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Marie R. Nakhoul, MD

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Primary Appointment:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

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Clinical Instructor



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Education and Training

2012 - 2015 MD, American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Beirut, Lebanon
2008 - 2011 BS Biology, American University of Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon


2018 - 2022 Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.  Fairfax, VA. Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
2015 - 2016 American University of Beirut Medical Campus. Beirut, Lebanon. Pediatrics and NICU Internship 


Marie Nakhoul, MD was born and raised in Lebanon, she received her bachelor's degree in biology as well as her medical degree from the American University of Beirut.  She then moved to the United States where she finished her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Inova Fairfax Hospital. afterwards, she joined the faculty of OBGYN at University of Maryland.

Dr. Nakhoul is passionate about women's health. Her clinical interests include obstetrical care, perinatal care, contraception, STD workup, minimally invasive surgery, holistic medicine, integrative medicine, wellness and art therapy.

Dr. Nakhoul's interest extends to include holistic care, mind and body and integrative medicine as well as art therapy. In her medical practice, she plans on using innovative interventions such as art therapy and integrative medicine to help pregnant women manage the stressful pregnancy course. For that matter, she earned multiple certifications in Art Therapy Coaching and Mind and Body Medicine. 

Aside from that, Dr. Nakhoul is a professional abstract artist and a children's book author, illustrator and a medical illustrator.

" I have made the decision to bridge mediational art and medicine in my practice so I can more broadly impact a person's health and wellbeing." 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Integrative medicine, holistic medicine, art therapy, well woman, minimally invasive surgery

Highlighted Publications

Nakhoul MR, Seif KE, Haddad N, Haddad GE. Fetal Alcohol Exposure: The Common Toll. J Alcohol Drug Depend. 2017; 5(1):257. doi:10.4172/2329-6488.1000257

Research Interests

Integrative Medicine in Women's health.

Wellness and work environment.

Art therapy and Behavioral Health research and its impact on prenatal care.

Collecting Biorepository of coded specimens and data supporting and advancing future research for pregnancy related disorders .


2013  Int'l Trainer Certification in the Int'l Federation of Medical Students' Association

2016  Citi Certification and WCGA Certification for IRB

2018  ECMG Medical Certificate

2019  Mind and Body Medicine Certificate, Harvard University

2019  The Science of Wellbeing Certificate, Yale University 

2020  Art Therapy Life Coach Certificate, Transformation Academy 

2020  Modern and Contemporary Art Certificate, MoMA

2021  PALS, NRP, BLS, ACLS Certified

2021  Fundamental of Laparoscopic Surgery Certificate. (FLS)

2022  Intuitive Robotic Surgery Certification (Inova)