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MEFS Special Interest Groups- Reproductive Surgery

Our objectives for the two-years of the Reproductive surgery Special interest group are as follows:

1- Institute a multi-level expert laparoscopy course that would be organized all year long to permit Reproductive surgeons to sharpen their laparoscopic skills depending on their respective levels.

2- Designing a comprehensive education module that includes a hands-on skills training component and assessment tool designed to teach and assess the basics of laparoscopic surgery and provide residents, fellows and practicing physicians an opportunity to learn and get certified through MEFS in the fundamental aspects of laparoscopic surgery.

3- Institute a Robotic gynecologic surgery workshop to introduce the advantages this technology might have for reproductive surgeons and eventually set a curriculum for training surgeons of the MENA region on the da Vinci Robot.

4- Provide a platform where surgeons can learn from their different experiences, exchange ideas and surgical techniques that can be used in their own practice.

5-Promote research activities between members of the MEFS and publish as a group in topics related to reproductive surgery.

6- Becoming a body that would use the expertise of its members in the different aspects of reproductive surgery to provide the leadership of MEFS with unified opinions and recommendations on topics of interest.



A. Karim Nawfal, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery

Clemenceau Medical Center
Affiliated with Johns Hopkins International
Tel +961 1 372888 - Ext 6700
Fax +961 1364464
Mobile +9613279526 
Email: karim.nawfal@cmc.com.lb
P.O.Box 11-2555 Beirut, Lebanon


Dr. Karim Nawfal did his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center [Lebanon], and then pursued his Fellowship training in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery at Henry Ford Health System [USA].

Dr. Nawfal is a certified expert robotic surgeon, has performed over 300 Robotic surgeries during his training using the Intuitive daVinci Robot Platform. He is proctor and has trained multiple surgeons on the system. He recently moved back to Lebanon and started the first Robotic Gynecologic surgery program in Lebanon. 

Dr. Nawfal also specialized in advanced laparoscopy and single port laparoscopic surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and the Society of Laparoendoscopic surgeons (SLS), and has published in several international medical journals on both laparoscopic and robotic surgery.