Charles Chapron

Charles Chapron


Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
University Paris Descartes, Faculty of Medicine, Paris, France

Professor and Chair,
Head of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology II
and Reproductive Medicine,
Cochin University Hospital, Paris, France.

SEUD Immediate Past President

Charles Chapron is full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Paris Descartes, Faculty of Medicine, since 1999. He was named Head of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology II and Reproductive Medicine at Cochin University Hospital (Paris, France) in 2005. Since 2013, Professeur Chapron was nominated Head and Chair of the Department “Perinatologie – Periconceptologie – Gynecologie” coordinating activities of the three Departments of Obstetrics, Neonatalogy, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine. From 2014 to 2020, Professor Chapron was named Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Paris Descartes University, in charge of strategy and medical project. Professor Chapron was nominated Visiting Professor at the Siena Univertsity (italy) in 2015, and at the Zhejiang University (Hangzhou China) in 2019.

In addition, he is the Chairman of two university diplomas and director of 20 medical theses. He has authored and co-authored about 435 peer-reviewed papers in international (314 publications) and in national (121 publications) scientific journals concerning surgical laparoscopy in gynecology, reproductive medicine and endometriosis. Publications were cited more than 26 984 times and his H-factor is 88 (indice i10 is 292). Professor Chapron has performed over 1 000 scientific presentations in international (695) and in national (325) meetings. He is the coordinator of 12 scientific books and the author of more than 80 chapters in other scientific books.

Professor Charles Chapron is Member of several national and international Societies and is reviewer for a number of journals.

In the past, he has held the positions of Secretary General of the French Society of Endoscopy in Gynecology (SFEG), the Associate Secretary General of the Francophonic International Society of Pelvic Surgery (SIFCP), Coordinator of the Special Interest Group (SIG) of Reproductive Surgery of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), Secretary General of the French society of gynaecological surgery, Société de Chirurgie Gynécologique et pelvienne (SCGP), President of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on “Reproductive surgery and endometriosis” of the American Association for Gynecologists Laparoscopists (AAGL) (2013) and President of the European Endometriosis League (EEL) (2013). Professor Chapron was elected President of the French Society of Gynaecologic Surgery (SCGP) in 2011 and was nominated as Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAL) in 2012. In 2015, Professor Chapron was the President of the 1st Congress of the Society of Endometriosis and uterine disorders (SEUD). In 2016, Professor Chapron was elected SEUD President. Since 2018, he is President of the SEUD Corporate.

Over the last twenty years, Professor Chapron has worked intensively in Port-Royal University Clinic, Cochin University Hospital, together with a highly specialized team in endoscopic surgery. The two main research activities were the following: 1) Research (clinical and science) on pathogenesis, assessment and management (medical and/or surgical) of endometriosis; 2) Clinical research on gynecologic operative laparoscopy (ectopic pregnancy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, complications of gynecologic surgery, …)