Johnny T Awwad

Johnny T Awwad FACS,HCLD/TS(ABB),MD

Chief, Division of Reproductive Medicine Years Of Experience: 25
  • Gynecology | Gynecology & Minimally invasive Surgery | Infertility & Assisted Reproductive Technologies | Reproductive Endocrinology | Reproductive Medicine
  • About the Physician

    Dr. Johnny Awwad has 25 years of experience as a Fertility Consultant. After completing a fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School, he joined the American University of Beirut Medical Center where he set the foundations for In Vitro Fertilization and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He then received his certification in Embryology and Andrology from the American Board of Bioanalysis as a high complexity laboratory director (HCLD). Dr. Awwad is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and founding Head of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. He is also the founder of the Cryopreservation and Pre-Implantation Genetic programs at the same institution. Dr. Awwad has a reputation of providing individualized care to couples in a compassionate manner. In addition to his clinical expertise, he is an invited speaker to many international scientific meetings and is the author of more than 110 publications. He has been past President of the Middle East Fertility Society and has recently received the STAR Award at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

     

    Languages Spoken

    English, Arabic, French

    Years Of Experience
    25
    Education
    • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility - Clinical Fellowship. Massachusetts General Hospital. Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA. USA. 1996
    • Innovative minimally Invasive Therapy - Research Fellowship. Massachusetts General Hospital. Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA. USA. 1996
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology - Residency. American University of Beirut Medical Center. Beirut, Lebanon. 1992
    • Medical Doctor Degree. American University of Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon. 1988.
    Affiliations
    • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. American University of Beirut Medical Center. Beirut, Lebanon.
    • Consultant (Adj. faculty). Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston, MA. USA.
    • Founding Head, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. American University of Beirut Medical Center. Beirut, Lebanon.
    • Past President and present Scientific Chief Officer (CSO) Middle East Fertility Society.
    Areas of Interest
    • Ovarian stimulation
    • In Vitro fertilization
    • Fertility Preservation
    • Pre-implantation Genetic Testing
    • Male Infertility
    • PCOS
    • Endometriosis
    • Uterine fibroids
    • Recurrent implantation failure
    • Recurrent pregnancy loss
    • Environmental pollutants and infertility
    Educational Interests
    • Alumnus and Scholar, Harvard Macy Institute (Postgraduate Medical Education). Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA. USA.
    • Founding Director, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Fellowship Program. American University of Beirut Medical Center. Beirut, Lebanon.
    • Coordinator, Reproductive Physiology Medical Curriculum Course. Faculty of Medicine (Medicine II). American University of Beirut Medical Center. Beirut, Lebanon.
    • Past Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program. American University of Beirut Medical Center. Beirut, Lebanon.
    • Deputy Editor, Middle East Fertility Society Journal.
    • Editorial Board, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ME.
    Medical Publications

    More than 110 publications (scientific articles and book chapters)

    • Sukhn C, Ghantous A, Zaatari G, Awwad Johnny. Paternal exposure to non-essential heavy metal affects embryo efficiency indicators in intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles: Evidence in favor of a paradoxical effect. Reproductive Sciences. In Print 2021.
    • Ghazeeri G, Awwad Johnny. The Use of Insulin Sensitizing Drugs in PCOS. In: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Current and Emerging Concepts. Ed: Lubna Pal. Springer Nature Publishing. 2021.
    • El Taha L, Rizk B, Awwad Johnny. Ovulation induction for hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. In: Ovarian Stimulation. Ed: ABOULGHAR & RIZK, 2nd Ed. Cambridge University Press. 2021.
    • El-Taha L, Rizk B, Ledger W, Awwad Johnny. Ovulation induction in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. In: Ovarian Stimulation. Ed: ABOULGHAR & RIZK, 2nd Ed. Cambridge University Press. 2021.
    • El-Taha L, Rizk B, Ledger W, Awwad Johnny. Ovarian stimulation in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome for assisted reproduction. In: Ovarian Stimulation. Ed: ABOULGHAR & RIZK, 2nd Ed. Cambridge University Press. 2021.
    • El-Taha L, Rizk B, Awwad Johnny. GnRH agonists for ovarian hyperstimulation. In: Ovarian Stimulation. Ed: ABOULGHAR & RIZK, 2nd Ed. Cambridge University Press. 2021.
    • Farra C, Abdouni L, Hani A, Dirani L, Hamdar L, Souaid M, Awwad Johnny. 17p13.3 microduplication syndrome: Further delineating the clinical spectrum. J Pediatr Genet. Online 2020. doi:10.1055/s-0040-1713673
    • Farra Chantal, Nassar AH, Mirza F, Abdouni L, Souaid M, Awwad Johnny. BACs-on-Beads assay, a rapid aneuploidy test, improves the diagnostic yield of conventional karyotyping. Mol Biol Rep. 2020;47(1):169-177.
    • Khalifeh D, Faour S, Awwad Johnny. The use of GnRH agonist to trigger final oocyte maturation. In: Controversies in Assisted Reproduction. Ed: RIZK & KHALAF. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
    • Choucair F, Farra C, Awwad Johnny. The use of Time Lapse Imaging in Assisted Reproductive Technologies. In: Controversies in Assisted Reproduction. Ed: RIZK & KHALAF. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
    • Khalifeh D, Assaf S, Awwad Johnny. Luteal-phase support other than progesterone. In: Controversies in Assisted Reproduction. Ed: RIZK & KHALAF. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
    • Ghuneim S, Sayegh R, Awwad Johnny. How to individualize ovarian stimulation protocols to avoid difficulties and complications. In: Controversies in Assisted Reproduction. Ed: RIZK & KHALAF. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
    • Khalifeh D, Mansour R, Awwad Johnny. ART surveillance in the Middle East. In: Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance. Ed: Dmitry Kissin, David Adamson, Georgina Chambers. Cambridge University Press. 2019.
    • Sukhn C, Awwad Johnny, Ghantous A, Zaatari G. Associations of semen quality with non-essential heavy metals in blood and seminal fluid: data from the Environment and Male Infertility (EMI) study in Lebanon. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2018;35(9):1691-1701.
    • Farra C, Choucair F, Awwad Johnny. Non-invasive pre-implantation genetic testing of human embryos: an emerging concept. Hum Reprod. 2018;33(12):2162-2167.