In-Demand Roswell Park Expert Promoted to Chief of Breast Pathology

Dr. Thaer Khoury plays crucial role in patient care, treatment plans

  • Dr. Khoury heads a critical position, often in demand for expertise
  • Leader in field, has been on review boards for DoD and NCCN
  • Breast pathology team provides operating-room consults in real time

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A national expert sought out for his insights in both clinical and research pathology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Thaer Khoury, MD, has been promoted to Chief of Breast Pathology within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

On staff at Roswell Park since 2006, Dr. Khoury supports the work of the center’s clinical, epidemiology and basic-science teams. In this new role, he oversees second-opinion pathology reviews and heads a subspecialized team that provides operating-room consultations in real time. This efficient structure streamlines communication between medical staff, allowing for decreased procedure times and fewer biopsies needed.

Alongside authoring countless publications, Dr. Khoury has served as member of grant review boards for the Department of Defense and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, of which Roswell Park is a founding member. Dr. Khoury has practiced solely in breast pathology for the last decade, and his research has led to changes in clinical pathology nationwide.

“Dr. Khoury is in demand for his clinical knowledge and guidance,” says Charles LeVea, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. “We are excited to see him in this critical position, leading a growing, interactive area of the center that plays such an influential role in patient care and outcomes.”

Dr. Khoury completed his fellowship at Roswell Park and residencies at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the University of Damascus.