Careers With St. Joseph Health

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They form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Health and are the prime reason we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting.

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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Irene B. Houari, MD

  • General Surgery
Additional Language Spoken
Polish, Spanish
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Mary Medical Center
Surgical Precision
18144 Hwy. 18, Suite 130
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Surgical Precision
18144 Hwy. 18, Suite 130
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Get Directions
(760) 278-9477
(760) 946-9085
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • General Surgery
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Jefferson Medical College- Philadelphia, PA
    • Internship
      Morristown Medical Center- Morristown, NJ
    • Residency
      Morristown Medical Center- Morristown, NJ
    Areas of Interest

    General Surgery, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Stones, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Laparoscopy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Skin Cancer, Thyroid

  • Biography



    What is your philosophy of practice?
    Providing best possible care in a safe manner.

    What do you feel is the biggest reward of a career in medicine?
    Helping people in need.

    Why did you select a career in medicine?
    Helping people in need.

    What are some activities/hobbies you like to participate in during your free time?
    Cooking, Gardening, Traveling

    Patient Age Limitations: above 16 years of age

    American College of Surgeons

    Board Certified
    American Board of Surgery

    Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
    San Bernardino County Medical Society