• Ear and Balance Specialist
  • Laser Microscopic Ear Surgery
  • State-of-the-Art Inner Ear Lab
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Digital Hearing Aids
Curriculum Vitae
Joseph B. Touma, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Ear and Balance Specialist
Date of Birth: May 27, 1938
Office Address: 1616 Thirteenth Avenue, Suite 100,
Huntington, WV 25701-1692
Office Phone: 304.522.8800   Fax: 304.523.4303
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
Marital Status: Married, wife Omayma Touma, MD; two children, B. Joseph Touma, MD, Neurotologist, and Mona Touma, Attorney.
Medical Training: Premed and medical school: Damascus University School of Medicine.
Internship: Rotating and straight (ENT and Surgery): Damascus University or Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, 1961-1963
Residency, General Surgery: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, 1966-1967
Residency, Otolaryngology: Veterans Administration Hospital and University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee 1967-1970
Fellowship and additional Residency, Otology and Pediatrics ENT, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 1970-1971
Board Certification: Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, May 1970
Medical Licensure: West Virginia State Medical License #9727, 1971
Kentucky State Medical License #21910, 1979
Membership in Academic and Professional Organizations: Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, 1970- present
Member, West Virginia Medical Association, 1971-present
Member, Cabell County Medical Society, 1971-present
Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 1974-present
Member, Southern Medical Association, 1975-present
Member, International Society for the History of Otolaryngology, 1976-present
Fellow, International College of Surgeons, 1976-present
Member, West Virginia Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1977-present
Member, Centurion Club, Deafness Research Foundation, 1978-present
Fellow, American Neurotological Society, 1986-present
Member, National Hearing Conservation Association, 1991
Member, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1992
Member, Noise and Hearing Conservation Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1992
Member, Industrial Health Foundation, 1993
Academic Appointments: Clinical Professor, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
Clinical Professor, West Virginia University School Of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

Awards:

  • Physician’s Recognition Award: American Medical Association, 1972-present
  • Regent of the Year: International College of Surgeons, 1984
  • Citizen of the Year Nominee, 1991
  • Honor Award Recipient: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, October 2, 1993, Minneapolis, MN
  • West Virginia Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, 1995
  • Greater Huntington Wall of Fame, inducted 10/4/97
  • West Virginia Philanthropist of the Year Award, November 9, 1999
  • Distinguished West Virginian Award by Governor Cecil Underwood, November 9, 1999

Positions Held:

  • President, Cabell County Chapter American Cancer Society, 1978-1980
  • President, West Virginia Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, 1984-1986
  • President, International Society for the History of Otolaryngology, 1984-1987
  • President, Arab American Medical Association (National) 1986-1987
  • President, Medical Staff, St. Mary’s Hospital, (1/1/89 – 12/31/90)
  • Regent, West Virginia Chapter, International College Of Surgeons, 1978-present
  • Counselor, West Virginia Medical Association, 1989-1990
  • Vice President, Board of Trustees, St. Mary’s Hospital, 1990
  • Chairman, Executive Committee, St. Mary’s Hospital, 1/1/89 – 12/31/90
  • President, Cabell County Medical Society, 1991
  • President, AAMA Foundation: (Provides medical, technical and educational assistance to various middle eastern medical schools and health organizations, 1/1/90 – 9/15/91
  • Chairman, Credentials Committee, St. Mary’s Hospital, 1/1/84 -12/31/88; 1/1/91 – present
  • Member, Subcommittee on Hearing, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1985-1991
  • Member, Subcommittee of History and Archives, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery, 1991-1997
  • Member, West Virginia Compensation Advisory Subcommittee on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
  • Member, Subcommittee on Medical Aspects of Noise, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1992
  • Founding Board Member, Doctor’s Care of Cabell County (for delivery of free health care for the uninsured), 1991 – present
  • Vice President, Huntington Medical Education Foundation, Inc. 1992
  • President, Huntington Medical Education Foundation, Inc. 1993 – present
  • President, West Virginia Chapter, Arab American Medical Association, January 1993 – present
  • Chief, ENT Section, St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV, 1971 – 2000
  • President, Medical Staff, Cabell Huntington Surgery Center, 7/1/93 – 6/30/95
  • Member, Noise and Hearing Conservation Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1993
  • Chairman, West Virginia Chapter Better Hearing and Speech Foundation, 1986 – present

Hospital Appointments:

  • St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV
  • Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV
  • VA Medical Center, Huntington, WV
  • Cabell Huntington Surgery Center, Huntington, WV
  • West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, WV
  • King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, KY
  • Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, KY

Publications/Articles:

  1. Extramedullary plasmocytoma of the head and neck. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology 1971 Feb
  2. Ossicular chain transplantation in cats. Ann Otol Rhino Laryngol 1973 Jan-Feb;82(1):62-8
  3. Mucocele of the sphenoid sinus: report of a case. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1979 Nov-Dec:87(6):749-50
  4. Touma tympanic membrane mucosal dissectors for the removal of the remnants of the perforated eardrum. Am J Otol 1980 Jan;1(3);179
  5. Touma 45-degree crook-tipped 20 and 22 gauge Suction tubes. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery 1984 Aug:92(4):488-9
  6. Prospore Meniere: A glimpse at his personality and Time from his introduction of Kramer’s book, “Diseases of the Ear” Am J Otol 1986 Jul;7(4);305-8
  7. “Why Looking Back” (Editorial) Am J Otol 1987 Sept;8(5):468
  8. Controversies in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Ann Occup Hyg 1992 Apr;36(2):199-209
  9. Revision of Radical Mastoidectomy Insights in Otolaryngology 1993 Feb;8(1)
  10. Deafness, Tinnitus and Disequilibrium Secondary to Noise Exposure. The Collected Letters of the International Correspondence Society of Otolaryngologists, Series XXXVII, 5/15/93
  11. Presbycusis and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: The Collected Letters of International Correspondence Society of Otolaryngologists, Series XXXIX, 63-64, 1994
  12. Articles: Several articles published in the Collected Letters of International Correspondence Society of Otolaryngologists
  13. Noise and Hearing, West Virginia State Medical Journal, Vol. 90, No. 8, pp 327-329, August 1994

Book Chapters:

  1. Controversies in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Noise and Man 93, Noise as a Public Health Problem, Vo. 2, p. 139-140
  2. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Compensation and Controversies, Highlights of Instructional Courses Textbook, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vol 7, pp 381-91, 1994
  3. Evaluation of People Reporting Occupational Hearing Loss, AAO-HNS Monograph (1997) Co-author with members of Subcommittee on Medical Aspects of Noise, (American Academy Of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery).

Other Publications:

  1. Several articles appeared in local newspapers relating to deafness and Otology
  2. Tinnitus: An article appeared in several national and international newspapers and publications distributed by the United Press International (UPI)

Editorial Board:

  1. Member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Otology 1986 – 1991
  2. Member Editorial Board of International College Of Surgeons Journal 1977 – 1980

National and International Lectures:

    1. Ossicular Chain Transplantation in Cats, Greater Detroit ENT Association, February, 1970, Detroit, Michigan
    2. Tympanoplasty, Pan American Association of Oto-Rhinolaryngology and Bronchoesophagology, 11/6-11/76, New Orleans, Louisiana
    3. Homograft Ossicles in Tympanoplasty, Seventy-First Annual Scientific Assembly of the Southern Medical Association, 11/6-7/77, Dallas, Texas
    4. Surgical Treatment of Deafness, AAUG Medical Section Conference, 11/21- 23/77, Detroit, MI
    5. Surgical Treatment of Deafness Secondary to Chronic Otitis Media, AAUG Medical Section Conference, 11/21-23/77, Detroit, Michigan
    6. Homografts in Tympanoplasty, AAMA Overseas Meeting, 4/11-17/81, Amman, Jordan
    7. Touma Tympanic Membrane Mucosal Dissectors (New Instrument), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 9/20-24/81, New Orleans, Louisiana
    8. Touma #18 and #20 Crooked-Tipped Suctions (New Instrument), American Academy of Oto-Laryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 10/23-27/83, Anaheim, CA
    9. Serious Complications of Otitis Media, Eighth Saudi Medical Conference, 10/30-11/3/83, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    10. Ossicular Reconstruction, AAMA Overseas Meeting, 2/84, Cairo, Egypt
    11. Surgical Treatment of Deafness, ENT Update For Non-Otolaryngologists, Marshall University School of Medicine 9/8/84, Huntington, WV
    12. Serious Complications of Otitis Media, ENT Update for Non-Otolaryngologists, Marshall University School of Medicine, 9/8/84, Huntington, WV
    13. The Dizzy Patient: Diagnosis and Treatment, ENT Update for Non-Otolaryngologists, Marshall University School of Medicine, 9/8/84, Huntington, WV
    14. Serious and Intracranial Complications of Otitis Media, Northwestern University Medical School. Management of Trauma in Critically Ill Patients, 8/10-16/85, Damascus, Syria
    15. Complications of Otitis Media, Sixth Overseas Medical Conference, AAMA, 2/15-22/87 Rabat, Morocco
    16. Temporal Bone Trauma, Northwestern University Medical School, Course on Management of Trauma in Critically Ill Patients, 6/22-25/86, Damascus, Syria
    17. Fractures and Trauma of the Temporal Bone, Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting, AAMA, 9/26-28/86, Charleston, WV
    18. Surgery for Vertigo, The Seventh Overseas Scientific Medical Conference, AAMA, 7/11-18/87, Damascus, Syria
    19. Ossicular Reconstruction, The Seventh Overseas Scientific Medical Conference, AAMA, 7/11-18/87, Damascus, Syria
    20. The Audiant Implant, Eighth Overseas Conference, 6/17-23/88, AAMA, Monastir, Tunisia
    21. Advances in Evaluation of the Dizzy Patient, ENT Update for Family Practitioners courses presented by Marshall University School of Medicine, October 21, 1989
    22. Advances in Surgery for Deafness, ENT Update For Family Practitioners courses presented by Marshall University School of Medicine, October 21, 1989
    23. Advances in Rehabilitation of the Deaf, ENT Update for Family Practitioners courses presented by Marshall University School of Medicine, October 21, 1989
    24. Revision of Old Radical Mastoidectomy, West Virginia University- Otolaryngology, First Annual Alumni Day, Morgantown, WV 6/9/90
    25. Collecting ENT Antique Instruments and Old Books, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, History and Archives Committee Program 9/10/90
    26. Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management of the Dizzy Patient, Huntington, WV, 89th Annual Spring Convention, West Virginia Society of Osteopathic Medicine, Inc. 4/27/91
    27. Ear, Nose and Throat Examination and Fiberoptic Endoscopic ENT Examination, Huntington, WV, 89th Annual Spring Convention, West Virginia Society of Osteopathic Medicine, Inc. 4/27/91
    28. Controversies in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, West Virginia University, ENT Department Ground Rounds, 11/2/91
    29. Evaluation of the Dizzy Patient, Fifth Annual West Virginia Academy of Family Practice Conference, 11/9/91
    30. Rehabilitation of the Deaf, Fifth Annual West Virginia Academy of Family Practice Conference, 11/9/91
    31. Medical Legal Aspects of Noise Induced Hearing Loss, ENT Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2/18/92
    32. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Huntington Internal Medicine Group, Huntington, WV, 7/28/92
    33. Controversies in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Family Practice Department Ground Rounds, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV, 12/17/92
    34. Neuro-Otology, Anatomy & Physiology, annual Lecture, Department of Anatomy, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV since 1981
    35. Otitis Media, Treatment and Complications, Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, WV, 3/24/93
    36. Otitis Media, Treatment and Complications, Logan General Hospital, Logan, WV 5/17/93
    37. Serious Complications of Otitis Media and Cholesteatoma, Alumni Day Conference, ENT Dept., West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 6/20/93
    38. Otology and Water Sports, Sports Medicine Conference, West Virginia Chapter American Academy of Family Physicians, Huntington, WV, 11/11/94
    39. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Young People, Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Marshall University School of Medicine, 1/6/95
    40. Ears and Water Sports, 93rd Annual Spring Convention of Osteopathic Medicine, Huntington, WV 4/29/95
    41. ENT Workshop, Office Diagnostic Techniques In Otology, 93rd Annual Spring Convention Of Osteopathic Medicine, Huntington, WV, 4/29/95
    42. Ear Trauma in Water Sports, Sports Medicine Conference, Huntington, WV 11/10/95
    43. National Better Hearing and Speech Month, Rotary Club, Huntington, WV, 5/6/96
    44. Hearing Loss, Advances and Treatment, Quota Club International, Huntington, WV 5/7/96
    45. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: 1st International Congress of Otolaryngology, Damascus, Syria, 10/13/96
    46. Advances in Evaluating and Treating the Dizzy Patient: 1st International Congress of Otolaryngology, Damascus, Syria, 10/24/96
    47. Revision of Radical Mastoidectomy: 1st International Congress of Otolaryngology, Damascus, Syria, 10/24/96
    48. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Family Practice Grand Rounds, Marshall University School of Medicine, 11/7/96
    49. Noise and Hearing Loss in Sports, Sports Medicine Conference, Huntington, WV 11/15/96
    50. History of Medical Devices, Sports Medicine Conference, Huntington, WV, 11/16/96
    51. History of Medicine, St. Mary’s Hospital Annual Board and Executive Committee Meeting, Huntington, WV, 1/15/97
    52. History of Development of Medical Instruments, Cabell County Medical Society, Doctors Day, Huntington, WV, 3/26/97
    53. History of Arabic Medicine, West Virginia Chapter AAMA Annual Meeting, Huntington, WV, 5/24/97
    54. Effect of Noise on Hearing, Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, WV 9/9/98
    55. Factors Influencing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Symposium on Noise Induced Hearing Loss by the American Academy for Voice and Ear Reseach, Philadelphia, PA 11/9/99
    56. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Pleasant Valley Hospital Medical Staff, Point Pleasant, WV, 3/23/00
    57. History of Otoscopy, Boston University, ENT Department. Boston, MA 11-10-200

Courses Given:

    1. Revision of Old Radical Mastoidectomy (Course #1820), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, 9/27/88
    2. Revision of Old Radical Mastoidectomy (Course 3515), 93rd Annual Meeting, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New Orleans, LA, 9/27/89
    3. Revision of Radical Mastoidectomy, (Course #4613-1), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 94th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA 9/12/90
    4. Revision of Radical Mastoidectomy (Course #1706), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 95th Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, 9/23/91
    5. Controversies in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (Course #2611), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 95th Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, 9/23/91
    6. How to Handle Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Compensation Hearings, (Course #4833-1), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, 9/92
    7. Controversies in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, An Update, (Course #4624-1), American Academy Of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, 9/92
    8. Revision of Radical Mastoidectomy (Course #2612-1), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, 9/92
    9. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Compensation and Controversies, (Course #2502-2), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN, 10/3/93
    10. Revision of Radical Mastoidectomy, (Course #4726-1), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN, 10/5/93
    11. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Compensation and Controversies, (Course #3510-2), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery Annual Convention, San Diego, CA 9/19/94
    12. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Compensation and Controversies (Course #4614-2), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, 9/20/95
    13. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Controversies, (Course #3701-1), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 10/1/96
    14. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Controversies, (Course #4635-1), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 9/10/97
    15. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Controversies, (Course #2715-1), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX 9/14/98
    16. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Compensation and Controversies, (Course #1630-1), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 9/26/99

Scientific Postures:

  1. Idiopathic Necrosis of the Crura of the Stapes, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Las Vegas, Nevada, 9/10-13/78
  2. Blindness Secondary to Sphenoid Mucocele, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery, New Orleans, LA, 10/17- 21/82

Scientific Exhibits:

    1. Touma Ear Foundation, Inc.: Exhibit consists of Video surgical programs and historical exhibits, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Minneapolis, MN, 10/2-6/93
    2. History of Otoscopy: 300 Years of Progress, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 9/26 – 10/2/96

Seminars:

  1. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Industry (seminar for area employers) at Touma Museum of Medicine, Huntington, WV 12/2/98
  2. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Industry seminar for West Virginia Workers’ Compensation employees, Charleston, WV 3/22/99
  3. Digital Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implant Technology Educational Forum, Touma Museum of Medicine, Huntington, WV 3/31/99

Other Organizations:

  • Rotary Club Member, 1974- present
  • Huntington Chamber of Commerce Member since 1978
  • John Marshall Society Member, 1986-present
  • Member, Marshall University Foundation, 1992 – present
  • Member, Marshall University Foundation Board, 1996-present
  • Huntington Museum of Art, Board member, 1986 – present
  • Huntington Museum of Art Endowment Circle Chairman, 1989
  • Huntington Museum of Art, Chairman, Capital Campaign Steering Committee To raise 6.3 million dollars, 1994-1995
  • Huntington Museum of Art Chairman, Collections Committee 1994- present
  • Huntington Chamber of Commerce, Board member 3/1/90 – 3/28/94
  • President, Church Council, Holy Spirit Orthodox Christian Church, 1997- 2000

Foundations:

  • Touma Ear Foundation, Inc.:Founder and President. A non-profit foundation dedicated to achieve the following:
    1. Public education through newspaper articles, brochures and seminars
    2. Professional education through video programs and seminars
    3. College scholarships for the hearing impaired
    4. Financial assistance to the hearing impaired needy to help off-set the rehabilitation cost
    5. Maintaining a historic library and historic medical instrument collection
  • Touma Foundation, Inc.: Founder and President. A nonprofit foundation dedicated to achieve the following:
    Same as the Touma Ear Foundation, Inc.

    1. Wide range of charitable activities
       
    TOUMA FOUNDATION 
    AWARDS
    1) Annual Resident Award, West Virginia University, ENT Department, best Otologic and ear related diseases paper, ($250.00)
    2) Annual Award, American Neuro-Otologic Society, best research paper on Deafness and ear related diseases ($1000.00)

Educational Video Programs:

    1. Ossicular Chain Reconstruction
    2. Revision of Old Radical Mastoidectomy
    3. Total Simple Mastoidectomy
    4. Tympanoplasty Type I
    5. Facial Nerve Surgery
    6. Surgery for Vertigo
    7. Laser and Conventional Stapedectomy
    8. Surgery for Cholesteatoma
    9. Introduction to Microsurgery of the Ear
    10. Serous Otitis Media
    11. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Compensation
    12. History of Otoscopy
    13. Dizziness: Diagnosis and Management For the primary care physician

Patient Information Brochures:

    1. Tinnitus
    2. Noise, Ears, and Hearing
    3. How to Clean the Ears
    4. Ears and Airplane Travel
    5. Deafness and the Elderly
    6. Hearing Loss in Children
    7. Can Your Child Hear?
    8. Swimmer’s Ear
    9. Middle Ear Infections in Children
    10. Hearing Aids
    11. Dizziness

Medical Inventions:

    1. Touma Mucosal Dissector, 45 degree angle tip (Catalog No. 2376), manufactured by Xomed, Jacksonville, FL
    2. Touma Mucosal Dissector, 110 degree angle tip (Catalog No. 2377), manufactured by Xomed, Jacksonville, FL
    3. Touma Dissector (Catalog No. N1705-86), manufactured by Stortz Instrument Company, St. Louis, MO
    4. Touma Ossicle Holder (Catalog No. SP7-25613), manufactured by Stortz Instrument Company, St. Louis, MO
    5. Touma Deep Left-hand Cup Forceps (Catalog No. SP7-27578), manufactured by Stortz Instrument Company, St. Louis, MO
    6. Touma Crooked Tipped Suction Tube, #3 French (Catalog No. N1685-S27), manufactured by Stortz Instrument Company, St. Louis, MO
    7. Touma Crooked Tipped 20 gauge Suction Tip (Catalog No. N-1685- S28), manufactured by Stortz Instrument Company, St. Louis, MO
    8. Touma Crooked Suction Tube, 22 gauge (Catalog No. N-1685-S29), manufactured by Stortz Instrument Company, St. Louis, MO
    9. Touma T-type Grommet Tube (Catalog No. 6012, 6012T, 6012B), manufactured by Xomed , Jacksonville, FL
    10. Touma T-Tube (Catalog No. VT-0405), manufactured by MicroMedic, St. Paul, MN
    11. Tiny Touma Grommet (Catalog No. VT-1601), manufactured by MicroMedics, St. Paul, MN
    12. Touma Tiny Tube (Catalog No. 91-16320), manufactured by Xomed, Jacksonville, FL
    13. Touma T. Grommet Tube, Tapered, I.D. Activent, (Catalog No. 1066-012), Manufactured by Xomed, Jacksonville, FL
    14. Touma “All Purpose” Prosthesis, (Catalog No. 91-00508), Xomed, Jacksonville, FL

Featured Articles:

    1. Several Articles in Herald Dispatch
    2. Several articles in Charleston Newspapers
    3. Huntington Quarterly, Profile: Dr. Joseph Touma, Winter 1999
    4. AlHakeem Magazine, The Touma Near Eastern Gallery: A Beacon of Light, Volume 5, Nos. 1 & 2, Winter/ Spring 1999
    5. MD News, Dr. Joseph B. Touma, Renaissance Man, March 2000

Others:

  1. Huntington Museum of Art: “The Touma Near Eastern Gallery” housing approximately 500 items of Near Eastern Art, rugs, illuminated manuscripts, Roman antiquities, icons, and furniture; donated in 1992 by Joseph and Omayma Touma.
  2. Touma Museum of Medicine: Established by Joseph B. Touma, MD in 1996. Consists of 4000 square feet of historic medical instruments, artifacts, furniture, and books, covering all aspects of medicine, including an extensive ear trumpet collection, a historic pharmacy, dental office, ENT examining room, a 1913 doctor’s buggy, and 1926 Doctors Model T Coupe.
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