Karl Jallad, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Surgery
Division of Urology
Dr. Karl Jallad completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., followed by a three-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, U.S.A. He is one of the few fellowship-trained Urogynecologists in Lebanon and in the region.
This distinctive training and double American-Board certification has equipped Dr. Jallad with a leading edge in providing outstanding patient care and has granted him a well-rounded skill set. In addition to managing common obstetric and gynecologic conditions, Dr. Jallad is qualified to treat advanced pelvic floor disorders. He excels at minimally invasive natural orifice, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He is highly qualified to treat pelvic organ prolapse, fecal and urinary incontinence, episiotomy pain, vesico-vaginal/recto-vaginal fistula, uterine fibroids, and abnormal uterine bleeding, as well as vaginal mesh implant complications. In addition, he brings to Lebanon and the region the latest techniques in cosmetic gynecologic surgery.
Dr. Jallad has published several manuscripts, videos and book chapters. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and the International Academy of Pelvic Surgery. He is a peer reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Urogynecology Journal, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Jallad is dedicated to education and has received several teaching awards. He is interested in surgical innovation and has developed new techniques in Natural Oriå_fice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). He was the å_first surgeon in the U.S.A. to perform a NOTES salpingo-oophorectomy.
- Jallad K, Ridgeway B, Paraiso MFR, Gurland B, Unger CA. Long term outcomes following ventral rectopexy with sacrocolpo- or hysteropexy for the treatment of concurrent rectal and pelvic organ prolapse. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2018 Sep/Oct;24(5):336-340
- Jallad K, Barber MD, Ridgeway B, Paraiso MFR, Unger CA. The effect of surgical start time on operating room time and perioperative adverse events in patients undergoing minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy. International Urogynecol J. 2016 Oct; 27(10):1535-9
- Jallad K, Siff L, Thomas T, Paraiso MF. Salpingo-oophorectomy by transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Aug;128(2):293-6.
- Jallad K, Steele S, Barber MD. Breakdown of perineal laceration repair following vaginal delivery. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jul-Aug;22(4):276-9.
View Dr. Jallad’s publications on PubMed.
Professional and Research Interests
- Pelvic floor reconstructive surgery and cosmetic gynecology
- Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (Vaginal, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery)
Education and Training
- B.S. in Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2004
- M.D. Degree, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2009
- Residency In Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 2014
- Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery/Urogynecology, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, U.S.A., 2017
- Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2016
- Certification: American Board of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2018
Professional Memberships and Organizations
- Editorial Board: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Journal
- Editorial Board: International Academy of Pelvic Surgery
- American Urogynecologic Society
- Society of Gynecologic Surgery
- American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)