Skip to Main Content

CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group Announces New Addition to Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine Team in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 23, 2023) – CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group welcomes Ibrahim Shahoub, MD, an accomplished physician specializing in pulmonology and critical care medicine. Dr. Shahoub brings a deep commitment to exceptional patient care to the CHI Saint Joseph Health team and hopes to help more Kentuckians suffering from COPD and lung cancer. Dr. Shahoub’s journey in medicine started early with a determination to make profound improvements in people’s lives.

“When I was in high school, I discovered helping people is the most satisfying job you can do,” said Dr. Shahoub. “The passion to help other people was what inspired me to become a physician.”

Dr. Shahoub’s commitment to his patients is exemplified by his extensive experience in critical care, where he has been involved in complex and lifesaving interventions. He believes in the power of critical thinking and swift decision-making, particularly in the intensive care unit, where it can make all the difference in saving lives.

“Nothing is as meaningful as when a patient who was on the brink of death walks out of the hospital,” said Dr. Shahoub. “When treating patients, I think compassion comes as the top priority. People get sick, and they feel weak. Put your hand in their hand, they feel it, and it gives you a rewarding feeling.”

Born in Zliten, Libya, Dr. Shahoub embarked on his medical career at the University of Tripoli School of Medicine, where he earned his MBBCh degree, the equivalent of an MD. His dedication to furthering his medical knowledge led him to the United States, where he completed the United States Medical Licensing Examination and became certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

Dr. Shahoub then entered the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, where he honed his skills in diagnosing and treating a wide range of medical conditions. Following his residency, he completed fellowships in both pulmonary medicine at Marshall University and critical care medicine at the University of Kentucky. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. Additionally, he holds certifications in basic life support, advanced cardiovascular life support, and advanced trauma life support.

Dr. Shahoub and his family have found a home in Lexington, a city that offers them the balance between work and family life they were seeking. His wife and two children have embraced the community and enjoy activities like swimming, soccer, basketball and spending quality time together. Dr. Shahoub said his dedication to his profession and patients led him to CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group in Lexington, where he believes the environment centers on patients, employees, and good business.

“I think Lexington is a city where you can settle down and raise your kids,” said Dr. Shahoub. “It’s where you can find the balance in life and a quality job. I think it’s a good match for us.”

Dr. Shahoub is practicing at CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine in Lexington, located at 1401 Harrodsburg Road, Suite C-405. To make an appointment, call 859.276.4429.

 

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About the CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group

CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group is the employed provider network of CHI Saint Joseph Health with 88 locations in 17 communities throughout central and eastern Kentucky.

###

Ibrahim Shahoub, MD

CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group welcomes Ibrahim Shahoub, MD, an accomplished physician specializing in pulmonology and critical care medicine. Dr. Shahoub brings a deep commitment to exceptional patient care to the CHI Saint Joseph Health team and hopes to help more Kentuckians suffering from COPD and lung cancer.

Publish date: 

Monday, October 23, 2023

Recent News

Flaget Memorial Hospital Announces Opportunity for Nonprofit Organizations to Apply for Grants Improving Community Health

JUN 20, 2024

Flaget Memorial Hospital has opened applications for local nonprofit organizations to apply for grants to support vital services that will improve the well-being and health equity in the Bardstown area.

Read More Additional information about Flaget Memorial Hospital Announces Opportunity for Nonprofits

Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East Announce Opportunity for Nonprofit Organizations to Apply for Grants Improving Community Health

JUN 20, 2024

Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East have opened applications for local nonprofit organizations to apply for grants to support vital services that will improve the well-being and health equity in the Lexington area.

Read More Additional information about Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East Announce Opportunity

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Announces Opportunity for Nonprofit Organizations to Apply for Grants Improving Community Health

JUN 20, 2024

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling has opened applications for local nonprofit organizations to apply for grants to support vital services that will improve the well-being and health equity in the Mount Sterling area.

Read More Additional information about Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Announces Opportunity for Nonprofits

Find a Provider


Find a primary care provider or specialist near you in our extensive network of clinics and hospitals.

Media Contact


Mary Branham, Director, Communications

P: (859) 313-2642

Email: [email protected]

To reach a specific provider office or service, please check the bottom of this press release.