Elias Dahdouh

Prof. Elias M. Dahdouh, M.D., M.Sc, FRCSC

elias.dahdouh@umontreal.ca

Dr. Dahdouh is:
1- Medical Director and Founder
: Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) Center, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Canada.
2- Assistant Professor: Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Université de Montréal, Canada.
3- President: Committee of Experts in ART, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Quebec, Canada.
4- Member: ART Working Group, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Quebec, Canada.

Dr. Dahdouh has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He authored the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) 2015 guidelines on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening. In fact, he is one of the most cited in the field of Preimplantation Genetics in the last 5 years. He also published one meta-analysis on PGT-A in Fertility & Sterility; this comprehensive review is considered as the key paper for PGT-A worldwide and mainly in the United States. It was chosen in 2018 and 2021 by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) amongst 10 others to be fundamental for recertification in REI.

He received his M.D. from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon (1997), completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Université de Montréal (2003), and underwent a REI fellowship training at Procrea Clinics Montreal, Canada (2008-2009). Following his training at IVI-Madrid, Spain (2009 and 2013) under the supervision of Prof. Juan Antonio García-Velasco, and at RBA-Atlanta, USA (2012) under the supervision of Prof. Zsolt Peter Nagy, his main research interests have been preimplantation genetic testing, management of embryos with mosaic result, recurrent pregnancy loss, fertility preservation for cancer patients, elective single embryo transfer, and the use of GnRH-antagonists in IVF cycles. In addition, he obtained a Master Degree in Human Assisted Reproduction and Clinical Embryology from University Institute IVI Valencia (2014).

He has been invited as a guest speaker at multiple national and international scientific meetings (including ASRM and ESHRE). In November 2017, he was awarded by the Lebanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (LSOG) for his Outstanding Contribution in International Achievement in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.