2Gamal M. Ghoniem, MD, FACS,
Vice Chair and Professor of Urology
Chief Division of Female Urology, Pelvic reconstructive Surgery and Voiding Dysfunction
University of California, Irvine, USA


Dr. Ghoneim is a vice chair and professor of urology at University of California, Irvine. He is currently Chief Division of Female Urology, Pelvic reconstructive Surgery and Voiding Dysfunction also serves as Chief of Spinal Cord Urology for the VA Long Beach Healthcare System. He was the head of the Section of Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology, and Reconstruction at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida from 2000-2011.


Dr. Ghoniem received his MD (MBChB) from the University of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, where he later earned a master’s degree in Urological Surgery and completed an internship. He served a residency in Urology at the Alexandria Main University Hospital and a subsequent fellowship in the Department of Surgery (Urology) at Roger Williams General Hospital, Brown University Affiliated Hospital, in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Ghoniem also completed a residency in Urology at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He joined Tulane University, school of medicine as assistant professor of urology in 1987 and became a full tenured professor in 1998. He held a joint appointment in the department of OBGYN, Tulane university school of medicine.  He headed the section of urodynamics and female urology during his service at Tulane up to 2000.


Dr. Ghoniem is a member of several professional societies, including the American Urological Association, the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology, American Urogynecology Society, the International Urogynecology Society, and the International Continence Society. With more than 143 peer-reviewed publications, 34 chapters and 25 videos in the field, he serves as an editor, reviewer, or consultant to several journals, including the Journal of UrologyUrology, the Journal of International Urology, the Journal of Neurology and Urodynamics, and International Urogynecology, current bladder dysfunction. Dr. Ghoniem is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

He has edited two books: “Practical Guide to Female Pelvic Medicine” and “Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: a Multidisciplinary Approach.” He is editor of the special issue of Neurourology and Urodynamics for “Animal Models to Study Lower Urinary Tract”, and Co-editor of a special issue of Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery for “Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: the Importance of a Multidisciplinary Approach.”


Dr. Ghoniem has improved and introduced many diagnostic and surgical techniques in the field of urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse such as ISD classification, vaginal pack test, suburethral sling, Genisphere injection, bladder neck wrap, male sling, and trans obturator technique.

He is also an inventor with a pending patent (serial # 14/029,467) for bladder denervation to treat overactive bladder.