Dr. Hany L. Youssef, MD
Board Certified Internal Medicine | Functional Medicine Physician
Dr. Hany L. Youssef is a highly-respected, Board Certified Internal Medicine physician with many years of experience in inpatient hospital medicine. Dr. Youssef graduated from Cairo University School of Medicine in 2001, and after completing his residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he pursued a career in inpatient internal medicine and hospital medicine. In hospital administration, he has served in several roles, including Hospitalist Program Director, Vice Chief of Staff, and head of the Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Committee. Throughout his tenure, he has worked with his teams to provide the highest quality of medical care for each patient.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Youssef has taken care of thousands of patients. Early on, he was particularly alarmed by the high incidence of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome, chronic diseases constantly confronting the lives of his patients. Some studies estimate that these diseases affect up to 70% of the population, nearly every family in America having a member victimized by one of these diseases. Dr. Youssef was and remains deeply concerned that conventional internal medicine does not treat the root causes of these diseases but rather focuses only on controlling the symptoms with no answers on the horizon for curing them and making people healthy again.
That gross inadequacy has led Dr. Youssef to spend many years poring over vast amounts of research and studies in both internal medicine and functional medicine with one goal in mind: to fight this obesity epidemic and reverse the chronic diseases associated with it.
Dr. Youssef was deeply appalled by the conventional culture in which people suffering from obesity are being blamed for their disease rather than that their obesity is the result of an underlying metabolic imbalance, and he strongly believes that we should never blame the victim but rather find every possible way to help them. He understands that obesity affects every aspect of his patients’ lives, including their social, financial, and psychological welfare, and that it prevents patients from attaining their full potential. Firmly believing that there should be an answer to this problem, he examined and studied almost every method of weight loss that has been developed, leading him to study the science of functional medicine, which targets correcting the root causes of the chronic disease (obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes) rather than controlling it with medication, for most of these chronic diseases are a result of an underlying metabolic error or imbalance.
With his vast experience and unique combination of both internal medicine and functional medicine, Dr. Youssef has gained the ability not only to take care of his patients’ current medical problems but also to help them achieve their full health potential, reaching their ideal body weight, while working closely with them to reverse the associated chronic diseases.
Dr. Youssef is very passionate about his vision and believes that all his patients deserve to have excellent health, and he firmly believes that applying evidence-based functional and internal medicine combined and utilizing an individualized, physician-supervised plan, he can help his patients to regain their health.
Working very closely with Dr. Andrew Timothy for years, Dr. Youssef and Dr. Timothy have developed a state-of-the-art metabolic correction program that targets the underlying metabolic dysfunction, the root of all the metabolic syndrome diseases: obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc. By doing that, their patients will not only effortlessly lose their excess weight but also many of the obesity-associated chronic diseases can be reversed.
Dr. Youssef lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife Mary and their 2 children, Amy and Mark. Outside of work, he spends his time with his family and church. He also enjoys running, playing piano and violin. He and his family have experienced dramatic improvement in their health by following the principles of the metabolic correction program, and he would love for all patients to benefit from the knowledge that he and Dr. Timothy have accrued over the years.