World-renowned urologist Dr. Antoine Khoury has joined the Department of Urology and will assume the position of chief of pediatric urology at both the UC Irvine Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Khoury served the last 13 years at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where he helped build one of the world’s largest pediatric urology facilities. He will hold the Walter R. Schmid Chair in Pediatric Urology, the first endowed chair to be established in urology, and he also will be working with UC Irvine scientists to pursue his interests in tissue bioengineering research.