This Series on Controversies and Considerations of Penile Surgery is edited by Dr. Tobias S. Köhler from Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA; and Dr. Francisco E. Martins from Department of Urology, University of Lisbon, School of Medicine, Hospital Santa Maria, Lisbon, Portugal.
Tobias S. Köhler is Director of Men's Health and specializes in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, and BPH (enlarged prostate) in the Department of Urology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He received his undergraduate, medical degree, Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Urology Specialty Training all from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. This was followed by an andrology fellowship at Northwestern School of Medicine in Chicago under Dr. Robert Brannigan and Dr. Kevin McVary. Dr. Köhler spent his first nine years of academic practice at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois, rising to Full Professor before matriculating back to his home state of Minnesota.
Dr. Köhler is an active member of American Urological Association, North Central Section, and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He has published more than 250 peer reviewed scientific articles, book chapters and scientific abstracts and presented both locally and nationally on various subjects including erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, BPH, surgical education, and penile prostheses. He was nominated for the AUA Golden Cystoscope award by the North Central Section in both 2015 and 2016 and has received multiple awards and recognition for his research and teaching excellence. He is a physician trainer for penile prosthesis surgery both in the United States and in Europe. He has edited 3 textbooks on topics of surgical education, erectile dysfunction and urogenital reconstruction and is an active reviewer for several scientific journals. Dr. Köhler is the director of the Andrology fellowship at Mayo Clinic is most proud of his accomplishments as an educator.
Dr. Martins is a Consultant Urologist who with a focus on male and female genitourinary reconstruction, particularly the complications of pelvic malignancies, minimally invasive treatment options for penile and urethral cancers, and Andrology. He obtained his Medical Degree at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon in 1983. He earned his title as Specialist in Urology by the Portuguese Medical Association, College of Urology, in 1993. He did temporary Urology residency training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University in Boston (September – December 1991; Chair – Dr Jerome Richie), and research and clinical fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (1993 –1994; Chair – Dr Donald G Skinner; Mentor – Dr Stuart D Boyd). His areas of major clinical and research interest are: Genito-urethral and Pelvic Trauma and Reconstruction, Vesicovaginal and Rectovaginal Fistula, Female Pelvic Medicine, Erectile Dysfunction, Urinary Diversion, and Penile and Urethral Cancer. He has been Consultant Urological Surgeon at Santa Maria University Hospital (2008-present date). In May 2017, he was elected to the GURS Board of Directors (Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons) and in October 2017 and September 2018 was granted Honorary Membership of the Hungarian Urological Association (HUA) and South African Urological Association (SAUA), respectively. In May 2019, he was elected President of the GURS (Society of Genito-Urinary Reconstructive Surgeons). He is member of several national and international societies and associations.
He is member of the first EAU (European Association of Urology) Guidelines Panel for Urethral Strictures. He is peer reviewer for several journals, including, Actas Urológicas Españolas, Advances in Urology, Biomed Research International, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, European Urology, International Urology and Nephrology, Journal of Men’s Health, Journal of Surgery, World Journal of Urology and Journal of Urology. He has presented and lectured at numerous national and international meetings, conferences and congresses and has published and co-authored over 60 articles in peer review journals, 7 book chapters and edited 3 books on erectile dysfunction, penile cancer and male genitourethral reconstruction as well as 2 Special Issues for Advances in Urology and Biomed Research International.
- Sexual Function in Patients with Buried Penis
- Sexual Function in the Penile Cancer Survivor
- Sexual function after anterior urethroplasty
- Decision-making for gender affirmation surgery
- Total phallic construction techniques in transgender men
- Management of gunshot wounds to the external genitalia
- Update on penile distal urethroplasty: optimizing outcomes
- Low-intensity shock wave therapy in erectile dysfunction
- Newer surgical development in penile prosthetic surgery
- Pain management strategies in contemporary penile implant recipients
- Techniques to gain extra length during penile prosthesis surgery
- Residual Curvature Correction during Penile Prosthesis Implantation in patients with severe ED and concomitant Peyronie's
- Male Sling Review
- BPH & Penile Implants
- Sclerosing Lipogranuloma of the Penis: Complications and Treatment