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Abdullah Khoury

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1928
  • Age: 84
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Dr. Abdallah Khoury was born in Jerusalem in 1928. He completed his high school education at the Collège des Frères in Jerusalem. He studied medicine at the Jesuit University in Beirut, Lebanon. He returned to Palestine to work at the Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem from 1952 to 1956. He then went to England for a while after which he returned to work at the Evangelical Hospital in Nablus.

 In 1960 he was appointed the director and surgeon of the government hospital in Beit Jala. In 1965 he was sent by the government to specialize in urology in the U.K. He was an outstanding doctor at St. Helier Hospital in London and the consultant in charge recommended him to work there for another period.

Upon his return to Jerusalem in 1967, just one month before the outbreak of the June 1967 war, he worked as the surgeon and urologist of the government hospital in the Old City (the present day Austrian Hospice), and later became its director. Dr. Khoury joined St. Joseph Hospital in 1983 as their surgeon and he was later appointed to the post of medical director, a post that he held until 2003.

Achievements and Awards

In 1998 he was appointed by Pope John Paul II a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, a forum that meets once a year in Rome to discuss matters relating to pro life. He is the only member in the Academy from the Middle East. Dr. Khoury was awarded several medals by the French government, the Pope, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, the Italian government, and the Palestinian National Authority.

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