Joseph El YoussefM.D., M.C.R.

  • Clinic Attending Physician, Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine


  • Endocrinology and diabetes

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Dr. El Youssef holds patient care and satisfaction in equal standing. He is of the belief that all patients should be treated with equity and respect, regardless of their age, gender, race, or personal choices. Working at OHSU has allowed him the opportunity to express this belief openly, and he has therefore strived to encompass this in his practice, while maintaining the high level of care expected from a professional.

Dr. El Youssef specializes in caring for adults with diabetes of any form. He has advanced training in managing type 1 diabetes, which is the area of his research encompassing the artificial pancreas, a smart insulin/glucagon pump that will automatically control glucose levels. He is currently involved in ongoing trials of this device at OHSU. He also has training in managing adults who use insulin pumps, glucose sensors, and other diabetes technology. Dr. El Youssef’s interest in caring for those with diabetes stems from the experience of dealing with this condition in his own family.

Outside of work and related to his role with the artificial pancreas, Dr. El Youssef enjoys computer programming and has a personal interest in mathematics and engineering. He and his wife work together at OHSU and both enjoy the company of friends and family in exploring the outdoors in Oregon.


  • B.S., 2000, University of the West Indies
  • M.D., 2013, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Residency:

    • Internal medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 2007
  • Fellowship:

    • Endocrinology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2010
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, internal medicine, 2008


  • English
  • Spanish (some)

Memberships and associations

  • American Medical Association