Dr. Nakhoul earned his medical degree at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed his internship and residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and his fellowship at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, N.Y. When he was an undergraduate studying chemistry, Dr. Nakhoul had no idea he wanted to become a physician. That changed when his father started having some health concerns and Dr. Nakhoul’s roommate, who was studying to become a urologist at the time, suggested that if Dr. Nakhoul’s father was treated early, he would likely be cured. The power of his roommates words struck Dr. Nakhoul, and he decided he would like a career where he could potentially save lives too. As an oncologist and hematologist, Dr. Nakhoul believes that he must be honest with patients without being overly blunt. Regardless of a patient’s prognosis, Dr. Nakhoul will be right beside him or her, fighting through cancer. Wellmont Medical Associates offers some of the region's most skilled and compassionate medical experts, with access to the region's most advanced cancer treatment technologies and best cancer treatment centers through the Wellmont Cancer Institute.