Gamal Ghoniem, M.D., F.A.C.S.,
Titles: Professor of Urology and Vice Chairman of Department of Urology
Dr. Ghoniem, 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.
He is a member of several societies including the American Urological Association, Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association, Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU), International Continence Society (ICS), International Urogynecology Association (IUGA) and the American Urogynecology Society (AUGS). Dr. Ghoniem was a thesis supervisor to many fellows. He is the Chairman of Research and Development Committee (IUGA) and a
member of the Education Committee (SUFU), and an elected member of the scientific committee of ICS.
Dr. Ghoniem has improved and introduced many diagnostic and surgical techniques in the field of urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse such as ISD classification, vaginal pack test, suburethral sling, Genisphere injection, bladder neck wrap, male sling, and trans obturator technique.
He has edited two books: “Practical Guide to Female Pelvic Medicine” and “Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: a Multidisciplinary Approach.” He wrote or co-wrote more than 130 publications including peer-reviewed papers, 10 videos, audio-tapes, review articles, editorials, and 27 book chapters. He is editor of the special issue of Neurourology and Urodynamics for “Animal Models to Study Lower Urinary Tract”, and Co-editor of a special issue of Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery for “Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: the Importance of a Multidisciplinary Approach.” He is on the Editorial Board of Journal of International Urogynecology, Pelvic Floor Medicine Journal, Open Access Journal of Urology, and Journal of Neurourology and Urodynamics. He is a reviewer of many journals and has been appointed as an expert reviewer for Journal of Urology, Urology, endourology, Neurourology and Urodynamics and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Ghoniem served as a consultant of the surgical treatment group of the 1st International Consultation on urinary incontinence in 1998, and he was a member of the same committee in the 2nd Consultation on Urinary Incontinence in 2001. NIH appointed him as a chairman for review panel on incontinence, 2009, also served as a reviewer on the study sections of bladder physiology, 2000, and urinary incontinence, 2006.
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