Professor of obstetrics and gynecology
Dr. Ayman Al-Hendy is a clinical scientist and practicing OB/GYN. His research focuses on understanding the origin of and developing novel treatments for gynecologic conditions that cause infertility, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis and premature ovarian failure.
Al-Hendy is currently investigating the use of gene and stem cell therapy for these conditions, and he is studying the role of early-life exposure to environmental toxins in their development among women of color. His research is funded by numerous R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health and awards from the Office of Dietary Supplements, the National Center for Research Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, among other national and international organizations.
Prior to joining UIC in January 2018, Al-Hendy served on the faculty of Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia; the University of Texas in Galveston, Texas; and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Al-Hendy earned a medical degree from Zagazig University in Banha, Egypt and a Ph.D. in molecular medicine from the University of Turku in Turku, Finland. He completed a clinical residency at the University of Saskatchewan and a fellowship in laparoscopic surgery at Toronto University, both in Canada.
- Women’s health
- Uterine fibroids
- Premature ovarian failure
- Environmental toxins