Dr. Rami S. Al-Azab

Dr. Rami S. Al-Azab

Speech Title:  TMT Vs Radical cystectomy, how radical we can be?

Personal Profile

Name: Rami S. Al-Azab.

Place and date of Birth: Jordan Dec.30th, 1969. Marital Status: Married.

Mailing Address:

Department of Surgery-Division of Urology King Abdullah University Hospital

Irbid -Jordan.

E-mail: ramiazab@yahoo.com ramiazab@gmail.com rsazab@just.edu.jo

Current positions:

  1. Associate professor of surgery-urology Faculty of Medicine

Department of Surgery-Division of Urology

Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)

Irbid -Jordan.

  • Program director Consultant urologist
    King Abdullah University Hospital.
  • President – Jordan Association of Urological Surgeons (JAUS) March.2020 -present
  • Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) – Faculty of Medicine- Jordan University of Science and Technology 2017-present
  • Jordanian urology board examiner: 2017-present
  • Member of the arab board of urology commitee for training 2019- present
  • Arab Board examiner 2018- present
  • Chair of the scientific committee – Jordan Association of Urological surgeons (JAUS) 2014-2016, 2016-2020

Education:

High school: Salt Secondary School 1987 (rank 28 in Jordan in the General certification Exam).

Special Education: Pioneer Center for Gifted Students: 1984-1987 Rank 1.

Medical School: Faculty of medicine -University of Jordan 1987-1993; MBBS degree.

Internship: Al-Hussein Hospital-Salt- Ministry of Health July.1993-June 1994.

Internal Medicine Locum: Jordan University Hospital Nov.1994-May 1995.

Surgical House Staff officer: Arab Medical Center-Amman May1995- June.1996.

Transitional year Resident: Seton Hall University -NJ-USA July 1996- June 1997.

Urology Training:

  • General Surgery Resident:- Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST): July 1997-June 1998.
  • Urology Resident:- Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST): July 1998- June 2002.
  • Urology Resident:-American University of Beirut (AUB): July.2000-June.2001. Beirut-Lebanon
  • Highest Specialty in Medicine:–Urology degree. Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) June 2002.
  • Jordanian board of Urology: – September 2002.
  • Urological Oncology Fellow: Princess Margaret Hospital and Cancer center, Toronto general Hospital, Toronto western Hospital, University Health Network (UHN) University of Toronto, Jan.2003- June. 2005. Society of Urological Oncology (SUO) accredited program
    Toronto-Canada

Research:

  1. Rami Al-Azab, Ants Toi, Neil Fleshner, Gina Lockwood, University of Toronto, ON Canada 2004;” Prostate volume is strongest predictor of cancer diagnosis at transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy with prostate-specific antigen values between 2.0 and 9.0 ng/mL” . Urology. 2007 Jan; 69(1):103-7. , AUA 2004 and CUA poster presentation.
  2. Rami Al-Azab, Hisham El-Ghamrawi, Neil Fleshner: “Predictors of Cancer Detection at second Trans-Rectal Ultrasound Prostate Biopsy” CUA poster presentation.
  3. Rami Al-Azab, Hisham El-Ghamrawi, Neil Fleshner, University of Toronto, ON Canada;” The presence or the amount of PIN does not predict positive prostate rebiopsy”, 2005CUA podium presentation
  4. Neil Fleshner, Rami Al-Azab, Karen Hersey, University of Toronto, ON Canada,”the effect of supplementary soy on Bone mineral density in patients with advanced prostate cancer”, CUA 2004 poster presentation.
  5. Neil Fleshner, Rami Al-Azab, Karen Hersey, University of Toronto, ON Canada,” the effect of supplementary soy on Quality of Life in patients with advanced prostate cancer”, CUA 2004 poster presentation.
  6. Rami Al-Azab, Neil Fleshner, Joan Lipa , John Wiley, University of Toronto, ON Canada,” Feasibility of cavernous nerve grafting to restore sexual functions post radical cystectomy”.
  7. Rami Al-Azab, Neil Fleshner, Karen Hersey,”Urinary proteomics as a marker of Transitional cell carcinoma” CUOG-Lilly Bladder Cancer Research Award 2003, Ongoing project.
  8. Rami Al-Azab, Ants Toi, Gina Lockwood, and Neil Fleshner, Volume- Based Nomogram for Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Biopsy Among Patients with PSA levels between 2 and 10 ng/ml: Development and Internal Validation, Submitted for publication, and 2005 CUA poster presentation-Ottawa.
  9. Fleshner E. Neil, Al-Azab S. Rami, Prostate cancer: chemoprevention update 2005.Can J Urol. 2005 Jun;12 Suppl 2:2-4. Review.
  10. Girish S. Kulkarni, Rami Al-Azab, Gina Lockwood, Ants Toi, Michael
  11. A.S. Jewett, Antonio Finelli, John Trachtenberg, Andrew Evans, Joan Sweet and Neil E. Fleshner, Evidence for a biopsy derived grade artifact among larger  prostate glands. J Urol. 2006 Feb; 175(2): 505-9. , Feb.2005.
  12.  Prostate cancer: chemoprevention update 2005. 
    Fleshner N, Al Azab R. Department of Surgery (Urology), University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Canadian Journal of Urology,2005 Jun;12 Suppl 2:2-4.
  13. Vesicocutaneous fistula presenting as a thigh abscess. Banihani MN, Al-Azab RS, Waqfi NR, Kharashgah MN, Al Manasra AR. Department of General Surgery and Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology. Singapore med J : 2009 Sep;50(9):e336-7.

Publication list

No Title Journal Authors Date of publication
1 Involvement of the prostate by chronic lymphocytic lymphoma, clinical and pathological characterization Canadian Urological Association Journal RAMI AL-AZAB, MD, MAHMOUD AYESH,NAJLA DAOUD,IBRAHIM GHALAYINI,MOHAMMAD ALGHAZO Accepted for Publication on March.4th,2016
2 Telenephrology application in rural and remote areasof Jordan: benefits and impact on quality of life Rural and Remote Health 16: 3646 R AlAzab, Y Khader 7 January 2016
3     Advanced Uropathy in a Child With Underactive Bladder: Unusual Presentation, Treatment, and Long- term Follow Up Urology Case Reports 3 (2015) 37e39 Rami S. Alazab, Rola S. Saqan, Faris Abu Shamma Dec.2014
4   Prostate diseases in the Middle East, a Clinical and pathological review at King Abdullah University Hospital-Jordan Jordanian Medical Journal Rami AlAzab, Khaled Keirallah, Haitham Tahat, and Ismail Matalka Accepted for Publication on March.4th,2016
5   Evidence for a Biopsy Derived Grade Artifact Among Larger Prostate Glands The Journal of urology, Volume 175, Issue 2, Pages 505–509 Girish S. Kulkarni, Rami Al-Azab, Gina Lockwood, Ants Toi, Andrew Evans, John Trachtenberg, Michael A.S. Jewett, Antonio Finelli, and Neil E. Fleshner Feb,2006
6   Prostate Volume Is Strongest Predictor of Cancer Diagnosis at Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Biopsy with Prostate-Specific Antigen Values Between 2.0 and 9.0 ng/mL UROLOGY, UROLOGY 69: 103–107 Rami Al-Azab, Ants Toi, Gina Lockwood, Girish S. Kulkarni, and Neil Fleshner 2007
7   Recovery of Erectile Function After Unilateral and Bilateral Cavernous Nerve Interposition Grafting During Radical Pelvic Surgery THE JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, Vol. 181, 1258- 1263 Raj Satkunasivam, SreeAppu, Rami Al-Azab, Karen Hersey, Gina Lockwood, Joan Lipa and Neil E. Fleshner March 2009
8 Prostate cancer: chemoprevention update 2005 Can J Urol.;12 Suppl 2:2-4. Fleshner N, Al Azab R. June.2005
9 Urodynamic Detrusor Overactivity in Patients with Overactive Bladder Symptoms IntNeurourol J 2011;15:48- 54 Mohammed A. Al-Ghazo, Ibrahim Fathi Ghalayini, Rami Al-Azab, Osama Bani Hani, Yousef S. Matani, Yazan Haddad 2011
10 Erectile dysfunction in a Mediterranean country: Results of an epidemiological survey of a representative sample of men INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPOTENCE RESEARCH,22, 196–203 IF Ghalayini, MA Al-Ghazo, R Al-Azab, I Bani-Hani1, YS Matani, A-E Barham, MNA Harfeil and Y Haddad JANUARY 2010
11 Does the duration of infertility affect semen parameters and pregnancy rate after varicocelectomy?: a retrospective study International Brazilian journal of urology, Volume: 37 , Issue: 6 Al-Ghazo,Mohammed A; Ghalayini, Ibrahim F; Al- Azab, Rami S; Bani-Hani, Ibrahim; Barham, Alaa;Haddad, Yazan Jan.2011
12 Clinical Comparison of Conventional Testicular Sperm Extraction and Microdissection Techniques for Non-Obstructive Azoospermia J Clin Med Res • 2011;3(3):124-131 Ibrahim Fathi Ghalayini, , Mohammed A. Al-Ghazo, Osama Bani Hani, Rami Al-Azab, Ibrahim Bani-Hani, Faheem Zayed, Yazan Haddad 2011
13 Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness and Control Levels among Ghawarna: An African-Descendant Ethnic Minority in the Jordan Valley Ethnicity & Disease, Volume 25, Number 3 Khalid A. Kheirallah, PhD; Mohammed Liswi, MD; Rami Alazab, MD; ZeyadBataineh, MD; SukainaAlzyoud, PhD; JomanaAlsulaiman, MD; Hashem Jaddou, MD Summer 2015
14 Emergency versus elective ureteroscopic treatment of ureteral stones CUAJ • Volume 7, Issues 7- 8 Yousef S. Matani, MD, FRCS; Mohammed A. Al- Ghazo, MD, FRCS; Rami S. Al-Azab, MD; Osamah Bani Hani, MD; Ibrahim F. Ghalayini, MD, FRCS; Ibrahim Bani Hani, MD, FRCS July-August 2013
15 Emergency double-J stent insertion following uncomplicated Ureteroscopy: risk- factor analysis and recommendations International braz j urol: 39(2):203-208 · Matani Yousef,Mohammed A Al-Ghazo, Rami Alazab, DaherRabadi April 2013
16 Do all patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer need staging radionuclide bone scan? a retrospective study International braz j urol, , Volume 36, Issue 6 Al-Ghazo, Mohammed A; Ghalayini, Ibrahim Fathi; Al-Azab, Rami S; Bani- Hani, Ibrahim; Daradkeh, Mohammad S 12/2010
17 Emergency ureteroscopic lithotripsy in acute renal colic caused by ureteral calculi: a retrospective study Urological Research, Volume 39, Issue 6 Al-Ghazo, Mohammed A; Ghalayini, Ibrahim Fathi; Al-Azab, Rami S; Bani Hani, Osamah; Bani-Hani, Ibrahim; AbuHarfil, Mohammad; Haddad, Yazan 12/2011
18 Vesicocutaneous fistula presenting as a thigh abscess Singapore Medical Journal 50(9):e336 Banihani M N, AL-Azab R S, Waqfi N R, Kharashgah M N, AL Manasra AR A 2009

ONGOING RESEARCH:

  1. PSA-Dynamics post transurethral ultrasound guided prostate biopsy as a predictor of biopsy outcome.
    A prospective study started October 2008, division of urology-King Abdullah University Hospital-Jordan University of Science and Technology.
  2. Prostate disease data base: generating prostate disease data base in northern Jordan for future analysis. Division of urology-King Abdullah University Hospital-Jordan University of Science and Technology.
    PSA-Campaign ” Prevalence of prostate cancer in Jordan, A prospective population based screening program started August.2009, Division of urology-King Abdullah University Hospital-Jordan University of Science and Technology.
  3. Sexual dysfunction in the Middle East, An epidemiological questionnaire based surveillance, Division of urology-King Abdullah University Hospital-Jordan University of Science and Technology.
  4. Relation between the duration of infertility and the outcome of varicocele surgery. Division of urology-King Abdullah University Hospital-Jordan University of Science and Technology.
  5. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia recurring as Prostate gland infiltrate, Case- series Division of urology and Department of medicine-King Abdullah University Hospital-Jordan University of Science and Technology.
  6. B-cell Lymphoma presenting as an isolated adrenal mass, Division of urology and Department of medicine-King Abdullah University Hospital-Jordan University of Science and Technology.
  7. Incidence of urethral stricture post open heart surgery: prevention and characterization of risk factors.
  8. Cavernosogram in patients with erectile dysfunction: a paradigm for diagnosis and treatment.
  9. Erectile dysfunction after pelvic surgery; should Cavernosogram be incorporated in the initial post operative work-up?
  10. Case report: a case of kesselman syndrome presenting as a left adrenal mass.
  11. Metastatic Perivascular Epithelioid Cell Tumor of The Kidney: A Case Report with Emphasis on Response to The Tyrosine-Kinase Inhibitor Sunitinib
    Research and Reports in Urology, Research and Reports in Urology 2019:11 311–317
    Rami S AlAzab1 Mohammed S Alorjani 2 Firas E Sahawneh 1 Sana Al-Sukhun3 1 Urology Division, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan; 2 Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan; 3 Oncology Practice, Hyatt Medical Center, Amman, Jordan,

Academic Activities :

  1. Introductory Course coordinator for fourth year medical students 2005-2016
  2. Surgery Rotations coordinator –fourth year medical students, 2005- 2006, 2006-2007, 2008-2009. Sixth year surgery coordinator 2009-2010.
  3. Scientific and conferences committee- faculty of Medicine-Jordan University of Science and Technology.
  4. Urology annual workshop Moderator, faculty of Medicine-Jordan University of Science and Technology 2005-2006.
  5. Surgery fourth and sixth year Examination committee 2005-Present.
  6. Department of Surgery social committee.September.2005-present.
  7. King Abdullah University Hospital JCIAA committee, General policies committee, Patient education Committee.
  8. Tumor committee- King Abdullah University Hospital: Responsible for Cancer treatment protocols, medications and multidisciplinary committee for selected cases.
  9. Faculty of Medicine-Jordan University of medicine self assessment report editor and reviewer.
  10. Educational development center- task force and foundation committee.
  11. Medical filing and documentation committee- King Abdullah University Hospital.

Awards:

  1. CUOG-LILLY Bladder Cancer research award on 2003. “Urinary proteomics as a marker of Transitional cell carcinoma”.
  2. Clinical Fellow of the year: Robson research day award for clinical Fellows Categories, Department of Surgery-urology, University of Toronto, Toronto –Canada, April 1, 2004.

References:

  1. Professor Neil E. Fleshner, MD FRCS(C), MPH, Chief – Department of urology, University Health Network-University of Toronto, Ontario-Canada.
    Neil.fleshner@uhn.on.ca
  2. Professor Michael Jewett, MD FRCS(C), Urology division, University Health Network-University of Toronto, Ontario-Canada.
    Michael.jewett@uhn.on.ca
  3. Mohammed. A. Bulbul, MD FRCS(C), American University of Beirut, Beirut – Lebanon.
    mb14@aub.edu.lb