C.V


Place of birth: Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Nationality: Saudi

Date of birth: June 26, 1973

Marital status:   Married
Wife: Make up Artist (Vancouver, Canada)
Daughter: Daad
2 Sons: Raad / Maad

Languages:

  • Arabic
  • English

Hobbies:  Gymnastics (Saudi National Team) Swimming


Contact Information:

Current position:

  • Assistant Professor Um-AlQura University
  • Chairman OB-GYN, IMC, Jeddah    
  • Director ART Unit, IMC, Jeddah

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • June 1997
    MD (Medical Doctor Degree)
    King Saud University(KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  (B+)
  • June 2003
    FRCSC, Specialist Certificate of the Royal College of Physicians and
    Surgeons of Canada in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Vancouver, Canada)
  • June 2004
      American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • June 2005
    Subspecialty in Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) (Ottawa, Canada)
  • June 2007
    Subspecialty in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) (London,
    Canada)
  • June 2007
      Subspecialty in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (London,
    Canada)
  • Dec 2007
       ABOG, Specialist Certificate of the American College of Obstetrics and
    Gynecology.

TRAINING:

  • July 1996 - June 1997
    Internship (Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, OBGYN)
    Major teaching hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • July 1997 - June 1998
    Demonstrator - Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Umm-Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabiab
  • July 1998 - June 2003
    Residency training, Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of British Colombia, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
  • July 2003 to June 2005
    Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • July 2005 to June 2007
    Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • April 2006 – March 2007
    Fellowship in Gynecologic Minimally Invasive Surgery
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Dec 2006 – June 2007
    Fellowship in Gynecologic Cosmetic Procedures
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada & Pelosi Medical
    Center, New Jersey, USA

EXTRA-CURRICULAR COURSES / CERTIFICATES:

  • Successfully completed a 9-hour microsurgical skills course, Vancouver,
    Canada (2001) 
  • Successfully completed 3 months Colposcopy training, Vancouver,
    Canada (2002) 
  • Epidemiology I (3 months – Master’s course), University of Ottawa,
    Canada (A-) (2004) 
  • Clinical trials (3 months – Master’s course), University of Ottawa, Canada
    (A-) (2004) 
  • Successfully completed 4 weeks training in Invasive Fetal Procedures
    / Laser treatment, London, UK (Prof. Nicolaides) (2004)
  • 11-14 weeks fetal ultrasound, all three certificates obtained (Theoretical,
    Practical, and Quality Assurance), Toronto, Canada (2004)
  • Successfully completed 4 weeks training in Fetal Echo, Montreal, Canada
    (Prof. J.C. Furon) (2005) 
  • Successfully completed 4 weeks training in 3-D / 4-D Ultrasound,
    San Diego, USA (Prof. D. Protorius) (2005) 
  • Successfully completed a 9-hour microsurgical skills course, London,
    Canada (2006) 
  • Successfully completed training in the use of surgical Lasers, London,
    Canada (Prof. G. Vilos) (2006)
  • Successfully completed training in office cosmetic procedures (Botox,
    Fillers, Laser hair removal, Fat dissolvers). New Jersey, USA (2006)
  • Successfully completed training in liposuction under local anesthetic.
    New Jersey, USA (2006)


OTHER EXTRA-CURRICULAR COURSES:

  • 1998    NRC (Neonatal Resuscitation Course), Vancouver, Canada
  • 2001    CPR (Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation), Vancouver, Canada
  • 2001    ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), Vancouver, Canada
  • 2002    NRC (Neonatal Resuscitation Course), Vancouver, Canada
  • 2002    ALARM (Advances in Labor and Risk Management), Toronto, Canada
  • 2003    MOREOB (Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently), Ottawa, Canada
  • 2003    A day’s Doppler course, Toronto, Canada
  • 2004    Conflict resolution course, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2004    CPR level C (Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation level C), Ottawa, Canada
  • 2004    11-14 weeks fetal ultrasound, London, United Kingdom
  • 2005    3D/4D Ultrasound, Los Angles, USA
  • 2006    Featl nasal bone and tricusbid Doppler sonography, Toronto, Canada


AWARDS :

  • Dr. C. Rublee Book Award “Award given to residents who display highest
    level of excellence in OB-GYN knowledge in post graduate years” (2003)
  • Saudi Cultural Bureau in Canada award for the academic year (2004 / 2005)
  • Saudi Cultural Bureau in Canada award for the Saudi Doctors’ Representatives
    at the University of Ottawa (2004 / 2005)
  • Saudi Cultural Bureau in Canada award for the academic year (2005 / 2006)
  • Dr. Paul Harding Research Award "Wyeth-Ayerst award for excellence in research (2006)
  • The Kurt Semm, M.D. First Price Award. “Award for Excellence in Pelviscopy (2006)

COMMUNITY PRESENATTIONS:

  • Menopause & Hormone Replacement Therapy, British Colombia, Canada (2001)
  • The latest advice in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saudi Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Society (2008)
  • New Non-Surgical Treatment for Uterine Fibrosis, International Medical Center (2008)
  • Meet an Expert session with Prof. George A. Velos - UWO (Canada), International
    Medical Center (2009)
  • Update in In-Vitro-Fertilization (IVF), International Medical Center (2009)
  • Reproductive Medicine in the 21st Century Conference & Workshops, Dr. Soliman
    Fakeeh Hospital (2011)
  • Hands-on Workshop on Verification of Oocytes and Embryos Using Improved
    Medicult System, Jeddah Embryology Club (2011)


MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
  • Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians And Gynecologists
  • Associate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Member of the Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada
  • Member of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology
  • Member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick   

 
EDUCATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • 2003: 
             Examiner at the Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada/
    MOREOB Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently)    
  • 2003: 
              Tutor of PBL (Problem Based Learning) at the University of Ottawa,
    Faculty of Medicine
  • 2005: 
              Examiner for the IMG (International Medical Graduates) exam, University
    of Ottawa, Canada
  • 2007- Current:                                                                                                                                                                Assistant Professor Um-AlQura University


WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • 2007 - Current: 
    Consultant Obstetrician / Gynecologist, Perinatologist, Reproductive Endocrinology
    and Infertility, Chairman OB-GYN, Director Assisted Reproductive Technology Unit,
    International Medical Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • 2005 - 2007:
      Consultant Obstetrician / Gynecologist, Locum, Bathurst General Hospital, Bathurst,
    New Brunswick, Canada
  • 2006:
    Consultant Obstetrician / Gynecologist, Locum, Saint John General Hospital, Dalhousie
    University, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada


PUBLICATIONS:
 
PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS:

  • F. Edris, A. Kielar, K. Fung Kee Fung, L. Avruch, M. Walker. Ultrasound and MRI use
    in the antenatal diagnosis of schizencephaly. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2005 Sep
  • F. Edris, L. Oppenheimer, Q. Yang, S. W. Wen, K. Fung Kee Fung, M. Walker. The
    relationship between inter-twin delivery interval and metabolic acidosis in the
    second twin. Am J Perinatol. 2006 Nov;23(8):481-5
  • F. Edris, P. Von Dadelszen, L.M. Ainsworth, R. Liston. Predictors of Caesarean
    Section following elective post-dates induction of labor in nulliparae with
    uncomplicated singleton vertex pregnancies. Saudi Med J. 2006 Aug;27(8):1167-72
  • F. Edris, D. Pretorius. A Review on Cleft Lip and Palate. 2005.
    https://login.globalsuite.net/Index2
  • F. Edris, C. Kerner, S. Power, A. Leung, V. Feyles. Successful management of an
    extensive intracranial sinus thrombosis in a patient undergoing IVF: Case report
    and review of literature. Fertil Steril. 2007 Mar 7
  • F. Edris, G. Vilos, A. AL-Mubarak, H. Ettler, J. Hollett-Caines, B. Abu-Rafea.
    Resectoscopic surgery may be an alternative to hysterectomy in high-risk
    women with atypical endometrial hyperplasia. J Minim Invasive Gynecol.
    2007 Jan-Feb;14(1):68-73.
  • G. Vilos, F. Edris, A. AL-Mubarak, H. Ettler, J. Hollett-Caines, B. Abu-Rafea.
    Hysteroscopic surgery does not adversely affect the long-term prognosis
    of women with endometrial cancer. J Minim Invasive Gynecol.
    2007 Mar-Apr;14(2):205-10
  • G. Vilos, H. Ettler, F. Edris, J. Hollett-Caines, B. Abu-Rafea. Endometrioid
    Adenocarcinoma treated by hysteroscopic endomyometrial resection: a case
    report. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2007 Jan-Feb;14(1):119-22.
  • GA. Vilos, F. Edris. Second-generation endometrial ablation technologies:
    the hot liquid balloons. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2007
    Dec;21(6):947-67. Epub 2007 May 31. Review.
  • GA. Vilos, AG. Vilos, B. Abu-Rafea, J. Hollett-Caines, Z. Nikkhah-Abyaneh,
    F. Edris. Three simple steps during closed laparoscopic entry may minimize
    major injuries. Surg Endosc. 2009 Apr;23(4):758-64. Epub 2008 Jul 15.
  • Chang PT, Vilos GA, Abu-Rafea B, Hollett-Caines J, Abyaneh ZN, Edris
    F. Comparison of clinical outcomes with low-voltage (cut) versus
    high-voltage (coag) waveforms during hysteroscopic endometrial
    ablation with the rollerball: a pilot study. J Minim Invasive Gynecol.
    2009 May-Jun;16(3):350-3.
  • Vilos GA, Edris F, Abu-Rafea B, Hollett-Caines J, Ettler HC, Al-Mubarak A.Miscellaneous
    uterine malignant neoplasms detected during hysteroscopic surgery. J Minim Invasive
    Gynecol. 2009 May-Jun;16(3):318-25.
  • Reviewed several articles for the Saudi medical Journal and the Annals of Saudi Medicine
    Journal.


BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • G. Vilos, J.H. Caines, F. Edris. Thermachoice Balloon Endometrial Ablation. Published 2009
  • G. Vilos, F. Edris, J.H. Caines. Thermablate™ EAS Balloon Endometrial Ablation. Published 2009
  • G. Vilos, J.H. Caines, F. Edris. Hysteroscopic Rollerball Endometrial Ablation. Published 2009


ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • F. Edris, L. Oppenheimer, Q. Yang, S. W. Wen, K. Fung Kee Fung, M. Walker.
    The relationship between inter-twin delivery interval and metabolic acidosis
    in the second twin. Presented at the  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
    26th annual meeting, Miami, USA, 2006
  • F. Edris, P. Von Dadelszen, L.M. Ainsworth, R. Liston. Predictors of Caesarean
    Section following elective post-dates induction of labor in nulliparae with
    uncomplicated singleton vertex pregnancies. Accepted for presentation
    at the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)
    58th annual meeting, 2002
  • F. Edris, G. Vilos, A. AL-Mubarak, H. Ettler, J. Hollett-Caines, B. Abu-Rafea. 
    Resectoscopic surgery may be an alternative to hysterectomy in high-risk
    women with atypical endometrial hyperplasia. Presented at the Global Congress
    of Gynecologic Endoscopy, AAGL 35th  annual meeting, Las Vegas, USA, 2006.
  • G. Vilos, F. Edris, A. AL-Mubarak, H. Ettler, J. Hollett-Caines, B. Abu-Rafea.
    Hysteroscopic surgery does not adversely affect the long-term prognosis
    of women with endometrial cancer. Presented at the annual obstetrics and
    gynecology  research day at the University of Western Ontarion, London,
    Canada, 2006
  • G. Vilos, F. Edris, A. AL-Mubarak, H. Ettler, J. Hollett-Caines, B. Abu-Rafea.
    Hysteroscopic surgery does not adversely affect the long-term prognosis
    of women with endometrial cancer. Presented at the Global Congress of
    Gynecologic Endoscopy, AAGL 35th  annual meeting, Las Vegas, USA, 2006.
  • G. Vilos, A. Vilos, J. Hollett-Caines, B. Abu-Rafea. F. Edris. Three Simple
    Steps Minimize Laparoscopic Entry Injuries. Presented at the Global
    Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy, AAGL 35th  annual meeting,
    Las Vegas, USA, 2006. (Award Winner)
  • G. Joseph, F. Edris, R. Gagnon. Successful management of a case of
    Good Pasture Syndrome in pregnancy. Presented at the annual American
    society of Nephrology confertence, San Diego, USA, 2006.



ONGOING RESEARCH:

  • F. Edris, S. Perkins, S. W. Wen, T. Arbuckle, M. Walker. In-utero exposure to phthalates
  • Phenoxybenzamine effects on fetal cardiovascular system. F. Edris, J. Loughead
  • F. Edris, S. VanUum, V. Feyles. The Effect of mildly increased prolactin on IVF
    outcome (Approved by the Research Ethics Board 2006)
  • G. Joseph, F. Edris, R. Gagnon. Successful management of a case of Good Pasture
    Syndrome in pregnancy
  • F. Edris, G. Vilos, A. AL-Mubarak, H. Ettler. Miscellaneous endometrial malignancies
    at the time of resectoscopic surgery
  • F. Edris, G. Vilos, A. AL-Mubarak, H. Ettler. Resectoscopic surgery in women with
    non-atypical endometrial hyperplasia.
  • F. Edris, G. Vilos. Patterns and possible mechanisms of bowel injury during
    laparoscopic entry
  • F. Edris, G. Vilos. Presentation of unrecognized laparoscopic bowel injury.



CONFERENCES & SEMINARS:

  • D. A. Boys annual Obstetrics and Genecology conference at the University
    of British Colombia,  Vancouver, Canada (1998)
  • Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada /introduction to
    biostatistics and research, Toronto, Canada (1999)
  • D. A. Boys annual Obstetrics and Genecology conference at the University
    of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada (1999)
  • American Board Obstetrics and Gynecology / Society of Obstetricians &
    Gynecologists of Canada Residents media training program, Toronto,
    Canada (2000)
  • D. A. Boys annual Obstetrics and Genecology conference at the University
    of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada (2000)
  • D. A. Boys annual Obstetrics and Genecology conference at the University
    of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada (2001)
  • D. A. Boys annual Obstetrics and Genecology conference at the University
    of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada (2002)
  • Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada annual meeting,
    Banff (2002)
  • Basic science annual research day, Kingston, Canada (2003)
  • Canadian workshop on human reproduction. Ottawa, Canada (2004)
  • Updates on prenatal diagnosis, Toronto, Canada (2004)
  • The 3rd international workshop on developmental biology of the lung,
    Québec (2004)
  • Annual meeting of the Canadian society of diagnostic medical sonographers,
    Ottawa, Canada (2004)
  • The REFINE course for Canadian Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellows,
    Toronto, Canada (2005)
  • 61st American Society for Reproductive Medicine & 51st Canadian Fertility and
    Andrology Societyannual meeting, Montreal, Canada (2005)
  • The REFINE course for Canadian Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellows
    , Ontario, Canada (2006)
  • 35th AAGL annual meeting, Las Vegas, USA (2006)
  • The 17th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Jeddah, KSA (2008)
  • Updated in Obstetrics & Gynecology Symposium, Madina Munawara, KSA (2008)
  • 24th Annual Meeting of ESHRE Barcelona, Spain (2008)
  • MEFS & STGO Conjoint Annual Meeting, Hammamat, Tunisia (2008)
  • 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of MEFS, Cairo, Egypt (2009)
  • 3rd International Symposium of IVF & Andrology, Jeddah, KSA (2010)
  • 19th Annual Scientific Meeting, 5th International Gulf Congress in Obstetrics
    and Gynecology, Jeddah, KSA (2010)
  • Merck Serono Meeting in Assisted Reproductive Technology VII, Cape Town,
    South African (2010)
  • Say “No” to Cervical Cancer, International Medical Center, Jeddah, KSA (2010)
  • 17th Annual Meeting of MEFS, Damascus, Syria (2010)
  • Merck Serono Meeting in Assisted Reproductive Technology VII in Association
    with IVI, Valencia, Spain (2011)