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.
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
Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1998 Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
da Vinci Robotic Surgeon Advanced Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Illinois 036-090086, 1992
University & Public Service
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
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 in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009 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
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
Cervical ripening agents, 2002
Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital
Family-centered maternity care, 2003
American Academy of Family Physicians
Minimally invasive approach to abnormal uterine bleeding, 2005
Grand Rounds, St. Mary’s Hospital
Minimally invasive approach to abnormal urinary incontinence
Grand Rounds, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, metabolic syndrome, and abnormal bleeding, 2006
Grand Rounds, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital
Robotics in Gynecology – An Update, 11/07
Chicago Gynecologic Society
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Gynecology and Urogynecology, An Update for Primary Care Providers and OB/GYNs, 01/08
CME Program Director
Robotics in Gynecology and Urogynecology – An Update, 03/08
Grand Rounds, Resurrection Medical Center
Hereditary cancer syndromes in gynecology – a review, 06/08
Grand Rounds, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting, 09/08
Faculty – Laparoscopic Simulation
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
Las Vegas, NV
Multiple other local and national invited lectures – list available
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.