Robert A Knuppel graduated from Georgetown University in Washington DC. He received his MD from Rutgers college of Medicine, New Jersey. He matriculated to Tufts for his residency and Fellowship in OB/GYN & Maternal Fetal Medicine. He received his Masters of Public Health from Harvard University.
He was recruited out of Fellowship to establish the Division of MFM and Obstetrics at Unive...
Robert A Knuppel graduated from Georgetown University in Washington DC. He received his MD from Rutgers college of Medicine, New Jersey. He matriculated to Tufts for his residency and Fellowship in OB/GYN & Maternal Fetal Medicine. He received his Masters of Public Health from Harvard University.
He was recruited out of Fellowship to establish the Division of MFM and Obstetrics at University of South Florida (USF) Tampa, Florida. He was Professor of OB/GYN and Public health for 10 years at USF. He was then recruited to become the chair and professor of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of OB/GYN. He held that position for 12 years and ran the 12th largest Perinatal Center in the Country which received the ACOG award for Research Excellence.
Subsequently, he has been VP of a hospital and an Assistant/Consultant Dean at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has been recognized by several publications as one of the nation’s top 100 OB/GYNs for over 13 years. He has received over 10 million dollars in grant money. CO-authored over 200 articles, 5 monographs and 3 textbooks. He has earned an MBA from Ellis College of the New York Institute of Technology, and Cofounded Women’s Integrated Network LLC. He was Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Penn Highlands Healthcare. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences and Public Health at Florida Gulf Coast University.
He is working on dominant issues in systems management, namely, patient safety, collaborative commitment to hospital safety, telemedicine and rural health and multidisciplinary approach to improving hospital efficiency in Obstetrics.
Erich Cosmi was born in Rome, Italy on December 1, 1973. He entered the school of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy in the 1993-1994 academic year, and was graduated on July 13, 1999 summa with Laude, discussing his scientific work entitled: new therapeutical prevention of NRDS by in-utero surfactant administration. During his scholarship, Erich Cosmi was invited for three consecutive periods (1994-1996-1998), each period lasting three months, at the Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA, where he worked with Dr. Gabor Huszar in the Physiology Sperm laboratory and entered in a Research program concerning Reproductive Medicine.
During his scholarship in Italy he attended as a student in the following Departments:
Department of Anatomy: 1994-1995
Department of Pediatric Surgery: 1996-1997
Department of Anesthesiology: 1997-1998
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology: 1998-1999
After his graduation in Medicine he attended the rotation as a Medical Doctor for 6 months in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatric and Ob/Gyn, Emergency and intensive Care Unit Departments. In the academic year of 1999-2000 he entered the residency school in Ob/Gyn at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy. In April 2001 he was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Virginia University (USA) School of Medicine for 3 years, were he was involved in many research projects in maternal-fetal medicine.
From 2001 to 2004 was appointed Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Chief of MFM at the University of Sassari School of Medicine (Italy). He is assistant researcher at the Yale University School of medicine, Connecticut, USA. He is supervisor for Fetal Anemia at the University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy. From September 1st 2001 he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in University of Sassari School of Medicine, Italy. Till November 2001 he was involved with the residency program development in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Sassari School of Medicine. From November 1st 2004 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in University of Padua School of Medicine.
Erich Cosmi is author of 220 publications, with Impact Factor of 135, Citation Index of 324 and H- index of 10. From 2005 is Visiting Professor at the III University of Athens, Greece. From 13/09/05 is Tresourer and Counselor of the Italian Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine. International Member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2000; Member of The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine from 2005. Honorary Member of The Academy of Medicine of Serbia Montenegro.
Expert Referee for ECM in Medicine appointed from 2005 by the Ministry of Health. From 2007 he is listed in the following encyclopedias: Who is Who in the World, Who is Who in Science and Engineering, Who is Who in America. From 2007 he is Director of the prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy Unit in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Padua University.
Yoku Kato is currently working as a human embryologist at Department of infertility, Royal Bell Clinic. Nagoya, Japan. He obtained the B.S.A and theMS.cin Facility of Agriculture in Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Japan in 2005 and 2007, and his Ph.D at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 2010, respectively. In 2010, he had joined Dr. Janice L. Bailey’s laboratory at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada, as a postdoctoral researcher. He had started his work as a clinical embryologist at Ochi Yume Clinic, Nagoya, Japan in 2011. He had published over 20 scientific papers and abstracts and over 15 scientific presentations.
Phyllis C. Leppert is Professor Emerita of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, NC. She is also the President of the Campion Fund, the fund raising and grant making arm of the Phyllis and Mark Leppert Foundation for Fertility Research. She was previously the Vice Chair for Research, Duke University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University. During her academic career she has been a faculty member at Columbia University, University of Rochester and the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she was the Chair of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Prior to moving to Duke, She was a branch chief at NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. As a nurse-midwife, she taught in the Columbia University’s masters of nursing program. She received her BS and MS from Columbia University and her CNM from Maternity Center Association at King’s County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She was awarded her MD from Duke University and her PhD from Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her pediatric residency was obtained at Duke and her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Yale. DePauw University awarded her an honorary Doctor of Science. Her research has focused on the extracellular matrix of the uterus and cervix and its alterations in pathology and disease.
Basic pathobiology of uterine fibroids, including mechanotransduction and dynamic reciprocity and the extracellular matrix of the uterus and cervix and their clinical correlation as well as clinical non-invasive treatments for fibroids.
Sebastian Faro is a Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist who has practiced general obstetrics and gynecology for 36 years. Currently, he devotes his practice to gynecology with an emphasis in pelvic reconstructive surgery, benign disease of the vulva and vagina, and infectious diseases in obstetrics & gynecology. He also has a special interest in the medical and surgical management of Hidradenitis suppurativa.
He received his PhD from the University of Iowa in 1970 and subsequently did a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from1970 to 1972. He received his Medical Degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in 1975 and completed his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Creighton University School of Medicine and ST. Joseph’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He has published numerous papers, written numerous book chapters, and has written and edited several medical text books pertaining to benign diseases of the vulva & vagina, sexually transmitted diseases, and infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology.
Studying the vagina indigenous microflora and its relationship to chronic vaginitis and postoperative pelvic infections, Group B Streptococcal infections in pregnant women, developing rapid screening tests for maternal colonization
As a gynecologist, Bruce Kahn, MD, treats a comprehensive range of general and complex gynecologic problems including uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, menstrual disorders, menopausal symptoms, contraception, infertility and more. He has additional subspecialty board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (urogynecology) and is qualified to treat the full spectrum of concerns related to the female pelvic organs. He provides treatment for pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome), urinaryincontinence, frequency and urgency (overactive bladder), and pelvic organ prolapse (vaginal prolapse).
Whenever possible, he seeks to find non-surgical solutions for his patients. However, when surgery is necessary, he strives to ensure that patients receive a minimally invasive procedure whenever possible. He was one of the first surgeons in San Diego to perform laparoscopic hysterectomy. He is an expert vaginal surgeon. As a member of the Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Program, he performs a wide range of gynecologic robot-assisted surgeries including the removal of adnexal masses, myomectomies (fibroid tumor surgery) and hysterectomies.
In addition to his clinical practice, he conducts research on new procedures and treatments to reduce pelvic pain and improve gynecologic care. His current work includes research projects on treatments for pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and endometriosis. He is also contributing to a project, in conjunction with the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), which will use smart phone technology to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer in developing nations.
He has committed to improving and promoting medical education. He is director of the Scripps Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Chairman of Graduate Medical Education at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
He has received many awards and accolades from his peers throughout his career, including being named as a “Top Obstetrician/Gynecologist in San Diego”, a “Leading Physician of the World” and one of the “Best Doctors in America.”
Allan J Fisher, MD finished his professional studies at St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis,Missouri, and proceeded to complete his post graduate work at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals for his Gynecology and Obstetrics residency, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship and Medical Genetics Fellowship, which is is Boarded for all three. His experiences include many years of academic and clinical medicine, mostly in the Northeast United States. Leadership roles of Directorships for Maternal Fetal Medicine and Perinatal or Reproductive Genetics and Medical Director. He has over 25 years of teaching students, residents and fellows and has published multiple articles and chapters. He is a member to many outside Professional and Medical organizations and Boards, including State Medical Boards.
Prenatal Genetics and Diagnosis, Fetal Dysmorphology, Genetic Screening, Ultrasound (3D/4D, Fetal Echocardiography, Detailed Cranial Sonography). Most recent publications include the uses of Microarrays in Prenatal Diagnosis.
Ray Wertheim earned his medical degreefrom the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. After an internship at the George Washington University Medical Center and one year of residency in Radiology at the University of North Carolina, he completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He subsequently served as a member of the faculty at the Louisiana State Medical School in New Orleans before entering private practice.
He was the founding director of one of the first Centers of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia. He also is involved with the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy and the Surgical Review Corporation.
He has published numerous articles, given community lectures to educate women about minimally invasive surgery, and directed five CME approved minimally invasive conferences.
“Minimally invasive surgery is a wonderful advancement in women’s health care and he considers himself fortunate to be in a position in his small way to give back”.
Paul G Stumpf
Overlook Medical Center - Atlantic Health System
Stumpf has earned a national reputation in women’s healthcare, patient safety and medical education. A subspecialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), he has published some 60 research papers and scientific articles focused on menopause, patient safety, novel delivery systems for medications, medical education, and infectious diseases in OB/GYN.
He is a consummate teacher with over 19 years of experience as a residency program director, and several teaching awards from the national level Council on Resident Education in OBGYN. He has been chair of a number of national committees of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology including patient safety and quality improvement, and continuing medical education, and was chair of New Jersey Section of ACOG.
He is a graduate of Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Fordham University, State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn (MD cum laude), and OBGYN Residency and REI Fellowship at University of Southern California at LA County Medical Center. He has been chief of REI at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, OBGYN program director at Jersey Shore University Med Center, and clinical professor of OBGYN at the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Med School.
After private practice at Shore Institute for In Vitro Fertilization and Reproductive Medicine, he joined the faculty at Newark Beth Israel Med Center where he was named vice-chair of OBGYN. In 2007, he was appointed professor and chair of OBGYN at University of Nevada School of Medicine where he was also director of medical student clerkship in women’s healthcare and director of the OB/GYN residency program. In 2009, he attended the Executive Development Seminar for Associate Deans and Department Chairs, sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and Harvard Medical School, designed to enhance organizational, financial, educational and interpersonal skills for leaders in academic medicine.
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Gynecologic surgery; Medical educator; Residency program director; Academic department chair; Medical student advisor and mentor; Medical research; Scientific publications
Howard A. Shaw, MD, MBA is currently Medical Director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus. Prior to the acquisition by Yale-New Haven Hospital in September 2012, he was the Chairman of Women’s and Children’s Services at the Hospital of Saint Raphael (HSR) in New Haven, CT.From 2004-2011, he was Chairman and Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT.
He is a nationally recognized educator and currently serves as an ABOG Examiner and is the Chair of the CREOG Examination Committee. He has served on the ACGME Ob/Gyn Milestones Committee, the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Expert Panel on Interventional Radiology and the ACPE Patient Safety and High Reliability Task Force. He completed coursework through the ACPE and received his MBA degree from Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in February, 2009.
He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and his MD degree at the University of Kansas. He is widely published in the world literature and has been an invited speaker regionally, nationally and internationally. He was inducted into the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame in November of 2013. He is a Certified Physician Executive and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
George Lazarou is the Chief of Gynecology and Director of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at Winthrop University Hospital. Prior to that he was the Director of Urogynecology at Jack D. Weiler Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York and Chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, New York.
He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey where he also completed a residency in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine. He then completed a three-year Board approved fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York and is presently an associate professor for the departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Stony Brook University Hospital. He has clinical interests in voiding dysfunction, pelvic anatomy, and minimally invasive pelvic surgery including vaginal reconstructive pelvic surgery. He has trained and mentored fellows who graduated and went on to become directors of programs in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. Some of his latest research achieved an award of “Best Basic Science Project” at a previous International Urogynecologic Society Meeting.
He is the past president of the Bronx Gynecologic and Obstetric Society and has held membership in many professional societies throughout his career. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of many professional societies, held positions in national committees, had many honors, awards, and numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. Among these outstanding achievements he has had many editorial responsibilities and has executed numerous scientific presentations locally, nationally and internationally. On the community level, he has appeared on television as an invited guest speaker on Health Beat TV Show Educational conference broadcast live in the Bronx, promoting awareness and discussing treatment options on the topic of “Urinary Incontinence”, and locally for the Spirit of Women Educational Symposium at Winthrop discussing the topic of “Pelvic Floor Dysfunction”.
Radwan A.M. Ismail Faraj currently working as a Obstetrics/Gynecology, Consultant at Rotherham General Hospital, Yorkshire, UK (NHS) and he have advanced experience in minimal access surgery including laparoscopic and hysteroscopic gynaecological surgery. He has enormous experience in assisted conception, polycystic ovary syndrome and recurrent miscarriage. He is currently the Lead of Infertility Service in Rotherham, and also the Lead of Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit. He is the Undergraduate Lead for University of Sheffield in my Department. He was the medical director of the first IVF unit in Muscat-Sultanate of Oman June 2002-June 2004. He awarded NHS Clinical Excellence Level 2 in November 2012.
Reproductive medicine mainly in ovarian stimulation; Polycystic ovary syndrome; Recurrent miscarriages; Ectopic pregnancy
Special interest in reproductive gynaecology including ovulation induction and poor responders in IVF. Number of oocytes retrieved in ICSI cycles is important prognostic factor. Retrospective analysis of two groups (50 cases each), the conclusion was that high number of oocytes in cases who do not develop OHSS has favourable effect on embryo quality and pregnancy rate.
Robert H. Allen, PhD is the Undergraduate Program Director of the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His faculty member primary appointment is in Biomedical Engineering, and he holds a courtesy faculty appointment is Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Collaborating with multiple high-risk obstetricians since 1985, he has decades of research experience, publications and presentations in birth mechanics with specialization in operative deliveries and shoulder dystocia, their related birth injuries, and prevention of those injuries. More recently, he has researched and developed technology for force measurements during delivery, preterm labor screening and early detection, maternal neonatal global health, neonatal depression treatment, resident education and simulation training, and risk management. He has a portfolio of obstetric patents and patent pending technologies. In 2005 and in 2012, he served as co-director of a continuing medical education two-day multidisciplinary symposium on shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injuries attended by over 200 clinicians. Since 2005, he has directed training sessions of residents and medical students in shoulder dystocia management and has supervised research of physicians in retrospective and laboratory studies. A retired professionally licensed engineer, he is a co-founder of Birth Injury Prevention, LLC, a company dedicated to improving maternal-child health.
Shoulder dystocia; Operative delivery; Mechanical neonatal injuries and their prevention; Brachial plexus injury; Technology development; Neonatal hypothermia; Risk management; Simulation training; Preterm labor screening; Maternal child global health
Adam S. Holzberg graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of the NYIT in 1995. He completed a rotating internship at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY in 1996. He then finished his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2000 and his fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine& Reconstructive Surgery in 2003 at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. He is currently an Associate Professor at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He is the Division Head for the division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper University Hospital and is part of the teaching faculty for its ACGME accredited fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. He is board certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology as well as Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. His areas of interest include the minimally invasive vaginal treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. He has been an advocate for the use of grafts in pelvic reconstructive surgery.
Investigating the safety and efficacy of grafts in pelvic reconstruction
Carlos Petta graduated in Medicine at State University of Campinas in 1985. He got his MD in 1992 and PhD in 1996 at the same university. He took a fellowship in Family Health International, North Caroline, USA from 1992 to 1994. He has been working at State University of Campinas from 1991 to 2012 as Professor at Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is involved with teaching and researching activities. He has 110 articles published in national and international journals, 6 books and 20 chapters in books, 55 papers presented in Congress (national and international). He participated and orientated 46 master degree dissertations and 44 PhD thesis.
Antonio Simone Laganà was born in Reggio Calabria (Italy) on 8th May 1986. He is of Member of the "Italian Association of Endometriosis" Expert Panel , In-Training Member of the "Society for Reproductive Investigation", Regular Member of the "European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology", of the “International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, of the “Italian Society of Gynecology of Childhood and Adolescence”, of the “Italian Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy” and of Giorgio Pardi Foundation’s professional research team. He got a Master of “gynaecological minimally invasive and robotic surgery” (supervisor Prof. Vito Cela, University of Pisa). His research interests are: Endometriosis, Reproductive Immunology, T cell subsets, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Organogenesis and Genetic of Mullerian-Derived Structures, Gynecological Endocrinology, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy. He is author of many papers published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, and his presence is often requested as Invited Speaker in international congresses.Antonio Simone Laganà was born in Reggio Calabria (Italy) on 8th May 1986. He is of Member of the "Italian Association of Endometriosis" Expert Panel , In-Training Member of the "Society for Reproductive Investigation", Regular Member of the "European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology", of the “International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, of the “Italian Society of Gynecology of Childhood and Adolescence”, of the “Italian Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy” and of Giorgio Pardi Foundation’s professional research team. He got a Master of “gynaecological minimally invasive and robotic surgery” (supervisor Prof. Vito Cela, University of Pisa). His research interests are: Endometriosis, Reproductive Immunology, T cell subsets, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Organogenesis and Genetic of Mullerian-Derived Structures, Gynecological Endocrinology, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy. He is author of many papers published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, and his presence is often requested as Invited Speaker in international congresses.
Endometriosis, Reproductive Immunology, T cell subsets, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Organogenesis and Genetic of Mullerian-Derived Structures, Gynecological Endocrinology, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy, Minimally invasive surgery in ob/gyn.
Vasilios Pergialiotis is a gynecologist that currently work in the University of Athens as scientific collaborator in Division of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research. He received his M.Sc and Ph.D from the University of Athens. His areas of special interest are Gynecologic Oncology and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is currently supervising a research team that focuses in the clinical and experimental research field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Healso provides consultation in pre-graduate students and post-graduate subspecialty doctors during the conduct of meta-analyses, systematic reviews and clinical trials.
Emre Özgü was born in Eskişehir (Turkey) on 27 August 1980. He graduated in medicine at Hacettepe University (Turkey) in 2004. He completed his residency training in Zekai Tahir Burak Women Health Education and Research Hospital in Ankara (Turkey). He is currently working at the same hospital’s Gynecologic Oncology Department.
He is a regular member of European Society of Gynecological Oncology, Member of Supervisory Board of Turkish Gynecology and Obstetrics Association Ankara Division, Secretary of Ethic Committee in Zekai Tahir Burak Women Health Research and Education Hospital, Publishing Secretary of Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Neonatology
He is one of the organizers of educational program for fellows in his research hospital. Apart from general OB & GYN practice, he is especially interested in gynecological oncology.
Gynecological Oncology; Genetic basis of cancer; Immunological response to cancer; Cancer Screening
Klentzeris is a Senior Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology at MHTERA Maternity Hospital in Athens, Greece. He was graduated from the medical school of the University of Athens and after 2 years compulsory military service, as Senior Medical Officer in the Greek Airforce, moved to England (1984). He completed his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Universities of Newcastle, Sheffield and Nottingham. Subsequently he did a 3 years Fellowship/Subspecialty training program in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. In 1988 (afterwritten, clinical and oral examinations) he became a member of the British Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (MRCOG). In 2000 he was elevated to the highest level and became Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FRCOG). In 1992 (following successful submission of his MD thesis) He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Sheffield UK. He worked in England for 19 years (1984-2003) and his most recent appointments were
1991 - 1995 Lecturer Obs / Gyn University of Nottingham
1995 - 1998 Associate Professor Obs / Gyn University of Warwick
1998 - 2003 Consultant and Medical Director of the Cardiff Assisted Reproduction Unit – University Hospital of Wales-Cardiff
He has been an invited speaker in many national and international meetings. He has supervised a number of postgraduate students for their MD or PhD thesis and has acted as an external examiner for European Universities.
His special clinical interests are: Reproductive medicine and endocrinology; Male Infertility; Minimal Access Surgery; Recurrent Miscarriages; Assisted Conception.
Endometrial aspects of embryo implantation; Unexplained infertility; Endometriosis; Polycystic Ovaries
Etienne Ciantar was appointed a Consultant Obstetrician at the Leeds General Infirmary in 2012. My main interests are high-risk obstetrics, obstetric haematology and undergraduate medical education. Apart from my general obstetric commitments, he run a weekly obstetric haematology clinic in conjunction with haematology. In this clinic we manage pregnant patients with various blood disorders, from thrombotic diseases to rare bleeding disorders. He is one of the main course organisers of the obstetrics and gynaecology module for fourth year medical students at the University of Leeds. He therefore directly involved in organising the students' teaching and clinical placements in O&G. He is also a personal tutor for medical students in third, fourth and fifth year providing career guidance and pastoral support. He is part of the ESREP (Extended Student-led Research or Evaluation Project) Committee at the University of Leeds and he is the Audit Lead on this same committee. He is the UKOSS (UK Obstetric Surveillance System) reporter for the Leeds General Infirmary and he is part of the UK Obstetric Haematology group. He is also part of the MRCOG SBA Question Writing committee.
High risk obstetrics, obstetric haematology, diabetes
Amr Seifeldin is a certified gynecologist with a sub-speciality in urogynecology, and special interest in cosmetic & reconstructive vaginal surgery, and minimal invasive laser surgery.
Educated and trained in Egypt, England, France, Germany, and the United States; and with over 30 years experience, he gained extensive experience in managing patients with pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, vaginal injuries, female circumcision (FGM), and has made several modifications in methods of treatment and surgery used today. He is very active in presenting talks, locally and internationally as a member of several international medical academies and societies, and in training doctors in the art of vaginal reconstructive surgery.
Laser vaginal surgery, Clitoral reconstructive surgery after FGM, Urogynecology, Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery, Vaginoplasty, Labiaplasty, perineoplasty
Mona Orady currently serves as Director of Robotic Surgery Education at the Cleveland Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology & Women’s Health Institute. She has been actively involved with educational activities surrounding the advancement of minimally invasive and robotic surgery, holding positions within several societies. She previously spent three years as a Senior Staff Physician in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. She is a member of the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Robotic Surgery and was faculty for the AAGL accredited Minimally Invasive Gynecology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital. She is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents. After completing a B.Sc. from McMaster University and an M.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2001, she completed her residency in OB/GYN at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Board Certified from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2007, she is a current a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was trained in Robotic Surgery in 2008 completing more than 300 complex cases to date.
Benign hysterectomy and robotic surgery applications.
Tassone grew up in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and spent his young adulthood outside of Denver Colorado. He stayed in Denver after high school, attending college at Regis College, a Jesuit University where his interest in medicine began to grow. After graduation he moved to Omaha to attend medical school at Creighton University and then on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma. While at the University of Oklahoma he won numerous awards such as the Resident Teaching Award where he was also the Administrative Chief Resident.
Following the completion of his residency, he spent 4 years in the US Army at Reynolds Army Community Hospital where he was honored as the Section Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2000-2002 in addition to receiving the Army Commendation Medal. His pursuit of medical excellence did not end after his time in the Army. He spent an additional two years in a fellowship at the University of Arizona under bestselling author Andrew Weil, MD in Integrative Medicine and is currently pursuing a PhD in Philosophy and Mind Body Medicine. He has received Top Doctor awards in Tucson and Austin 2010-2014.
Nash S Moawad joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida in July 2010 as the Section Head of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.
He is fellowship-trained in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has extensive training in the state-of-the-art management of abnormal bleeding, fibroids, ovarian pathology, chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis. During his fellowship, he achieved a Masters in Clinical Research from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. Prior to his fellowship, he completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospitals of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Cairo University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Family Medicine in Toledo, Ohio, before pursuing his career in advanced gynecologic surgery.
His professional passions revolve around the introduction and advancement of minimally-invasive surgical options for women, as well as resident education in laparoscopic surgery. His research interests are focused on endometriosis, new surgical techniques and laparoscopic instrumentation. He has lectured at regional and national meetings, and taught at surgical workshops. His passion for the advancement of surgical care for women has led him to publish in several reputable medical and surgical journals, including the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Journal of Minimally-invasive Gynecology, the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine and the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.
He is a Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and is an active member of several national organizations such as the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and Society of Reproductive Surgeons (ASRM/SRS) and the Society for Clinical and Translational Science (SCTS).
Among his accolades are the prestigious “Special Excellence in Gynecologic Endoscopy” award through the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the “Wolf Utian Surgical Excellence” award from the University Hospitals Case Medical Center. In October 2012 he also achieved another level of excellence when, through the efforts of he and his team, UF Health&Shands earned the designation as an AAGL Center of Exellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG).
Joseph serves as the director of the General, Emergency Room, and Maternal Fetal ultrasound departments of two Adventist Health Systems hospitals in the busy Washington DC area. He manages his staff of 17 medical specialty clinicians. Joseph also works closely with the Society of Hospital Medicine striving to train American hospitalists in emergency room and bedside ultrasound protocols.
He is a highly motivated, relentlessly driven, business minded ultrasound professional with 26 years of expert proficiency in Maternal-Fetal imaging, general diagnostic, and emergency room ultrasound. He utilizes a constant patient awareness coupled with a customer oriented approach. He balances strong teaching, communication, public speaking, and motivational skills in order to assist his national and international clients to expertly manage their patients. Joseph has a burning passion for aiding the development of emerging markets.
He has conducted international conferences for medical professionals at institutions such as the Southern Regional Health Authority in Mandeville Jamaica West Indies and Sangre Grande Hospital in Trinidad. In 2013 he was invited to the West Indies’ to take part in B3 Magazine’s Pregnancy Convention.
The objective was to advance the knowledge of the 3D ultrasound utilization in managed pregnancy. Joseph is presently working with Trinidad’s Ministry of Medicine with the intentions of providing them with advanced obstetrical ultrasound imaging training conferences. He is constantly seeking out new countries to assist.
Nikos Vlahos is currently an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Athens School Of Medicine. After graduating with Honors from the Medical School of the University of Athens he moved to the United States in 1993. He completed a four year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1997 and a three year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology in 2000 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore MD, USA. During his residency he was the recipient of the Award for excellence in Endoscopic procedures by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). He was also the Recipient of the Galloway award in Gynecological Oncology and he completed the Galloway fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York NY.
Following the completion of his fellowship, in July 2000, he was offered the position of Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital at the division of Reproductive Endocrinology. In October 2004, He returned to Greece to accept a position at the medical school of the University of Athens.
His areas of Expertise include the whole spectrum of Reproductive Endocrinology and Assisted Reproductive technologies. He is also an expert in minimally invasive surgery (Laparoscopic, Hysteroscopic and Robotic) He holds board certifications both by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and several book chapters.
Endometriosis, Pelvic pain, Infertility and Minimally invasive surgery.
Yueqiang Zhang has an excellent background in multiple biological disciplines including molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and pharmacology. During his graduate training in Wakayama Medical University in Japan, he focused on the interaction and regulation between FGF receptors and ephexin1, a Rho GEF, both of which were involved in neuron cell proliferation, differentiation and axon guiding. He was the first author of the initial description of the regulation of ephexin1 by FGF receptors, which was published at J Biol Chem. 2007. During his postdoctoral training under Dr. Guangwei Du at University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he worked on the role of phospholipase D mediated signaling in breast cancer development, and developed a novel and more sensitive GFP-tagged phosphatidic acid biosensor, which can be used to monitor phospholipase D activity in live cell imaging. While working with Dr. Chengchi Lee at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, he used a mouse model to study cystic fibrosis, a disease caused by mutations in a gene called CFTR that is responsible for transport of chloride ions across cell membranes. He established a treatment procedure for the induction of a reversible deep hypometabolic state in CF transgenic mice, by injecting synthetic adenosine monophosphate. His study demonstrated that 5’AMP induce hypothermia is a promising and potential therapeutic approach for CF patients in the future. Currently he is working on the mechanism of message RNA turnover and the roles of post transcriptional regulation in bronchial epithelial cells during airway inflammation.
Post transcriptional regulation
Central Texas Urogynecology and Continence Center
I am originally from Brazil where I attended medical school at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, then moved to the US where I attended Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio then attended Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. I am currently in private practice in Austin Texas.
Currently participating on the FDA 522 studies for transvaginal mesh and also interested in robotic surgery for pelvic reconstruction.
Dr. Olukayode Akinlaja is presently an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee College Of Medicine at Chattanooga and an attending Physician with UT-Erlanger Women’s Health Specialists in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He received his medical education at Obafemi Awolowo University College of Health Sciences in Ile-Ife, Nigeria and thereafter completed an OBGYN residency at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital with an award of a fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons. He also completed residency training at Bronx Lebanon Hospital under the aegis of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY. He is Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Honors and awards include Medical Student Teaching Awards from Albert Einstein College of medicine, NY
Abnormal uterine bleeding, Uterine fibroids, Minimal invasive surgery, Contraception, Sexual dysfunction and preterm labor
Giles currently serves as the Division Director of Gynecology and Gynecologic Subspecialties andthe Chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is Board Certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is actively involved in the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) as well as involved in teaching medical students and residents. He completed a B.S. and M.S. from Middle Tennessee State University before attending the University of Tennessee for medical school. After residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he completed a 3 year fellowship in FPMRS at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. David Woo is a Consultant Anaesthesiologist. He has subspecialty training in both obstetric anaesthesia and pain medicine. After completing his MBBS with the University of Sydney in 1998, he returned to Singapore and embarked on his Anaesthesiology training. During his training, he has rotated through major hospitals such as Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, National University Hospital, Changi General Hospital, Alexandra Hospital as well as KK Women's and Children's Hospital. These rotations allowed Dr Woo to gain a greater exposure and development of anaesthetic techniques to the various surgical specialities. He has been awarded Fellowship to the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists as well as Fellowship with the Academy of Medicine Singapore for Anaesthesia in 2010.
Whilst training in KK Women's & Children's Hospital since 2005, he has worked together with colleagues to research and improve pain relief in labour and caesarean sections. He has also worked closely with the O&G faculty in KKH in managing complex high-risk obstetric cases such as pre-eclampsia, multiple gestation pregnancies and post-partum haemorrhage. In 2008, the Women's Pain Centre was established in KK Hospital to provide tertiary level healthcare and expertise in pain management for women who are more predisposed to pain conditions such as migraine, fibromyalgia, neck and back pain, chronic musculoskeletal aches as well chronic pelvic pain. Since its inception, he together with his colleagues provided both outpatient as well as inpatient medical support to patients who might have chronic or cancer pain with modalities such as neurolytic blocks, intrathecal drug delivery systems to improve their patients' quality of life. During these interventional pain procedures, he has also learnt and fine-tuned the technique of procedural sedation to allow comfort to the patient, minimizing the need for systemic anaesthesia and at the same time, ensuring a quick recovery for the day procedures.
In 2010, he decided to further his studies in optimizing pain management for patients and wasawarded a scholarship to undergo subspecialty fellowship training in Acute and Chronic Pain Management for Women in the Pain Management Research Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia. There he was mentored under renowned experts like Professor Michael Cousins and Professor Michael Nicholas. Professor Michael Cousins served as the Founding President of the Australian Pain Society and Founding Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. He was a long serving councillor of the International Association for the Study of Pain and served as its President from 1987 to 1990. Professor Michael Nicholas is a clinical psychologist and also a member of Scientific Committee for the 2008 IASP conference, a reviewer and now an associate editor for PAIN, from 1988-1990 as the inaugural program director, INPUT program at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, and, since 1994, at Sydney University’s Pain Management Research Institute.
During his attachment, he has been trained in a variety of methods to help manage pain and reduce its impact on daily activities. These methods include optimisation of analgesics as well as other adjunct medications such as anticonvulsants and antidepressants. Sometimes, pain can be debilitating and affect not just function but mood as well. These aspects may require different psychological techniques to help understand and cope with the stress, anxiety and depression. He was mentored and conducted several runs of the Sydney-based Cognitive Behavioural Programme for regional patients whom medical or surgical therapy could not provide any further benefit.
Hehas also been trained in fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures including minimally invasive nerve blocks, spinal steroid injections, radiofrequency neurotomies, neurolytic blocks, intrathecal drug delivery and pump insertion as well as spinal cord stimulation. These minimally invasive procedures provide patients another viable option for pain management especially when open surgery may not be an option or desired in the early stages.
He is testament to care and dedication for his patients can be seen by his continuous awards for Service from the Heart in 2009, Excellent Service Award (Silver) 2008, Excellent Service Award (Gold) 2009 as well as the Singapore Health Quality Award (Star) in 2013.
In addition, he has also been actively involved in postgraduate teaching in Singhealth and KK Women's and Children's Hospital. He has mentored trainees under the Singhealth-Duke Anesthesiology Residency Programme as well as those under the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is currently a Visiting Consultant for the Department of Women's Anaesthesia and the Women's Pain Centre at KKH and holds an appointment as a Clinician Faculty Physician for teaching obstetric anaesthesia in KKH. He has published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals, and presented on pain related topics in various international conferences.
Professor Ziad Al-Naieb has completed his MB.ChB at the age of 24 years in the year 1975 from College of medicine at University of Baghdad and trained in Germany Urological clinic and poly-clinic at Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz. In 1986 finished his PhD in Urology and University of Mains and then the German board in urology from Hannover at CelleAcademic Hospital. He completed his Fellowship at the Royal
college of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, United Kingdom FRCS (Glasgow). He became full professor in urology in 1994.
Currently He is the Vice Dean for clinical affairs and Chairman of Surgery at the Arabian Gulf University, since 2008 director of Urology Clinics at King
Abdulla medical Centre and Consultant urologist at Royal Bahrain and Bahrain Specialist Hospital in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
He has published more than 33 papers in reputed journals and serving as an editorial board in many national and international medical journals including our reputed journal.
His main researches are directed to Stem cell therapy in urology, early detection of Bladder malignancies and photodynamic therapy of Bladder Cancers.
His special interest in Urology and gynaecology is mainly related to urgeincontinence, ART and microsurgical procedures for infertility.
Recent research fields are stem therapy in neurogenic bladder and urgeincontinence in females. Photodynamic induced programmed cell death in
bladder cancer with 5- aminolevulinic acid.
Photodynamic diagnosis and treatment of superficial bladder cancer with the use of aminolaveulinic acid;
Induction of apoptosis in Protoporphyrin IX loaded malignant cells; Stem cell therapy in Bladder outlet obstruction
Rita Driggers attended medical school at the University of Tennessee followed by residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Uniformed Services Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the program formed from the merger of the independent programs at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. She then completed fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, which was followed by a solo tour as the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Consultant for the US Navy Pacific Region in Okinawa, Japan. Following the Okinawa tour, she returned to the National Naval Medical Center, where she served the remainder of her 14 years in the U.S. Navy as Chief of Obstetrics and Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division as well as Associate Residency Program Director.
She also served on the Navy-wide Perinatal Advisory Board, which was charged with oversight of obstetric practice for the Navy. She has been involved in ACOG activities at the Section and District level, as well as nationally. She recently completed her service as a member of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Education Committee and is currently an American Board of Obstetrician and Gynecologists (ABOG) General Oral Board Examiner. Upon leaving the Navy, She joined the faculty at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, serving as the Program Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
She is currently the Medical Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Dr Peter Hollands trained at Cambridge University under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Prof Sir Bob Edwards FRS. He has worked as a Clinical Embryologist since 1985 having started his career at Bourn Hall Clinic which was the first IVF clinic in the World. He has since worked as an academic and clinical scientist in the fields of assisted reproduction and stem cell technology. His current research interests are assisted reproduction and cord blood stem cell technology.
Assisted reproduction and cord blood stem cell technology.
Dr. Shelly Batra is 2014’s Social Entrepreneur of the year, awarded by Schwab Foundation, renowned Senior Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Advanced Laparoscopy Surgeon, an Ashoka Change marker and a best-selling Penguin author.
She has taught on Global Health Issues at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, and has lectured at major universities, including Harvard School of Public Health, University of Illinois, UC Berkeley and Indian Institute of Science.
With her extensive medical knowledge and in-depth understanding, she brings the experience necessary for running a health NGO. She is skilled at donor relations and fundraising, and is a highly sought out speaker to represent OpASHA at numerous national and international platforms. Most recently she was the key note speaker at Social Enterprise Summit, Geneva Health Forum 2014 and World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014 in Manila.
She has been the recipient of multiple awards, accolades and recognitions, including the Exemplary Contribution Award for selfless work for the underserved, given by the Indian Medical Association. She holds an M.D. from King George’s Medical College, India.
Fehmi Ahmeti graduated in Medicine at University of Prishtina in 1983, and specialized in Obstetrics-Gynecology. He obtained the MSc in 2001 and PhD in 2008 at the same university. Fehmi Ahmeti is working at University Clinical Centre in Prishtina, Kosovo from 1985. He is involved with teaching and researching activities. Actually he is working in University Clinical Centre of Kosova, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic in Prishtina, as Head of Oncology Department. He published a book of Gynecology in 2011, and many other publications in various reviews and congresses.
Oncology, Gynecologic surgery, Reproductive surgery, Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy
Dr. Filiberto Di Prospero currently works as Medical Director of the Gynecological Endocrinology Unit at Santa Lucia General Hospital in Civitanova Marche (62012,Italy).
Graduated in Medicine and Surgery at Ancona University in 1982, completed the Postgraduated School in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1987 and then the Postgraduated School in Endocrinology and Metabolism on 1992.
He founded Comunichiamo La Salute, an Italian Scientific Association, promoting the proximity medicine as a new approach to patient care.
Owner of some medicalwebsites (SaluteDonna.it, WomanHealthGate.com, StudioDiProspero.it) he’s also passionate for Medical Informatics and Computer Science and in 2012 he joined the Apple Development Program (Medicine and Health).
Expert in Gynecological Endocrinology and Infertility gave original contributions to knowledge of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Premature Ovarian Failure, Endometriosis, Melatonin and Reproductive System.
Menopause and Premature Ovarian Failure; Polycystic Ovarian Disease; Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain; Thyroid and Reproductive Function; Pineal Gland and Melatonin; Medical Informatics and Computer Science
George Pados studied Medicine and specialized in Obstetrics-Gynecology in the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. He took his Ph.D in the same University and completed his postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Brussels Free University (AZ-VUB) in 1991 and 1992. He is Associate Professor of OB-GYN in the Aristotle University.
Endoscopic surgery in Gynecology, laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy, Reproductive surgery, Endometriosis and Adhesions.
I passed my elementary and high school in Isfahan and started university in 1985 in medical school of Tehran University that I graduated in 1992 and immediately I started my residency in General surgery in Tehran University, Cancer Institute and Sina Hospital. I finished general surgery residency in 1997 and started working as a general surgeon in hospitals of Tehran and Saveh and after 5 years working as general surgeon. I narrowed my field in breast surgery and went to Breast Cancer Research Center and worked there as a breast surgeon and simultaneously I passed multiple short courses in M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Dana Farber Cancer Institute (Harvard Medical School) and University College London. I also participated in many congresses about breast cancer all around the world and presented multiple posters and lectures in them.
I also worked on public education about women’s health especially breast cancer for 15 years and had multiple radio and TV educational programs. I also conducted screening programs and educational events about breast cancer for ministry of education in Iran and managed different congresses on breast cancer. I work now in Breast Cancer Research Center and treatment deputy and also have my private office in Tehran.
Circulating tumor cells; Metastasis prevention and diagnosis; Sentinel node biopsy; Breast cancer screening cost effectiveness; Granulomatous mastitis
Julian N Robinson trained in medicine at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, University of London. His initial training in Obstetrics and Gynecology was at Guy’s Hospital, London and the Churchill and John Radcliffe Hospitals in Oxford, England. He pursued research in Reproductive Endocrinology as a research fellow at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Oxford University. After moving to America, he completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Eastern Virginia Medical Center in Norfolk and a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. Faculty appointments include Maternal Fetal Medicine attending posts at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University in New York and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. He was the Medical Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Boston for 9 years. He is currently Chief of Obstetrics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. His interests include obstetric imaging, prenatal diagnosis, monochorionic twins and obstetrics. He is a Diplomate of the Boards of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine in America and a Fellow of both the Royal and American Colleges of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
A Physician with fortyyears of clinical work experience, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology with subspecializations in reproductive endocrinology and urogynecology. A special proficiency exists in Bioethics.
A medical and scientific writer with over twenty years experience. Writing, editing and publishing over 80 journal articles. Published and edited multiple books; editing and revising with alteration of grammar and word processing in both English and Spanish. Ability to edit and reorganize text to meet the needs of the particular article or book.
Chronic Pelvic Pain and ethics
Allan A Adajar
Illinois Institute of Gynecology & Advanced Pelvic Surgery
Allan Adajar, MD has dedicated a substantial portion of his training towards mastering advanced surgical techniques. His surgical training includes two years of General Surgery residency, completion of an OB/GYN residency in Chicago, IL, followed by a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at one of the top institutions in the country, The Methodist Hospital of Houston, Texas. He is a fellow of both the American college of Surgeons and the American College of OB/GYN. AAGL, the leading association promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery among surgeons worldwide, has bestowed upon him the designation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. He is a pioneer in mini-laparoscopic techniques, with multiple publications and presentations given on a national level. His pursuit to perform the painless hysterectomy, with the least amount of scarring, at a significantly reduced cost, serves as the foundation of his evolving technique.
Georgios Androutsopoulos completed his Degree in Medicine in 1995, at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens. He received his Medical Specialization in 2006, at the Department of Obstetrics - Gynecology of the University of Patras. He also completed his Doctorate of Medicine “Pregnancy complications in Greek women with inherited thrombophilia” in 2007, at the same Department.
He started his clinical career in 1-8-2006, as Obstetrician - Gynecologist at the General, Maternity & Pediatric Hospital of Athens “Mitera” and he served up until 20-1-2009. In 23-1-2009 he became a Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the General Hospital of Amfissas and he served up until 3-1-2012.
He started his academic career in 3-1-2012, as a Lecturer and Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Patras and he served up until 20-10-2014. In 20-10-2014, he became an Assistant Professor and Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Patras and he holds the same position until today.
He has got both academic and clinical experience as well as a heavy workload of research and educational duties. Moreover, he has actively participated in teaching the Medical Students of the University of Patras and in training program for the Specialty Trainees of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His research interests are mainly focused in Gynacological Oncology with 69 Publications in International Scientific Journals with Reviewers and 4 Chapters in Medical Books.
Bruno DEVAL, MD, is a French Gynecologist and a postgraduate-trained Surgeon with a real interest in surgical technologies and techniques. He was a Fellow of the French College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, the French College of Surgeons, The French society of urodynamics (SIFUD), is actually member of the international continence society (ICS), of the International Urogynecologic Association (IUGA).
Over a long time he coined the term reconstructive pelvic surgery reflecting the unique, evolving nature of their expanding surgical practice including surgery of female urinary incontinence, female anal incontinence, female genital prolapse and female rectal prolapse. Developing conventional laparoscopic surgery, vaginal surgery, open surgery.
Well-known for their innovative work in gynecologic surgery, they found intense interest in reconstructive pelvic surgery while networking at professional meetings within their large following of colleagues nationally and worldwide.
He has published over one hundred scientific articles (PubMed) and delivered presentations throughout the Europe, South America, Asia, and United States related to surgical technologies and techniques in gynecology. A key opinion leader (KOL) in female PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS and LAPAROSCOPIC Surgery with a large global network, he is consulted frequently by major specialty societies, surgical technology development teams and the media for his insights and experience.
TORCH syndrome and infectious diseases during pregnancy ; Minimally invasive surgery for women: hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery;materno-fetal medicine : fetal imaging: ultrasound & MRI , high risk pregnancies; Gynecologic Ultrasound & imaging; Colposcopy
Sergio Haimovich, MD. Head of the Hysteroscopy Unit at the Del Mar University Hospital in Barcelona. Developed the use of Diode Laser for the treatment of endometrial benign pathology. Author of a new surgery technique that allows to enucleate deep myoma in an office setting without anesthesia. National Award as One of the Best Health Ideas 2013 for “A new surgery technique for myomectomy adapted to a Primary Care Center”. Barcelona, November 2013. Active member of the Spanish Contraception Society, especially regarding intrauterine contraception (reversible and not reversible).Annual Award of the Spanish Contraception Foundation for the best investigation work in contraception presented in the National Congress. “Profile of long-acting reversible contraception users in Europe” September 2009.
Office Hysteroscopy, endometrial benign pathology and the use of diode laser in gynecology, contraception (IUD, IUS and Essure), the use of NBI in premalignant endometrial pathology.
She had received training in both Reproductive (RM) & Feto-Maternal Medicine in King’s College (1984-91) and was the first wave formally trained sub-specialists. My PhD thesis (University of London) is entitled “Factors Affecting the Outcome of Assisted Conception”. As a member of a pioneering team, introduced ultrasound monitoring & oocyte recovery (transabdominal; transuretheral; transvaginal) for IVF, published largest world-series of ambulatory service and lead the world-wide conversion of ART to simple, user friendly, less risky outpatient service. From 1984-1991, established training and service in pioneering ART centres of Kings College & the Hallam Medical in London, the Thomson Medical & Singapore General (invitation of the Ministry of Health, Singapore).
In Leeds, established ACU & specialist RM services for Oncology at St James’s. From 1992, she was the HFEA Person Responsible (PR) & until April 2005 an Obstetrician with >5000 maternities annually. She received Honorary PhD (Leeds Metropolitan/Beckett University; 1995), ‘Yorkshire Woman of Year’ achievement awards (1994),served as Independent member, Board of Governors, LMU (1996-2006) & President, North England Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists(2012-13).
As clinically active HFEA-PR at Leeds Centre for Reproductive Medicine (2010 onwards), have trained approx. 31 sub-speciality consultants, conducted 38 research trials, supervised 7 postgraduates (MD’s), published 62 peer-reviewed papers, presented >170 abstracts/posters in international/national meetings, written book chapters, review articles, act as reviewer for (Lancet, HumanFertility, RBM, HumanReproduction, EurJO&G, NIHR) & RCOG.
Endocrine factors affecting Assisted Conception; Folliculogeneis; Luteal support; OHSS; Storage of Fertility and Reproductive Health in Cancer patients