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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
Colleen Rohde-Szudy
crohde@wisc.edu
608-263-1209

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

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery University of Al-Nahrain, Baghdad, Iraq

Residency General Surgery, Al-Nahrain University Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq

Fellowship Transplant fellowship, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Residency General Surgery, University of Illinois - Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago, IL

Residency Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin Medical School - Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

Fellowship Women's Health Research, VA Hospital, Madison, WI

Fellowship Gynecologic Oncology, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI


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)

 

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.


UW Ob-Gyn gyn onc faculty to present at OncLive State of the Science Summit – May 12

Learn about the latest in ovarian cancer care and treatment from the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the OncLive State of the Science Summit on May 12, 2020. It’s free to attend this event at the Sheraton Madison Hotel, 5-9pm!

Gynecologic Oncology Division Director Stephen Rose, MD is program chair for the event. Speakers include Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD, Lisa Barroilhet, MD, Ellen Hartenbach, MD, Ryan Spencer, MD and Sumer Wallace, MDThey’ll cover topics like molecular testing, surgical options, PARP inhibitors, immunotherapy and more in the treatment and management of ovarian cancer.

More information available on this flyer (PDF). You can register to attend this free event here!


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!


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.