Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MADISON
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Protrait

Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD, FACOG, FACS
Associate Professor (CHS) Gynecologic Oncology



Office Address
UW Hospital and Clinics, Room: H4/636
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI, 53705


Clinic Address
Gynecology Oncology Clinic
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI, 53705
Phone: 608-265-1700


Administrative Assistant
Ashley Hogan
anhogan@wisc.edu
608-262-2262

Bio

Dr. Al-Niaimi is currently the head of surgical quality outcome for the department of OBGYN and the chair of the Quality Improvement and Review (QIRC) committee. His passion is implementing innovative surgical techniques to improve and promote achieving optimal surgical debulking of ovarian cancer, specifically in the upper abdomen. His other passion is to push the learning curve on minimally invasive surgery and promote the use of single port laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Al-Niaimi's approach to cancer treatment is simple: patients come first. This means optimizing surgical outcomes as well as chemotherapy and radiotherapy to achieve the best cancer care for patients so they can live life to the fullest. Dr. Al-Niaimi’s academic activity, other than his busy surgical practice, is the head of the quality surgical outcome for the division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Wisconsin. He is also the creator and manager of divisional GOLD-CUP (the Gynecologic Oncology Longitudinal Data Collection and Utilization Project), as well as the OLIVIA (Obstetrics, Labor and Infant Visualization of Informatic Application). Both are computer programs that track clinical outcome metrics and logistical data collection. Dr. Al-Niaimi's research interests include optimization of health outcomes, such as post-operative complications and the effect of patient medical comorbidities and surgical techniques on surgical and oncologic outcomes. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has been active in presenting research at national conferences. He is also involved in many national courses as an instructor of surgical techniques for gynecologic oncologists. Dr. Al-Niaimi is Founder and President of the nonprofit organization, ICAN. https://www.iraqicancernetwork.org caring to improve cancer care in Iraq.

 


Education

Fellowship Gynecologic Oncology, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Fellowship Women's Health Research, VA Hospital, Madison, WI
Residency Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin Medical School - Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
Residency General Surgery, University of Illinois - Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago, IL
Fellowship Transplant fellowship, University of Miami, Miami, FL
Residency General Surgery, Al-Nahrain University Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery University of Al-Nahrain, Baghdad, Iraq

Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons


Department Leadership Role

Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Memberships

Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG)

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy (AAGL)

UW Credentialing Committee

International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS)


Prominent decidualization following progestin treatment for endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma as a mimic of large residual tumor: A cautionary tale

Yang Hu, Ahmed N Al-Niaimi, Alain Cagaanan, Elizabeth A Sadowski, David M Kushner, Paul S Weisman, Stephanie M McGregor

Published Date: April, 2021 - pmid:33816740 - Gynecologic oncology reports


HER2 Expression in Endometrial Cancers Diagnosed as Clear Cell Carcinoma

Alain Cagaanan, Bradly Stelter, Nhu Vu, Erin N Rhode, Theresa Stewart, Pei Hui, Natalia Buza, Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Christopher Flynn, Paul S Weisman, Stephanie M McGregor

Published Date: March, 2021 - pmid:33782344 - International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists


Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) with or without hyperthermic IntraPEritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC): Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS®) Society Recommendations - Part I: Preoperative and intraoperative management

Martin Hübner, Shigeki Kusamura, Laurent Villeneuve, Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Mohammad Alyami, Konstantin Balonov, John Bell, Robert Bristow, Delia Cortés Guiral, Anna Fagotti, Luiz Fernando R Falcão, Olivier Glehen, Laura Lambert, Lloyd Mack, Tino Muenster, Pompiliu Piso, Marc Pocard, Beate Rau, Olivia Sgarbura, S P Somashekhar, Anupama Wadhwa, Alon Altman, William Fawcett, Jula Veerapong, Gregg Nelson

Published Date: September, 2020 - pmid:32873454 - European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology


Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) with or without hyperthermic IntraPEritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC): Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society Recommendations - Part II: Postoperative management and special considerations

Martin Hübner, Shigeki Kusamura, Laurent Villeneuve, Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Mohammad Alyami, Konstantin Balonov, John Bell, Robert Bristow, Delia Cortés Guiral, Anna Fagotti, Luiz Fernando R Falcão, Olivier Glehen, Laura Lambert, Lloyd Mack, Tino Muenster, Pompiliu Piso, Marc Pocard, Beate Rau, Olivia Sgarbura, S P Somashekhar, Anupama Wadhwa, Alon Altman, William Fawcett, Jula Veerapong, Gregg Nelson

Published Date: August, 2020 - pmid:32826114 - European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology


Using simple radiologic measurements to anticipate surgical challenge in endometrial cancer: a prospective study

Ross F Harrison, Jeremiah E Mcnamara, Claire B Beaumont, Elizabeth A Sadowski, Richard J Chappell, Mian M Shahzad, Ryan J Spencer, Ahmed N Al-Niaimi, Lisa M Barroilhet, Stephen L Rose, David M Kushner

Published Date: January, 2019 - pmid:30640690 - International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society


Preoperative obstructive sleep apnea screening in gynecologic oncology patients

Ross F Harrison, Erin E Medlin, Chase B Petersen, Stephen L Rose, Ellen M Hartenbach, David M Kushner, Ryan J Spencer, Laurel W Rice, Ahmed N Al-Niaimi

Published Date: May, 2018 - pmid:29792853 - American journal of obstetrics and gynecology


Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Impact on Surgical Outcomes in Gynecology

Erin E Medlin, Laurel W Rice, Ahmed Al-Niaimi

Published Date: April, 2018 - pmid:29701869 - Obstetrical & gynecological survey


Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1A1 (ALDH1A1) expression by immunohistochemistry is associated with chemo-refractoriness in patients with high-grade ovarian serous carcinoma

Madhuchhanda Roy, Joseph Connor, Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Stephen L Rose, Aparna Mahajan

Published Date: August, 2017 - pmid:28851663 - Human pathology


The Adoption of Single-port Laparoscopy for Full Staging of Endometrial Cancer: Surgical and Oncology Outcomes and Evaluation of the Learning Curve

Hayley Barnes, Ross Harrison, Laura Huffman, Erin Medlin, Ryan Spencer, Ahmed Al-Niaimi

Published Date: July, 2017 - pmid:28662990 - Journal of minimally invasive gynecology


Reply

Aurora Pop-Vicas, Jackson S Musuuza, Michelle Schmitz, Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Nasia Safdar

Published Date: May, 2017 - pmid:28456324 - American journal of infection control


Incidence and risk factors for surgical site infection post-hysterectomy in a tertiary care center

Aurora Pop-Vicas, Jackson S Musuuza, Michelle Schmitz, Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Nasia Safdar

Published Date: December, 2016 - pmid:27938988 - American journal of infection control


The impact of perioperative β blocker use on patient outcomes after primary cytoreductive surgery in high-grade epithelial ovarian carcinoma

Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Elizabeth L Dickson, Cassandra Albertin, Jennifer Karnowski, Cassandra Niemi, Ryan Spencer, Mian M K Shahzad, Shitanshu Uppal, Sandeep Saha, Laurel Rice, Amy Mc Nally

Published Date: October, 2016 - pmid:27693123 - Gynecologic oncology


Successful Adoption of Single-Port Laparoscopy for Gynecologic Indications: Outcomes From a Large Single Institution's Experience

L B Huffman, R J Spencer, E E Medlin, S Uppal, L W Rice, A N Al-Niaimi

Published Date: September, 2016 - pmid:27679393 - Journal of minimally invasive gynecology


Surgeon's Heart Rate Measurements as a Means of Evaluating Proficiency in Newly Adopted Surgical Technique in Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

E Medlin, R J Spencer, L Hufman, S Uppal, S Sandeep, L Barroilhet, L W Rice, A Al-Niaimi

Published Date: September, 2016 - pmid:27679375 - Journal of minimally invasive gynecology


The Adoption of Single-Port Laparoscopic Full Staging for Endometrial Cancer: Safety, Learning Curve and Surgical Outcome

H Barnes, R Spencer, S Uppal, L Rice, A Al-Niaimi

Published Date: September, 2016 - pmid:27679257 - Journal of minimally invasive gynecology


Safety and tolerability of chlorhexidine gluconate (2%) as a vaginal operative preparation in patients undergoing gynecologic surgery

Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Laurel W Rice, Uppal Shitanshu, Bonnie Garvens, Megan Fitzgerald, Sara Zerbel, Nasia Safdar

Published Date: May, 2016 - pmid:27234011 - American journal of infection control


Prophylactic Antibiotic Choice and Risk of Surgical Site Infection After Hysterectomy

Shitanshu Uppal, John Harris, Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Carolyn W Swenson, Mark D Pearlman, R Kevin Reynolds, Neil Kamdar, Ali Bazzi, Darrell A Campbell, Daniel M Morgan

Published Date: March, 2016 - pmid:26942361 - Obstetrics and gynecology


The Feasibility and Safety of Adopting Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery into Gynecologic Oncology Practice

Ashley J Jennings, Ryan J Spencer, Laura Hanks, Lisa Barroilhet, David Kushner, Stephen Rose, Laurel Rice, Ahmed Al-Niaimi

Published Date: November, 2015 - pmid:26561374 - Journal of minimally invasive gynecology


Preoperative Pelvic MRI and Serum Cancer Antigen-125: Selecting Women With Grade 1 Endometrial Cancer for Lymphadenectomy

Elizabeth A Sadowski, Jessica B Robbins, Kristie Guite, Krupa Patel-Lippmann, Alejandro Munoz del Rio, David M Kushner, Ahmed Al-Niaimi

Published Date: October, 2015 - pmid:26496578 - AJR. American journal of roentgenology


Thrombocytosis is Predictive of Postoperative Pulmonary Embolism in Patients With Gynecologic Cancer

Cassandra L Albertin, Shitanshu Uppal, Ahmed N Al-Niaimi, Songwon Seo, James Louis Hinshaw, Ellen M Hartenbach

Published Date: June, 2015 - pmid:26098091 - International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society


Risk factors for early-occurring and late-occurring incisional hernias after primary laparotomy for ovarian cancer

Ryan J Spencer, Kristin D Hayes, Stephen Rose, Qianqian Zhao, Paul J Rathouz, Laurel W Rice, Ahmed N Al-Niaimi

Published Date: January, 2015 - pmid:25568995 - Obstetrics and gynecology


Transversus abdominis plane block in robotic gynecologic oncology: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial

B T Hotujec, R J Spencer, M J Donnelly, S M Bruggink, S L Rose, A Al-Niaimi, R Chappell, S L Stewart, D M Kushner

Published Date: December, 2014 - pmid:25462201 - Gynecologic oncology


Intensive postoperative glucose control reduces the surgical site infection rates in gynecologic oncology patients

Ahmed N Al-Niaimi, Mostafa Ahmed, Nikki Burish, Saygin A Chackmakchy, Songwon Seo, Stephen Rose, Ellen Hartenbach, David M Kushner, Nasia Safdar, Laurel Rice, Joseph Connor

Published Date: September, 2014 - pmid:25263249 - Gynecologic oncology


Cervical brachytherapy technique for locally advanced carcinoma of the cervix in a patient with septate uterus

Christopher S Platta, Charlie Wallace, Vinai Gondi, Rupak Das, Margaret Straub, Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Glenn Applegate, Kristin A Bradley

Published Date: May, 2014 - pmid:24790625 - Journal of contemporary brachytherapy


Angiosarcoma originating from an ovarian mature teratoma, a rare disease with complex treatment modalities

Cassandra Albertin, Karen A Johnson, Joseph P Connor, Ahmed N Al-Niaimi

Published Date: December, 2013 - pmid:24371690 - Gynecologic oncology case reports


False positive PET-CT scan and clinical examination in a patient with locally advanced vulvar cancer

Latoya J Perry, Onur Guralp, Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Noah A Zucker, David M Kushner

Published Date: December, 2013 - pmid:24371671 - Gynecologic oncology case reports


Preoperative hypoalbuminemia is an independent predictor of poor perioperative outcomes in women undergoing open surgery for gynecologic malignancies

Shitanshu Uppal, Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Laurel W Rice, Stephen L Rose, David M Kushner, Ryan J Spencer, Ellen Hartenbach

Published Date: August, 2013 - pmid:23962700 - Gynecologic oncology


Epithelial ovarian cancer

Ahmed N Al-Niaimi, Mostafa Ahmed, Chase B Petersen

Published Date: May, 2012 - pmid:22640715 - Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America


First results of the randomised UK FAST Trial of radiotherapy hypofractionation for treatment of early breast cancer (CRUKE/04/015)

FAST Trialists group, Rajiv K Agrawal, Abdulla Alhasso, Peter J Barrett-Lee, Judith M Bliss, Peter Bliss, David Bloomfield, Joanna Bowen, A Murray Brunt, Ellen Donovan, Marie Emson, Andrew Goodman, Adrian Harnett, Joanne S Haviland, Ronald Kaggwa, James P Morden, Anne Robinson, Sandra Simmons, Alan Stewart, Mark A Sydenham, Isabel Syndikus, Jean Tremlett, Yat Tsang, Duncan Wheatley, Karen Venables, John R Yarnold

Published Date: July, 2011 - pmid:21752481 - Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology


Palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia secondary to docetaxel chemotherapy: a case report

Helen Benghiat, Amjad Al-Niaimi

Published Date: March, 2011 - pmid:21352522 - Journal of medical case reports


Uterine artery sparing robotic radical trachelectomy (AS-RRT) for early cancer of the cervix

Ahmed N Al-Niaimi, Margaret H Einstein, LaToya Perry, Ellen M Hartenbach, David M Kushner

Published Date: October, 2010 - pmid:20947081 - International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics


Supplemental perioperative oxygen for reducing surgical site infection: a meta-analysis

Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Nasia Safdar

Published Date: April, 2009 - pmid:19335497 - Journal of evaluation in clinical practice


Factors influencing the evolving practice of obstetricians in eastern Wisconsin: a survey

Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Suneet P Chauhan, Lata M Gupta, Jeffrey W Bailet

Published Date: July, 2008 - pmid:18618933 - American journal of perinatology


Active symptom control with or without chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MS01): a multicentre randomised trial

Martin F Muers, Richard J Stephens, Patricia Fisher, Liz Darlison, Christopher M B Higgs, Erica Lowry, Andrew G Nicholson, Mary O'Brien, Michael Peake, Robin Rudd, Michael Snee, Jeremy Steele, David J Girling, Matthew Nankivell, Cheryl Pugh, Mahesh K B Parmar, MS01 Trial Management Group

Published Date: May, 2008 - pmid:18486741 - Lancet (London, England)


Primary hepatocellular carcinoma in Iraq

S Rassam, A Al-Niaimi

Published Date: October, 1987 - pmid:2830690 - Tropical gastroenterology : official journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation


Dr. Al-Niaimi's Research

Research Focus: Surgical site infection prevention and treatment. He is also investigating ways of improving surgical techniques and maximizing surgical outcomes in critically ill patients.


Congratulations to winners of 2021 UW Ob-Gyn department awards!

On June 24, 2021, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn held its annual awards ceremony, recognizing educational, research and administrative accomplishments throughout the year. The ceremony started by acknowledging a few momentous departures:

Klaus Diem, MD is retiring after many years of service in the department. Diem is a past director of the Division of Gynecology, and served as interim director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility during a transition time.

Jeff Rodzak, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, is also retiring. Rodzak will continue to see patients at the VA Hospital.

Cynthie Wautlet, MD, of the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, is headed to Colorado for a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Congratulations, Dr. Wautlet!

We also have the great joy of welcoming new arrivals: 

Kristina Warner, MD will join us in July as the first-ever Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellow. Dr. Warner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Biology, earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and is currently completing her Ob-Gyn residency at Northwestern University. 

Erin Bailey, MD will join the Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship program. Dr. Bailey received her M.D. from the University of Wisconsin. She is currently completing her Ob-Gyn residency at Washington University. 

Lauren Montemorano, MD is the incoming Gynecologic Oncology fellow. Dr. Montemorano earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia and is completing her Ob-Gyn residency at The Ohio State University.

Guadalupe Aguilera, PhD is a new postdoctoral fellow joining the Health Disparities Research Scholars program. Aguilera is finishing her PhD at the University of Utah in the Department of Sociology and will join the HDRS program in September 2021.

And of course, we are thrilled to welcome the Ob-Gyn residency intern class!

MEDICAL STUDENT AWARDS

DR. SAMUEL G. PERLSON SCHOLARSHIP – Erin Nacev, MD (Oregon Health & Science University); Steven Hesse, MD (University of Minnesota)

This award goes out to one or more fourth year medical students planning to pursue a career in Ob-Gyn who have demonstrated outstanding abilities as a scholar and outstanding humanistic qualities.

T.A. LEONARD AWARD – Nicholas Schreiter

The T.A. Leonard Award is given to one or more medical students in recognition of exemplary performance on their third year Ob/Gyn rotation. 

MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATOR AWARD FOR RESIDENT TEACHING – Ramsey Larson, MD

This award is given to a UW-Madison, Obstetrics and Gynecology resident, selected by 3rd and 4th year medical students, who exhibits a high interest in teaching, actively involves students in patient care, teaches at an appropriate level, is respectful, approachable, honest, and is a great role model. 

RESIDENCY AWARDS

 CHIEF RESIDENT RECOGNITION – Ramsey Larson, MD; Stephanie Peace, MD

For service as the administrative chief resident, academic year 2020-2021

UW HEALTH INTERDISCIPLINARY GLOBAL HEALTH TRACK RECOGNITION – Stephanie Peace, MD

Given to a graduating resident upon the completion of the Global Health Track.

UW HEALTH RURAL TRAINING TRACK RECOGNITION – Laura McDowell, MD

Given to a graduating resident upon the completion of the Rural Training Track. 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GYNECOLOGIC LAPAROSCOPISTS (AAGL) AWARD – Ramsey Larson, MD

Given to a graduating resident with special excellence in endoscopic procedures.

SOCIETY OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS (SLS) AWARD – Matt Wagar, MD

Awarded to a PGY3, outstanding laparoendoscopic resident.

RESIDENT CREOG AWARD – Ramsey Larson, MD

Awarded for the highest exam score on the annual CREOG In-Training Examination

BEN M. PECKHAM AWARD – Stephanie Peace, MD

Awarded to a senior residents for excellence in the teaching and clinical practice of Ob-Gyn, as voted by the residents.

SOCIETY OF GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY (SGO) AWARD – Matt Wagar, MD

Awarded to a PGY3 who best exemplifies the qualities of the mission and vision of SGO.

SOCIETY FOR ACADEMIC SPECIALISTS IN GENERAL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY (SASGOG) AWARD – Emily Buttigieg, MD

Awarded to a PGY4 who has distinguished themselves academically and demonstrates an interest in a career as an Academic Specialist.

AMERICAN UROGYNECOLOGIC SOCIETY (AUGS) AWARD – Ushma Patel, MD

Awarded to a PGY3 resident demonstrating excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, as chosen by the FPMRS faculty.

SOCIETY FOR MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE (SMFM) AWARD – Madeline Wetterhahn, MD, MPH

Awarded to the PGY2 resident who best exemplifies the qualities of the vision of our society to improve pregnancy and perinatal outcomes.

RESEARCH AWARDS

DOUGLAS W. LAUBE BEST TRAINEE PAPER AWARD – Jessica Vazquez, PhD

For the best peer reviewed paper by a graduate student dissertator or medical fellow.

ROLAND K. MEYER GRADUATE TRAINEE AWARD – Amanda Mauro

Awarded to the graduate student dissertator showing the most scientific productivity and scholarly activity.

CHESTER B. MARTIN GRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAM MENTORSHIP AWARD – María Virumbrales Muñoz, PhD

Awarded to faculty or staff that has had the most impact on graduate student degree-related training.

PHILLIP R. HAMILTON III, MD RESIDENT RESEARCH AWARD – Ramsey Larson, MD

Awarded to the senior residents demonstrating the best effort in research.             

DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE AWARD

OBGYN SUPPORT STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD – Amy Williamson, MPP

In recognition of outstanding staff who routinely and regularly exemplify the mission of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology through excellent performance and customer service.

RESIDENT FACULTY AWARDS

JOHN M. ANDERSON, MD MEMORIAL AWARD – Heidi Brown, MD

For demonstrating the traits of Dr. Anderson: patience, integrity and compassion in the care of women. 

KIMBERLEY J. MILLER-THORESON COMPASSIONATE COLLEAGUE AWARD – Kristen Sharp, MD

For demonstrating the traits of Dr. Miller-Thoreson showing respect, compassion, dedication and unending support towards their colleagues and trainees.

DOLORES A. BUCHLER AWARD – Jennifer Karnowski, MD

For excellence in instruction at the senior resident level.

KARL A. RUDAT AWARD – Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD

For excellence in surgical teaching at the senior resident level.

FACULTY RECOGNITION AWARDS

OUTSTANDING FELLOW EDUCATOR – Shannon Rush, MD

Given to one fellow in either Gynecologic Oncology or Maternal-Fetal Medicine for excellence in resident education.

ST. MARY’S ADJUNCT FACULTY EDUCATOR AWARD – Ryan Luellwitz, DO

Selected by the residents for excellence in resident education.

MERITER ADJUNCT FACULTY EDUCATOR AWARD – Mary Stoffel, MD (Madison Women’s Health)

Selected by the residents for excellence in resident education. 

SOCIETY FOR ACADEMIC SPECIALISTS IN GENERAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY (SASGOG) AWARD – Jennifer Karnowski, MD

National faculty award for dedication and commitment to the ideals of being an academic generalist.

SABINE DROSTE AWARD – Ruth Yemane, MD

The Sabine Droste Award is selected by the junior residents for a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in instruction at the junior resident level.

ELLEN HARTENBACH AWARD – Sumer Wallace, MD

Selected by the residents and given annually to the faculty member who has made the greatest contribution in simulation education.

CREOG FACULTY AWARD – Kristen Sharp, MD

National faculty award for excellence in resident education.


Al-Niaimi featured in story about cancer treatment in a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the face of health care last year, including care for gynecologic cancer patients. Shortly after the pandemic began, Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, helped a patient with stage 4 ovarian cancer. UW Health produced a video story about the experience - watch the video here!
 
WISC-TV in Madison also picked up the story. Al-Niaimi and the patient reflect on a year of cancer care during COVID-19.

“For cases like Emily’s, it was imperative to begin comprehensive treatment, including surgery, as soon as possible regardless of the circumstances happening around us,” said Dr. Al-Niaimi. “But those early days were surreal. Things were changing by the day as we worked hard to keep all our patients safe from a virus we still knew very little about.”"

Read the rest of “One year later: Woman recounts cancer treatment during pandemic” here!


Al-Niaimi to present at Society of Gynecologic Oncology surgical webinar

On January 21, 2021, Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, will present in the webinar “Bowel Resection in Gynecologic Cancer: From Fundamentals to Mastery.” The webinar is offered by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.

In the session, which is aimed at surgeons, Al-Niaimi and his co-presenter will review technical specifications for surgical equipment in bowel procedures, discuss important anatomic considerations, and much more.

Learn more and register for the webinar here


UW gets shout-out at NSQIP for low surgical site infections!

​Huge congratulations to our surgical teams – UW was recognized at the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program meeting as having the lowest surgical site infections! 

Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, was at the meeting and reports several universities have asked to learn more about our SSI bundles. Very exciting!


Al-Niaimi Publishes In European Journal Of Surgical Oncology

Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, published Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) with or without hyperthermic IntraPEritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC): Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS®) Society Recommendations — Part I: Preoperative and intraoperative management” in the European Journal of Surgical Oncology.

In the article, Al-Niaimi and co-authors reviewed available evidence in current perioperative care guidelines:

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways have been shown to considerably reduce complications, length of stay and costs after most of surgical procedures by standardised application of best evidence-based perioperative care. The aim was to elaborate dedicated recommendations for cytoreductive surgery (CRS) ± hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in a two-part series of guidelines based on expert consensus. The present part I of the guidelines highlights preoperative and intraoperative management.

Read the whole article here. Great work, Dr. Al-Niaimi!