Biography

Dr. Bedaiwy is Professor and Division Head, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Dr. Bedaiwy received his medical degree from Assiut University School of Medicine, Egypt where he graduated Valedictorian, summa cum laude.

Dr Bedaiwy completed:
•Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital Case Medical Center, CWRU, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
•Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University Hospital Case Medical Center, CWRU, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
•Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
•Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Division of Reproductive Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
•PhD from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands for his work on ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation

Dr. Bedaiwy is a prolific author with over 200 publications, including 104 peer-reviewed publications. He is best known for his work in endometriosis, ovarian transplantation, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and minimally invasive surgery (MIS). His interests include IVF, MIS, robotic surgery, fertility preservation in cancer patients, and endometriosis. He is also the Associate Editor of the Human Reproduction Journal which is the official journal of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). Dr. Bedaiwy has had a career-long interest in high quality medical care, research and education.

His research interests include IVF, MIS, robotic surgery, fertility preservation in cancer patients, and endometriosis.

Publications

AlKusayer GM, Pon JR, Peng B, Klausen C, Lisonkova S, Kinloch M, Yong P, Muhammad EM, Leung PC, Bedaiwy MA. HOXB4 Immunoreactivity in Endometrial Tissues from Women With or Without Endometriosis. Reproductive Sciences. 2018 Jun;25(6):950-7.

Bedaiwy MA, Abdel-Rahman MY, Tan J, AbdelHafez FF, Abdelkaree AO, Henry D, Lisonkova S, Hurd WW, Liu JH. Clinical, Hormonal, and Metabolic Parameters in Women with Subclinical Hypothyriodism and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Cross-Sectional Study.  Journal of Women’s Health. 2018 May 1;27(5):659-64.

Bedaiwy MA, Yong PJ, Farghaly TA, Abdelhafez FF, Tan J, Pope R, Hurd WW, Liu JH, Zanotti K. The Effect of Age and Body Mass Index on the Surgical Anatomy of Supraumbilical Port Insertion: Implications for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation. 2018 Apr 27:1-6.

Fawzy M, Emad M, Gad MA, Sabry M, Kasem H, Mahmoud M, Bedaiwy MAComparing 36.5° C with 37° C for human embryo culture: a prospective randomized controlled trial. Reproductive biomedicine online. 2018 Jun: 36(6):620-626.

Orr NL, Noga H, Williams C, Allaire C, Bedaiwy MA, Lisonkova S, Smith KB, Yong PJ. Deep Dyspareunia in Endometriosis: Role of the Bladder and Pelivic Floor. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2018 Aug 1;15(8):1158-66.

Peng B, Zhan H, Alotaibi F, Alkusayer GM, Bedaiwy MA, Yong PJ. Nerve Growth Factor is Associated with Sexual Pain in Women with Endometriosis. Reproductive Sciences. 2018 Apr;25(4):540-9.

Pope RJ, Abdelbadee AY, Armstrong AJ, Ganesh PR, Bedaiwy MA, Zanotto KM. Standardization of Laparoscopic Operative Reporting: Improving Gynaecological Surgeon Communication. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2018 Mar 1;40(3):304-9.

Yong P, Shum L, Bedaiwy M, Allaire C, Noga H, Albert AY, Lisonkova S. Deep Dyspareunia and Sexual Quality-of-Life in Women with Endometriosis/ Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2018 Jun 1;40(6):858.

Tan J, Moriarty S, Taskin O, Allaire C, Williams C, Yong PJ, Bedaiwy MA. Reproductive Outcomes after Fertility-Sparing Surgery for Focal and Diffuse Adenomyosis: A Systematic Review. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2018 May-Jun;25(4):609-21.

Tan J, Tannus S, Taskin O, Kan A, Albert AY, Bedaiwy MA. The Effect of Unilateral Tubal Block diagnosed by Hysterosalpingogram on Clinical Pregnancy Rate in Intrauterine Insemination Cycles: Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Williams C, Long AJ, Noga H, Allaire C, Bedaiwy MA, Lisonkova S, Yong PJ. East/South East Asian Ethnicity and Moderate-to-Severe Endometriosis. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology. 2018 Jun 20.

Maithripala S, Durland U, Havelock J, Kashyap S, Hitkari J, Tan J, Iews M, Lisonkova S, Bedaiwy MA. Prevalence and Treatment Choices for Couples with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Due to Structural Chromosomal Anomalies. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2018 Jun 1;40(6):655-62.

Iews M, Tan J, Taskin O, Alfaraj S, AbdelHafez FF, Abdellah AH, Bedaiwy MA. Does preimplantation genetic diagnosis improve reproductive outcome in couples with recurrent pregnancy loss owing to structural chromosomal rearrangement? A systematic review. Reproductive biomedicine online. 2018 Mar 15.

Allaire C, Aksoy T, Bedaiwy MA, Britnell S, Noga HL, Yager H, Yong PJ. An interdisciplinary approach to endometriosis-associated persistent pelvic pain. Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders. 2017;9(2):77-86

Pope RJ, Abdelbadee AY, Armstrong AJ, Ganesh RP, Bedaiwy MA, Zanotti KM. Standardization of Laparoscopis Operative Reporting: Improving Gynaecological Surgeon Communication. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017 Oct 11. Pii. S1701-2163(17)30282-7. 

Allaire C, Williams C, Bodmer-Roy S, Zhu A, Arion K, Ambacher K, Wu J, Yosef A, Wong F, Noga H, Britnell S, Yager H, Bedaiwy MA, Albert AY, Lisonkova S, Yong PJ. Chronic pelvic pain in an interdisciplinary setting: 1-year prospective cohort. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Oct 12. pii: S0002-9378(17)31183-5.

AlKusayer GM, Pon JR, Penf B, Klausen C, Lisonkova S, Kinloch M, Yong P, Muhammad EMS, Leung PCK, Bedaiwy MA. HOXB4 Immunoreactivity in Endometrial Tissues from Women With or Without Endometriosis. Reprod Sci. 2017 Jan;1:1933719117732164.

Peng B, Zhan H, Alotaibi F, Alkusayer GM, Bedaiwy MA, Yong PJ. Nerve Growth Factor is Associated with Sexual Pain in Women with Endometriosis. Reprod Sci. 2017 Jan;1933719117716778.

Fawzy M, Emad M, AbdelRahman MY, Abdel Hafez FF, Abdelghafar H, Al-Inany H, Bedaiwy MA. Impact of 3.5% O(2) culture on embryo development and clinical outcomes: a comparative study. Fertil Steril. 2017 Aug 25. pii: S0015-0282(17)30533-2.

Fawzy M, AbdelRahman MY, Zidan MH, Abdel Hafez FF, Abdelghafar H, Al-Inany H, Bedaiwy MA. Humid versus dry incubator: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Fertil Steril. 2017 Jun 23. pii:S0015-0282(17)30419-3.

Yong PJ, Williams C, Yosef A, Wong F, Bedaiwy MA, Lisonkova S, Allaire C. Anatomic Sites and Associated Clinical Factors for Deep Dyspareunia. Sex Med. 2017 Sep;5(3):e184-e185.

Mohamed AA, Yosef AH, James C, Al-Hussaini TK, Bedaiwy MA, Amer SAKS. Ovarian reserve after salpingectomy: a systematic review and meta analysis. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2017 Jul;96(7):795-803.

Bedaiwy MA, Alfaraj S, Yong P, Casper R. New developments in the medical management of endometriosis. Fertil Steril. 2017 Mar;107(3):555-565.

Bedaiwy MA, Allaire C, Alfaraj S. Long term management of endometriosis with dienogest and with a gonadotrophin releasing hormone agonist and add-back hormone therapy. Fertil Steril. 2017 Mar;107(3):537-548.

Bedaiwy MA. Teratome-associated NMDAr encephalitis: management considerations. BJOG. 2017 Jan;124(2):344.

Bedaiwy MA, Allaire C, Yong P, Alfaraj S. Medical Management of Endometriosis in Patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain. Semin Reprod Med. 2017 Jan;35(1):38-53.

Yosef A, Ahmed A, Al-Hussaini T, Abdellah M, Cua G, Bedaiwy MA. Chronic pelvic pain: Pathogenesis and validated assessment. Middle East Fertility Society Journal. 2016 Dec;21(4):205-221.

Braun KM, Sheridan M, Latif EZ, Regush L, Maksymowicz, Weins L, Bedaiwy MA, Tyson N, Davidson MJ, Sanders BH. Surgeons’ early experience with the Acessa procedure: gaining proficiency with new technology. Int J Womens Health. 2016 Nov 23;8:669-675.

Abdelbadee AY, Paspulati RM, McFarland HD, Bedaiwy MA, Ciancibello LM, Anderson G, Zanotti KM. Computed Tomography Morphometrics and Pulmonary Intolerance in Endometrial Cancer Robotic Surgery. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2016 Nov-Dec;23(7):1075-1082.

Abdelbadee AY, Paspulati RM, McFarland HD, Bedaiwy MA, Ciancibello LM, Anderson G, Zanotti KM. Computerized Tomography Adiposity Morphometrics: A Novel Approach to Predict Pulmonary Intolerance in Endometrial Cancer Patients Undergoing Robotic Pelvic Surgery (RPS). J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec;22(6S):S9-S10.

Reid S, Albert A, Bedaiwy MA, Allaire C. Interrater agreement for the prediction of pelvic adhesions and deep infiltrating endometriosis using specialized transvaginal ultrasound: a pilot study. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep;48 Supply 1:379.

Russo M, Suen M, Bedaiwy MA, Chen I. Prevalence of Uterine Myomas Among Women with 2 More Recurrent Pregnancy Losses: A Systematic Review. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2016 Jul-Aug;23(5):702-6.

Peng B, Klausen C, Campbell L, Leung PC, Horne AW, Bedaiwy MA. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone and gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor are expressed at tubal ectopic pregnancy implantation sites. Fertil Steril. 2016 Jun;105(6):1620-1627.

Zhan H, Ma J, Ruan F, Bedaiwy MA, Peng B, Wu R, Lin J. Elevated phosphatase of regenerating liver 3 (PRL-3) promotes cytoskeleton reorganization, cell migration and invasion in endometrial stromal cells from endometrioma. Hum Reprod. 2016 Apr;31(4):723-33.

Williams C, Hoang L, Yosef A, Alotaibi F, Allaire C, Brotto L, Fraser IS, Bedaiwy MA, Ng TL, Lee AF, Yong PJ. Nerve Bundles and Deep Dyspareunia in Endometriosis. Reprod Sci. 2016 Jul;23(7):892-901.

Struble J, Reid S, Bedaiwy MA, Adenomyosis. A Clinical Review of Challenging Gynecologic Condition. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Sep 28. pii:S1553-4650(15)01559-9.

Franjoine SE, Bedaiwy MA, AbdelHafez FF, Geng C, Liu JH. Clinical Effectiveness of Modified Laparoscopic Fimbrioplasty for the Treatment of Minimal Endometriosis and Unexplained Infertility. Min Invasive Surg. 2015;2015.730513.

Bedaiwy MA, Dahoud W, Skomorovska-Prokvolit Y, Yi L, Liu JH, Falcone T, Hurd WW, Mesiano S. Abundance and Localization of Progesterone Receptor Isoforms in Endometrium in Women With and Without Endometriosis and in Peritoneal and Ovarian Endometriotic Implants. Reprod Sci. 2015 Sep;22(9):1153-61.

Farghaly T, Khalifa E, Mostafa S, Hussein M, Bedaiwy MA, Ahmady A. The effect of temporary meiotic attenuation on the in vitro maturation outcome of bovine oocytes. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2015 Aug;51(7):662-71.

Bedaiwy MA, Zhang A, Henry D, Falcone T, Soto E. Surgical anatomy of supraumbilical port placement: implications for robotic and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Fertil Steril. 2015 Apr;103(4):e33.

Bedaiwy MA, Sheyn D, Eghdami L, Abdelhafez FF, Volsky JG, Fader AN, Escobar PF. Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery for benign ovarian cystectomies. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2015;79(3):179-83.

Patel B, Elguero S, Thakore S, Dahoud W, Bedaiwy MA, Mesiano S. Role of nuclear progesterone receptor isoforms in uterine pathophysiology. Hum Reprod Update. 2015 Mar-Apr;21(2):15573.

Dunne C, Nakuhda G, Bedaiwy MA. Erosion of bilateral “kissing” ovaries into one large endometrioma. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2014 Oct;36(10):855.

Bedaiwy MA, Volsky J, Lazebnik N, Liu J. Laparoscopic single-site linear salpingostomy for the management of heterotopic pregnancy: a case report. J Reprod Med. 2014 Sept-Oct;59(9-10):522-4.

Bedaiwy MA, Farghaly T, Hurd W, Liu J, Mansour G, Fader AN, Escobar P. Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery for management of ovarian endometriomas. JSLS. 2014 Apr-Jun;18(2):191-6.

Bedaiwy MA, Arrigain S, Mascha E. Pregnancy on long term follow up in endometriosis patients with evidence of altered peritoneal fluid oxidative stress status. Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2013 Jun;18(2)94-101.

Bedaiwy MA, Henry D, Liu J, Falcone T, Standardization of Laparoscopic Pelvic examination. Fertil Steril. 2013 Apr;99(5):E11

Bedaiwy MA, Rahman MY, Chapman M, Frasure H, Mahajan S, von Gruenigen VE, Hurd W, Zanotti K. Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy for the Management of Severe Endometriosis: A Retrospective Review of Short-Term Surgical Outcomes. JSLS 2013 Jan-Mar;17(1):95-9

Bedaiwy MA, Elnashar SA, Goldberg JM, Sharma R, Mascha EJ, Arrigain, S, Agarwal A, Falcone T. Effect of follicular fluid oxidative stress parameters on intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcome. Gynecol Endocrinol 2012 Jan;28(1):51-5

Bedaiwy, MA, Abdelaleem MA, Hussein M, Mousa N, Brunengraber LN, Casper RF. Hormonal, follicular and endometrial dynamics in letrozole-treated versus natural cycles in patients undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2011;9:83

Bedaiwy MA, Escobar PF, Pinkerton J, Hurd W. Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Salpingectomy in Isthmic and Ampullary Ectopic Pregnancy: Preliminary Report and Technique. J.Minim Invasive Gynecol 2011 Mar-Apr;18(2):230-3.

Barakat EE, Bedaiwy MA, Zimberg S, Nutter B, Nosseir M, Falcone T. Robotic-assisted, laparoscopic, and abdominal myomectomy: a comparison of surgical outcomes. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Feb;117(2 Pt 1):256-65.

Bedaiwy MA, Falcone T. Whole ovary transplantation. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Dec;53(4):797-803

Bedaiwy MA, Mahfouz RZ, Goldberg JM, Sharma R, Falcone T, Abdel Hafez MF, Agarwal A. Relationship of reactive oxygen species levels in day 3 culture media to the outcome of in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles. Fertil Steril. 2010 Nov;94(6):2037-42

Shokry M,Bedaiwy MA, Fathalla MM, Alsemary A, Elwakil S, Murphy A. Maternal serum placental growth factor and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 as early predictors of preeclampsia. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand.2010;89(1):143-6.

Bedaiwy MA, Shokry M, Mousa N, Claessens A, Esfandiari N, Gotleib L, Casper R. Letrozole co-treatment in infertile women 40 years old and older receiving controlled ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination. Fertil Steril. 2009 Jun;91(6):2501-7

Bedaiwy MA, Mousa NA, Casper RF. Aromatase inhibitors prevent the estrogen rise associated with the flare effect of gonadotropins in patients treated with GnRH agonists. Fertil Steril. 2009 Apr;91(4 Suppl):1574-7

Grants

Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant
Sexual Pain in Endometriosis: Role of Somatic Mutations and Local Neurogenesis (2018-2022)
PI: Yong, PJ; Anglesio, M; Gilks, B; Bedaiwy, M; Howard, AF
CO-I’s: ; Huntsman, D; Lisonkova, S; Lee, A; Albert, A

Collaborators: Allaire, C; Williams, C; Bridge-Cook, P; Hummelshoj, L; Noga, H; Hoodless, P; Greaves, E

Women Health Research Institute 
Exploring the Potential Use of Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Antagonists for the Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy (2015-2016)
PI: Bedaiwy, M

Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant
Etiology of dyspareunia in endometriosis (2015-2018)
PI’s: Yong, PJ; Bedaiwy, M
CO-I’s: Huntsman, D; Lisonkova, S; Brotto, L; Smith, K

Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant
Etiology of dyspareunia in endometriosis (2014-2015)
PI’s: Yong, PJ; Bedaiwy, M
CO-I’s: Huntsman, D; Lisonkova, S

Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant
Fibrinolytic System Abnormalities in Endometriosis (2004-2006)
PI: Casper
CO-I’s: Bedaiwy, M

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Autotransplatation of cryopreserved thawed ovarian tissue with microvascular anastomosis.  (2001-2003)
PI: Bedaiwy, M

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Laparoscopic Uretrocystoplasty Using Balloon Expanded Normal Ureter: Chronic Porcine Study  (2001-2002)
PI: Desai
CO-I: Bedaiwy, M

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Prevention of Vesicovaginal Fistulas in Laparoscopic Hysterectomy with Electosurgical Induced Cystotomy (2001-2002)
PI: Cogan
CO-I: Bedaiwy, M

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Investigation of Female Mongrel as an Animal Model of Laparoscopically Induced Vesicovaginal Fistula (2001-2002)
PI: Cogan
CO-I: Bedaiwy, M

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Assisted Laparoscopic Autotransplantation of Ovine Hemi-Ovaries (2001-2002)
PI: Bedaiwy, M

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Histology and Strength of Laparoscopic Uterine Incisions Made with Monopolar Laser (2001-2002)
PI: Muir
CO-I: Bedaiwy, M

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Laparoscopic Oophorectomy and Autotransplantation of Cryopreserved Ovarian Tissue and Entire Sheep Ovaries (2000-2001)
PI: Bedaiwy, M

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Reproductive Functions in Hydrocephalic Females Treated with Endoscopic Ventriculostomy (2000-2003)
PI: Bedaiwy, M

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
The Effect of Oxidative Stress In Vitro Mouse Embryo Development (2000-2001)
PI: Falcone
CO-I: Bedaiwy, M

Organon
Effect of Hydrosalpinc Fluid on Early Embryo Development (2000-2001)
PI: Goldberg
CO-I: Bedaiwy, M

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Evaluation of Reproductive Outcomes and Pelvic Pain after Surgical Treatment of Different Stages of Endometriosis (2000-2001)
PI: Falcone
CO-I: Bedaiwy, M

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Laparoscopic Utereral Injury in a Porcine Model, a Pilot Study (2000-2001)
PI: Inderbir, G
CO-I: Bedaiwy, M

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
The Role of Cytokines and Oxidative Stress on Fertility in Laparoscopically Retrieved Peritoneal Fluid from Patients with Endometriosis (1999-2002)

PI: Falcone

CO-I: Bedaiwy, M

The Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education
Prediction of Assisted Reproduction Outcome (1999-2002)
PI: Bedaiwy, M

Projects

Investigating the expression of RF amides and endometriosis.

The effect of early pregnancy supportive care on the outcome of recurrent unexplained first trimester miscarriage

Efficacy for the use of Gonadotropins Plus Intrauterine Insemination as the Next Step in Monofollicular Versus Multifollicular Responsive Clomiphene-Failed Treatments

A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating Two Doses of Subcutaneous Pulsatile GnRH Administered via OmniPod Pump for Ovulation Induction in Female Subjects with Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism