Published on October 23, 2007
Slide1: By 2002 Assiut University Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Past, Present and Future Slide2: The first University in Upper Egypt was Assiut University. It started in 1957, while the Faculty of Medicine Started 1960. The University Hospital Started in an old Building that originally belonged to Ministry of Health. It had a limited number of beds (200), with a small number of staff members & students. Slide3: In 1960, 1961 two lecturers in the Department were appointed, the first was the late Dr. Magid Fakhar (MRCOG, Glas., 1959, MRCOG, Edin, 1960, PhD, Glas. 1963), Born in Kalubia 1928. The second was Dr. Hassan Hathout (MRCOG, Edin., 1956) born in Monofia 1924. Slide5: After that, Dr. Fathalla, (Born in Sharkia, 1935) was appointed as an instructor in the Department in 1961, and a lecturer in 1963. In 1965, Dr. Shaaban, Joined the Department as an instructor & a lecturer in 1966. He was born in Cairo, 1936. Slide6: In 1967 & 1968, 3 lecturers were joined to the department, first Dr.M.Morad, Cairo, 1935, followed by Dr.Gamal El Kholy & Dr. Adel Sabry. The last 2 moved to Tanta & Suez Canal Universities respectively. The late Dr. Hammouda, Joined the Department in 1968 as professor & Chairman in 1969. Slide7: We never forget that, the late Dr. Aly Ibrahem, professor of Ob. & Gyn., Cairo University, was the first supervisor of the Department & Help in establishing of our Museum. Slide8: All of the above, were the founders. The work in the old Hospital continued for about 3 years, then the Department moved to the 3rd floor of Mabarrah Hospital of M. Aly in 1963. This Hospital was more modern with a view on the Nile River, it was a private Hospital. Slide9: The Department included 48 beds but there was no separate surgical theatre. Operations were done in the common theatre of the hospital 2 days a week. This continued until the war of 1967, the emergency budget was used to establish a separate theatre & a labor ward to the department. Slide10: The ground floor was used as a theatre for laparoscopy, that was the first in Egypt, introduced by Prof. Fathalla in 1969. In this place, many gynecologists from all Universities at that time, received the first training on laparoscopy. The outpatient clinics remained in the old hospital, which were more accessible to the patients until 1987. Slide11: Despite, the meager facilities, the department witnessed major developments. The spark of science started from laparoscopy (Fathalla 1969), to reproductive biology unit (Shaaban 1973) to cytogenetics lab (Mourad 1974). Slide12: In Mabarrah Hospital, the first class graduated. The first on the class, Dr. Sayed A. Abdullah (Minia, 1943) was appointed as a resident in 1966. Slide13: In 1987, the department moved again to the new University Hospital, (where we still work until now). The main building of the hospital has 9 floors with a separate four floors annex for outpatient clinics, day surgeries & residents dormitory. Slide14: This great hospital was a joint effort, started by Prof. Fathalla (10 million Dollars, from USAID) & finalized by Prof. Shaaban. The inpatient department occupies the 3rd floor & contain 120 beds, 4 theatres, large labor ward . The emergency reception occupies a part of the ground floor and it contains 20 beds & 2 theatres. Slide15: The number of deliveries kept increasing steadily. Last year we had 10.000 deliveries, with 15-20% C.S . This hospital is a tertiary centre which manages mainly referred (usually complicated cases). Slide17: We have different special units, for example: Reproductive biology unit (1973) . Cytogenetics lab (1974) Ultrasound (Since 1981). Colposcopy & Colpomicroscopy (1990). Diagnostic and operative laparoscopy (1991). Diagnostic and Operative hysteroscopy (1991) . Laser unit (2000). Slide18: Three of our staff members were elected deans of our faculty of medicine : Prof. Hammouda (1969-1972). Prof. Fathalla (1978-1986) . Prof. Shaaban (1986-1992). Slide19: The department was chaired by: Prof .Hammouda (1972-1975), Prof. Fathalla (1976-1978), Prof. Shaaban (1978-1984), Prof. Abdullah (1984-1987), Prof. Aly Abdel Aleem (born in Assiut, 1944) (1987-1990). Prof. H. T. Salem (born in Sohag, 1947) (1990-1993), Prof. Shaaban (1993-1996), then Prof. Abdullah (1996-now). Slide21: The number of staff members increased every year and now we have : Professor : 17 Assistant professor : 9 Lecturer : 6 Pre- & Post-Doctoral Fellowships & Training: Pre- & Post-Doctoral Fellowships & Training Slide31: In the last 10 years, some staff members of our department moved to be founders of the departments of Ob. & Gyn. In El-Minia & Sohag Universities. Slide32: El-Minia Faculty of Medicine : 1- Prof. Kamal Abdelhamid. 2- Prof. Ahmed Hellal. 3- Prof. Neveen Nor-Eldin. 4- Prof. Diaa El-Mogazy. Slide33: Sohag Faculty of Medicine : 1- Prof. Osman Abd-El-Kereem. 2- Prof. Sayed Taha. 3- Prof. Salah Ismail. 4- Prof. Sabry M. Mohamed. 5- Dr. M. Abd-El-Khalek. 6- Dr. A. Said . 7- Dr. S Roshdie. Slide34: Date of birth May 1, 1935 Nationality Egyptian Civil status Married, two sons Degrees MD (Cairo) 1963, PhD (Edinburgh) 1967. Professor Mahmoud Fahmy Fathalla Slide35: Honorary degrees and awards: Honorary Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1985 . Fellow ad eund. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1990 . Dr Honoris Causa (Uppsala, Sweden), 1991 . Slide36: Dr Ved Vias Pun Memorial award, Family Planning Association of India, 1992. Honorary Fellow: Hungarian Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1992. Mastroianni-Segal Award of The World Academy of Art and Science, 1995. Slide37: Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaccologist, 1996. Federation of Gynaecologic and Obstetric Societies of India, 1996. Brazilian Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecologic Societies, 1997. Slide38: Edinburgh Obstetrical Society ,1999. Dr Honoris Causa (Helsinki Finland), 2000 . Dr Honoris Causa (Toronto, Canada), 2001 . Dogramaci World Health Organization award for Family Health, 2001. Slide39: Director of the UNDP. UNFPA, World Bank ,WHO Special Programme of Research., Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction. 1989-1992; Senior Advisor in Biomedical and Reproductive Health Research, The Rockefeller Foundation, 1992-1999. Slide40: Chairman of the International Medical Advisory Panel of The International Planned Parenthood Federation, 1986-1994. President of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 1994-1997. Chairman of the World Health Organization Global Advisory Committee on Health Research, January 2000-present. Slide41: Editor of the first World Report on Women’s Health 1994. Co-editor of the FIGO Manual of Human Reproduction (1990) in three volumes, with accompanying colour slides , translated into French, Spanish and Chinese and made available to medical schools in developing countries. Member of the Editorial Board of 4 international journals. Slide42: Scientific interests : Women’s health. Reproductive health . Safe motherhood. Contraceptive research and development. Ovarian tumors. Slide43: D Date of birth Cairo, July 20, 1936. Nationality Egyptian. Civil status Married, three sons. Degrees MD (Cairo) 1966. Professor Mamdouh Mohamed Shaaban Slide44: Ppost-doctoral fellowships and training : FFord foundation fellowship, 1971-1972, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Aberdeen and its Reproductive Endocrinology Unit, Aberdeen Scotland, U.K. WWorld Health Organization short fellowship in 1977, for attending training program on RIA in the Middlesex Hospital, London. FFord Foundation fellowship, 1981 , University of Southern California, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Slide45: Grants and support : Formerly and presently the principal investigator in the research activity supported by the following grants : TThe Ford Foundation Grant For the study of Interaction of Natural and Synthetic Sex Steroid Hormones and Liver Disease in Egypt. The Rockefeller Foundation multicenter study of the long acting contraceptive (Norplant), Clinical Trials in Egypt. Slide46: RRockefeller Foundation grant for a multicenteric study of Norplant and lactation. The International Project of the Association of Voluntary Sterilization Sub grant for conducting a training program on family planning for postgraduate candies. FFamily Health International (FHI) grant for the study of the effect of the pattern of Breast Feeding and Return of Fertility. Slide47: Collaborating in (FHI) activities in Egypt in the following studies: 1) A comparative study of two low dose oral contraceptives in Assiut, Egypt. 2) Post placental IUD (Delta loop) insertion. 3) Maternity Care Monitoring 4) Hospital abortion. 5) Study of effects of standard and low dose oral contraceptive use on liver function tests and serum proteins in Egyptian women. 6) A comparative clinical trial of norinyl-50 versus norinyl-35. Slide48: 7- Family Health International grant for the study of ovulation during lactation. 8-Rockefeller Foundation grant for the study of vaginal contraceptive. 9-Rockefeller Foundation grant for the study of vaginal contraceptives. 1- South –to –South grant for the study of uniplant implant pill. 1- South-to-South grant for the study of lactational amenorrhea method of contraception. Slide49: IINTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES: MMember of the steering committees of the Task Force the WHO Special Program of Research in Human Reproduction HRP. MMember of WHO/HRP task force on safety and efficacy of methods of fertility regulation. FFormer member in the HRP task force on oral contraceptives. MMember of Committee of Resources for Research of Human Reproduction Program for The Eastern Mediterranean and African Regions. Slide50: SSenior Scientific Consultant for the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research. Founder member of South-to-South program of Cooperation in Reproductive Health, and member of the International Executive Committee. MMember in Scientific Group that prepared WHO technical reports on: contraceptive implant “Norplant”, oral contraception and neoplasia, research on menopause in the I 990s. Slide51: AREAS OF INTEREST AND SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: R*Reproductive Endocrinology. G*Genitourinary Fistulas. G*Gynecological Laparoscopy. O*Organization of MCH/FP services. M*Metabolic effects of Hormonal Contraceptives. National & InternationalScientific Meetings: National & International Scientific Meetings The first Egyptian Meeting on surgical Methods of contraception Assiut (1974). World Health Organization course on RIA for hormones involved in reproductive physiology, Assiut (1980). Slide53: Symposium on long-term sub dermal contraceptive implants. Egyptian & international experience, Assiut (1984 ). Symposium: Perinatal Health Care in Developing Countries Luxor (1997). Women’s Health and Next Century Aswan (1999). Slide59: INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS Slide64: During this long Journey, we lost four colleagues, we never forget them. Prof. M. M. Mourad 1979 Prof. Ismail M.Hassan 1987 Prof. M. Abo-Eloyoun 1997 Prof. Hammouda 2001 Slide66: Within few years, we are going to make a giant move to the “Women’s Health Centre”, which is a new separate building (6 floors) with 400 beds. It does not only provide curative services, but it should have a holistic approach to women’s health. Slide67: In addition to highly specialized services such as IVF, endoscopy and cancer care. It will also provide preventive & social support to women throughout upper Egypt satellite clinics in distant rural areas will provide primary health care & will be an efficient referral system to the centre.