Bakri joins WVU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Inventor of device that saves new mothers’ lives worldwide

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Younes Bakri, M.D., has joined the West Virginia University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as director of gynecologic oncology. He will treat women with gynecologic malignancies such as endometrial, ovarian and cervical cancer, and pre-malignant conditions.

Dr. Bakri is the inventor of the Bakri S.O.S. Tamponade Balloon, a device that is used around the world for temporary control or reduction of postpartum hemorrhage, the primary cause of death for women after childbirth worldwide. He is a participant in the Global Women’s Health Program, in collaboration with Duke and Harvard universities, in the areas of maternal mortality and malignant placenta tumors.

Dr. Bakri earned a United Nations Relief and Work Agency scholarship to study medicine at the University of Alexandria Medical School in Egypt. He went on to complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Hahnamann University Hospital and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, both in Philadelphia. Prior to joining the staff at WVU, he served as director of gynecologic oncology at the Western Michigan Cancer Center in Kalamazoo.

The author of nearly 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, Dr. Bakri is board certified in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics and gynecology.

For more information on the WVU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, see www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/obgyn.


For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
md/asj: 07-15-10

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