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Stephen Arnoff

Ashwin Chatwani, MD


Section Chief, General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Telephone:  215-707-1373

Email: ashwin.chatwani@temple.edu


Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences


Educational Background:


Undergraduate degree, Jaihind College, Bombay, India


Medical degree, TN Medical College, Bombay, India


Internship, BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Bombay, India


Residency, Edgware Hospital, England; Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia


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clinical Interests:

  • General gynecology
  • Operative hysteroscopy

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board certifications:


  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, England

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professional affiliations:



American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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research interests:



Clinical trials in obstetrics/gynecology

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

23484560. Potti S, Uppal S, Chatwani AJ, Hernandez E, Dandolu V, Novasure as a mechanical endometrial preparation agent in large uteri. JSLS 16:4(537-41)2012 Oct-Dec

21263351. Hassan S, Chatwani A, Brovender H, Zane R, Valaoras T, Sobel JD, Douching for perceived vaginal odor with no infectious cause of vaginitis: a randomized controlled trial. J Low Genit Tract Dis 15:2(128-33)2011 Apr

18066563. Matteo D, Dandolu V, Lembert L, Thomas RM, Chatwani AJ, Unusually large extraintestinal GIST presenting as an abdomino-pelvic tumor. Arch Gynecol Obstet 278:1(89-92)2008 Jul

17666604. Livengood CH 3rd, Ferris DG, Wiesenfeld HC, Hillier SL, Soper DE, Nyirjesy P, Marrazzo J, Chatwani A, Fine P, Sobel J, Taylor SN, Wood L, Kanalas JJ, Effectiveness of two tinidazole regimens in treatment of bacterial vaginosis: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 110:2 Pt 1(302-9)2007 Aug

17485816. Chatwani AJ, Hassan S, Rahimi S, Jeronis S, Dandolu V, Douching with Water Works device for perceived vaginal odor with or without complaints of discharge in women with no infectious cause of vaginitis: a pilot study. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2006:(95618)2006

17403399. Chatwani AJ, Mehta R, Hassan S, Rahimi S, Jeronis S, Dandolu V, Rapid testing for vaginal yeast detection: a prospective study. Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:4(309.e1-4)2007 Apr

16482777. Dandolu V, Raj J, Harmanli O, Lorico A, Chatwani AJ, Resident education regarding technical aspects of cesarean section. J Reprod Med 51:1(49-54)2006 Jan

16482772. Brummitt K, Harmanli OH, Gaughan J, Dandolu V, Chatwani AJ, Hernandez E, Gynecologists' attitudes toward hysterectomy: is the sex of the clinician a factor? J Reprod Med 51:1(21-5)2006 Jan

16001190. Harmanli OH, Bevilacqua SA, Dandolu V, Chatwani AJ, Hernandez E, Adenomyosis interferes with accurate ultrasonographic detection of uterine leiomyomas. Arch Gynecol Obstet 273:3(146-9)2005 Dec

15809773. Dandolu V, Chatwani A, Harmanli O, Floro C, Gaughan JP, Hernandez E, Risk factors for obstetrical anal sphincter lacerations. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 16:4(304-7)2005 Jul-Aug

15802413. Dandolu V, Gaughan JP, Chatwani AJ, Harmanli O, Mabine B, Hernandez E, Risk of recurrence of anal sphincter lacerations. Obstet Gynecol 105:4(831-5)2005 Apr

15516412. Dandolu V, Chatwani A, Randomized comparison of chromic versus fast-absorbing polyglactin 910 for postpartum perineal repair. Obstet Gynecol 104:5 Pt 1(1104-5; author reply 1105)2004 Nov

15458890. Isik-Akbay EF, Harmanli OH, Panganamamula UR, Akbay M, Gaughan J, Chatwani AJ, Hysterectomy in obese women: a comparison of abdominal and vaginal routes. Obstet Gynecol 104:4(710-4)2004 Oct

15458888. Harmanli OH, Khilnani R, Dandolu V, Chatwani AJ, Narrow pubic arch and increased risk of failure for vaginal hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol 104:4(697-700)2004 Oct

15331854. Harmanli OH, Shen T, Zhu S, Chatwani AJ, A case of adenomyosis per se with a uterine weight of 475 g. Gynecol Obstet Invest 58:4(216-8)2004

15161890. Harmanli OH, Dandolu V, Chatwani AJ, Collagen content as a risk factor for urinary incontinence [corrected]. JAMA 291:20(2431-2)2004 May 26

14677006. Dandolu V, Mathai E, Chatwani A, Harmanli O, Pontari M, Hernandez E, Accuracy of cystoscopy in the diagnosis of ureteral injury in benign gynecologic surgery. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 14:6(427-31)2003 Dec

14562635. Harmanli OH, Dandolu V, Chatwani AJ, Grody MT, Total colpocleisis for severe pelvic organ prolapse. J Reprod Med 48:9(703-6)2003 Sep

11220485. Sood G, Nyirjesy P, Weitz MV, Chatwani A, Terconazole cream for non-Candida albicans fungal vaginitis: results of a retrospective analysis. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 8:5-6(240-3)2000

10775734. Harmanli OH, Cheng GY, Nyirjesy P, Chatwani A, Gaughan JP, Urinary tract infections in women with bacterial vaginosis. Obstet Gynecol 95:5(710-2)2000 May

10614980. Grody MH, Nyirjesy P, Chatwani A, Intravesical foreign body and vesicovaginal fistula: a rare complication of a neglected pessary. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 10:6(407-8)1999

10522539. Chatwani A, Nyirjesy P, Harmanli OH, Grody MH, Creation of neovagina by laparoscopic Vecchietti operation. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 9:5(425-7)1999 Oct

9935260. Roy S, Koltun W, Chatwani A, Martens MG, Dittrich R, Luke DR, Treatment of acute gynecologic infections with trovafloxacin. Trovafloxacin Surgical Group. Am J Surg 176:6A Suppl(67S-73S)1998 Dec

9749429. Harmanli OH, Chatwani A, Caya JG, Massive hemoperitoneum from endometriosis of the fallopian tube. A case report. J Reprod Med 43:8(716-8)1998 Aug

9693412. Dehal SA, Kaplan MA, Brown R, Robinson TM, Chatwani A, Clinically inapparent tuboovarian actinomycosis in a woman with an IUD. A case report. J Reprod Med 43:7(595-7)1998 Jul

18476152. Chatwani A, Martens M, Blanco J, Gall S, Przybylko K, Wajszczuk CP, Nickens D, Double-blind, multicenter, prospective randomized study of trospectomycin vs. Clindamycin, both with aztreonam, in non-community acquired obstetric and gynecologic infections. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 5:4(280-5)1997

18476139. Chatwani A, Dandalou V, Harmanli O, Nyirjesy P, Trospectomycin in acute pelvic inflammatory disease: a preliminary report. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 5:3(215-8)1997

18476105. Chatwani A, Harmanli OH, Nyirjesy P, Reece EA, Significance of genital mycoplasmas in pelvic inflammatory disease: innocent bystander! Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 4:5(263-8)1996

7890867. Mercader VP, McGuckin JF Jr, Caroline DF, Chatwani A, Seidmon EJ, CT of vesicocorporeal fistula with menouria: a complication of uterine biopsy. J Comput Assist Tomogr 19:2(324-6)1995 Mar-Apr

18476020. Amin-Hanjani S, Chatwani A, Endometrial cultures in acute pelvic inflammatory disease. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 3:2(56-9)1995

18475417. Chatwani A, Martens M, Grimes DA, Chatterjee M, Noah M, Stamp-Cole MM, Perry KT, Single-blind, prospective, randomized study of cefmetazole and cefoxitin in the treatment of postcesarean endometritis. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 3:1(28-33)1995

18475413. Chatwani A, Nyirjesy P, Amin-Hanjani S, Chronic endometritis and positive Mycoplasma cultures: is there a correlation? Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 3:1(3-6)1995

18475406. Chatwani A, Mohammed N, Amin-Hanjani S, Nyirjesy P, Perihepatic adhesions: another look. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2:6(263-6)1995

8718611. Tumah H, Woodwell J, Chatwani A, Truant A, Fekete T, Patterns of resistance in organisms causing gynecologic infections. Adv Exp Med Biol 390:(169-75)1995

8090406. Reece EA, Goldstein I, Chatwani A, Brown R, Homko C, Wiznitzer A, Transabdominal needle embryofetoscopy: a new technique paving the way for early fetal therapy. Obstet Gynecol 84:4(634-6)1994 Oct

7996532. Nyirjesy P, Jones RS, Chatwani A, Zinner ES, Axelrod P, Streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome as an unusual complication of laparoscopic tubal ligation. A case report. J Reprod Med 39:8(649-51)1994 Aug

7996521. Chatwani A, Amin-Hanjani S, Incidence of actinomycosis associated with intrauterine devices. J Reprod Med 39:8(585-7)1994 Aug

8362954. Amin-Hanjani S, Kuhn M, Sloane N, Chatwani A, Moyamoya disease in pregnancy: a case report. Am J Obstet Gynecol 169:2 Pt 1(395-6)1993 Aug

18475332. Chatwani A, Amin-Hanjani S, Management of intrauterine device-associated actinomycosis. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 1:3(130-3)1993

1489997. Chatwani A, Yazigi R, Amin-Hanjani S, Operative laparoscopy in the management of tubal ectopic pregnancy. J Laparoendosc Surg 2:6(319-24)1992 Dec

1442909. Amin-Hanjani S, Neely T, Chatwani A, Perihepatic adhesions: not necessarily pathognomonic of pelvic infection. Am J Obstet Gynecol 167:1(115-6)1992 Jul

1442907. Amin-Hanjani S, Corcoran J, Chatwani A, Cold therapy in the management of postoperative cesarean section pain. Am J Obstet Gynecol 167:1(108-9)1992 Jul

1536239. Chatwani A, Shapiro T, Mitra A, LevToaff A, Reece EA, Postpartum paravaginal hematoma and lower-extremity infection. Am J Obstet Gynecol 166:2(598-600)1992 Feb

1733186. Chatwani A, Bruder N, Shapiro T, Reece EA, May-Hegglin anomaly: a rare case of maternal thrombocytopenia in pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 166:1 Pt 1(143-4)1992 Jan

2375348. Chatwani A, Rech S, Mollick J, Clindamycin dosage scheduling for acute pelvic infection. Am J Obstet Gynecol 163:1 Pt 1(240)1990 Jul

2795569. Chatwani A, Oyer R, Wong S, Postpartum retinal detachment. A case report. J Reprod Med 34:10(842-4)1989 Oct

3348318. Broderick K, Oyer R, Chatwani A, Neu-Laxova syndrome: a case report. Am J Obstet Gynecol 158:3 Pt 1(574-5)1988 Mar

3279359. Oyer R, Tarakjian D, Lev-Toaff A, Friedman A, Chatwani A, Treatment of cervical pregnancy with methotrexate. Obstet Gynecol 71:3 Pt 2(469-71)1988 Mar

3351828. Fitzgerald J, Chatwani A, Oyer R, Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema as a rare complication of blood transfusions. A case report. J Reprod Med 33:2(243-5)1988 Feb

3688089. Lindenbaum C, Chatwani A, Oyer R, Fitzgerald J, Hyperimmunoglobulinemia E and pregnancy: a case report. Am J Obstet Gynecol 157:5(1273-4)1987 Nov

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