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Obituary: Yousri Youssef Mishriki, MD

Yousri Youssef Mishriki, MD, died at home in Orlando, Florida on June 1, 2012 after a heroic battle with leukemia. He was born on Aug. 28, 1931 at Girga, Egypt to the late Youssef and Anissa Mishriki.

Dr. Mishriki graduated top of his class at the Kasr El Aini Faculty of Medicine Cairo University with an M.D. in 1954 and was a former medical staff member at Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, where he last held the position of associate chairman, department of pathology.

He married Galila (Mira) Mishriki, nee Boutros, on July 1, 1952 and is survived by his wife, children Yehia, Anissa Schwartz (nee Mishriki) and Youssef and sister Sonia de Viragh (nee Mishriki) and five grandchildren, Kate, Hannah, Stephen, Francesca and Zachary. He was a member of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

He had lived with his family in Heliopolis, Egypt before immigrating to the United States in 1966. He settled in Manhasset, New York and completed a residency in pathology at Nassau Hospital in 1970. During his clinical years, he held an appointment of associate professor of pathology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received several awards for excellence in teaching resident doctors. He was widely respected for the breadth and depth of his knowledge in the field of pathology and published 25 articles in refereed medical journals. He and Dr. Rubin were the first to describe the anatomy of the nasolabial fold and its contribution to the smiling mechanism.

After a very successful career at Winthrop-University Hospital, he embarked on yet another successful career creating Mineola Medical Lab, a private practice in pathology, with an emphasis and expertise in breast diseases and cytopathology. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Mishriki had been an avid fisherman and enjoyed nature series on television, when not studying medicine. He was not always a fan of white rice.