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Mahrokh M. Kobeissi


Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate Studies

Mitzy Kobeissi, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, has been a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner for 11 years. At Cizik School of Nursing, her teaching duties encompass leading multiple courses in the graduate program, specifically Family Nurse Practitioner 1 Didactic. She also has led multiple DNP courses.

Dr. Kobeissi joined the faculty of UTHealth Houston in January 2018 as a clinical faculty. After working as a clinical faculty for two semesters, she joined the faculty as a full-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Graduate studies. Dr. Kobeissi owns and previously operated a telehealth service starting pre-pandemic. She has provided virtual care to patients across the state of Texas.

Dr. Kobeissi has integrated telehealth fundamentals into the MSN and BSN-DNP FNP program. Dr. Kobeissi blended her online telehealth experience in leading the FNP program through the transition to an interactive online learning platform. Dr. Kobeissi incorporates adult game-based learning during live interactive sessions with students and draws the highest number of students joining an online virtual class.

Dr. Kobeissi is a member of AANP, NONPF, Sigma Theta Tau. Among her significant honors are: The 2020 Good Samaritan Excellence in Nursing Award, Faculty Award of Excellence/DNP Program, PARTNERS Scholar, Accelerated DNP Scholarship.


Cizik School of Nursing, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Doctor of Nursing Practice
August 2015

Cizik School of Nursing, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
May 2011

Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
February 2006

Clinical/Research Focus

Dr. Kobeissi’s area of clinical scholarship and publication includes telehealth and safer telecare. She serves on a national telehealth committee for NONPF. Dr. Kobeissi currently practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner one day per week at University of Texas Health Services, offering patients in-person and virtual health services.