Dr. Ayman Al-Hendy

Dr Al-Hendy graduated from Banha Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt in 1986. After 1 years of internship in Banha University Hospital, and earning his PhD from University of Turku, Finland, he gained additional postdoctoral training in gene therapy and clinical molecular genetics at McMaster University and McGill University in Canada, completed the clinical residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Saskatchewan, and fellowship training in laparoscopic surgery at Toronto University, both in Canada. In USA, Dr. Al-Hendy held various faculty positions at University of Texas Medical Branch before moving to Nashville in Tennessee, where he currently holds the positions of Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Scientific Director of the Center of Women Health Research at Meharry Medical College, and Adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Al-Hendy's medical research interests focus on developing novel therapies including gene and stem cell therapy for Premature Ovarian Failure, Endometriosis, and Uterine Fibroids. He is currently researching the utility of various nutritional supplements as possible non-surgical therapy for this uterine fibroids. In 2010 he was awarded the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s 2010 Ira and Ester Rosenwaks Award for his significant contribution to the field of translational Reproductive Biology.

Fields of Research

Edited Books

  • Hysterectomy

    This book is intended for the general and family practitioners, as well as for gynecologists, specialists in gynecological surgery, general surgeons, urologists and all other surgical specialists that perform procedures in or around the female pelvis, in addition to intensives and all other specialities and health care professionals who care for women before, during or after hysterectomy. The aim of this book is to review the recent achievements of the research community regarding the field of gynecologic surgery and hysterectomy as well as highlight future directions and where this field is heading. While no single volume can adequately cover the diversity of issues and facets in relation to such a common and important procedure such as hysterectomy, this book will attempt to address the pivotal topics especially in regards to safety, risk management as well as pre- and post-operative care.

Publications