Dr. Daoud Boutros Karam

Dr. Daoud Boutros Karam, 88, a resident of Houston, Texas for 22 years formerly of Syosset, New York, passed away June 12, 2023 in Houston, TX. He was born in Lebanon and was a member of New Life Lutheran Church in Pearland, TX. Prior to retirement, he was a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician in New York, where he provided care with skill and compassion for all his patients, including veterans and the disabled. He had previously served as President of the Rehab Branch of the New York Academy of Medicine and President of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Throughout his life, he always stayed active and engaged in his respective communities and enjoyed reading, traveling, exercise, world cultures, history, lectures, and the study of Medicine, including in his final days. He was a much loved and present husband, father, and grandfather, and had a great ease with conversation, humor, and kindness. 

Daoud is predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara. He leaves behind his cherished daughters: Lisa and Mina and his dear son-in-law William; beloved grandchildren: Catherine, Zachary, William, Evan, and Julianne.

A requiem mass was held at his family’s church in Lebanon.  A memorial reception will be held at his retirement community in Houston. A funeral and burial will be held on Long Island, New York. Please contact the family for additional information. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


  1. So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.

    Lydia Hartney Jr.

    LydiaAnn Hartney
  2. Dear Lisa, Mina, William and children,
    I left The Buckingham over a year ago and at the same time injured my back. No doubt he would have had some good advice for me in rehabbing; it’s taking a long time and I can appreciate those in his field of medicine all the more. He and I had a mutual friendship and respect through his interest in the Library which I managed (with help) and he never failed to tell me how much he appreciated the Library and my work. “Young Lady,” he would say, and add some serious or joking remark. I liked and admired him so much for his participation in EVERYTHING Buckingham had to offer in socialization. I loved seeing when you were all gathered in the St. James or otherwise. I know you shall miss him very much. Thank you, Dr. Daoud for all the cheer you added to my life!

    Pat Deckert

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