Mhd Yahia Zeino, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Director of Gynecologic Ultrasound, Clerkship Director
Obstetrics and Gynecology

    About me

    • Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Specialties:
      • Obstetrical Care of the Low and High-Risk Patient
      •  Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery
      •  Gynecologic Ultrasound
      •  Abnormal uterine bleeding and painful periods
      • Endometriosis
      • Co2 laser surgery
      • Medical Education



    Additional languages spoken


    Education & training

    Obstetrician and Gynecologist
    Board Certifications
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Medical School
    University of Damascus, Syria
    SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL - Obstetrics and Gynecology


    Research Interests
    Women's Health, General Obstetrics, General Gynecology, and Gynecologic Minimally Invasive/Robotic Surgery, Hysteroscopy, Laser GYN Surgery, Gynecologic Ultrasound.



    1. “ Clinical Microbiology” Book translation in a reconstructed and edited manner, M.Y.Zeino, M.Otabashi, A.Aydi, M.Barbour, under the supervision of  Prof. Salaheddin Shehade, Damascus University publications, volume:1, pages:376, October 2003.

    Peer reviewed publication

    1. Laparoscopic removal of copper intrauterine device from the sigmoid colon. M.Y Zeino, E.D. Wietfeldt ED, S. Ahad, C. Younkin, I. Hassan. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2011;15:568-570

    Abstract Poster

    1. Atypical Squamous Cells-Undetermined Significance (ASC-US) Triage with Surepath™ Pap Test and Digene Hybrid Capture II (HCII) HPV Testing

    Dawn Kirkwood MD1, Mary Ellen McAsey PhD1, Kathleen Groesch MS1,2, Randall Robbs MBA2, Yahia Zeino MD1, Paula Diaz-Sylvester PhD1,2, Michael Beckmann DO3

    Department of OB/GYN1 and the Center for Clinical Research2, SIU School of Medicine

    Department of Pathology3, Memorial Medical Center

    Abstract submitted to ASC (63rd annual meeting, Nov. 13-14, 2015, Chicago, IL).


    Appreciation Certificate, 2004 for Graduating as one of the top 10 Students, The 6th. Faculty of Medicine, Damascus University

    Best Teaching Award, 2007 for Outstanding Teaching of  PGY1 Residents, SIU School of Medicine

    Resident Teacher of the Year, 2nd place, 2007 for Outstanding Teaching of Medical Students, SIU School of Medicine

    Resident Teacher of the Year, 2008, SIU School of Medicine

    Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award 2008 and 2009, SIU School of Medicine, Society of  Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

    J.W. Roddick Jr. M.D., Outstanding Resident of the Year Award, 2009, SIU School of Medicine

    CREOG, National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education, for 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018

    APGO Excellence in Teaching Award 2017


    Clinical trials

    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Endometriosis and the Microbiome

    Active recruiting

    PURPOSE: Endometriosis is an inflammatory disorder in which the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) spreads to the pelvic and peritoneal cavities outside of the uterus. This is a biological sample collection study examining how bacteria located within the vagina, the urogenital tract and the gastrointestinal tract may affect the development of endometriosis. Investigators are also exploring how an individual’s microbiome affects their estrogen metabolism and inflammation.