Chief of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Residency Program Director, Director of Urogynecology
Dr. Hashemi offers a wide range of treatment options to women, from conservative
management such as behavior modification and changes to diet and exercise,
to minimally invasive laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgical procedures
da Vinci® Surgical System.
Dr. Hashemi earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University
of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and his medical degree from Saint George’s
University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He completed his
residency in OB/GYN at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; where he served
as Chief Resident of OB/GYN. Dr. Hashemi went on to complete a fellowship
in urogynecology at Athena Women’s Medical Center, a teaching affiliate
of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ), in Turnersville,
N.J. He is the recipient of numerous academic awards and honors including
Resident for Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures from the American
Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the Pfizer OB/GYN Resident
Scholarship, and the Iota Epsilon Alpha International Honor Medical Society
at St. George’s University School of Medicine.
A Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Hashemi
is a member of the American Urogynecologic Society and the American Association
of Gynecological Laparoscopists.
He also belongs to the International Organization for Women and Development,
serving as a member of its fistula repair missionary group in Niger, Africa.
On a 2005 missionary trip to Niger, Dr. Hashemi and his colleagues performed
more than 50 reconstructive surgeries on women with fistula and bladder
damage resulting from prolonged labor. The region is severely lacking
in medical personnel, facilities and equipment.
Dr. Hashemi has co-authored articles in medical journals including
Perinatology and the
Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, presented at meetings of professional medical societies, and authored
publications, book chapters and videos on urogynecologic disorders and