Abraham Shashoua, M.D. in Chicago, Illinois

Abraham R. Shashoua, M.D.

Abraham Shashoua, M. D.
Dr. Abraham Shashoua is Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He is an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois.  Dr. Shashoua has been a Castle Connolly Top Doctor from 2000-2019 and was featured in Chicago Magazine as a Chicago Top Doctor for Women in the January 2011 and June 2019 issues.

Dr. Shashoua specializes in minimally invasive procedures and advanced laparoscopy for the management of chronic pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and heavy menstrual bleeding.

Dr. Shashoua was the first gynecologist in Chicago to perform robotic surgery in 2005. He teaches robotic surgery locally, regionally and nationally. He performed the first Single Incision Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Chicagoland in 2008 and the first Single Incision Robotic Hysterectomy in 2009.  He is a specialist in advanced laparoscopy for pelvic pain and endometriosis.

Dr. Shashoua is originally from Chicago, attended the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed residency at the University of Chicago in 1996. He is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois.

Comprehensive and Compassionate Care

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
The Fibroid Treatment Collaborative, Chicago Urogynecology and Austin Urogynecology combine medical expertise with compassionate care to treat a range of gynecological and urogynecological conditions. The Center uses the latest medical and surgical techniques, so women get the therapy that is best for their lifestyle. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shashoua click here

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  Abraham R. Shashoua, M. D.

3000 North Halsted Street

Suite 405

Chicago, IL  60657

(773) 296-7300


B.S. (cum laude graduate),                                                                                1988

            University of Miami, Miami, Florida

M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine,                                                    1992

            Miami, Florida

            Residency (obstetrics and gynecology), University of Chicago                1992-1996

                        Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois

            Administrative Chief Resident, University of Chicago Hospitals                        1996

Specialty Certifications

            Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology                               1998

            Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Training    

                                   da Vinci Robotic Surgeon        

                                    Advanced Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery


Illinois   036-090086                                                                                                   1992


Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center                                                                     8/07 - present

                        Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery

                        Women's Center for Continence and Pelvic Medicine

University of Illinois - Chicago                                                                                    10/07 - present

                        Assistant Professor

                        Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

                        Assistant Professor                                                                           1996-2007

                        Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

                        Director, Resident and Student Activities

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois                                                   1996-2007

                        Chairman, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology                              2002-2007

                        Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

                        Medical Staff President-Elect                                                              2007



                        Quality Assurance                                                                              1997-2007

                        Medical Executive Committee                                                              1997-2007

Leadership Committee                                                                        2000-2007

                        Ravenswood Physician Associates                                                      2002-2004

                                    Board of Directors


Awards and Honors

                        National Faculty Award, Council on Resident Education                      2009

in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

                        Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Medical                                    1996

                                    Student Education

                        Castle Connolly Top Doctors, Chicago Metro Area                              2000-2011

                        Chicago Magazine Top Doctors for Women                                                2011

Professional Societies

                        American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

                        Chicago Gynecological Society

                        AAGL American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy

                        Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Invited Lectures and Presentations

            History of obstetric forceps                                                                             1996

Grand Rounds, University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Cervical  ripening agents                                                                                 2002

                        Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital

                        Chicago, Illinois

Family-centered maternity care                                                                      2003

                        American Academy of Family Physicians

                        Chicago, Illinois

Minimally invasive approach to abnormal uterine bleeding                            2005

                        Grand Rounds, St. Mary's Hospital

                        Chicago, Illinois


Minimally invasive approach to abnormal urinary incontinence

                        Grand Rounds, St. Elizabeth's Hospital

                        Chicago, Illinois

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, metabolic syndrome, and                                2006

            abnormal bleeding

                        Grand Rounds, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

                        Chicago, Illinois

            Robotics in Gynecology - An Update                                                             11/07

                        Chicago Gynecologic Society

                        Chicago, Illinois     

            Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Gynecology and                         01/08

 Urogynecology, An Update for Primary Care Providers and OB/GYNs

            CME Program Director

            Chicago, Illinois

Robotics in Gynecology and Urogynecology - An Update                            03/08

            Grand Rounds, Resurrection Medical Center

            Chicago, Illinois

Hereditary cancer syndromes in gynecology - a review                             06/08

            Grand Rounds, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

            Chicago, IL

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting            09/08

            Faculty - Laparoscopic Simulation

            Chicago, IL

            Robotics in Gynecology and Urogynecology - An Update                          11/08

                        ACOG - Buenos Aires Section and University of Chicago

                        Innovations in Obstetrics and Gynecology New Frontiers

                        Buenos Aires, Argentina

            Robotics in Gynecology and Urogynecology - An Update

                        Grand Rounds, Thorek Memorial Hospital                                   01/09

            Robotic Applications in Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair                              07/09

                        National Medical Association Annual Meeting

                        Urology division

                        Las Vegas, NV

Multiple other local and national invited lectures – list available


Journal Articles

  •  Hibbard JU, Shashoua AR, Adamczyk C, Ismail M:  Cervical ripening with prostaglandin gel and hygroscopic dilators.  Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 6:18-24, 1998
  • Shashoua AR, Stringer NH, Pearlman JB, Behmaram B, Stringer EA:  Ischemic uterine rupture and hysterctomy 3 months after uterine artery embolization.  J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 9:217-220, 2002
  • Shashoua AR, Gill D, Barajas R, August C, Kirschenbaum GL, Escuardro L:  Casseating Granulomata caused by hemostatic agent posing as metastatic leiomyosarcoma.  JSLS (2009) 13: 226-228.
  • Shashoua AR, Gill D, Locher SR:  Robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy versus conventional total laparoscopic hysterectomy.  JSLS (2009) 13:364-369.
  • Witkowski K, Shashoua AR:  Treatment of cesarean scar ectoptic pregnancy with systemic methotrexate.  Central Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology poster presentation, October, 2009.
  • Shashoua, AR, Levine, E: Radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation of uterine leiomyoma: Description and comparison of alternative treatment methods.  Central Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology poster, October, 2017.  Winner best poster.
  • Shashoua, AR, Berman, JM:  Reproductive outcomes after laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of symptomatic myomas.  Poster accepted for ACOG Annual Meeting, 2018.
  • Shashoua, AR:  Radiofrequency Volumetric Thermal Ablation of Uterine Leiomyoma:  Description and Comparison with Alternative Treatment Methods. AAGL Global Congress, General Session presentation, 11/201
  • Castelli, Anthony, Shashoua, AR et al: Cross Specialty Instrument for Rectal Cancer in the Female Pelvis.  Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2019; 62.