:Chair of Urology Center of Excellence 
د. فارس عاصم أبو شما
Dr. Faris Abushamma



To provide exceptional and comprehensive academic, research and clinical services in the field of urology.


To be a leading urology center of excellence that is recognized for its uncompromising commitment to excellence in clinical care, education, and research.


Department of NNUH urology center of excellence and the provided services:

  • Clinical research unit (CRU):

  1. The impact of lower urinary tract symptoms on the quality of life during pregnancy: a cross-sectional study from Palestine.https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12894-020-00761-9

  2. Recommendations and algorithm to deal with urological surgeries in the Middle East during COVID-19 Pandemic: Review article and regional expert opinion

  3. https://pmpj.najah.edu/journal/vol5/iss2/8/

  4. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis caused by fusobacterium nucleatum. Case report and review of literature

  5. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214442020301819

  6. Knowledge, practice, and attitude toward COVID-19 among physicians in Jordan and Palestine: cross-sectional study.

  7. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.2147/IJGM.S294221

  8. Global analysis of research trends on kidney function after nephron-sparing surgery: a bibliometric and visualised studyhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.2147/CMAR.S324284

  9. Assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms during pregnancy: an observational cross-sectional study from Palestine: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12884-021-03567-1

  10. Lower urinary tract symptoms among females with rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective cross-sectional studyhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.2147/IJGM.S333423

  11. Clinical and Radiological predictors of early intervention in acute ureteral colic https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.2147/IJGM.S322170

  12. The impact of non-compliance to a standardized risk-adjusted protocol on recurrence, progression, and mortality in non-muscle invasive bladder cancerhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.2147/CMAR.S299148

  13. Dismembered pyeloplasty for post-traumatic ureteropelvic junction avulsion in a child https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214442021002825

  14. Current global research landscape on COVID-19 and cancer: bibliometric and visualization analysis https://www.wjgnet.com/2218-4333/full/v13/i10/835.htm

  15. An evaluation of lower urinary tract symptoms in diabetic patients: a cross-sectional study https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12894-022-01133-1

  16. Calyceal diverticula disease: diagnosis and management options in the era of non-contrast CT scan https://karger.com/uin/article-abstract/106/7/688/827114/Calyceal-Diverticula-Disease-Diagnosis-and?redirectedFrom=fulltext

  17. Global trends in research related to the links between microbiota and antibiotics: a visualization study https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-34187-8

  18. Exploring the nutritional landscape and emerging trends in kidney stone research: visualization and bibliometric analysishttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s41231-024-00168-w

  19. The correlation between academic stress, overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) and quality of life among healthy university students: A cross-sectional studyhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/03915603231225632

  20. Testicular histopathology and follicular stimulating hormone to predict fertility in nonobstructive azoospermiahttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/03915603241249229

  21. Analyzing global research trends and focal points in the utilization of laser techniques for the treatment of urolithiasis from 1978 to 2022: visualization and bibliometric analysishttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00240-024-01568-1

  22. Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Impact on Quality of Life Due to Urinary Incontinence Among Palestinian Women: A Cross-Sectional Study.https://www.cureus.com/articles/239463-prevalence-risk-factors-and-impact-on-quality-of-life-due-to-urinary-incontinence-among-palestinian-women-a-cross-sectional-study#!/

  23. Primary intravesical insertion of intrauterine device for 10 years: Clinical presentation and outcome.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214442024000202

  24. Acontractile detrusor as an initial presentation of sacral spinal cord lesion: Case series https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/03915603241230116

  25. Intrarenal neurofibroma: unveiling a diagnostic challenge-a case report and literature review https://academic.oup.com/jscr/article/2024/5/rjae285/7661479

  26. Self-filling of male urethra with silicon jell to achieve erection: A case report https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214442023000931?via%3Dihub

  27. Endoscopic Management of Upper and Lower Ureteric Stones Using Pneumatic Lithotripter: A Retrospective Medical Records Reviewhttps://www.dovepress.com/endoscopic-management-of-upper-and-lower-ureteric-stones-using-pneumat-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-RRU

  28. The efficacy of green light laser prostatectomy in the management of urinary retention due to prostate hyperplasia https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10103-018-02712-1

  29. Transperineal saturation prostate biopsy in treated and untreated patients https://pmpj.najah.edu/journal/vol5/iss2/6/

  30. Management of ureteric stone in the main referral hospital in Palestine: a retrospective de-scriptive study https://pmpj.najah.edu/journal/vol7/iss2/7/

  • Outpatient services:

  1. Outpatient clinics unit 
  2. Functional urology and urodynamics unit 
  3. Fertility and Andrology unit 
  4. Flexible urology scopes unit 
  5. Counselling and patient education unit


  • Inpatient services:

  1. Treating kidney and urinary tract stones using laser and flexible endoscopes.
  2. Prostate enlargement treatment operations using the latest international techniques.
  3. Urinary incontinence operations in women.
  4. Pediatric urology operations. 
  5. All types of kidney and urinary tract tumor surgeries.
  6. Laparoscopic operations related to the urinary tract.
  7. Operations to treat erectile dysfunction and infertility in men.
  8. Emergency services to treat emergency cases.


NNUH urology center of excellence structure

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