Habib Khoury is a second-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, he later obtained his bachelor’s degree in neurobiology with a minor in Middle Eastern history at Stanford University in 2016. Throughout his undergraduate education, he pursued his interests in medicine while working in a neuroscience research laboratory; volunteering at free clinics; and founding a student group aimed at enhancing undergraduate research experiences at Stanford. He spent a year after graduation researching patient outcomes following bariatric surgery at the Stanford Hospital. He is currently involved in academic tutoring and research investigating factors involved in quality of care and healthcare expenditure in cardiothoracic and neurological surgery. In his spare time, Habib enjoys traveling, playing basketball, trying new recipes, and playing the guitar.