- Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Hospital
Dr. Sharmin Abbasi is now working as Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Hospital. Sharmin has an active role in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and training. Her major clinical and research interest is in endometriosis & adenomyosis risk factors, diagnosis, and recent updates of treatment – both medical management and surgical aspects.
Sharmin is the founder scientific secretary of Endometriosis Adenomyosis Society of Bangladesh. She is the coordinator of School based Endometriosis Awareness Program in Bangladesh and focal person of social media-based endometriosis awareness program “Voice of Endometriosis’’ which already completed 100 episodes and reached more than 2 million general audience. Dr Sharmin is committed to promoting improvements in the healthcare of women of different ages with chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis by pursuing clinical and research in the epidemiology, symptoms and treatment of endometriosis and other pelvic pain disorders.
Her research is focused on advancing basic and clinical knowledge about endometriosis, adenomyosis, infertility, ART, PCOS and recurrent pregnancy loss. She also has an interest in minimally invasive surgery and fertility preservation.
Dr. Abbasi is International Editor of International Journal of Human Reproduction Research and Development (IJHRRD) and has more than 20 publications including textbooks, book chapters, and research in endometriosis and adenomyosis. She was the executive editor in Dengue in Pregnancy and COVID 19 in Pregnancy management guidelines in Bangladesh. Sharmin is the reviewer of International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics (FIGO), The Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AOFOG) and South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SAFOG) Journals. She is the advisor of the scientific committee of FIGO world congress 2023 in Paris.
Sharmin is currently involved in study of prevalence of endometriosis in Bangladesh and involved in promoting awareness of this disease and related symptoms, especially among health professionals and families within. She believes that it is of high importance to identify early symptoms of endometriosis in adolescents those have family history. Impact on mental health and quality of life are also very important issues to consider.
She has been the recipient of many awards for her research and presentations. She regularly writes in newspaper and done advocacy programs for women with endometriosis in the media. She regularly gives talks in national and international conferences on endometriosis to disseminate the updated knowledge.
Currently she also involved as secretary in SIG of International AE-PCOS Society and other societies affiliations are as joint secretary in PCOS Club of Bangladesh, scientific secretary in Fertility preservation Society of Bangladesh, publication secretary in Pediatric Adolescent gynecology Society of Bangladesh, joint secretary in Osteoporosis Task force of Bangladesh and executive member of Obstetrics and Gynecology Society of Bangladesh.
Sharmin wants to devote her academic and clinical works for the highest services of women who are suffering from endometriosis and adenomyosis.