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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.


"Effects of the severity of tubo-ovarian disease and previous tubal surgery on the results of in vitro fertilization and the embryo transfer." References En Gynecologie Obstetrique 3, no. SPEC. ISS. (January 1, 1995): 214-220.


Grow, DR, Oehninger, S, Seltman, HJ, Toner, JP, Swanson, RJ, Kruger, TF, and Muasher, SJ. "Sperm morphology as diagnosed by strict criteria: probing the impact of teratozoospermia on fertilization rate and pregnancy outcome in a large in vitro fertilization population." Fertility and Sterility 62, no. 3 (September 1994): 559-567.

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Queenan, JT, Veeck, LL, Seltman, HJ, and Muasher, SJ. "Transfer of cryopreserved-thawed pre-embryos in a natural cycle or a programmed cycle with exogenous hormonal replacement yields similar pregnancy results." Fertility and Sterility 62, no. 3 (September 1994): 545-550.

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Kassabji, M, Sims, JA, Butler, L, and Muasher, SJ. "Reduced pregnancy outcome in patients with unilateral or bilateral hydrosalpinx after in vitro fertilization." Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 56, no. 2 (August 1994): 129-132.


Toth, TL, Baka, SG, Veeck, LL, Jones, HW, Muasher, S, and Lanzendorf, SE. "Fertilization and in vitro development of cryopreserved human prophase I oocytes." Fertility and Sterility 61, no. 5 (May 1994): 891-894.

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Sims, JA, Seltman, HJ, and Muasher, SJ. "Early follicular rise of serum progesterone concentration in response to a flare-up effect of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist impairs follicular recruitment for in-vitro fertilization." Human Reproduction (Oxford, England) 9, no. 2 (February 1994): 235-240.

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"Is progesterone rise in the follicular phase detrimental to pregnancy outcome in ART?." Assisted Reproduction Reviews 4, no. 1 (January 1, 1994): 16-21. (Review)


Jones, HW, Veeck, LL, Muasher, SJ, and Gibbons, WE. "On reporting pregnancies by assisted reproductive technology." Fertility and Sterility 60, no. 5 (November 1993): 759-761.

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Veeck, LL, Amundson, CH, Brothman, LJ, DeScisciolo, C, Maloney, MK, Muasher, SJ, and Jones, HW. "Significantly enhanced pregnancy rates per cycle through cryopreservation and thaw of pronuclear stage oocytes." Fertility and Sterility 59, no. 6 (June 1993): 1202-1207.

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Toner, JP, Veeck, LL, and Muasher, SJ. "Basal follicle-stimulating hormone level and age affect the chance for and outcome of pre-embryo cryopreservation." Fertility and Sterility 59, no. 3 (March 1993): 664-667.

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