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Suheil Jamil Muasher, MD

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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Email: suheil.muasher@duke.edu

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

Research

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.

Publications

Toner, JP, Veeck, LL, Acosta, AA, and Muasher, SJ. "Predictive value of pregnancy during original in vitro fertilization cycle on implantation and pregnancy in subsequent cryothaw cycles." Fertil Steril 56, no. 3 (September 1991): 505-508.

Scholars@Duke

Ueno, J, Oehninger, S, Brzyski, RG, Acosta, AA, Philput, CB, and Muasher, SJ. "Ultrasonographic appearance of the endometrium in natural and stimulated in-vitro fertilization cycles and its correlation with outcome." Hum Reprod 6, no. 7 (August 1991): 901-904.

Scholars@Duke

Toner, JP, Philput, CB, Jones, GS, and Muasher, SJ. "Basal follicle-stimulating hormone level is a better predictor of in vitro fertilization performance than age." Fertil Steril 55, no. 4 (April 1991): 784-791.

Scholars@Duke

Karande, VC, Flood, JT, Heard, N, Veeck, L, and Muasher, SJ. "Analysis of ectopic pregnancies resulting from in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer." Hum Reprod 6, no. 3 (March 1991): 446-449.

Scholars@Duke

Muasher, SJ, Kruithoff, C, Simonetti, S, Oehninger, S, Acosta, AA, and Jones, GS. "Controlled preparation of the endometrium with exogenous steroids for the transfer of frozen-thawed pre-embryos in patients with anovulatory or irregular cycles." Hum Reprod 6, no. 3 (March 1991): 443-445.

Scholars@Duke

Toner, JP, Brzyski, RG, Oehninger, S, Veeck, LL, Simonetti, S, and Muasher, SJ. "Combined impact of the number of pre-ovulatory oocytes and cryopreservation on IVF outcome." Hum Reprod 6, no. 2 (February 1991): 284-289.

Scholars@Duke

Scott, RT, Hofmann, GE, Veeck, LL, Jones, HW, and Muasher, SJ. "Embryo quality and pregnancy rates in patients attempting pregnancy through in vitro fertilization." Fertil Steril 55, no. 2 (February 1991): 426-428.

Scholars@Duke

Brzyski, RG, Jones, GS, Jones, HW, Oehninger, S, and Muasher, SJ. "Alterations in luteal phase progesterone and estradiol production after leuprolide acetate therapy before ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization." Fertil Steril 55, no. 1 (January 1991): 119-124.

Scholars@Duke

Toner, JP, Hassiakos, DK, Muasher, SJ, Hsiu, JG, and Jones, HW. "Endometrial receptivities after leuprolide suppression and gonadotropin stimulation: histology, steroid receptor concentrations, and implantation rates." Ann N Y Acad Sci 622 (1991): 220-229.

Scholars@Duke

Karande, VC, Jones, GS, Veeck, LL, and Muasher, SJ. "High-dose follicle-stimulaling hormone stimulation at the onset of the menstrual cycle does not improve the in vitro fertilization outcome in low-responder patients." Gynakologisch-geburtshilfliche Rundschau 31, no. 1 (January 1, 1991): 41-42.

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