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Suheil Jamil Muasher, MD

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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

I currently hold the position of Director of Graduate Learning and Academic Development.  I am responsible for the education of the second year residents rotating in REI and director of second year medical student rotation in REI.  I give ten resident lectures per year covering all the CREOG educational requirements.  I also conduct case based learning sessions for the medical students throughout the year (2 hours per week). 

I conduct journal club sessions with the fellows in REI on a weekly basis.  I conduct clinical research with the fellows that is translated into abstracts to the ASRM annual meeting and later, publications. 

I am responsible for the departmental journal club conducted twice per year (5 articles presented by residents each time). 

I overlook and co-moderate the departmental research day for the residents and fellows. 

My time is divided into 50% clinical and 50% scholarly activities. 

Education and Training

  • M.D., American University of Beirut (Lebannon), 1976


Dr. Muasher's research interests for the last 30 years has focused on ovarian stimulation protocols for in vitro fertilization. Specifically, he is interested in simplifying the in vitro fertilization procedure for patients, so it can become less costly, less stressful, and more successful. He has also focused on decreasing the risks and complications for patients.


Oehninger, S, Chaturvedi, S, Toner, J, Morshedi, M, Mayer, J, Lanzendorf, S, and Muasher, S. "Semen quality: Is there a paternal effect on pregnancy outcome in in-vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection?." Human Reproduction 13, no. 8 (1998): 2161-2164.

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Mercan, R, Mayer, JF, Walker, D, Jones, S, Oehninger, S, Toner, JP, and Muasher, SJ. "Improved oocyte quality is obtained with follicle stimulating hormone alone than with follicle stimulating hormone/human menopausal gonadotrophin combination." Hum Reprod 12, no. 9 (September 1997): 1886-1889.


Faber, BM, Mercan, R, Hamacher, P, Muasher, SJ, and Toner, JP. "The impact of an egg donor's age and her prior fertility on recipient pregnancy outcome." Fertil Steril 68, no. 2 (August 1997): 370-372.


Queenan, JT, Veeck, LL, Toner, JP, Oehninger, S, and Muasher, SJ. "Cryopreservation of all prezygotes in patients at risk of severe hyperstimulation does not eliminate the syndrome, but the chances of pregnancy are excellent with subsequent frozen-thaw transfers." Hum Reprod 12, no. 7 (July 1997): 1573-1576.


Queenan, JT, Ramey, JW, Seltman, HJ, Eure, L, Veeck, LL, and Muasher, SJ. "Transfer of cryopreserved-thawed pre-embryos in a cycle using exogenous steroids without prior gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist suppression yields favourable pregnancy results." Hum Reprod 12, no. 6 (June 1997): 1176-1180.


Moffitt, DV, Queenan, JT, Shaw, R, and Muasher, SJ. "Progesterone levels on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin do not predict pregnancy outcome from the transfer of fresh or cryopreserved embryos from the same cohort." Fertility and Sterility 67, no. 2 (February 1997): 296-301.

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Oehninger, S, Muasher, SJ, and Bevan, HE. "Reproductive health care policies around the world. On basic and clinical research within the human assisted reproduction setting." Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 14, no. 2 (February 1997): 69-72.

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Oehninger, S, Muasher, SJ, and Bevan, HE. "Reproductive health care policies around the world. On basic and clinical research within the human assisted reproduction setting." J Assist Reprod Genet 14, no. 2 (February 1997): 69-72.


Mercan, R, Lanzendorf, S, Nassar, A, Mayer, J, Muasher, SJ, and Oehninger, S. "The outcome of clinical pregnancies following ICSI is not affected by semen quality.": AMER SOC REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE, January 1, 1997.


Muasher, SJ. "Salpingectomy improves pregnancy rate in patients with hydrosalpinx." Human Reproduction 11, no. 9 (September 1, 1996): 2068-2069. (Letter)