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Victor Gomel Victor Gomel, MD

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia

Dr. Gomel holds the rank of Professor Emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia. He served as Chairperson of his Department for fifteen years, during which the Department was greatly expanded and attained international recognition.

He is internationally known for his pioneering work in both gynecologic microsurgery and operative laparoscopy. With his team, their IVF program was the first to achieve success, resulting in the birth (on December 25, 1983) of the first IVF baby in Canada.

Dr. Gomel authored a long list of scientific articles published in prestigious international journals, numerous book chapters, and several books. A new updated edition of his book “Reconstructive and Reproductive Surgery in Gynecology” was published in 2019.

He has received honorary memberships and awards of excellence from numerous international scientific societies and universities, including his own Faculty of Medicine, in recognition of his pioneering work in reproductive medicine and gynecologic surgery.

Professor Gomel was also the recipient, of the prestigious distinction of Chevalier of the order of Légion d’Honneur, awarded by Jacques Chirac, President of France in 2003. In 2008, he was elected “Fellow” to the World Academy of Art and Science, and in 2009 he received the degree of Doctor of Science, Honoris causa, from the Simon Fraser University. He has been awarded “Honorary Membership” by the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE) in 2012 and the AAGL in 2015. In 2013 he was awarded the prize “Jacques Salat-Baroux” in reproduction from the “National Academy of Medicine of France.” He has since been elected as foreign member to the same academy. He was awarded the rank of Professor Honoris causa by the National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology of the Russian Federation, and in 2018 he received the medal of the Order of Valor from the Government of Cameroon.

Victor Gomel, MD - Medical Conference 2014

Victor Gomel, MD - Medical Conference 2014

Endometriosis Foundation of America 2014Professional responsibility: An essential dimension in the management of endometriosis- Victor Gomel, MD Endometriosis affects women of reproductive age. It is a polymorphic disease in appearance, variability…

Microsurgical Principles & Techniques for Excising Endometriosis - Victor Gomel, MD

Microsurgical Principles & Techniques for Excising Endometriosis - Victor Gomel, MD

Endometriosis Foundation of AmericaEndometriosis 2013 / Microsurgical Principles & Techniques for Excising EndometriosisVictor Gomel, MD I will go through this as quickly as I can. I have shortened the text. As you know endometriosis affects…

What is the Greatest Gift I Gave to my Daughter? - Victor Gomel, MD

What is the Greatest Gift I Gave to my Daughter? - Victor Gomel, MD

Endometriosis Foundation of AmericaEndometriosis 2013 / What is the Greatest Gift I Gave to My Daughter?Victor Gomel. MD One was 50 years of age in 2002. She has the opportunity, me unfortunately, to live 35 more years, so 85. So you can see…

Dr. Victor Gomel, the 'father' of microsurgery

Dr. Victor Gomel, the 'father' of microsurgery

Tamer Seckin   We have a wonderful speaker whose teachings in laparoscopic surgery go back before laparoscopic surgery. He is the conceptual guy, one of the pioneers of microsurgery, tubal surgery, many books, many awards. He was the inspiration…

Victor Gomel, MD

Victor Gomel, MD

Chaired by Endofound Co-Founder and President, Tamer Seckin, MD, this exciting event brought together leaders in endometriosis from the realms of molecular science, research, industry and surgery, including Foundation 2011 Honorees Caroline…