Charbel Abi Khalil

Department of Genetic Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College -Qatar



Dr. Abi Khalil joined Weill Cornell Medicine - Q (WCM-Q) in March 2013 as Assistant Professor of Genetic Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine. Prior to coming to WCM-Q, he served as Research Fellow at Hôpital Bichat - Claude-Bernard and at INSERM U695-French Institute of Health and Medical Research in Paris (2006-2010), Cardiology Fellow at the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (2010-2012), and Visiting Fellow in the Department of Genetic Medicine at WCMC (2012- 2013). Although Dr. Abi Khalil’s clinical training is cardiology-oriented, his research studies have been focused on a wide range of cardiovascular medicine specialties, particularly cardiovascular complications of diabetes, genetic and fetal origin of cardiovascular disease, obesity, hypertension, and nephropathy. His most recent clinical investigation consisted of creating a bridge between basic science and clinical application, trying to translate in-vivo and animal models into human studies and working with cohorts for testing several hypotheses. Dr. Abi Khalil’s current research interests at WCM-Q focus on cardiovascular epidemiology, epigenetics in cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular complications of diabetes, and cardiovascular genetics. Dr. Abi Khalil currently sees patients at the Heart Hospital, HMC.