The Western Branch Center for Women, P.C.  
     
     
Our Provider(s)
Bunan Alnaif, M.D.

    
Bunan Alnaif, M.D.
 
 

Dr. Alnaif is a General Obstetrician and Gynecologist; sub-specialized (fellowship trained) in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. Her Private practice includes advanced gynecological and robotic surgery (using the Davinchi surgical system), urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery, pelvic floor therapy, colposcopy, infertility, vulvar disease, office endometrial ablation, benign breast disease and laparoscopic surgeries. She is an ARDMS Certified Sonographer. She has special interest in basic science and clinical research studies

Dr. Alnaif was Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1999.
She was elected to be a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCS)in 1996.
She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as well as a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons

Dr. Alnaif successfully completed a two years sub-specialty Fellowship training in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital of the University of Toronto, Canada, in June 1998.
She also has MSc with thesis degree in Physiology, awarded upon her by the University of Ottawa, Canada, in January 1995.
Dr. Alnaif has special interest in Sonography and became a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in 1994.

Dr. alnaif was licensed in the State of Virginia, since March 31, 1999.

She is also duly licenced in Canada, and has an Independent License of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario since 1996.

She is a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada.

Active Membership and Fellowship in Professional Societies

1 American Urogynecology Society
2 International Urogynecology Association
4 AMA Women Physicians Congress
5 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
5 Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada
6 Society of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeons
7 American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
8 International College of Surgeons

Basic science and clinical Research activities

contributions of original research work to Peer-reviewed indexed Medical Journals

Surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Drutz HP, Alnaif B. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 1998 41:786-93.
The accuracy of portable abdominal ultrasound in measuring post-void residual volume. Alnaif B, Drutz HP. International Urogyn J Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. 1999;10: 215-18.
The Prevalence of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence in Teenage Girls. Alnaif B, Drutz HP. International Urogyn J Pelvic Floor Dysf (special edition abstracts). 1997;192: 139-40.
Studies on the action of interleukin-1 on term human fetal membranes and decidua. Alnaif B, Gibb W, Benzie R. Can J physiol. 1994. Vol 72.
Bacterial Vaginosis Increases in Pessary Users (Abstract). Alnaif B, Drutz HP. Obstet Gynecol. (supplement)1999 93: 63.
Bacterial Vaginosis Increases in Pessary Users. Alnaif B, Drutz HP. International Urogyn J Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. 2000;11: 219-22, discussion 222-3.
7The Prevalence of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence in Canadian Secondary School Teenage Girls. Alnaif B and Drutz HP. Int Urogynecol J (2001) 12:134-138.

Published thesis

1 M.Sc. Thesis. Dept of Physiology, Univ of Ottawa, Canada. Studies on the role of IL-1 on prostaglandin release by human fetal membranes and decidua. December 1994.
2 Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Diploma Thesis, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal Post-graduate Medical School, University of London, U.K. The problems of grand multiparity. February 1986.

Text-Book contribution

Contributing author of Chapter 39,"Sacrospinous vault suspension and abdominal colposacropexy", female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. Drutz, Herschorn and Diamant. Springer, London, UK, 2002.



Office Location(s):

The Western Branch Center for Women, P.C.


3806-B Poplar Hill Road
Chesapeake, Virginia   23321
Location Phone: (757)484-7200
Location Fax: (757)484-2323 (FAX)


Residency:

Residency

Completed four years accredited Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Ottawa, Canada, July 1992-June 1996.

Fellowship:

Fellowships

Successfully completed in June 1998, Clinical and Research Fellowship program in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, at the Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada.

Successfully completed MSc (with thesis) degree in Human Reproductive Physiology from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in January, 1995. During her Ob/Gyn Residency training in Ottawa, Dr. Alnaif pioneered a Basic Science study of prostaglandin release by human fetal membranes and decidua, for the purpose of understanding the mechanism initiating and regulating human labor for which she was awarded an MSc with thesis degree.

Successfully completed (With Distinction) in February, 1988, a six month Clinical Fellowship training program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Royal Post-graduate medical School, University of London, London, U.K. She was recognized as the most distinguished graduate of the OB/GYN Specialist training program for that year.

Honors and Awards:

Awards

1.Feb. 1988; Most Distinguished Graduate, OB/GYN Specialist Training Program, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal Post-graduate Medical School, University of London, U.K.

2.May 1993; Chairman's award for Best Junior Resident research paper, titled "The effect of diabetes mellitus on breast milk chemistry", Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ottawa, Canada.

3.May 1994; Chairman's award for Best Resident research paper, titled "Urate in multiple pregnancy", Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ottawa, Canada.

4.Feb. 1999; AMA Physician Recognition Award.

Publications:

published abstracts of original research work

1 Does the incidental finding of a large bladder capacity (LBC) suggest unrecognized spinal pathology?. Harvey, M.A., Alnaif, B., MacMillan, J.B., Drutz, H.P. January 1997.
2 Inability of interleukin 1a or 1ß to alter prostaglandin production by dispersed cells from human amnion, chorion and decidua at term. B. Alnaif, R.J. Benzie, W. Gibb. 1992.
3 Distribution of IL-1 receptors in fetal membranes and decidua. B. Alnaif, R.J. Benzie, W. Gibb. 1992.
4 Glucocorticoid effect on freshly dispersed and confluent human amnion cells. 1992
5 Influence of glucocorticoid on prostaglandin production by human amnion before and after the onset of labor. W. Gibb, B. Alnaif, P. Boracheck. 1992

Contribution of original research work to scientific meetings and conferences

"NEW MODIFICATION OF VESICOVAGINAL FISTULA REPAIR USING INTERPOSITION GRAFT AND RETENTION SUTURES"

presented at the 2008 American Urogynecological Society (AUGS)Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, IL, September 4-6, 2008.

This is the first time such technique has ever been performed, and Dr. Alnaif provided the details of her technique after successfully performing seven cases at Bon Secours Maryview Hospital and Harborview Medical Center in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Dr. Alnaif reported this new technique increases the success and endurance of fistula repair.

Distribution of IL-1 Receptors in Fetal Membranes and Decidua
Presented at the 15th annual Ontario-Quebec perinatal Investigators Meeting in Kingston, Canada, November 1991.

Also presented at the 11th annual Ottawa Reproductive Biology Workshop, May 1992.

Also presented at the 9th annual research Day of the McGill Centre for the Study of Reproduction, Montreal, Canada, November 1991 and at the 11th annual Ottawa Reproductive Biology Workshop of the LOEB Medical Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada, May 1992.

Serum Uric Acid Levels in Multiple Pregnancy.
Presented at the Annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Montreal, Canada, September 1994

Also presented at the XIV World Congress of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Montreal, Canada, September 1994.

Single-dose Methotrexate for the Medical Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy.
Presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society in Montebello, Canada, September 1995.

The Prevalence of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence in Teenage Girls.
Presented at the annual meeting of the International Urogynecology Association, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1997.

Bacterial vaginosis in pessary users.
Presented at the University of Toronto annual research day, May 1997.

Bacterial vaginosis in pessary users.
Also presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada , Victoria, B.C. June 1998

Also presented at the 47th annual clinical meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Philadelphia, May 1999.

The accuracy of portable abdominal ultrasound equipment in measuring post-void residual volume.
Presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada in Halifax, June 1997.

Also Presented at the annual meeting of the International Urogynecology Association, Amsterdam, Netherlands in July 1997

and at the 42nd annual meeting of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine in Boston, March 1998.