Hisham ArabProfessor, Dr Arab Medical Center, Saudi Arabia
Hisham Arab graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1979, and completed his postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynecology in Canada, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1987. Dr Arab is now a Senior Consultant Obstetrician Gynecologist and Perinatologist and Director of the Women and Fetal Health Program at the Dr Arab Medical Center, a private practice in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia specializing in maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and minimally invasive surgery. He received the silver prize at the first International Congress of Perinatal Medicine in Tokyo, Japan in 1991, and his international presence persists today as a speaker and researcher. He was again awarded the best research presentation at the RCOG virtual world congress held recently between 9- 12 June 2021. He is currently an Editor of the EC Gynecology, and previously at Journal and Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Ob/Gyn. Dr Arab performed the first laparoscopic hysterectomy in Saudi Arabia in year 2000, and established the Saudi Laparoscopic Group and the Saudi Endometriosis Group in year 2013. He is an executive board member of the International Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE) and chairman of its membership committee. Currently a prize given in his name (Hisham Arab Prize) to the best young laparoscopic surgeon in the annual meetings of ISGE since 2016. He has published extensively on many topics related to women’s health including fetal wellbeing, diabetes, endometriosis, genital infection and hygiene, infertility, and menopause. Dr Arab is a Founding Member and Former Secretary General of the Saudi Obstetrics and Gynecological Society, Former Council Member of the Asian Oceanic Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Member of the World Academy of Perinatal Medicine, Chairman of the Arab Maternal Fetal Medicine Expert Group, Chairman of the Saudi Endometriosis Group, and Visiting Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA.