Yasser Saleh Sabr د. ياسر صالح صبر

Bio: 
Yasser Sabr, BSc, MB BS, MHSc, ABOG, SBOG, JBOG. Assistant Professor, Consultant Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King Khalid University Hospital, College of Medicine, King Saud University, P.O BOX 376588, Riyadh 11335, Saudi Arabia. Phone +966 11 4692859, Mobile +966 505 496628

Medical Qualifications

Saudi Medical Council:              Registration #: 07-R-M-0016774

Royal College (RCOG UK):      Registration #:143478

College of Physicians and

Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO):     Registration #: 88062 

College of Physicians and          Registration #: 62184

Surgeon of B.C. (CPSBC)

 

Educational Training 

University of British Columbia                                                                              2012- present

PhD , Clinical epidemiology and Biostatistics

 

University of British Columbia                                                                               2012-2013

Sub-specialty: Fetal Echocardiography

 

University of British Columbia                                                                               2010-2012

Sub-specialty: Maternal Fetal Medicine

 

University of British Columbia                                                                               2010-2012

Master in Health Sciences (MHSc), Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

 

King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS)                  2000-2009

Saudi Board Certificate Obstetrics and Gynecology, SBOG

Arab Board Certificate Obstetrics and Gynecology, ABOG

Jordanian Board Certificate Obstetrics and Gynecology, JBOG                        

 

Punjab University, Rawalpindi Medical College                                                

Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS)                                               1993-1999

Bachelor of Science (BSc)                                                                                          1993-1998

  

Academic and Administrative Positions:

King Saud University                                                                                                  2013 - Present          

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Maternal Fetal Medicine Division

Assistant Professor, Consultant

 

University of British Columbia

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Clinical Fellow, Fetal Echocardiography                                                                    2012-2013

 

University of British Columbia

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology    

Chief Fellow, Maternal Fetal Medicine                                                                        2012-2013

 

University of British Columbia

School of Population and Public Health

PhD , Epidemiology & Biostatistics                                                                               2012-Present

 

King Saud University                                                                                                    

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Demonstrator                                                                                                                  2010 -  2013

 

King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS)

Board Certified                                                                                                               2009

Member of Research Committee                                                                                    2009

Board Eligible                                                                                                                 2008

Member of Peer Review committee                                                                               2007

Chief Resident                                                                                                                2006-07
Chairman of Residents Committee                                                                                 2004

Senior resident                                                                                                               2001- 06       

 

Security Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Emergency Department                                                                                                2000          

 

King Khalid University Hospital                                                                                  1999-2000

Chief Intern during internship period

Obstetrics & Gynecology

General Medicine/Respiratory Medicine                                                          

General Medicine/Cardiology

General Surgery/Orthopedics

ENT   

 

Teaching Experience:

Throughout my training, I have been regularly involved in the education of undergraduate medical students, medical residents and nursing staff. I have participated in all the educational activities required for a residency and fellowship programs.  Moreover, I have participated in teaching and conducting OSCE examinations for medical students and residents at different national and international universities.

Lectures:

  • Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis” Reproduction Block of Year 3 clerkship Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, 2010 – 2013
  • Multiple gestations” Reproduction Block of Year 3 clerkship Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, 2010 – 2013
  • Medical & Surgical Complications of Pregnancy” Reproduction Block of Year 3 clerkship Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, 2010 – 2013
  • Management of Still birth”, Royal college Preparation tutorial for Year 5 residents, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, 2011
  • Anemia in pregnancy” Course 481, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King Saud University.
  • Instrumental Delivery & Caesarean Section” Course 481, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King Saud University.
  • Bleeding in early pregnancy”, Course 481, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King Saud University.
  • Multiple Pregnancy” Resident’s Academic Day teaching (Moderator),  Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, 2012
  • Resident’s case Presentations” Fellow’s Academic Half Day (Moderator),  Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, 2011-2013
  • TRAP Sequence” Fellow’s Academic Half Day, Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, 2011
  • Neonatal hemochromatosis” Fellow’s Academic Half Day, Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, 2011
  • Incarcerated Gravid Uterus” Fellow’s Academic half Day, Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, 2010

 

Examinations

  • Medical Residents OSCE examiner, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, 2010 – 2013
  • Medical students OSCE examiner, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, 2010 – 2013
  • Medical students OSCE examiner, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King Saud University, 2010-Present
  • Medical students OSCE examiner, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, McMaster University, 2007-2008

  

Meetings and Courses attended

  • Introduction to Clinical Research, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, 2003
  • Minisymposia for premenstrual disorder, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, Dec 2003.
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support Course, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, 2003
  • Advanced Course in Gynecological Laparoscopy, Laparoscopy Hospital, New Delhi, India, 2004
  • Osteoporosis Workshop, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, 2003.
  • Third International Gulf Congress in Obstetrics & Gynecology, King Fahad Medical Research Center, 2004
  • Fifth International Symposium in Recent Advances in Ob/Gyne, Riyadh, KSA, 2003
  • Mini-symposia in Uro-gynecology, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, 2004
  • Intensive Course on OBGYN, June 2003, College of Medicine, King Saud University
  • Management of Menopause & HRT Symposium, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, 2003
  • Evidence Based Medicine workshop, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, 2003
  • 3rd World Congress of prenatal medicine in developing countries,Lebanon, 2004
  • 4Th Congress of the Lebanese Society of Prenatal Medicine, Lebanon 2004
  • Preterm labor Mini-symposia, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, 2004
  • International Congress of Evidence Based Medicine, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, 2004
  • Workshop in Evidence Based Medicine; Essential & Advanced Modules, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, 2004
  • Surgical & Gynecological emergencies, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, 2004
  • Challenges and prospects: update on gynecological malignancies .2005.
  • 6Th international scientific meeting of Royal college of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Egypt, 2005
  • Recent advances in gynecology practice, UAE, 2005
  • Conscious sedation and analgesia course, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, 2006
  • Child abuse symposium, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, 2006
  • Menopause symposium, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences,  2008
  • Medical ethics in OBGYN, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences,  2007
  • Neonatal resuscitation program (provider course), University of British Columbia, 2010
  • Advance life support in obstetrics (ALSO instructor) , King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for health sciences, 2007-2010
  • Fetal Medicine Update, Toronto, Canada, 2010
  • 36th Annual D.A Boyes Society Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2010
  • Fetal and Women's Imaging meeting, 2011, Seattle, USA
  • 37th Annual D.A Boyes Society Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2011
  • Leadership development for physicians’ courses at the Physician Management Institute, 2011
  • Citywide Course in Evidence-based Medicine, University of British Columbia, 2011
  • Presented in DAP Education Session (PRUV), 2011, UBC
  • Case Presentation (Neonatal Hemochromatosis) in MFM fellows AHD, 2011
  • Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM) course, 2012, Vancouver,
  • Developing Your Skills as a Peer Reviewer workshop, University of British Columbia, 2012
  • 38th Annual D.A Boyes Society Meeting, Vancouver, BC. 2012.
  • 32nd Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Society of Maternal fetal Medicine, San Francisco, USA, 2012
  • Fetal, Perinatal and Neonatal Cardiology Symposium, Banff, Canada, 2012
  • Instructional skills workshop, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2012
  • Presentation skills workshop, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2012
  • Society of Paediatrics. and Perinatal Epidemiological Research meeting, Boston, USA, 2013
  • 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiological Research, Boston, USA, 2013 

 

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Poster Presentation Award, 6th Resident Day, 2003, KSAU-HS
  • Best Resident of the year award, 7th Residents’ Day, 2004, KSAU-HS
  • Best Resident’s Tutor of the year award, 2009, KSAU-HS
  • Distinction award during my clinical fellowship from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau, 2011.
  • Distinction award during my MHSc from Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau, 2012.
  • Distinction award during my clinical fellowship from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau, 2013.
  • KSU Scholarship for Fellowship Training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at UBC 2010-2012.
  • KSU Scholarship for Master in Health science (MHSc) at UBC, 2011-2012.
  • KSU Scholarship for Fellowship Training in Fetal echocardiography at UBC, 2012-2013.
  • UBC International Tuition Award for Graduate studies,  2013-2014.

 

Membership of Learned Societies:

  • Distinguished Membership for the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
  • Membership in the Saudi Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Membership in the Canadian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Membership in the Canadian Medical Association
  • Membership in the British Columbia Medical Association.
  • Membership in NAFTNet (the North American Fetal Therapy Network)
  • Membership in the Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK.

 Published papers:

  • Hutcheon JA, Kuret V, Joseph KS, Sabr Y, Lim K. Immortal Time Bias in the Study of Stillbirth Risk Factors: The Example of Gestational Diabetes. Epidemiology 2013;24(6):787-90
  • De Silva DA, Halstead AC, Cote AM, Sabr Y, von Dadelszen P, Magee LA.  Unexpected random urinary protein:Creatinine ratio results--limitations of the pyrocatechol violet-dye method. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2013 Jul 17;13(1):152.
  • De Silva DA, Halstead AC, Cote AM, Sabr Y, von Dadelszen P, Magee LA. Random urine albumin:creatinine ratio in high-risk pregnancy – is it clinically useful?. Pregnancy Hypertension 01/2013; 3(2):112-114.
  • Lisonkova S, Sabr Y, Butler B, Joseph KS. International comparisons of preterm birth: Higher rates of late preterm birth are associated with lower rates of stillbirth and neonatal death. BJOG 2012 Dec;119(13):1630-9.
  • Al-Kadri H, Sabr Y, Al-Saif S, Abulaimoun B, Ba'Aqeel H, Saleh A. Failed individual and sequential instrumental vaginal delivery: Contributing risk factors and maternal-neonatal complications. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2003 Jul;82(7):642-8.
  • Clinical Guidelines “Fetal Persistent Right Umbilical Vein” Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, 2012.

Publications in press:

  • Lisonkova S, Sabr Y, Joseph KS. Diagnosis of amniotic fluid infection prior to cerclage using glucose and gram stain tests: An individual patient meta-analysis. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2013.

Manuscripts in preparation:

  • Sabr Y, Lisonkova S, Joseph KS. Health related behavior among mothers of preschool children.
  • Sabr Y, Gagne E, Delisle MF, Kent N, Nelson T, Brown LA, Bartusiak KS, Rogers P, Pritchard S, Au N. Prenatal presentation of fetal anemia associated with εγδβ -thalassemia: two new cases.
  • Sabr Y, Nijjar S, Delisle MF, Kent N, Skoll A, Pugash D, Lalji S, Brooks P, Langlois S. Prenatal Therapy of Caffey’s Disease.

Abstracts:

  • Gagne E, Sabr Y, Delisle MF, Kent N, Nelson T, Brown LA, Bartusiak KS, Rogers P, Pritchard S, Au N. Prenatal presentation of fetal anemia associated with εγδβ -thalassemia: two new cases. American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting October, 2013, Boston, USA.
  • Y Sabr, S Lisonkova, KS Joseph. Health related behavior among mothers of preschool children. Am J Epidemiol 2013; 177: S89-S89. In proceeding of: 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiological Research, Boston, USA, 2013.
  • Y Sabr, S Lisonkova, K S Joseph. Diagnosis of amniotic fluid infection prior to cerclage using glucose and gram stain tests: An individual patient meta-analysis. Am J Epidemiol 2013; 177: S149-S149. In proceeding of: 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiological Research, Boston, June 2013.
  • Y Sabr, S Lisonkova, KS Joseph. Health related behavior among mothers of preschool children. Society of Paediatrics and Perinatal Epidemiological Research meeting, Boston, USA, 2013.
  • Y Sabr, S Lisonkova, KS Joseph. Diagnosis of amniotic fluid infection prior to cerclage using glucose and gram stain tests: An individual patient meta-analysis. Society of Paediatrics and Perinatal Epidemiological Research meeting, Boston, USA, 2013
  • De Silva DA, Halstead AC, Cote AM, Sabr Y, von Dadelszen P, Magee LA. Unexpected random urinary protein: creatinine ratio results – Insights from clinician-laboratory medicine collaboration. 07/2012; DOI:10.1016/j.preghy.2012.04.134, In proceeding of: XVIII ISSHP World Congress, At Geneva, Switzerland
  • De Silva DA, Halstead AC, Cote AM, Sabr Y, von Dadelszen P, Magee LA. Random urine albumin: Creatinine ratio in high risk pregnancy – Is it clinically useful? 07/2012; doi: 10.1016 /j. preghy. 2012.04.135, In proceeding of: XVIII ISSHP World Congress, At Geneva, Switzerland
  • De Silva DA, Halstead AC, Cote AM, Sabr Y, von Dadelszen P, Magee LA. Unexpected random urinary protein: creatinine ratio results – Insights from clinician-laboratory medicine collaboration. 07/2012; DOI:10.1016/j.preghy.2012.04.136, In proceeding of: XVIII ISSHP World Congress, At Geneva, Switzerland
  • Al-Kadri H, Sabr Y, Al-Saif S, Abulaimoun B, Ba'Aqeel H, Saleh A. Failed individual and sequential instrumental vaginal delivery: Contributing risk factors and maternal-neonatal complications. 6th Resident Day, 2003, KSAU-HS.

 Presentations:

  • Invited speaker “Diagnosis of amniotic fluid infection prior to cerclage using glucose and gram stain tests: An individual patient meta-analysis”. Academic Perinatology Rounds, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2012.
  • Invited speaker “Failed individual and sequential instrumental vaginal delivery: contributing risk factors and maternal/neonatal complications”  3rd World Congress of Prenatal Medicine in Developing Countries & 4th Congress of the Lebanese Society of Prenatal Medicine, 19-23 May, Beirut, Lebanon, 2004.
  • Invited Speaker “Failed individual and sequential instrumental vaginal delivery: contributing risk factors and maternal/neonatal complications “3rd International Gulf Congress in Obstetrics and  Gynaecology, King Fahad Medical Research Center, King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, 5-8th April 2004.
  • Invited speaker “Management of Premenstrual disorder” Minisymposia: Premenstrual disorder, December, 2003, KSAU-HS., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Abstract oral Presentation “Diagnosis of amniotic fluid infection prior to cerclage using glucose and gram stain tests: An individual patient meta-analysis”. Annual Meeting of Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of Canada, Calgary, 2013.
  • Abstract Oral presentation “Diagnosis of amniotic fluid infection prior to cerclage using glucose and gram stain tests: An individual patient meta-analysis”.  13th Annual Academic Day, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, March, 2013.
  • Abstract oral Presentation “Diagnosis of amniotic fluid infection prior to cerclage using glucose and gram stain tests: An individual patient meta-analysis”. Annual Meeting of Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of Canada, Calgary, June, 2013.
  • Grand rounds presentation “Medical Management of Short Cervix in Pregnancy” Children’s and women’s health center of British Columbia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, June, 2012.
  • Combined Perinatal Rounds Presentation “Amniocentesis before Rescue Cerclage: What is the Evidence!” Children’s and women’s health center of British Columbia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, June, 2012.
  • Fetal Diagnostic services Grand rounds presentation “Unusual presentation of fetal Anemia”  Children’s and women’s health center of British Columbia, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, April, 2013.