Bassam Rimawi, MD - Associate

Bassam Ramawi

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Education & Training   


Medical Education: Ross University School of Medicine, MD, 2006

Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, 2011

Fellowship:
Clinical Research Fellowship, Wayne State University, NIH Perinatology Research Branch, 2011-2012
Medical University of South Carolina, Reproductive Infectious Diseases, 2012-2014
Emory University School of Medicine, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013

Awards and Honors


•  Excellence in Teaching by a Fellow, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2016

•  Outstanding Research Proposal by a Fellow, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2015

•  Best Resident Teaching Award, 2007-2011

•  Highest Resident CREOG In-Service Examination Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, 2011

•  Faculty Teaching Award for Medical Students at the Medical University of South Carolina, 2012

•  Golden Apple Award- Teaching Award of the Year at the Medical University of South Carolina, 2013

I See Patients At


Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory Perinatal Center
Medical Office Tower 8th Floor
550 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308 

 

Clinical - Obstetrics

•  High-risk pregnancy

•  Human immunodeficiency virus and pregnancy

•  Perinatal Infections

Clinical - Gynecology

•  Management and Diagnosis of Life-Threatening Postoperative Wound Infections

•  Human immunodeficiency virus

•  Management of Hepatitis

•  Recurrent and Resistant Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Research

•  Obstetrical and neonatal outcomes in women with perinatal infections

•  Pregnancy outcomes in women with perinatally infected human immunodeficiency virus

Peer Reviewed Publications

Rimawi BH, Smith SL, Badell ML, Zahedi-Spung LD, Sheth AN, Haddad LB, Chakraborty R. HIV and reproductive healthcare in pregnant and postpartum HIV-infected women: adapting successful strategies. Future Virol. Epub 2016 Aug 5. 


Rimawi BH, Haddad L, Badell ML, Chakraborty R. Management of HIV Infection during Pregnancy in the United States: Updated Evidence-Based Recommendations and Future Potential Practices. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2016;2016:7594306. Doi: 10.1155/2016/7594306. Epub 2016 Jul 18. Review. PMID: 27504071


Quicke KM, Bowen JR, Johnson EL, McDonald CE, Ma H, O’Neal JT, Rajakumar A, Wrammert J, Rimawi BH, Pulendran B, Schinazi RF, Chakraborty R, Suthar MS. Zika Virus Infects Human Placental Macrophages. Cell Host Microbe. 2016 May 26. pii: S1931-3128(16)30211-6. doi:10.1016/j.chom.2016.05.015. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27247001


Rimawi BH, Green V, Lindsay M. Fetal Implications of Diagnostic Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy: Evidence-based Recommendations. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2016 June;59(2):412-8. doi: 10.1097/GRF. 0000000000000187. PMID: 26982251


Rahangdale L, Cates J, Potter J, Badell M, Seidman D, Miller ES, Coleman JS, Lazenby GB, Levison J, Short WR, Yawetz S, Cairanello A, Livingston E, Duthely L, Rimawi BH, Anderson JR, Stringer EM; HOPES (HIV OB Pregnancy Education Study) Group. Integrase inhibitors in late pregnancy and rapid HIV viral load reduction. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar; 214(3):385.e1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.12.052. PMID: 26928154


Manning-Geist B, Rimawi BH. Serious Infections in Obstetrics and Gynecology – How Early Surgical Intervention Saves Lives – A Literature Review. Journal of Clinical Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2015. 


Rimawi BH, Krishna I, Sahu A, Badell M. Pregnancy in a Previously Conjoined Thoracopagus Twin with a Crisscross Heart. Hindawi. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015.


Rimawi BH, Meserve J, Rimawi RH, Zaw M, Gnnan J. Disseminated Herpes Simplex Virus with Fulminant Hepatitis. Hindawi. Case Reports in Hepatology. 2015. 


Patel SS, Tavana ML, Boger MS, Win SS, Rimawi BH. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection Occurring after Exposure to Mycobacterium marinum. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2014;2014:702613. doi: 10.1155/2014/702613. Epub 2014 Nov 19. PMID: 25506004


Rimawi BH, Mirdamadi M, John J. Infections and Homelessness: Risks of Increased Infectious Diseases in Displaced Women. World Medical and Health Policy, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 118–132, August 2014.


Rimawi BH, Rimawi RH, Fowler S, Dixon T. Pediatric HIV Long Term Nonprogressors. Case Reports in Infectious Diseases, Hindawi Publication Corp, August 2014.


Rimawi BH, Graybill W, Young JY, Kohler M, Eriksson E, Shary M, Crooks B, Soper DE. Spontaneous Necrotizing Fasciitis and Toxic Shock Syndrome from Clostridium septicum Following a Term Cesarean Delivery. 2014 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology. PMID: 24822140


Rimawi R, Cook P, Gooch M, Kabchi B, Ashraf M, Rimawi BH, Gebregziabher M, Siraj D. The Impact of Penicillin Skin Testing on Clinical Practice and Antimicrobial Stewardship. Journal of Hospital Medicine. Volume 8, Number 6, Pages 341-345, April 2013. PMID: 23553999


Rimawi BH, Rimawi R, Mirdamadi M, Steed L, Boger S, et al. A Case of Exophiala oligosperma successfully treated with Voriconazole. Medical Mycology Case Reports, September 2013: Vol. 8, Number 2, Pages 144-147. PMID: 24432241


Rimawi BH, Persad MD, Robertazzi R, Jones J. Naturally Occurring Heterotopic Pregnancy with a Monoamniotic Monochorionic Twin Gestational Pregnancy; Journal of Reproductive Medicine; Volume 58, Number 4, Pages 1-2, February 2013. PMID: 23447925


Rimawi BH, Soper D, Eschenbach D. Group A Streptococcal Infections in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. Volume 55, Number 4, 864-874. December 2012, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. PMID: 23090455


Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Rimawi BH. Leiomyosarcoma. CREOG Resident Quiz Series # 190, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC 2009


Rimawi BH. Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. CREOG Resident Quiz Series # 187, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC 2009


Rimawi BH. Chorioangioma. CREOG Resident Quiz Series # 228, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist, Washington, DC 2011


Rimawi BH, Kerr A, Robertazzi R, Cabbad M, Zarou DM: Are Operative Vaginal Deliveries Becoming a Think of the Past? 2011 http://www.acog.org/acm/pdf/


Rimawi BH, Willig JH. Inclusion Conjunctivitis in Adults and Neonates. VisualDx Online Publication, 2014


Boger S, Rimawi BH. Whipple’s Disease. VisualDx Online Publication, 2014


Rimawi BH. Genital Herpes in Pregnancy. Infectious Comorbidities Encountered in Obstetrics and Neonatology: Clinical and Microbiological Aspects. Mascellino MT. OMICS Group Incorporation. 2014: 21-26 (Final publication accepted, pending printing publication)


Rimawi BH. Rimawi RH. Gynecological Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts. Bacterial and Mycotic Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts: Clinical and Microbiological Aspects. Mascellino MT. OMICS Group Incorporation. 2013: 2-10 http://esciencecentral.org/ebooks/bacterial-mycotic-infections/pdf/gynecological-infections.pdf


Rimawi BH. Microbiology of Preterm Birth. Infectious Comorbidities Encountered in Obstetrics and Neonatology: Clinical and Microbiological Aspects. Mascellino MT. OMICS Group Incorporation. 2013: 1-6 http://esciencecentral.org/ebooks/infectious-comorbidities/pdf/microbiology-of-preterm-birth.pdf


Content Book Editorship


Rimawi BH. Editor of “Infectious Comorbidities Encountered in Obstetrics and Neonatology”. Clinical and Microbiological Aspects. Mascellino MT. OMICS Group Incorporation. 2014- In Press


Poster Presentations and Oral Presentations


Rimawi BH, Jaiyeoba O, Sibai, M, Soper DE: “Prevalence and clinical significance of Mycoplasma genitalium in the gynecologic outpatient clinic at the Medical University of South Carolina”. Aim: To assume the prevalence of vaginitis in patients with Mycoplasma genitalium.


Rimawi BH, Kerr A, Robertazzi R, Cabbad M, Zarou DM: Are Operative Vaginal Deliveries Becoming a Thing of the Past? Presented at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 60th Annual Clinical Meeting; May 5, 2012, San Diego, CA. 


Zhang J, Rimawi BH, Chang G: N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) attenuates the cervical inflammatory response in an animal model for preterm birth and neonatal brain injury after intrauterine LPS injection. Presented at the Medicine Research Day; Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC; January 22, 2013; Represented at the Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico; August 8-10, 2013; Represented at the Infectious Disease Society of American Annual Meeting; San Francisco, California; October 2-6, 2013


Zhang J, Rimawi BH, Chang G: N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) attenuates the cervical inflammatory response in an animal model for preterm birth and neonatal brain injury after intrauterine LPS injection. American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Perinatal Research; 37th Annual Southeast Conference; Key Largo, Florida; February 5, 2013.