MVHS names medical director for ICU

Ghassan Koussa has been named medical director for the intensive care unit at the St. Luke’s Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System in Utica.

Koussa works with the MVHS pulmonary and critical care group and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Koussa also serves as medical director of pulmonary rehabilitation at the Faxton Campus and medical director of the respiratory care program through Mohawk Valley Community College.

Prior to joining the MVHS pulmonary and critical care group, Koussa was affiliated with Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.H., as a staff physician in pulmonary and critical care medicine and medical director of the lung cancer-screening program.

Koussa earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He completed an internal medicine residency, internal medicine chief residency and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Albany Medical College.

Koussa earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. He is board-certified in internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Photo: Koussa

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