AAGL Congratulates its New President, Dr. Jon Einarsson
On July 1, 2016, Dr. Jon I. Einarsson ascended to the role of President of the AAGL, taking the place of immediate past president Dr. Arnold P. Advincula. We would like to thank Dr. Advincula for his 18 months of service as the AAGL President, and congratulate Dr. Einarsson as he takes on this new role.
Dr. Einarsson is the Founder and Director of the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. His extensive involvement with the AAGL began with his 2-year MIGS fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Einarsson established an AAGL/SRS FMIGS Fellowship program at BWH in 2008. He has served as chair of the annual AAGL Comprehensive Workshop in MIGS for Residents, Fellows and New MIG Specialists for the past two years, and was the Scientific Program Chair for the AAGL Global Congress in 2015.
Dr. Einarsson is the Deputy Editor of Contemporary Ob/Gyn, and is a co-editor of a the new MIGS textbook “Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery: Evidence Based Laparoscopic, Hysteroscopic & Robotic Surgeries” in collaboration with Professor Arnaud Wattiez. In addition, he He maintains an active clinical practice and research program, is the Course Director of the Harvard Ob/Gyn CME Online courses, is Founder and Director of the Harvard MIGS clinical CME course, and he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters. Dr. Einarsson is a sought-after lecturer and surgeon who has taught and performed live surgeries around the world. He has established and maintained excellent relationships with many international surgeons and organizations.
He is also an innovator and holder of 7 medical device patent applications. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Iceland. He received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has also matriculated from the Physician Leadership Program at Harvard Business School and the Faculty Mentoring Leadership Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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