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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

Barroso, G, Oehninger, S, Monzó, A, Kolm, P, Gibbons, WE, and Muasher, SJ. "High FSH:LH ratio and low LH levels in basal cycle day 3: impact on follicular development and IVF outcome." Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 18, no. 9 (September 2001): 499-505.

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Wright, D, Jones, E, Mayer, J, Muasher, S, Oehninger, S, and Lanzendorf, S. "Telomerase activity in biopsied blastomeres of human day three embryos." Fertility and Sterility 76, no. 3 (September 2001): S263-S264.

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Fluker, M, Grifo, J, Leader, A, Levy, M, Meldrum, D, Muasher, SJ, Rinehart, J, Rosenwaks, Z, Scott, RT, Schoolcraft, W, Shapiro, DB, and North American Ganirelix Study Group, . "Efficacy and safety of ganirelix acetate versus leuprolide acetate in women undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation." Fertil Steril 75, no. 1 (January 2001): 38-45.

Scholars@Duke

Strandell, A, Muasher, SJ, and Sharara, FI. "Hydrosalpinx and IVF: The role of surgical treatment." Middle East Fertility Society Journal 6, no. 2 (2001): 108-115.

Scholars@Duke

Schnorr, JA, Doviak, MJ, Muasher, SJ, and Jones, HW. "Impact of a cryopreservation program on the multiple pregnancy rate associated with assisted reproductive technologies." Fertil Steril 75, no. 1 (January 2001): 147-151.

Scholars@Duke

Schnorr, J, Brown, S, Oehninger, S, Mayer, J, Muasher, S, and Lanzendorf, S. "Impact of intracytoplasmic sperm injection on embryo cryopreservation and clinical outcome." Fertility and Sterility 75, no. 3 (2001): 636-637.

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Monzó, A, Kondylis, F, Lynch, D, Mayer, J, Jones, E, Nehchiri, F, Morshedi, M, Schuffner, A, Muasher, S, Gibbons, W, and Oehninger, S. "Outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection in azoospermic patients: Stressing the liaison between the urologist and reproductive medicine specialist." Urology 58, no. 1 (2001): 69-75.

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Lanzendorf, SE, Boyd, CA, Wright, DL, Muasher, S, Oehninger, S, and Hodgen, GD. "Use of human gametes obtained from anonymous donors for the production of human embryonic stem cell lines." Fertility and Sterility 76, no. 1 (2001): 132-137.

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Schnorr, JA, Muasher, SJ, and Jones, HW. "Evaluation of the clinical efficacy of embryo cryopreservation." Mol Cell Endocrinol 169, no. 1-2 (November 27, 2000): 85-89.

Scholars@Duke

DeScisciolo, C, Wright, DL, Mayer, JF, Gibbons, W, Muasher, SJ, and Lanzendorf, SE. "Human embryos derived from in vitro and in vivo matured oocytes: analysis for chromosomal abnormalities and nuclear morphology." Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 17, no. 5 (May 2000): 284-292.

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