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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.


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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Oehninger, S, Mayer, J, and Muasher, S. "Impact of different clinical variables on pregnancy outcome following embryo cryopreservation." Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 169, no. 1-2 (2000): 73-77.

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Hsu, M-I, Barroso, G, Mayer, J, Lanzendorf, S, Gibbons, WE, Muasher, S, and Oehninger, S. "Is the timing of implantation affected by Zona pellucida micromanipulation?." Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 17, no. 1 (2000): 34-38.

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"Recombinant and urinary FSH preparations: A comparative analysis of multifollicular development and IVF/ICSI outcome in different categories of ovarian responders." Middle East Fertility Society Journal 4, no. 2 (August 19, 1999): 114-122.


Brown, SE, Schnorr, JS, Oehninger, S, Kellam, K, Gibbons, WE, Muasher, SJ, and Toner, JP. "O-056. The efficacy of intravaginal prostaglandin E1 (misoprostol) on pregnancy rates after intrauterine inseminations: a randomized controlled trial." June 1999.

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Develioglu, OH, Cox, B, Toner, JP, Oehninger, S, and Muasher, SJ. "The value of basal serum follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone and oestradiol concentrations following pituitary down-regulation in predicting ovarian response to stimulation with highly purified follicle stimulating hormone." Hum Reprod 14, no. 5 (May 1999): 1168-1174.


Lanzendorf, SE, Mayer, JF, Toner, J, Oehninger, S, Saffan, DS, and Muasher, S. "Pregnancy following transfer of ooplasm from cryopreserved-thawed donor oocytes into recipient oocytes." Fertility and Sterility 71, no. 3 (March 1999): 575-577.

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Hsu, M-I, Mayer, J, Aronshon, M, Lanzendorf, S, Muasher, S, Kolm, P, and Oehninger, S. "Embryo implantation in in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: Impact of cleavage status, morphology grade, and number of embryos transferred." Fertility and Sterility 72, no. 4 (1999): 679-685.

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Muasher, SJ, and Nackley, AC. "Effect of hydrosalpinx on IVF outcome - Mechanism? Reply." Fertility and Sterility 70, no. 4 (October 1, 1998): 788-788. (Letter)


Faber, BM, Mayer, J, Cox, B, Jones, D, Toner, JP, Oehninger, S, and Muasher, SJ. "Cessation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist therapy combined with high-dose gonadotropin stimulation yields favorable pregnancy results in low responders." Fertil Steril 69, no. 5 (May 1998): 826-830.