pinard, NR Changoor, DD Tran, TM Fullum. "Venous Thromboemolism Outcomes In Bariatric Surgery Patients: The Role Of Operative Time" Society of Black Academic Surgeons- Chapel Hill, NC. April 2015.
  2. AL Khoury, N Akolkar, AC Obirieze, G Ortega, C McLaughlin, M Sarraf-Yazdy, SL Horton, J Dunmore-Griffith, KM Bolden, RL Dewitty, WAI Frederick, LL Wilson. "Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Stage At Diagnosis Among Premenopausal Breast Cancer Patients" Xavier University of Louisiana Health Disparities Conference- New Orleans, LA. March 2015.
  3. AL Khoury, S Tolleson-Rinehart, AG Charles. "Breast Cancer Outcomes In Younger Women: A Systematic Review Of The Literature On Locoregional Management" Poster presentation, Southeastern Surgical Congress- Chattanooga, TN. February 2015.
  4. AL Khoury, M Phillips, SN Kim, AE Mendoza, BA Cairns, SE McLean, AG Charles. "Exploratory Laparotomy In Adult Patients Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Is It Safe?" Academic Surgical Congress- San Diego, CA. February 2014.
  5. AL Khoury, A Irshad, J Maggin, AE Mendoza MD, CJ Neely, R Maile, B Cairns. "Burn Injury Induces High Levels Of Estradiol And IL-6 In Both Males And Females." Southern Regional Burn Conference- Norfolk, VA. November 2012.
  6. AL Khoury , M Joseph, AE Mendoza, AG Charles. "Tracheostomy In The Critically Ill: Does It Change Respiratory Dynamics?" Academic Surgical Congress- Las Vegas, NV. February 2012.
  7. OB Bolorunduro, AH Haider, AL Khoury, MM. Cubangbang; TA. Oyetunji, ER. Haut, EE Cornwell III, DC Chang, SM Siram. "Insurance Disparities In Trauma Patients; Fewer Diagnostic Tests Conducted For The Uninsured." American College of Surgeons; Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition- Washington, DC. November 2010.
  8. AL Khoury, TA Oyetunji, LD Harbour, OB Bolorunduro, EE Cornwell, S Siram, T Mellman, WR Greene. "Living On A Prayer: Religious Affiliation And Trauma Outcomes" Poster presentation, Southeastern Surgical Congress- Savannah, GA. February 2010.
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