American University of Beirut

Faculty Research Interests

​​​​​​​Faculty member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are actively engaged in a myriad of basic science, translational and clinical research projects. These projects relate to various aspects of obstetrics, maternal fetal medicine, benign gynecology, urogynecology, gynecologic oncology, minimally invasive surgery, reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Select obstetric research interests of the faculty include twin gestations, recurrent pregnancy loss, thrombophilia, gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, fetal origin of adult diseases, labor induction, labor models, preterm labor, and perinatal outcome of IVF pregnancies. Select gynecology topics include molecular biology of molar pregnancy, Tamoxifen’s effect on the genital tract, chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cervical cancer, HPV and genital dysplasia/cancer, cytoreductive surgery in ovarian cancer, robotic surgery in endometrial and cervical cancers, Natural Orifices Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (N.O.T.E.S), pelvic pain, endometriosis, adenomyosis, overactive bladder, epidemiology of incontinence and prolapse, prevention of pelvic floor disorders, urogenital fistula, and PCOS. Reproductive endocrinology and infertility research interests include new applications in ovulation, induction protocols, pre-implantation genetics, and fertility preservation in cancer patients.

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