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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Al-Niaimi is an assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. His passion is implementing innovative surgical techniques, such as single port laparoscopic surgery, along with achieving optimal surgical debulking (removal) of ovarian cancer, specifically in the upper abdomen. Dr. Al-Niaimi's approach to cancer treatment is simple: patients come first. This means optimizing surgical outcomes as well as chemotherapy and radiotherapy to achieve the best cancer care for patients so they can live life to the fullest.


Gynecologic Oncology

Cervical Cancer

Gynecologic Cancer (Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Vulvar)

Ovarian Cancer

Uterine Cancer

Vulvar Cancer


UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 265-1700 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
SwedishAmerican Obstretrics and Gynecology
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Gynecologic Oncology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency Al-Nahrain University Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
Medical School University of Al-Nahrain, Baghdad, Iraq

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Al-Niaimi's research interests include optimization of health outcomes, such as post-operative complications and the effect of patient medical comorbidities and surgical techniques on surgical and oncologic outcomes. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has been active in presenting research at national conferences. He is involved in many committees both locally and nationally focusing on both surgical outcomes as well as promoting surgical proficiency. He is also involved in many national courses as an instructor of surgical techniques for gynecologic oncologists.


Dr. Al-Niaimi created and is leading the Gynecologic Oncology Longitudinal Data Collection and Utilization Project (GOLD-CUP) for the division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Wisconsin. GOLD-CUP is a database containing health information from patients that have received medical care for gynecologic concerns at the UWHC Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Medical Oncology Clinics. This database will be used to answer questions in the future concerning the relationships between patient factors and treatment variables on survival, health outcomes, and quality of life in gynecologic oncology patients.

PubMed Articles
Roy M Connor J Al-Niaimi A Rose SL Mahajan A Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1A1) expression by immunohistochemistry is associated with chemo-refractoriness in patients with high-grade ovarian serous carcinoma. Hum Pathol . 2017 Aug 26;
[PubMed ID: 28851663]
Pop-Vicas A Musuuza JS Schmitz M Al-Niaimi A Safdar N Reply. Am J Infect Control . 2017 May 1;45(5):581-582
[PubMed ID: 28456324]
Pop-Vicas A Musuuza JS Schmitz M Al-Niaimi A Safdar N Incidence and risk factors for surgical site infection post-hysterectomy in a tertiary care center. Am J Infect Control . 2017 Mar 1;45(3):284-287
[PubMed ID: 27938988]
Barnes H Harrison R Huffman L Medlin E Spencer R Al-Niaimi A The Adoption of Single-port Laparoscopy for Full Staging of Endometrial Cancer: Surgical and Oncology Outcomes and Evaluation of the Learning Curve. J Minim Invasive Gynecol . 2017 Sep - Oct;24(6):1029-1036
[PubMed ID: 28662990]
Al-Niaimi A Dickson EL Albertin C Karnowski J Niemi C Spencer R Shahzad MM Uppal S Saha S Rice L Nally AM The impact of perioperative β blocker use on patient outcomes after primary cytoreductive surgery in high-grade epithelial ovarian carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol . 2016 Dec;143(3):521-525
[PubMed ID: 27693123]
Al-Niaimi A Rice LW Shitanshu U Garvens B Fitzgerald M Zerbel S Safdar N Safety and tolerability of chlorhexidine gluconate (2%) as a vaginal operative preparation in patients undergoing gynecologic surgery. Am J Infect Control . 2016 Sep 1;44(9):996-8
[PubMed ID: 27234011]
Jennings AJ Spencer RJ Hanks L Barroilhet L Kushner D Rose S Rice L Al-Niaimi A The Feasibility and Safety of Adopting Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery into Gynecologic Oncology Practice. J Minim Invasive Gynecol . 2016 Mar-Apr;23(3):358-63
[PubMed ID: 26561374]
Uppal S Harris J Al-Niaimi A Swenson CW Pearlman MD Reynolds RK Kamdar N Bazzi A Campbell DA Morgan DM Prophylactic Antibiotic Choice and Risk of Surgical Site Infection After Hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol . 2016 Feb;127(2):321-9
[PubMed ID: 26942361]
Sadowski EA Robbins JB Guite K Patel-Lippmann K Munoz del Rio A Kushner DM Al-Niaimi A Preoperative Pelvic MRI and Serum Cancer Antigen-125: Selecting Women With Grade 1 Endometrial Cancer for Lymphadenectomy. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2015 Nov;205(5):W556-64
[PubMed ID: 26496578]
Albertin CL Uppal S Al-Niaimi AN Seo S Hinshaw JL Hartenbach EM Thrombocytosis is Predictive of Postoperative Pulmonary Embolism in Patients With Gynecologic Cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer . 2015 Jul;25(6):1096-101
[PubMed ID: 26098091]
Spencer RJ Hayes KD Rose S Zhao Q Rathouz PJ Rice LW Al-Niaimi AN Risk factors for early-occurring and late-occurring incisional hernias after primary laparotomy for ovarian cancer. Obstet Gynecol . 2015 Feb;125(2):407-13
[PubMed ID: 25568995]
Al-Niaimi AN Ahmed M Burish N Chackmakchy SA Seo S Rose S Hartenbach E Kushner DM Safdar N Rice L Connor J Intensive postoperative glucose control reduces the surgical site infection rates in gynecologic oncology patients. Gynecol Oncol . 2015 Jan;136(1):71-6
[PubMed ID: 25263249]
Platta CS Wallace C Gondi V Das R Straub M Al-Niaimi A Applegate G Bradley KA Cervical brachytherapy technique for locally advanced carcinoma of the cervix in a patient with septate uterus. J Contemp Brachytherapy . 2014 Mar;6(1):76-81
[PubMed ID: 24790625]
Uppal S Al-Niaimi A Rice LW Rose SL Kushner DM Spencer RJ Hartenbach E Preoperative hypoalbuminemia is an independent predictor of poor perioperative outcomes in women undergoing open surgery for gynecologic malignancies. Gynecol Oncol . 2013 Nov;131(2):416-22
[PubMed ID: 23962700]
Albertin C Johnson KA Connor JP Al-Niaimi AN Angiosarcoma originating from an ovarian mature teratoma, a rare disease with complex treatment modalities. Gynecol Oncol Case Rep . 2013;5:31-3
[PubMed ID: 24371690]
Perry LJ Guralp O Al-Niaimi A Zucker NA Kushner DM False positive PET-CT scan and clinical examination in a patient with locally advanced vulvar cancer. Gynecol Oncol Case Rep . 2013;4:29-31
[PubMed ID: 24371671]
Al-Niaimi AN Ahmed M Petersen CB Epithelial ovarian cancer. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am . 2012 Jun;39(2):269-83
[PubMed ID: 22640715]
Al-Niaimi AN Einstein MH Perry L Hartenbach EM Kushner DM Uterine artery sparing robotic radical trachelectomy (AS-RRT) for early cancer of the cervix. Int J Gynaecol Obstet . 2011 Jan;112(1):76-80
[PubMed ID: 20947081]
Al-Niaimi A Safdar N Supplemental perioperative oxygen for reducing surgical site infection: a meta-analysis. J Eval Clin Pract . 2009 Apr;15(2):360-5
[PubMed ID: 19335497]
Al-Niaimi A Chauhan SP Gupta LM Bailet JW Factors influencing the evolving practice of obstetricians in eastern Wisconsin: a survey. Am J Perinatol . 2008 Jun;25(6):321-4
[PubMed ID: 18618933]