Patient Care

Youssef Rizk, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Family Medicine

Program Director, Residency in Family Medicine

 Dr. Youssef Rizk is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine. He obtained his M.D. degree from the Lebanese American University in 2015. Afterwards, he completed his Family Medicine Residency at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in 2020. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and practices at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital (Beirut) and LAU Medical Center-Saint John’s Hospital (Jounieh).
Dr. Rizk offers general, comprehensive and continuous care to all his patients. His goal is to help each person live their healthiest life possible. From treating stomach and digestive discomforts, headaches, fatigue, neck or back pains, mental health problems to managing chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, diabetes and many more. 
His practice focuses on preventive care, common adult medical problems, care of the elderly (Geriatrics), adolescent health, mental health, and men’s health.
Moreover, he has a special interest in Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Rizk is also active in Research and has authored several publications in Peer-reviewd journals. 
In addition to clinical work and research, Dr. Rizk is involved in educating medical students and residents.

Selected Publications

  1. Rizk Y, Hoteit R, Khater B, Naous J. Psychosocial wellbeing and risky health behaviors among Syrian adolescent refugees in South Beirut: a study using the HEEADSSS interviewing framework. Front Psychol. (2023 May) 14:1019269.
  2. Farah S*, Rizk Y*, Azar M. Transgender Health in the Middle East Region: What Do We Know So Far? A Literature Review. Transgend Health. (2023 May)
  3. Rizk JG, Lippi G, Henry BM, Forthal DN, Rizk Y. Prevention and Treatment of Monkeypox. Drugs. (2022 Jun) 82(9):957-963.
  4. Rizk JG, Lippi G, Rizk Y. Thromboprophylaxis in outpatients with COVID-19: a safe bet or tilting at windmills? Minerva Cardiol Angiol. (2021 Oct) 70(1):1-4. 
  5. Rizk JG, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Mehra MR, Lavie CJ, Rizk Y, Forthal DN. Pharmaco-Immunomodulatory therapy in COVID-19.  Drugs. (2020 Sep) 80(13):1267-1292.

Professional and Research Interests

Education and Training

  • B.S. Degree in Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2011
  • M.D degree, Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon, 2015
  • Residency in Family Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2020

Professional Organizations, Memberships, Affiliations, and/or Honors:



Diabetes, High Blood pressure, Hypertension, High Cholesterol levels, Diarrhea, Constipation, Vaccination, Headache, Cough, Pneumonia, Sinusitis, Sore throat, Urine infection, Cystitis, Joint disease, Rheumatism, Stomach pain, Acid Reflux, Back pain, Muscle pain, Depression, Anxiety, Skin disease, Check up, Flu, Influenza, Elderly, Geriatrics, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Eczema, Irritable bowel syndrome, Obesity, Anemia, Vitamin Deficiencies, Gout, Hemorrhoids, Dizziness, Prostate enlargement, Arthritis, Neck pain, Shoulder pain, Chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD), Asthma, Fatigue, Sexually transmitted diseases, Otitis, Conjunctivitis Stye, Thyroid disease, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), General Medicine, Family Physician, Family Medicine