Joseph Nassif, MD, M.Ed, EMBA

Assistant Professor
Clinical Specialty
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Bldg.: Medical Center – Phase (1)
Floor: 8 – Street: Cairo Street, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon


Academic Work Experience

2010 – Present Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology American University of Beirut

Educational Background

2008 – 2010 Executive MBA (EMBA) Hospital and Health Care Systems Management Strasbourg School of Management – European Pole Of Management Strasbourg University, Strasbourg – France
2008 – 2009 Maîtrise Biological and Medical Sciences Saint Joseph University, Beirut – Lebanon
2007 – 2008 Maîtrise Cellular and Molecular Pathophysiology Faculty of Medicine – Strasbourg University, Strasbourg – France
2007 – 2008 Master of Education (M.Ed.) Medical Education Louis Pasteur & Strasbourg University, Strasbourg – France
2005 – 2006 University Diploma Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery Saint Joseph University, Beirut – Lebanon
1996 – 2003 Doctor of Medicine (MD) General Medicine Saint Joseph University, Beirut – Lebanon

Research Interest

Natural Orifices Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (N.O.T.E.S) Robotic Surgery Endometriosis Reproductive Surgery Medical / Surgical Education and Training, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Prolapse, Genital Prolapse, Mullerian Malformation, Operative Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy, Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery, Reproductive Surgery, Laparoscopic Endometriosis Surgery, Laparoscopic Sacral Colpopexy, Obstetrical Procedures, Medical Education

Scientific Activities

Training and Fellowship

2008 – 2010 Higher Surgical Training Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Senior Fellowship in Minimal Access Gynecological Surgery European Institute of Telesurgery (EITS/IRCAD) & Strasbourg University Hospitals
2007 – 2008 Fellowship Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellowship in Minimal Access Gynecological Surgery European Institute of Telesurgery (EITS/IRCAD) & Strasbourg University Hospitals
2003 – 2007 Residency Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology Hotel Dieu University Hospital, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon

Honors and Awards

2014 Best Laparoscopic Surgical Technique Middle East Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (MESGE) – Turkey Laparoscopic Excision of Rectovaginal Nodule Mubarak E, Khoury S, Abdallah A, Nassif J
2014 Best Robotic Surgical Video Urological Society Meeting – United Arab Emirates Robotic Cystectomy in Female Patient: Technique Description El Hajj A, Shahait M, Nassif J, Khauli R, Jamali F.
2007 Best Laparoscopic Video Award American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists (AAGL) – USA New Technique in Laparoscopic Ovarian Transposition Garbin O, Nassif J, Wattiez A


Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

1. Laparoscopic Modified Vecchietti Technique For Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (Mrkh) Syndrome: Report Of Two Cases. Nassif J*, Eid J, Akiki P, Khalil A, Ghazeeri G Surgical Technology International. 2016, vol.XXVIII
2. Effect Of The Mode Of Application Of Cryopreserved Human Amniotic Membrane On Adhesion Formation After Abdomino-Pelvic Surgery In A Mouse Model. Nassif J*, Abbasi SA, Kechli MK, Boutary SS, Ghulmiyyah L, Khalifeh I, Abou Ghaddara H, Nassar AH Frontiers In Medicine. 2016, vol.3, pp-10
3. The Role Of Nadph-Derived Reactive Oxygen Species Production In The Pathogenesis Of Endometriosis: A Novel Mechanistic Approach. Nassif J*, Abbasi SA, Nassar A, Abu-Musa A, Eid AA Journal Of Biological Regulators And Homeostatic Agents. 2016, vol.30, no.1, pp-31-40
4. Pelvectomie Antérieure Robotique : Description De La Technique Hajj AE, Alami R, Shahait M, Nassif J, Hout YE, Jamali F Progrès En Urologie : Journal De L’Association Française D’Urologie Et De La Société Française D’Urologie. 2015, vol.25, no.13, pp-866
5. Impact Of Preoperative Anaemia And Blood Transfusion On Postoperative Outcomes In Gynaecological Surgery. Richards T, Musallam KM, Nassif J, Ghazeeri G, Seoud M, Gurusamy KS, Jamali FR Plos One. 2015, vol.10, no.7, pp-e0130861
6. Cerebral Aneurismal Rupture With Subarachnoid Hemorrhage During Pregnancy: A Case Report. Atallah D, Mansour F, Samaha E, El Kassis N, Nassif J* Le Journal Meì•dical Libanais. The Lebanese Medical Journal. 2015, vol.63, no.4, pp-228-31
7. Endometriosis: Novel Models, Diagnosis, And Treatment. Seracchioli R, Montanari G, Mabrouk M, Nassif J* Biomed Research International. 2014, vol.2014, pp-140413
8. Recurrent Twin Pregnancy, With The Second A Heterotopic Pregnancy, Following Clomiphene Citrate Stimulation: An Unusual Case And A Review Of The Literature. Ghulmiyyah LM, Eid J, Nassar AH, Mirza FG, Nassif J* Surgical Technology International. 2014, vol.25, pp-195-200
9. Congenital Vesicovaginal Fistula: Spontaneous Or Forced? Two Cases And Literature Review. Zeineddine HA, Nassif J, El-Hout Y, Suidan F, Saleh ZM, Bazi T International Urogynecology Journal. 2014, vol.25, no.9, pp-1167-72
10. Endometriosis And Cancer: What Do We Know? Nassif J*, Mattar S, Abu Musa A, Eid A Minerva Ginecologica. 2013, vol.65, no.2, pp-167-79
11. 20-Hete And Eets In Diabetic Nephropathy: A Novel Mechanistic Pathway. Eid S., Maalouf R., Jaffa A.A., Nassif J., Hamdy A., Rashid A., Ziyadeh F.N., Eid A.A. Plos One. 2013, vol.8, no.8, pp-e70029
12. Video. Repeated Transvaginal Notes: Is It Possible? Perretta S, Vix M, Dallemagne B, Nassif J, Donatelli G, Marescaux J Surgical Endoscopy. 2012, vol.26, no.2, pp-565
13. Systematic (Complete) Para-Aortic Lymphadenectomy: Description Of A Novel Surgical Classification With Technical And Anatomical Considerations. Pomel C, Naik R, Martinez A, Ferron G, Nassif J, Dauplat J, Jeyarajah A Bjog : An International Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynaecology. 2012, vol.119, no.2, pp-249-53
14. Prevalence And Outcome Of Urinary Retention After Laparoscopic Surgery For Severe Endometriosis–Does Histology Provide Answers? Gabriel B, Nassif J, Trompoukis P, Lima AM, Barata S, Lang-Avérous G, Wattiez A International Urogynecology Journal. 2012, vol.23, no.1, pp-111-6
15. Laparoscopic Surgery For Severe Ureteric Endometriosis. Miranda-Mendoza I, Kovoor E, Nassif J, Ferreira H, Wattiez A European Journal Of Obstetrics, Gynecology, And Reproductive Biology. 2012
16. Vaginoscopic Resection Of Vaginal Septum. Nassif J*, Al Chami A, Abu Musa A, Nassar AH, Kurdi A, Ghulmiyyah L Surgical Technology International. 2012, vol.22, pp-173-6
17. Management Of Deep Endometriosis. Nassif J*, Trompoukis P, Barata S, Furtado A, Gabriel B, Wattiez A Reproductive Biomedicine Online. 2011, vol.23, no.1, pp-25-33
18. Twenty Years Of Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy: Where Are We Now? Gabriel B, Nassif J, Barata S, Wattiez A International Urogynecology Journal. 2011, vol.22, no.9, pp-1165-9
19. Prevalence And Management Of Urinary Tract Endometriosis: A Clinical Case Series. Gabriel B, Nassif J, Trompoukis P, Barata S, Wattiez A Urology. 2011, vol.78, no.6, pp-1269-74
20. Internal Hernia After Laparoscopic Sacrocervicopexy. Trompoukis P, Nassif J, Gabriel B, Wattiez A Journal Of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2011, vol.18, no.4, pp-525-7
21. Long-Term Urinary Retention After Laparoscopic Surgery For Deep Endometriosis. Kovoor E, Nassif J, Miranda-Mendoza I, Lang-Avérous G, Wattiez A Fertility And Sterility. 2011, vol.95, no.2, pp-803.e9-12
22. Endometriosis Of Bladder: Outcomes After Laparoscopic Surgery. Kovoor E, Nassif J, Miranda-Mendoza I, Wattiez A Journal Of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2010, vol.17, no.5, pp-600-4
23. Safe And Simplified Endoscopic Technique In Transvaginal Notes. Watrelot A, Nassif J, Law WS, Marescaux J, Wattiez A Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. 2010, vol.20, no.3, pp-e92-4
24. Massive ascites, pleural effusion, and diaphragmatic implants in a patient with endometriosis Miranda-Mendoza I, Nassif J, Ferreira H, Mamourou K, Wattiez A Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol Mar;149(1):117-8. 2010, vol.149, no.1, pp-117-8
25. Hematometra Following Laparoscopic Resection Of Retrocervical And Rectovaginal Endometriosis. Kovoor E, Nassif J, Miranda-Mendoza I, Baulon E, Wattiez A Fertility And Sterility. 2010, vol.93, no.6, pp-2074.e11-2
26. Clermont Ferrand Uterine Manipulator. Nassif J*, Wattiez A Surgical Technology International. 2010, vol.20, pp-225-31
27. A Valid Model For Testing And Training Laparoscopic Psychomotor Skills Campo R., Reising C., Van Belle Y., Nassif J., O’Donovan P., Molinas C.R. Gynecological Surgery. 2010, vol.7, no.2, pp-133-141
28. Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy Wattiez A., Nassif J.* Gynecological Surgery. 2010, vol.7, no.1
29. Surgical Treatment Of Uterine Myomas: Evolution Of Operative Techniques Nassif J.*, Zacharopoulou C., Cherif Y., Wattiez A. Medecine Therapeutique et Medecine De La Reproduction, Gynecologie Et Endocrinologie. 2009, vol.11, no.2, pp-164-169
30. Exploration Of The Retroperitoneum Using The Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery Technique. Zacharopoulou C, Nassif J, Allemann P, Dallemagne B, Perretta S, Marescaux J, Wattiez A Journal Of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2009, vol.16, no.2, pp-198-203
31. Staging Of Gynaecological Malignancies By Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (N.O.T.E.S.). Nassif J*, Zacharopoulou C, Wattiez A Surgical Oncology. 2009, vol.18, no.2, pp-147-52
32. Transvaginal Extraperitoneal Lymphadenectomy By Natural Orifices Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (Notes) Technique In Porcine Model: Feasibility And Survival Study. Nassif J*, Zacharopoulou C, Marescaux J, Wattiez A Gynecologic Oncology. 2009, vol.112, no.2, pp-405-8
33. Synchronous Sigmoid Colon And Breast Cancers In Man. Abboud B, Nassif J, Jaoude JB, Chahine G Gastroentérologie Clinique Et Biologique. 2008, vol.32, no.3, pp-255-7

Books and Book Chapters

1. Minimally Invasive Surgery For Endometriosis: Laparoscopic Treatment of Superficial Pelvic Endometriosis (Accepted) Nassif J*, Eid J, Khoury S Book Chapter Endo Press Germany (2016)