Dr. Sawsan As-Sanie receives the Rodolphe Maheux Award

In honour of the memory of Rodolphe Maheux, co-founder of the World Endometriosis Society, the board of the WES instigated an award to be presented at each future World Congress of Endometriosis (WCE) from 2008 onwards.

The award, which carries a cash prize of €1,000 towards a future scientific meeting, is presented to the first author and presenter of the best clinical presentation or poster at each world congress. The author/presenter must be under the age of 40 at the time of the congress.

The winner is announced at the closing ceremony of each WCE by the chairman of the WES RM Committee and the award is presented by the WES president.

Dr. As-Sanie was presented with this award at the 2011 World Congress of Endometriosis.  Dr. As-Sanie is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan.  She is also the Director the University of Michigan Endometriosis Center.  Dr. As-Sanie received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1998 and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2002.  Following residency, she completed a three year clinical and research fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy and Chronic Pelvic Pain at the University of North Carolina.  During this time, she also received her MPH in epidemiology. 

Dr. As-Sanie is dedicated to the care of women with complex gynecologic conditions, including the treatment of women with various chronic pain disorders.  She has a particular interest in endometriosis, as well as minimally invasive surgery techniques for advanced endometriosis.  She is actively engaged in numerous research studies aimed at defining the underlying mechanisms involved in the initiation and maintenance of pelvic pain disorders, with a focus on endometriosis-associated chronic pelvic pain.  She is the principal investigator for several studies evaluating the neurobiological mechanism of pain processing in endometriosis-associated chronic pelvic pain, as well as surgical outcomes in women with endometriosis and chronic pain.

Congratulations to Dr. Sawsan As-Sanie!