Dr. Zain Al-Safi

Dr. Zain Al-Safi

Fellow/Instructor in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Group affiliation:
University of Colorado, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Advanced Reproductive Medicine

Practice Location:

Dr. Zain Al-Safi

Dr. Al-Safi obtained his Medical Doctorate at Al-Nahrain University, Iraq. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University, Michigan, where he received many awards including the Arthur Seski Award for Overall Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Teshima Award for Excellence in Gynecology.

Dr. Al-Safi joined the University of Colorado in July, 2012 for his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He has participated in clinical research and has published articles in general Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Professional Associations

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
  • Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS)
  • National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA)
  •  Iraqi Medical Sciences Association (IMSA)
  • Kaplan Medical Honor Society

Licensure

  • Colorado State Medical License
  • Michigan State Medical License  

 

Education

  • University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO - Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, July 2012—present
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI - Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, July 2008—June 2012
  • Al-Kadhimiya Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq - Internship, August 2004—August 2005
  • Al-Nahrain University, College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq - Doctor of Medicine, July 1998—July 2004

Work Experience

  • University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical campus, Aurora, CO - Fellow/Instructor in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, July 2012—present
  • Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI - Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology, July 2008— June 2012
  • William Beaumont Hospital, Grosse pointe, MI - Obstetrics affiliate, February 2011—June 2012

Research and Professional Activities

  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, July 2013- Present - University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO - Clinical research on the effect of omega-3 on HPO output in obese patients, A pilot study funded by NIH and SCPRIP
  • National Foundation for Fertility Research, July 2013- Present - Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, Lone Tree, CO - Clinical research on different gene expressions from the endometrium of patients with recurrent implantation failures compared to controls.
  • Basic Science Research Elective, November—December 2009, February 2011 - The C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - Acquired skills in cell culture, RNA extraction and RT-PCR while investigating the role of cellular metabolism in postoperative adhesion development.
  • Department of Emergency Medicine, Research Assistant, February 2007—April 2008 - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - Participated in projects investigating occult cardiogenic shock in patients with congestive heart failure as well as preclinical heart failure in chronic hypertensive patients.

Honors and Awards

  • Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center, Administrative Chief Resident Award, 2012
  • Wayne State University, Arthur G. Seski, MD / Chairman’s Award For Overall Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012
  • Wayne State University, Teshima Award For Excellence in Gynecology, 2012
  • Wayne State University, Excellence in Academic Achievement Award, 2012
  • Wayne State University, Excellence in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Award, 2011     Wayne State University, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Best Overall Resident Award, 2011
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Resident Reporter, 2011{Filetti, 2011 #533}
  • Wayne State University, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Outstanding Effort Award, 2010
  • Sinai Grace Hospital President’s Award for Excellence, 2010
  • Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Honorable Mention, 2010
  • ACOG District V Junior Fellow Research Day, Second Place Poster Presentation, 2010

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Al-Safi ZA, Russ PD, Post MD, Polotsky AJ. Adenomyosis Within a Uterine Septum in a Patientwith Secondary Infertility. Gynecol Endocrinol, 2013 Aug;29(8):804-6.
  • Al-Safi ZA, Santoro. SWAN: key findings to date and more to come. Womens Health (Lond Engl), 2013. May; 9(3): 217-9.
  • Al-Safi ZA, Shavell VI, Hobson DT, Berman JM, Diamond MP.Analysis of Adverse Events with Essure Hysteroscopic Sterilization Reported to the MAUDE Database. Journal Minim Invasive Gynecol, 2013. In Press.
  • Hobson DT, Imudia AN, Al-Safi ZA, Shade G, Diamond MP, Awonuga AO. Prior cesarean delivery and risk of conversion to laparotomy during laparoscopic hysterectomy. J Gynecol Surg, 2013. In Press.
  •  Al-Safi ZA, Imudia AN, Filetti LC, Hobson DTG, Bahado-Sing R, Awonuga AO. Postpartum Preeclampsia in Patients Readmitted After Discharge: Demographics, Clinical course, and Complications. Obstet Gynecol, 2011. 118(5): p. 1102-7.
  • Al-Safi ZA, Shavell VI, Katz LE, Berman JM. Nickel Hypersensitivity Associated with anIntratubal Microinsert System. Obstet Gynecol, 2011. 117(2 Pt 2): p. 461-2.
  • Al-Safi ZA, Shavell VI, Gonik B. Vaccination in Pregnancy. Womens Health (Lond Engl), 2011. 7(1): p. 109-19.
  • Shavell VI, Al-Safi ZA, Billis-Gergics LC, Kmak DC, and Diamond MP. Reasons for Poststerilization Hysterosalpingography Noncompliance in a Clinic Population. J Reprod Med, 2010. 55(11-12): p. 459-63.
  • Filetti LC, Imudia AN, Al-Safi ZA, Hobson DTG, Awonuga AO, Bahado-Sing R.  New Onset Delayed Postpastum Preeclampsia: Different Disorders? J  Matern-Fetal Neo Med. 2011 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Hobson DT, Imudia AN, Al-Safi ZA, Shade G, Kruger M, Diamond MP. Awonuga AO. Comparative Analysis of Different Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Procedures. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2011 Nov 29. [Epub ahead of print].

Oral Presentations

  • Al-Safi ZA, Shavell VI, Roberts RP, Diamond MP. First Trimester Cervical Length and Preterm Delivery in Pregnancies Conceived with In Vitro Fertilization. American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 67th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 2011.
  •  Al-Safi ZA, Shavell VI, Hobson D, Berman JM, Diamond MP. Analysis of Adverse Events Associated with Essure Hysteroscopic Sterilization Reported to the MAUDE database, 2002-2011. 40th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Miami, FL, November 2011.
  •  Al-Safi ZA, Shavell VI, Katz LE, Berman JM. Nickel Hypersensitivity Associated with Essure Micro-inserts. 39th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Las Vegas, NV, November 2010.
  • Hobson DTG,Imudia AN, Al-Safi ZA, Shade GH, Diamond MP, Awonuga AO. Previous Cesarean Operation and Concomitant Adhesiolysis are Associated with Increased Risk of Conversion to Laparotomy During Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. 39th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Las Vegas, NV, November 2010.
  • Al-Safi ZA. Mitral Stenosis in Pregnancy. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, November 2010.
  • Al-Safi ZA, Imudia AN, Filetti LC, Hobson DTG, Bahado-Sing R, Awonuga AO. Postpartum Preeclampsia: Presenting Symptoms and Management. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Michigan Section Junior Fellow Research Day, Lansing, MI, May 2010.
  • Al-Safi ZA, Imudia AN, Filetti LC, Hobson DTG, Bahado-Sing R, Awonuga AO. Postpartum Preeclampsia in Patients Readmitted After Discharge: Demographics, Clinical Course, and Complications. Sinai Grace Hospital Research Day, Detroit, MI, April 2010.

Other Abstracts

  • Hobson DTG,Imudia AN, Al-Safi ZA, Shade GH, Diamond MP, Awonuga AO. Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in the Presence of Previous Cesarean Delivery: Does This Influence The Choice of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Approach? Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, San Antonio, TX, April 2011.
  •  Al-Safi ZA, Shavell VI, Katz LE, Berman JM. Nickel Hypersensitivity Associated with Essure Micro-inserts. Second place, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District V Junior Fellow Research Day, Indianapolis, IN, September 2010.
  • Shavell VI, Al-Safi ZA, Billis-Gergics LC, Kmak DC, Diamond MP, Berman MP. Evaluating Post-Sterilization Hysterosalpingography Noncompliance in a Clinic Population. 38th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Orlando, FL, November 2009.