Clinician Profile

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Joseph El Khoury

Dr El Khoury is a Lebanese-British Consultant Adult Psychiatrist with extensive experience in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. He has trained and worked in the public and private sectors in the United Kingdom, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. He has several clinical and academic interests, having been involved in founding and managing specialist multidisciplinary clinical services for mood, addiction and psychotic disorders. He has authored over 50 academic publications and remains active in research, public speaking and consultancy. He moved to Dubai in 2021 to take up the position of chief of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the American Hospital in Dubai. He is co-founder and Medical Director of the Valens Clinic in Dubai.

Spoken Languages

Arabic, English, French

DHA License

Consultant Psychiatrist



  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, RCPsych, United Kingdom,
  • MSc War and Psychiatry, King’s College London, United Kingdom,
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) Adult and Substance Misuse Psychiatry, General Medical Council, United Kingdom,
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, RCPsych, United Kingdom,
  • MD/LMSSA (Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery), StGeorge’s University School of Medicine/Society of Apothecarie of London, United Kingdom,
  • Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies, University of Reading, United Kingdom,

Professional associations

  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Lebanese Order of Physicians
  • Lebanese Psychiatric Society

Professional experience

  • Chief of Department, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, American Hospital Dubai, UAE
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Sharjah, UAE
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, American University of Beirut (AUBMC), Lebanon
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, St Georges’s Hospital University Medical Center, Lebanon,
  • Consultant Psychiatrist, Kent and Medway Partnership (KMPT) NHS Trust, United Kingdom,
  • Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health, United Kingdom,
  • Higher Specialist Training, Oxford Deanery, United Kingdom,
  • Basic Specialist Training, London Deanery, United Kingdom,
  • House Officer, Basildon Hospital, United Kingdom,

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered:

  • All Adult Psychiatric Disorders
  • Special Interest in Mood, Anxiety, Psychotic Disorders, Adult ADHD
  • Esketamine Treatment

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