Sawsan As-Sanie, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical School


Dr. As-Sanie is an Associate professor and Director of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Program and Fellowship at the University of Michigan. She received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She then earned her MPH in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, where she also completed a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Chronic Pelvic Pain at the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. As-Sanie is the past President of the International Pelvic Pain Society, and has served on their board of directors since 2011. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and is a member of the Society of Women’s Health Research Interdisciplinary Network on Female Pelvic Health.

Research Interests

Dr. As-Sanie is a gynecologist and Director of the UM Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and the Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Consultative Clinic. Her clinical and research areas of interest are in the study of chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Much of her work is focused on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis, with a particular interest in acute and chronic pain following surgery for these conditions.

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