Dr. Ghoniem Gamal

Dr. Ghoniem Gamal

Vice Chairman and Professor of Urology

University of California
333 City Blvd. West, Ste. 2100, Orange, United States of America, 92868

plus Speciality

UROLOGY

Biography:

Gamal Ghoniem, MD, FACS, is a professor and Vice-Chair at the UC Irvine Health School of Medicine’s Department of Urology and Chief Division of Female Urology and Voiding dysfunction. Dr. Ghoniem, an internationally regarded expert in female urology, pelvic reconstructive surgery and voiding dysfunction, also serves as Chief of General Urology and Spinal Cord Urology for the VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

He was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1950, and he graduated from Alexandria Medical School in November 1974. He completed his urology residency at the University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt, in 1978 and, at that time, he was appointed as Assistant Lecturer. He left Egypt in 1980 for a fellowship in neurourology and female urology at Brown University in Rhode Island, and he also did his second urology residency at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Dr. Ghoniem was appointed to Tulane University, Department of Urology as Assistant Professor in 1987 and Chief, Section of Urodynamics and Female Urology. In 1991, he was appointed Associate Professor of Urology with a joint appointment in the Department of Gynecology. In 1998, he was promoted to Professor of Urology and Clinical Professor of Gynecology.  In 2000, he moved to Florida to join Cleveland Clinic and founded the section of Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology and Pelvic Reconstruction. He also was the Chairman of Medical Education at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Some of his positions include:

1. Co-Chairman Men’s Health Committee UC Irvine Health School of Medicine November 2013-Present
2. Chairman Regional IUGA Symposium, UCI March 2012
3. Co-Chairman Annual Female Pelvic Disorders Symposium, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2000-present.
4. Chairman, Regional Elected member of International Urogynecology Society executive board, as North America representative, 2009– present
5. Chairman of Research and Development, International Urogynecology Society, 2005–2008

Academic positions:

Education

1. M.B., Ch.B. University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt, November 1974
2. Master of Urological Surgery, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt, June 1978
3. Internship: University of Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 1975-1976
4. Residency: Urology, Alexandria Main University Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 1976-1979
5. Fellowship: Department of Surgery (Urology), Roger Williams General Hospital,Brown university Affiliated Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1981–1984
6. Residency: Urology (Department of Surgery), University of Michigan Hospital,Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A., 1984-1987

Appointments

1. July 2011–Present (UC Irvine Health)

• Vice Chairman and Professor of Urology
• Chief , Division of Female Urology, Pelvic  Reconstructive Surgery and Voiding Dysfunction at UC Irvine Health.

Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Long Beach, CA (LBVA)

• Chief of General Urology
• Chief, Spinal Cord Urology.

2. July 2000-2011(Cleveland Clinic  Florida)

• Head section of Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology and Reconstruction, Department of Urology, Glickman Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida
• Chairman of Medical Student Education
• Chairman of Medical Education (American University of the Caribbean – AUC)
• Fellowship Program Director
• Clinical Professor of Surgery (Urology), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Health Science Center of the Ohio State University
• Clinical Professor of Surgery (Urology), NOVA Southeastern University (NSU), Fort Lauderdale, FL
• Clinical Professor of Surgery (Urology), Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL
• Affiliate Professor of Surgery, University of South Florida,Tampa, FL

3. July 1987-June 2000 (Tulane University)

• Professor of Urology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, July, 1998 - July 2000
• Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, July 1998 - 2000
• Chief, Section of Urodynamics and Female Urology, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, July 1987 - 2000
• Research Scientist, Tulane Delta Regional Primate Center, Covington, LA., July, 1996-2000
• Associate Professor of Urology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, July, 1991-1995
• Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA., July, 1992 - 1998
• Assistant Professor of Urology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, July, 1987 - June, 1991
• Residency Program Director, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, March, 1992 - February, 1994ssistant Director, Louisiana Lithotriptor, Inc., Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, 1989 - 2000
• Director, Neurourology, Health South Rehabilitation Center, Harahan, LA, ADr

Honors, Awards and Fellowships

• The National Association For Continence (NAFC) awarded Gamal Ghoniem, MD, with the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award at the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) Awards Reception on March 4, held during the 2011 SUFU Winter Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
• First place IUGA 2013 Research Grant  – Basic Science Grant 146A 2012
• America’s Top Doctors 2009 – 2013 (Castel Connolly Medical Ltd.)
• Best Doctors in America: 2005, 2006,2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
• Top Surgeons:2010, 2011, 2013
• Top Urologists: 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
• Certificate of Excellence – Reviewer for the Arab Journal of Urology 2012
• Super Doctors SuperDoctors of South Florida: 2009, 2011
• America’s Top Physicians: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011
• Chairperson NIDDK (Urology APRA): July 23, 2009
• Patients Choice Award for: 2008 and 2009
• Scholar Physician of the year: 2006, Cleveland Clinic Florida
• Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.): 1992 to present
• eMedicine Certificate of Recognition for “gynecologic pain” had 15, 473 page reviews during:    2009
• Best Clinical Paper: SUFU meeting“Do Women Have Realistic Expectations of Treatment For
Stress Urinary Incontinence?”February 2007
• Life Member of The National Register of Who is Who: 2000 edition #115176
• Strathmore’s Who’s Who: November 1999 and 2010
• Who's Who in America, inclusion in Marquis: 2010 edition
• First Prize Winner (Poster Session) “Long Term Outcome of Modified Pubovaginal Sling Procedure for Complicated Stress Incontinence” (SMA): November 1997
• Best Poster and (Best Poster of Session): “Animal Model for Multichannel Telemetry Studies of Dynamic Bladder Outlet Obstruction” (AUA): May 1996
• United Nations Development Program UNDP (TOKTEN), Alexandria and Cairo Universities,     Alexandria, Egypt: July 1995
• Award Winning Video, “Modified Pubovaginal Sling for Treatment of Complicated Stress     Urinary     Incontinence in Females” (AUA): April 1991. (AUA Norwich Eaton Video Library)
• First Prize Resident Competition,  (SMA) Southern Medical Association: 1989
(Sponsor and Co-Author)
• Second Prize Resident Competition, University of Michigan: 1986
• Fellow on NIH grant, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island: 1981-1983
• Honors Graduate, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt: 1978
• Scholarship Government of Egypt, (Pre-Med and Medical School): 1968-1974

Research interests:

Female Urology; Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction surgery; Fistula surgery; Neurogenic Bladder; Voiding Dysfunction; Urodynamics; Bladder Physiology; Telemetry; Clinical Outcomes

Any other information:

Publications

1. Mahdy, A, Karp, D, Davila GW, Ghoniem, GM:  The Outcome of Transobturator Anterior Vaginal
wall Prolapse Repair Using Procine Dermis Graft: Intermediate Term Follow-Up. Int Braz J Urol. 2013; Jul-Aug: 39 (4) 506-12
2. Ghoniem GM,Shokeir A.   The Management of Genitourinary Fistula in the 3rd Millennium. Arab Journal of Urology 2013 Oct; AJU-D-13-00050R3
3. Ghoniem GM,  Miller CJ.A systematic review and meta-analysis of Macroplastique for treating
female  stress urinary incontinence. Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Jan; 24 (1): 27-36.
4. Ghoniem G and Abdel-Mageed A. Differential profile analysis of urinary cytokines in patients with overactive bladder: comment  - International Urogynecology Journal;Aug2012, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p1141.  Abstract: A Letter to the Editor is presented in response to the article "Differential Profile Analysis of Urinary Cytokines in Patients With Overactive Bladder," by Ghoniem and colleagues.ACCESSION #77736604
5. Toozs-Hobson P, Freeman R, Barber M, Maher C, Haylen B, Athanasiou S, Swift S, Whitmore K,
GhoniemG, deRidder D: An International Urogynecological Association ; Internatio   MA Crites-Bachert, Marium M. Mukati, Andrew A Sorial, GM Ghoniem. Percutaneous Nerve
Evaluation in Females:  “Lessons Learned.” Journal of Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery 17(6) 293-7 2011 nal Continence Society. An International Urogynecological Association joint report on the terminology for reporting outcomes of surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse.  Neurorol Urodyn. 2012 Apr; 31 (4): 415-21.
6. Toozs-Hobson P, Freeman R, Barber M, Maher C, Haylen B, Athanasiou S, Swift S, Whitmore K,
Ghoniem  G, deRidder D: An International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)/; International Continence Society (ICS) joint report on the terminology for reporting outcomes of surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse. Int Urogynecol J. 2012 May; 23 (5): 527-35
7. Lemos N, Korte JE, Iskander M, Freeman R, Arunkalaivanan A, Rizk D, Halaska M, Medina C,
Conceição JC, Parekh M, Martan A, Sorinola O, Wlazlak E, Ghoniem G, Swift S.  Center-by-center results of a multicenter prospective trial to determine the inter-observer correlation of the simplified POP-Q in describing pelvic organ prolapse.  Int Urogynecol J. 2012 May; 23 (5): 579-84. Epub 2011 Nov 15.
8. Elmissiry M, Mahdy A, Ghoniem G. Treatment of female stress urinary incontinence: what
women find acceptable and the impact of clinical and urodynamic evaluation on their final choice. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2011 Nov;45(5):326-31. Epub 2011 May 31.
9. Crites, MA, Sorial A, Ghoniem GM.   Risk factors for male slings: a comparative study of two techniques. Urology. 2011 Jul;78(1):192-6. Epub 2011 Apr 13.
10. Ghoniem G, Faruqui N, Elmissiry M, Mahdy A, Abdelwahab H, Oommen M, Abdel-Mageed AB.
Differential profile analysis of urinary cytokines in patients with overactive bladder.  Int Urogynecol J. 2011 Aug;22(8):953-61. Epub 2011 Apr 13. Erratum in: Int Urogynecol J.
2011 Aug;22(8):1069.
11. Karp, DR Peterson TV, Mahdy A, Ghoniem G, Aguilar VC, Davila GW.   Biologic grafts for
cystocele repair: does concomitant midline fascial plication improve surgical outcomes? Int Urogynecol J. 2011 Aug;22(8):985-90. Epub 2011 Apr 12.
12. Crites, M and Ghoniem, G: Bladder mass “collagenoma”. IUJ. Volume 22, Number 5, pp. 621-623(3), May 2011
13. Gunaskaran K, Davila GW, Ghoniem GM. Giant urethral diverticulum -- repair augmented with    
bovine pericardium collagen matrix graft and tension-free vaginal tape. J Indian Med Assoc. 2011 Jul;109(7):513, 515.
14. Deborah R. Karp & Thais V. Peterson & Ayman Mahdy & Gamal Ghoniem & Vivian C. Aguilar and
G. Willy Davila: Biologic grafts for cystocele repair: does concomitant midline fascial plication improve surgical outcomes? Int Urogynecol J DOI 10.1007/s00192-011-1408-1, Online First, April 12, 2011
15. Ayman Mahdy, Nuzhat Faruqui, Gamal Ghoniem: Objective cure of urinary retention following
laparoscopic hysterectomy for a large uterine figroid. IUJ: volume 21, Issue 5, Page 609.
16. Daniel Caruso, MD and Angelo E. Gousse, MD: Expert Commentary: G. Ghoniem, MD, FACS:
Urinary Incontinence and Pneumaturia:  Management and Treatment.  Current Urology Reports 10:326-330, 2009.
17. Dennis H. Kim, Nuzhat Faruqui, Gamal M. Ghoniem: Sacral Neuromodulation Outcomes in
patients with Urge Urinary and Concommitant Urge Fecal Incontinence.   Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: 2010 May:16(3) 171-8
18. D H. Kim, A.Mahdy, V. Mundra, M. Berman, and G. M. Ghoniem: Ureteroarterial Fistula. Case
Reports in Medicine, Volume (1-4), Article ID 326969, doi:10.1155/2009/326969 open access at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crm/2009/326969.html, 2009
19. Dennis H. Kim, Nuzhat Faruqui, Ayman Mahdy, Gamal M. Ghoniem: Significant Complications
following Minimally Invasive Office-Based Treatments for BPH: Experience from a Tertiary Care Center Current Urology, Vol:3, #3, 2009
20. Gamal M. Ghoniem: Beyond the Abstract - Cross-Linked Polydimethylsiloxane Injection     for Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: Results of a Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled, Single-Blind Study. UroToday, Tuesday, 12 May 2009
21.    Mahdy A, Weiss E, Ghoniem G.M.: Rectourethral Fistula Stenting: A Technique for Better Fistula Visualization and Efficient Repair. PMID: 19578055.  Surg Innov;16 289-292 http://sri.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/16/4/289, 2009
22. Ghoniem G., Corcos J., Comiter C., Bernhard P., Westney Q.L. and Herschorn S.: Cross-Linked  Polydimethylsiloxane Injection for Female Stress Urinary Incontinennce:     Resultsof Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled, Single-blind Study. J Urol, 181:204-210, 2009
23. Ghoniem, G.M.: Bladder Neck Coaptation as a Predictor of Successful Injection for Female
Stress Incontinence. Urology & Kidney Disease News, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute: A Physician Journal of developments in Urology and Nephrology, Vol. 18 (58-59), 2009-2010
24. Ghoniem, G.M.: Expression of Urinary Chemokines in Patients with Overactive Bladder.     Urology & Kidney Disease News, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute: A Physician Journal of developments in Urology and Nephrology, Vol. 18 (60-60), 2009-2010
25. Gamal Ghoniem; Hassan Abdelwhab; Mostafa Elmissiry; Usama Khater:Surgical Choices     for the Treatment of Bladder Outlet Obstruction After Sling Procedures. Obstetrical & Gynecological survey, 64:159-159, 2009
26. Ghoniem G: Beyond the Abstract:  Cross-Linked Polydimethylsiloxane Injection for Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: Results of Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled, Single-blind Study.Berkeley, CA. UroToday.com, May 2009
27. Ghoniem, G.M.: Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: Women’s choices and guidelines for
evaluation. Urology & Kidney Disease News, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute: A Physician Journal of developments in Urology & Nephrology, vol. 17:42-44, 2008-2009.
28. Abdelwahab, Hassan; Elmissiry, Mostafa; Ghoniem, Gamal: Long-Term Outcomes of Rectocele
Repair With Chemically Processed (Tutoplast) Fascia Lata: Two and Half Years Follow-Up. Journal of Pelvic Medicine & Surgery: July/August 2009 - Volume 15 - Issue 4 - pp 173-177
29. Ayman Mahdy, Mostafa Elmissiry, and Gamal Ghoniem: Recurrent Stress Urinary Incontinence After Dislodged Screws in Patient With Bone-Anchored Suburethral Sling. Urology 72: 1185.e11–1185.e13, 2008
30. Ayman Mahdy, Mostafa Elmissiry and Gamal Ghoniem:The outcome of transobturator cystocele repair using biocompatible porcine dermis graft: our experience with 32 casesInternational Urogynecology Journal, 2008, Volume 19, Number 12, Pages 1647-1652
31. Gamal Ghoniem, MD, FACS, Hassan Abdelwahab, MB BCh, Mostafa Elmissiry, MB BCh, and Usama Khater, MB BCh: Surgical Choices for the Treatment of Bladder Outlet Obstruction After Sling Procedures. Journal ofPelvic Medicine &Surgery, Volume 14, Number 5, September/October 2008 (369-374)
32. Ghoniem G.M., Elmissiry M, Weiss E, Langford C, Abdelwahab H, Wexner S: Transperineal Repair of Complex Rectourethral Fistula Using Gracilis muscle flap interposition-Can Urinary and Bowel Functions be Preserved? J Urol 179:1882-86, 2008
33. Mahdy A, Elmissiry M, Ghoniem G: The outcome of transobturator cystocele repair using biocompatible porcine dermis graft: our experience with 32 cases.Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct.,2008, Volume 19, Number 12, Pages 1647-1652
34. Elmissiry, M, Mahdy, A, and Ghoniem, G: Obesity and male genitourinary disorders. Bariatric Times: Volume 5, #7(1 and 6-10), February, 2008. http://bariatrictimes.com/2008/02/07/obesity-and-male-genitourinary-disorders/
35. Carolyn Langford, Mostafa. Elmissiry, And Gamal Ghoniem: Do Women Have Realistic Expectations Of Treatment For Stress Urinary Incontinence J Neurourol &Urodyn 27:480-484, 2008
36. Ayman Mahdy, Mostafa Elmissiry, Gamal Ghoniem: “ Urethral diverticulum after tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure Case Report, Urology 72:461-61, 2008
37. Elmissiry, M, and Ghoniem, G: Fistula repair improves continence after prostate cancer treatment. Urology Times, 36:9, 2008
38. G. Ghoniem , E. Stanford, K. Kenton, C. Achtari, R. Goldberg, T. Mascarenhas, M. Parekh, K. Tamussino, S. Tosson, G. Lose1 and E. Petri: Evaluation and outcome measures in the treatment of female urinary stress incontinence: International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) guidelines for research and clinical practice. Int Urogynecol J ,2008, 19:5–33
39. Ghoniem, G.M. and Mahdy A: Female Urethral Diverticula: diagnosis and treatment. A mini Review. Egyptian Journal of Urology. Vol. 14, No.2, 78-85, December 2007
40. Langford, C.F., Muller, V, and Ghoniem, G.M.: Urinary Calculi and Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric Times: Volume 4, #7 (1 and 18-20), September 2007
41. Hassan Abdelwahab and Gamal Ghoniem: Obstructive suburethral mass after suburethral injection of Dextranomer/Hyaluronic acid copolymer. Case Report; Int Urogynecol J (2007) 18:1379-1380
42. Chancellor and Ghoniem: Case study “Recalcitrant Urinary Frequency and Urgency”. In “Female Urology: A Practical Clinical Guide”, edited by Drs. Howard Goldman and Sandip Vasavada. Humana Press Inc. 373-375, 2007
43. Langford, C andGhoniem, G.M.:"Levator Ani trigger point injections: An underutilized treatment for chronic pelvic pain.  J NeuroUrol & Urodyn, 2007; 26(1): 59-62
44. Hashim H, Avery K, Mourad M S, Chamssuddin A, Ghoniem G, Abrams P. The Arabic ICIQ-UI SF: an alternative language version of the English ICIQ-UI SF. Neurourol Urodyn, 2006, 25(3): 277-282
45. Bullock, TL, Ghoniem, G.M., Klutke, CG, and Staskin, DR: Advances in female stress urinary incontinence: mid-urethral slings. BJU Int, 2006; 98(Suppl. 1): 32-40
46. Langford CF and Ghoniem MG: Bariatric Surgery and lower urinary tract symptoms; Bariatric Times, March 2006, 3(6): 14-15
47. Ghoniem, G.M.:Implant relieves incontinence with sacral nerve stimulation. Ob.Gyn. news, 2006, vol:41, No. 10, page15
48. Carolyn F. Langford, Verena Mueller and Gamal M. Ghoniem: Urinary Calculi and Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric Times, March 2006, 4(7): 18-20
49. Ghoniem, G. M. and Khater, U.: Urethral prolapse after Durasphere injection. Int Urogynecol J 17: 297-298, 2006
50. Ghoniem, G.M.: "Sacral Nerve Stimulation Curbs Incontinence". Family Practice news, page 48-48, June 1, 2006

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