Dr. Aboujaoude – pronounced “Ah-boo-jah-dee” – is a native of Lebanon; his wife is a pharmacist and they have two girls who are busy taking care of their little dog. Dr. Aboujaoude has a special interest in providing medical and minimally invasive surgical options for patients with urinary incontinence (leaky bladder) and pelvic organ prolapse, including robotic-assisted procedures. An award-winning physician, he is fluent in three languages and has lived in Richmond for the past 4 years.
He has received advanced surgical training to perform da Vinci robotic surgery. For more information on da Vinci surgical procedures, please visit daVinciSurgery.com and daVinciHysterectomy.com, and for more information about female pelvic medicine please visit this website http://www.voicesforpfd.org.
Dr. Aboujaoude recently received the prestige of being named one of the 5 doctors recognized by Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS), making Johnston-Willis the first hospital in Virginia and only three in the nation to earn this recognition. Only physicians who meet these stringent qualifications and demonstrate proven aptitude through surgical experience are invited to be part of COERS at Johnston-Willis Hospital.
Special Professional Interests
Female Pelvic Medicine
Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)
Johnston Willis Hospital
St. Francis Medical Center
Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Saint Joseph University, School of Medicine
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Residency and Sub-Specialty
University of Paris France, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Urogynecologic Society
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Past Board Member
Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology from the School of Medicine, Paris, France (Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (2003)
Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hotel Dieu De France (2002)
Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology from St Joseph University (2002)
What are some of your favorite things about living here?
We love Richmond, it is a great place to raise our kids. We enjoy visiting museums, theaters and shows for fun, as well as visiting Williamsburg/Charlottesville/DC for day trips.
The food is great in Richmond with a large selection, and the weather is great for outdoor activity with our kids.
What are you reading right now?
Les Misérables French version!
What 1 thing do you never leave home without?
My cell phone/pager!
How do your patients describe you?
Why did you choose to practice medicine, and/or your field?
I always wanted to be a physician. I chose Ob/Gyn because I can practice medicine, surgery, preventive medicine, ultrasound, and deliver babies!
When you’re craving a snack, what do you reach for?
I try not to! (I keep chocolate far away)
Which women’s health issue(s) are you particularly passionate about, and why?
I sub-specialized in pelvic floor medicine and reconstructive surgery (urogynecology).
Name something on your “bucket” list.
Fun list: Travel to Asia
Work List: “Build” a subspecialty center.
What inspires you?
Successful people and great books.
What hobby/activity do you most enjoy, and why?
Travel (because I can’t do it every day!)
If you could add 1 hour to your day, what would you do with it?
Spend it with my kids.
What music is on your playlist right now?
I like classical music and movie soundtracks.
What was your first job, and how old were you at the time?
Private math and science tutoring
What’s your favorite movie or TV show?
La Dolce Vita (Felini)
What was your favorite subject in school?
Math and Physics
If you hadn’t become a doctor, what profession would you have chosen?
What’s your favorite thing to eat in a restaurant?
You can never go wrong with a nice steak!
Share 3 words to describe yourself.
I try to work hard, be professional, and keep a great relation with people.