Due to a scheduling conflict, I unfortunately was not able to interview the person I had planned on. The good news is that I found someone else, and this person is really making a mark in his field.
His name is Dr. Khashayar Shakiba, and he is the Director of Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey. He is a surgeon, author, researcher, and inventor. His work is important for women’s health which is essential for their overall well-being, and for the advancement of the field in treatment and diagnosis of various gynecological conditions.
Dr. Shakiba attended medical school in Tehran, Iran, he did his internship at the Yale school of Medicine, and residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He is Board Certified in Obstetric and Gynecology, as well as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
In addition to his role as Director of Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey, he is also the Division Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hackensack University Hospital in Hackensack, New Jersey. Here, he is actively involved in the teaching and training of fellows and residents.
Dr. Shakiba has done research in the past on a condition called endometriosis. One of the most notable is a study that was a 7-year follow up on patients who had undergone surgery for this problem. It was a comparative study which opened up a new understanding of this condition, and it is rated among the top ten articles in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Advanced technology is also a big part of Dr. Shakiba’s work. He is a certified robotic surgeon, and he uses a robotic assistance system for some of his surgeries. He also invented the E-POP Q system, which is the first of its kind to quantify the degree of pelvic organ prolapse.
With Dr. Shakiba’s continued interest, development, and use of cutting-edge technology in his practice, he is advancing the field of obstetrics and gynecology. It will be interesting to find out more about him.