Ervin Kocjancic, MD is a Professor of Urology and the Director for the Division of Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Urology at University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also the Vice Chairman for the college’s Department of Urology.
Dr. Kocjancic is a world-renowned expert in pelvic health, urinary incontinence and reconstructive urology, working with male and female patients. He often works with patients who have already had multiple surgeries and specializes in building new bladders.
Dr. Kocjancic’s research focuses on urogynecology, pelvic health and reconstructive urology and pelvic floor and incontinence surgery. He has also presented more than 200 papers, lectures and abstracts internationally and has taught and practiced throughout Italy, where he received his medical and urologic training at University of Trieste and University of Milan.
Recently, Dr. Kocjancic received the Lawrence S. Ross, MD Professorship in Urology, which will allow him to continue his research in the field of medical therapy for overactive bladders and neo-procedures for incontinence. In 2013 he was named the Urology Department’s Faculty of the Year and the Journal of Urology’s Reviewer of the Year in the section for female urology, urodynamics and incontinence.
Dr. Kocjancic speaks eight languages, including Italian, Spanish, Slovenian and Croatian, which has allowed him to better serve patients from Chicago’s large international community.
Dr. Ghoniem is currently Professor and Vice-Chair at the UC Irvine Health School of Medicine Department of Urology and Chief, Division of Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction. Dr. Ghoniem, who is an internationally regarded expert in female urology, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and voiding dysfunction, also serves as Chief of Spinal Cord Urology for the VA Long Beach Healthcare System.
Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Dr. Ghoniem left Egypt in 1980 to pursue a fellowship in neurourology and female urology at Brown University, Rhode Island. He subsequently completed a second urology residency at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
In 1987, Dr. Ghoniem was appointed to the Department of Urology at Tulane University as Assistant Professor and Chief, Section of Urodynamics and Female Urology. In 1991, he was appointed Associate Professor of Urology with a joint appointment in the Department of Gynecology and in 1998 promoted to Professor of Urology and Clinical Professor of Gynecology. In 2000, Dr. Ghoniem joined Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida where he founded the section of Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology, and Pelvic Reconstruction. He also served as the Chairman of Medical Education.
Dr. Ghoniem has served as a thesis supervisor to nine fellows and has trained 12 clinical fellows and more than 20 international fellows. He has chaired 11 annual symposia on incontinence and urodynamics while at Tulane University and co-chaired the annual Cleveland Clinic Florida Symposia on Female Pelvic Disorders for 10 years. He has also served as moderator or co-moderator on many local, regional, national and international conferences. He has edited or co-edited two textbooks and four special journal issues and is an author or coauthor on 35 book chapters, 148 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and 24 surgical videos. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Urogynecology, Pelvic Floor Medicine Journal, Open Access Journal of Urology, and Journal of Neurourology and Urodynamics, is a reviewer for numerous scientific journals, and has been appointed as an expert reviewer for Journal of Urology, Urology, Endourology, Neurourology and Urodynamics and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
A dedicated urologist, Dr. Ghoniem is an active member of several societies including the American Urological Association (AUA), Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association (SSAUA), Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU), International Continence Society (ICS), International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) and the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS). He was Chairman of the Research and Development Committee for IUGA, a member of the Education Committee for SUFU, and an elected member of the Scientific Committee for ICS.
Dr. Ghoniem served as a consultant for the surgical treatment group of the 1st International Consultation on Urinary Incontinence in 1998, and was a member of the same committee in the 2nd Consultation on Urinary Incontinence in 2001. In 2009, he was appointed by the NIH as Chairman for the review panel on incontinence and also served as a reviewer on the study sections of bladder physiology in 2000 and urinary incontinence in 2006. During his career to date, Dr. Ghoniem has been instrumental in improving and introducing many diagnostic and surgical techniques in the field of urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse such as ISD classification, vaginal pack test, suburethral sling, Genisphere injection, bladder neck wrap, male sling, transobturator technique, and chronic sacral nerve tined lead removal technique.
With almost 40 years of experience, Dr.Ismail Abbara is our Consultant Urologist at Emirates Hospital with an accomplished background managing highly complex cases in Urology.
Having completed his education in Germany and Egypt followed by a host of fellowships between UAE and Germany Dr. Abbara brings all this wealth of knowledge and experience in managing cases in Urology, Endourology, Andrology, Urooncology, Renal Transplant, and General Surgery.
Dr. Abbara is also part of various boards, associations, and medical societies the world over including Co-Chairman of the 6th Emirates International Urological Conference and the 28th World Congress on Videourology and advances in clinic urology, former lecturer of Urology at Dubai Medical College, Co-Founder, former head of the scientific committee and a member of Emirates Urological Society, Head of Educational Committee, Board Member and Former Secretary-General of Pan Arab Continence Society and (PACS), Member of American Urological Association, American Endourology Society, Society International of Urology, European Urological Association, German Urological Association, Large of African Gulf Society of International Society of Sexual Medicine, Arab Urological Association Syrian and Egyptian Urological Association and Emirates Medical Association. Urological Associations across the USA, Canada, Europe, Germany, British, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Dubai, and many more.
He has also authored articles in medical journals and has also been awarded by the Emirates Urological Society in 2012.
Salah El Selmy
Board Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU) - European Section of Female and Functional Urology (ESFFU), Chairman of the Urodynamics Committee of the International Continence Society (ICS), Member of the Neurourology School of the International Continence Society (ICS), Member of the International Consultation on Incontinence (ICI) Research Society, Chairman of the Continence Society.
Assistant Editor of the “Neurourology and Urodynamics” journal.
Primary clinical fields of interest:
Female urology and functional urology,
Sexual dysfunctions and infertility
Dr. Yasser Farahat currently serves as Professor of Urology at Tanta University, Egypt, a Clinical Tutor at Edinburg University, UK, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, UK. He is a Consultant Urologist at the Ministry of Health and Prevention UAE and a Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU). He is acting as a Senior Consultant of Urology at Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital (SKGH-UAQ), UAE.
His special interests & research include minimally invasive surgery, Endo-urology, Robotic Assisted FURS, Reconstructive Urology, and Andrology. He completed his MD in 2004 at Tanta University, Egypt. He had been awarded several prizes including the Best Research and Presentation at The First Eastern Mediterranean Meeting of European Association of Urology in 2007 and The Best Research Poster Presentation at the 25th annual EAU Congress in 2010.
He is one of the worldwide initiators of using the robotic-assisted RIRS since the invention of the Roboflex and improving the utilization of flexible ureteroscopy in renal calculi management.
He is also, a reviewer of several international journals. He has published over 35 international and local publications and has presented at 90 conferences worldwide.
Dr. Farahat is an active member of many international urological associations and societies including, The European Association of Urology (EAU), Société InternationaleD’Urologie (SIU), Endourological Society and he is currently the head of the scientific committee of Emirates Urological Society (EUS), Cochair of the scientific committee of Urological Association of Asia (UAA), Secretary-General of Arab Association of Urology (AAU) and Chairman of Arab School of Urology.
Prof. Hashim is a world-renowned Functional Urological Surgeon and Honorary Professor of Urology. He is one of a handful of surgeons around the country who can offer all forms of treatments for stress urinary incontinence, including non-mesh surgery, and urgency incontinence, including neuromodulation. He is also fellowship trained in prolapse and reconstructive surgery and can offer several forms of treatment for conditions affecting the bladder, prostate and urethra. He receives referrals from urologists, gynaecologists and general practitioners from Bristol and the South West as well as nationally and internationally. He is also director of the busiest urodynamics unit in the country, with an international reputation. He has trained several surgeons, from the UK and across the world, on urological surgical techniques and urodynamics, has over 190 publications and has lectured across the world.
Mohamed EL Gammal
Rizwan Hamid is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at the University College London Hospitals and London Spinal Injuries Unit, Stanmore, UK and a Honorary Associate Professor at UCL.
He undertook specialist urological training in London with fellowship in functional and neurourology at Institute of Urology, London. Rizwan was the first non-European qualified urologist appointed at UCLH in open interview. His doctoral thesis was investigating fertility issues in spinal cord injury men resulting in a MD from UCL.
He specialises in Female Urology & Neuro-Urology and provides a tertiary care practice in reconstruction of the lower urinary tract.
Complementing his experience in general urological conditions, Rizwan specialises in conservative and surgical management of bladder dysfunction in both male and females. He has particular interest in managing overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, infections and bladder pain in both sexes.
He has a keen interest in treating men’s health conditions like prostate issues and erectile dysfunction
Rizwan is an internationally acknowledged expert in the management of bladder dysfunction after neurological diseases.
He undertakes all surgical procedures in functional urology with particular interest in the use of Botulinum toxin and sacral neuromodulation for bladder dysfunction and slings and sphincters for urinary incontinence.
Rizwan has been a principal investigator for a number of clinical trials. He set up and is the principal investigator for a European wide registry for male anti-incontinence surgery.
Rizwan is the Director of School of Neurourology of International Continence Society (ICS) and Chair of the Neuro-urology Promotion Committee. He sits on the Boards of Female and Functional sections of European Association of Urology.