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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

BASIM ABU RAFEA, MD, FRCSC, FACOG

 

 

PERSONAL DATA

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Place of birth: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

           

Nationality: Saudi Arabian

 

Date of birth: May 27, 1971

 

Marital status: Married with two wonderful children

 

Hobbies:     - SCUBA Diving (PADI Certified Master Scuba Diver with 7 specialties)

                   - Desert camping

- Golf

 

Languages: Fluent in Arabic and English.

                 

 

Contact Information:    P.O Box 56126

                                     Riyadh, 11554

                                     Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

                                     office 014672487

                                     basim@abirafeh.com

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS                        

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July 1995

M.B.B.S. (Medical Doctor Degree)

King Saud University(KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

June 2003

Specialist Certificate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Obstetrics and Gynecology

                         

June 2005

Subspecialty in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

 

January 2006

Subspecialty in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

TRAINING

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July 1995 - July 1996

 

Internship (Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, OBGYN)

                                        Major teaching hospitals in Riyadh, KSA.

           

October 1996 – March 1998

        

Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology

         King Fahd National Guard Hospital RIYADH, KSA

 

July 1998 - June 2003

 

Residency training, Obstetrics and Gynecology

          University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

 

July 2003 to June 2005

 

Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

          University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

 

                        July 2005 – January 2006

                            

Fellowship in Gynecologic Minimally Invasive Surgery

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

 

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR COURSES

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2002-2003

Successfully completed three consecutive months of Colposcopy training

 

2002-2003

Successfully completed training in the use of surgical Lasers

 

2004-2005

Successfully completed a nine hour microsurgical skills course

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS

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1999   Saudi Cultural Bureau in Canada award for the academic year 1998/1999.

2000   Wyeth-Ayerst award for excellence in research.

2000   Saudi Cultural Bureau in Canada award for the academic year 1999/2000.

2001   Saudi Cultural Bureau in Canada award for the academic year 2000/2001.

2002   Wyeth-Ayerst award for excellence in research.

2002      Saudi Cultural Bureau in Canada award for the academic year 2001/2002.

2003   Saudi Cultural Bureau in Canada award for the academic year 2002/2003.

2004   Saudi Cultural Bureau in Canada award for the academic year 2003/2004.

2005   American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy, Kurt Semm Award   “Excellence in Pelviscopy”

2006   American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy, Kurt Semm Award “Excellence in Pelviscopy”

2008  American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy, Kurt Semm Award " Excellence in Pelviscopy"

 

HOSPITAL & ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

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  • Assistant Professor & Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. March, 12, 2008 – present time.

 

  • Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.   King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. February 2006 – February 2008

 

  • Residency Training Program Director from May 2006 to November 2007 in Obstetrics & Gynecology at King Fahd Medical City, Women’s Specialized Hospital

 

  • Clinical Assistant Professor at King Saud University from March 2007 - March 2008

 

  • Chairman of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Training Committee from May 2006 to November 2007 at King Fahd Medical City, Women’s Specialized Hospital.

 

  • Member of the Pain Management Committee from April 2006 to February 2008 at King Fahd Medical City.

 

  • Member of the Council of Academic Officers Council since May 2006 to November 2007 at King Fahd Medical City.

 

  • Member of the Quality Improvement Committee since its inception in 2006 till February 2008 at King Fahd Medical City.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

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·         Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

·         Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians And Gynecologists

·         Member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

·         Member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy

·         Member of the Middle East Fertility Society

·         Member of the Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada

·         Member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society

·         Member of The International Society for Gynecological Endoscopy           

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

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·         Established the First dedicated Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Clinic in Saudi Arabia at King Fahd medical City, Women’s Specialized Hospital 2006-2007.

 

·         Established the First dedicated Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic in Saudi Arabia at King Fahd medical City, Women’s Specialized Hospital 2006-2007.

 

·         Setup the Residency Training Program in Obstetrics & Gynecology at King Fahd medical City, Women’s Specialized Hospital 2006-2007.

 

·         Organized the first Evidence Based Medicine Conference “Towards Evidence Based Medicine” in June 2007 at King Fahd Medical City, Women’s Specialized Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE & GRANTS

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·      Research Resident, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The University of Western Ontario. July-September 2000.

 

·      Established database for infertility patients’ ultrasound assessment findings prior to commencement of assisted reproductive treatment. Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. University Hospital Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Centre. The University of Western Ontario. 2003- Current (Principal Investigator).

 

·      Established database for Laparoscopic entry in gynecologic surgery. St. Josephs Hospital. Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The University of Western Ontario. 2003- Current (Principal Investigator).

 

·      Established database for Operative Hysteroscopy. St. Josephs Hospital. Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The University of Western Ontario. 2003- Current (Principal Investigator).

 

·      Established an electronic data base on Abnormal Uterine Bleeding. King Fahd Medical City, Women’s Specialized Hospital. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2006 – Current (Principal Investigator).

 

·      Infertility Research Chair supervisor at King Saud University. This is a 5,000,000 SR research grant over a four year period.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

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PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

 

·         Vilos GA, Hollett-Caines J, Abu-Rafea B, Allen HH, Inculet R, Kirk ME. Leiomyosarcoma Diagnosed Six Years After Laparoscopic Electromyolysis. JOGC June 2008 (in press).

 

·         Vilos GA, Vilos AG, Abu-Rafea B, Hollett-Caines J, Nikkhah-Abyaneh Z, Edris F. THREE SIMPLE 1 STEPS DURING CLOSED LAPAROSCOPIC ENTRY MAY MINIMIZE MAJOR INJURIES. Surgical Endoscopy 2008 (in press).

 

·         Vilos GA, Ettler HC, Edris F, Hollett-Caines J, Abu-Rafea B. Endometrioid adenocarcinoma treated by hysteroscopic endomyometrial resection. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2007 Jan-Feb;14(1):119-22.

 

·         Edris F, Vilos GA, AL-Mubarak A, Ettler HC, Hollett-Caines J, Abu-Rafea B. Resectoscopic surgery may be an alternative to hysterectomy in high-risk women with atypical endometrial hyperplasia. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2007 Jan;14(1): 68-73.

 

·         Behera M, Vilos GA, Hollett-Caines J, Abu-Rafea B, Ahmad R. Laparoscopic findings, histopathologic evaluation, and clinical outcomes in women with chronic pelvic pain after hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2006 Sep-Oct;13(5):431-5.

 

·         Abu-Rafea B; Vilos G.V; Vilos A.G; Hollett-Caines J; Al-Omran M. Effect Of Body Habitus And Parity On Insufflated C02 Volume At Various Intra-Abdominal Pressures During Laparoscopic Access In Women. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2006 Jun;13(3):205-210.

 

·         Nascu PC, Vilos GA, Ettler HC, Abu-Rafea B, Hollet-Caines J, Ahmad R. Histopathologic findings on uterosacral ligaments in women with chronic pelvic pain and visually normal pelvis at laparoscopy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2006 Jun;13(3):201-204.

 

·         Vilos GA, Vilos EC, Abu-Rafea B, Hollett-Caines J, Romano W. Nonsurgical temporary uterine artery occlusion for leiomyomata: summary results from two pilot trials. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Apr;107(4 Suppl):88S

 

·         Hollett-Caines J, Vilos GA, Abu-Rafea B, Ahmad R. Fertility and Pregnancy Outcomes Following Hysteroscopic Septum Division. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2006 Feb;28(2):156-9.

 

·         Vilos GA, Vilos AG, Abu-Rafea B, Pron G, Kozak R, Garvin G. Administration of goserelin acetate after uterine artery embolization does not change the reduction rate and volume of uterine myomas. Fertil Steril. 2006 May;85(5):1478-83. Epub 2006 Mar 31.

 

·         Vilos AG, Vilos GA, Abu-Rafea B, Hollett-Caines J, Al-Omran M. Effect of body habitus and parity on the initial Veres intraperitoneal CO2 insufflation pressure during laparoscopic access in women.
J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2006 Mar-Apr;13(2):108-13.

 

·         Vilos G.A; Newton D.W; Odell R.C; Abu-Rafea B; Vilos A.G. Characterization and mitigation of stray radiofrequency currents during monopolar resectoscopic electrosurgery. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2006 Mar-Apr;13(2):134-40.

 

·         Vilos GA, Abu-Rafea B, Kosak R. Safe Resectoscopic Evacuation of a 10 Week Viable Cervical Pregnancy After Transfemoral Bilateral Uterine Artery Embolization. Fertil Steril. 2005 Aug;84(2):509.

 

·         Basim Abu-Rafea; George A Vilos.; Angelos G Vilos; Riad Ahmad; Jackie Hollett-Caines; Mohammed Al-Omran. High-Pressure Laparoscopic Entry Does Not Adversely Affect Cardiopulmonary Function In Healthy Women. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2005 Nov-Dec;12(6):475-9.

 

·         Vilos GA, Vilos EC, Romano W, Abu- Rafea B. Temporary Uterine Artery Occlusion for Treatment of Menorrhagia and Uterine Fibroids using an Incisionless Doppler guided Transvaginal Clamp. Hum Reprod. 2006 Jan;21(1):269-271.

 

·         Abu-Rafeh B, Vilos GA, Misra M. Frequency and laparoscopic management of ovarian remnant syndrome. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 2003 Feb;10(1):33-7.

 

 

CHAPTERS

 

·         Jarrell JF, Vilos GA, Allaire C, Burgess S, Fortin C, Gerwin R, Lapensee L, Lea RH, Leyland NA, Martyn P, Shenassa H, Taenzer P, Abu-Rafea B; Chronic Pelvic Pain Working Group; SOGC. Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2005 Aug;27(8):781-826.

 

·         Vilos GA, Abu-Rafea B. New developments in ambulatory hysteroscopic surgery. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2005 Aug;19(5):727-42.

 

 

ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Vilos GA. Thermablate EASÔ : A New Endometrial Ablation System for High-Risk Women with Menorrhagia.

Presented at the 18th World Congress of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), Montréal, May 2004.

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Vilos GA. Levonorgestrel Releasing Intrauterine Device (Mirena™) For The Treatment Of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) In High Risk Women. Presented at 18th World Congress of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), Montréal, May 2004.

 

·         Behera M, Vilos GA, Abu-Rafea B. Laparoscopic Management of Persistent Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women Following Hysterectomy and Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy. Presented at the Global Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy, AAGL 32nd annual meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada in 2003.

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Bocking A. Diagnosis of Bacterial Vaginosis in Patients Presenting With Threatened Preterm Labor. Presented at the annual Ontario Perinatal Meeting in Kingston 2000.

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Vilos GA, Vilos AG, Al-Omran M. Pneumoperitoneum Hyper-Insufflation during Laparoscopic Entry is Safe. Presented at the SOGC 61st ACM.

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Vilos GA, Vilos AG, Al-Omran M. Impact of Body Habitus & Parity on Laparoscopic Entry Guided by Veres Needle CO2 Insufflation Pressure. Presented at the SOGC 61st ACM.

 

·         Vilos G, Ahmad R, Ettler H, Abu-Rafea B. Indications & Histopathology of Hysterectomy Following Hysteroscopic Endometrial Ablation. Presented at the SOGC 61st ACM.

 

·         Vilos G, Vilos A, Abu-Rafea B. Transvaginal Temporary Uterine Artery Occlusion for the Treatment of Symptomatic Leiomyomas. Presented at the SOGC 61st ACM.

 

 

·         Vilos G, Abu-Rafea B, Vilos A. Levonorgestrel Releasing Intrauterine System (Mirena) for the Treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) in Women with Uterine Leiomyomas. Presented at the SOGC 61st ACM..

 

·         Basim Abu-Rafea; George A Vilos.; Angelos G Vilos; Riad Ahmad; Jackie Hollett-Caines; Mohammed Al-Omran.. High-Pressure Laparoscopic Entry Does Not Adversely Affect Cardiopulmonary Function In Healthy Women. Presented at the Global Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy, AAGL 33rd annual meeting, Sansfransisco, CA in 2004.

 

·         Vilos GA, Vilos EC, Abu-Rafea B. Temporary Uterine Artery Occlusion Using a Variable Occlusion Time in the Treatment of Symptomatic Leiomyomas. Fertility and Sterility - September 2005 (Vol. 84, Issue (Supplement 1), Pages S32-S33).

 

·         Tekpetey F, Abu-Rafea B, McNaught J, Shepherd K, Izawa J, Power S. Sperm Quality Before And After Cryopreservation In Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Testicular Cancer Patients. Fertility and Sterility - September 2005 (Vol. 84, Issue (Supplement 1), Pages S71-S72).

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Hughes L, Tekpetey F, Hollett-Caines J, Rebel M, Feyles V. Gonadotropin Dose Step-up in Women With an Initial Low Response to Ovarian Stimulation for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Fertility and Sterility - September 2005 (Vol. 84, Issue (Supplement 1), Page S298).

 

·         Hollett-Caines J, Feyles V, Rebel M, Power S, Tekpetey F, Abu-Rafea B. Comparing a Microdose Flare to a GnRH Antagonist Protocol for Poor Responder Patients Undergoing In-Vitro Fertilization. Fertility and Sterility - September 2005 (Vol. 84, Issue (Supplement 1), Page S432).

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Leong Y, McFalls B, Shepherd K, Feyles V, Van Uum S. No Effect of a Mildly Elevated Serum Prolactin (PRL) on the Pregnancy Rate Following Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). Fertility and Sterility - September 2005 (Vol. 84, Issue (Supplement 1), Page S433).

 

·         Hollett-Caines J, Vilos GA, Abu-Rafea B. Hysteroscopic Treatment of the Uterine Septum. Fertility and Sterility - September 2005 (Vol. 84, Issue (Supplement 1), Page S469).

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Vilos GA, Hollett-Caines J. Clinical Outcomes Following Hysteroscopic Treatment of Severe Intrauterine Adhesions. Fertility and Sterility - September 2005 (Vol. 84, Issue (Supplement 1), Page S473).

 

·         Vilos GA, Abu-Rafea B, Odell R, Newton D. Active Electrode Monitoring (AEM) During Resectoscopic Electrosurgery. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Vol 12, No 5, September/October Supplement 2005( S2).

 

·         Vilos GA, Abu-Rafea B, Ettler HC, Ahmad R. Indications for Hysterectomy and Uterine Histopathology Following Hysteroscopic Endometrial Ablation. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Vol 12, No 5, September/October Supplement 2005 (S9).

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Vilos GA, Hollett-Caines J. Clinical Outcomes Following Hysteroscopic Treatment of Severe Intrauterine Adhesions. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Vol 12, No 5, September/October Supplement 2005 (S34).

 

·         Hollett-Caines J, Abu-Rafea B, Vilos GA. Hysteroscopic Treatment of Uterine Septum. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Vol 12, No 5, September/October Supplement 2005 (S35).

 

·         Vilos AG, Abu-Rafea B, Vilos GA, Al-Omran M. Effect of Body Habitus and Parity on the Initial Intraperitoneal CO2 Insufflation Pressure (Iipip) During Laparoscopic Access in Women. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Vol 12, No 5, September/October Supplement 2005 (S38). *Winner of the Kurt Semm Award

 

·         Vilos GA, Abu-Rafea B, Vilos EC, Romano W. Temporary Uterine Artery Occlusion for the Treatment of Symptomatic Leiomyomas—The Findings of Two Pilot Studies. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Vol 12, No 5, September/October Supplement 2005 (S56).

 

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Vilos GA, Vilos AG, Al-Omran M. Effect of Body Habitus and Parity on Insufflated CO2 Volume during Laparoscopic Access in Women. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Vol 12, No 5, September/October Supplement 2005 (S63).

 

·         A.G. Vilos; B. Abu-Rafea, G.A. Vilos, J. Hollett-Caines, Z.N. Ahyaneh, F. Edris. Three Simple Steps Minimize Laparoscopic Entry Injuries. AAGL 35th Annual meeting 2006 (Award Winner).

 

·         G.A. Vilos, E.C. Vilos, B. Abu-Rafea, J. Hollett-Caines. Transvaginal Doppler-Guided Temporary Uterine Artery Occlusion for the Treatment of Symptomatic Fibroids. AAGL 35th Annual meeting 2006

 

·         B. Abu-Rafea, G.A. Vilos, Z.N. Abyaneh, J. Hollett-Caines, A.G. Vilos. Randomized Comparison of Reusable Trocarless Cannulae (ENDOTIP) and Standard Trocar/Cannula Systems during Laparoscopic Surgery. AAGL 35th Annual meeting 2006

 

·         G.A. Vilos, F. Edris, A. Al-Murbarak, H.C. Ettler, J. Hollett-Caines, B. Abu-Rafea. Hysteroscopic Surgery Does Not Adversely Affect the Long Term Prognosis of Women with Uterine Malignancies. AAGL 35th Annual meeting 2006

 

·         F. Edris, G.A. Vilos, A. Al-Mubarak, H.C. Ettler, J. Hollett-Caines, B. Abu-Rafea. Resectoscopic Surgery May be an Alternative to Hysterectomy in High-Risk Women with Atypical Endometrial Hyperplasia. AAGL 35th Annual meeting 2006

 

·         B. Abu-Rafea, G.A. Vilos. The Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) at a Tertiary Care Facility in Saudi Arabia: A Pilot Study. Presented at the 1st AAGL International Congress on the Understanding & Treating Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Palermo, Italy, 2007.

 

·         B. Abu-Rafea. Insulin Resistance in Women. Presented at the 13th Annual meeting for OBGYN in Kuwait city, Kuwait, February 2008

 

 

ONGOING RESEARCH

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·         Abu-Rafea B, Vilos G. Laparoscopic Entry Complications.

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Vilos G. Comparing Resection Loop and Roller-Ball for Hysteroscopic Endometrial Ablation.

 

 

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Vilos G. Hysteroscopic fluid management: Automated verses Manual Assessment.

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Feyles V. The Role of Asymptomatic Prolactin Elevation Prior to Controlled Supra-Ovulation.

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Vilos G. The value of a uterine stent following hysteroscopic metroplasty for uterine septum: a randomized trial.

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Arabic Translation & Validation of a Quality of Life Questioner for Menorrhagia.

 

·         Abu-Rafea B, Baseline Clinical And Laboratory Parameters Following Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery: A Pilot Study

 
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