Focused Issue on Contemporary Issues and Controversies in Men’s Health

Posted On 2019-06-24 14:39:52



This focused issue on “Contemporary Issues and Controversies in Men’s Health” is edited by Dr. Larry I. Lipshultz, from Scott Department of Urology, Center for Reproductive Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA; and Dr. Alexander W. Pastuszak, from Department of Surgery-Urology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Dr. Larry I. Lipshultz is Professor of Urology and Chief of the Scott Department of Urology’s Division of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Lipshultz, who holds the Smith Chair in Reproductive Medicine, is a well-known authority on abnormalities of male reproduction, erectile dysfunction, and male hormone therapy. He has published more than 400 journal articles.

Dr. Alexander W. Pastuszak earned his undergraduate degree at Yale University and completed his MD and PhD at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his urology residency at Baylor College of Medicine and a fellowship in male reproductive medicine and surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pastuszak specializes in the treatment of male infertility, as well as both male and female sexual dysfunction. His clinical and basic science research focuses on men’s health, with his laboratory investigating the genetic factors that cause male infertility and Peyronie’s disease.

Focused issue outline:

  1. The Future of Men’s Health Practice: Men’s Health Clinics, Pharmacies, Telemedicine, and the Diffusion of Healthcare
    Jesse N. Mills, Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  2. Social Media and Men’s Health
    Adithya Balasubramanian, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
  3. Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs): The Future of Androgen Therapy?
    Alexander W. Pastuszak, Department of Surgery-Urology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  4. Growth Hormone Secretagogues: Better than Growth Hormone?
    Larry I. Lipshultz, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
  5. Non-testosterone Management of Hypogonadism: What Works and What Doesn’t
    Ryan Smith, University of Virginia School of Medicine. Charlottesville, VA, USA
  6. Male Fertility and Testosterone Therapy: How Can We Keep Men on Testosterone Fertile?
    Amin S. Herati, Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
  7. Sleep and Men’s Health
    Larry I. Lipshultz, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Taylor P Kohn, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
  8. Future Diagnostics in Male Infertility: Genomics, Epigenomics, and Proteomic
    Jason Kovac, MD, Men's Health Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
  9. Towards a Better Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE): Novel Sperm Sorting Technologies (Microfluidics, FACS)
    James M. Hotaling, University of Utah Medical Group, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  10. Fertility Preservation in Transgender Patients
    Maurice Garcia, Division of Urology, Academic Urology Practice, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  11. Oncofertility in Pediatric and Adult Populations: Options and Barriers
    Robert E Brannigan, Division of Male Reproductive Surgery and Men's Health, Department of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
  12. Global Men’s Health and Male Infertility
    Michael L. Eisenberg, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA
  13. Surgical Management of ED: The Future of the IPP and Other Devices for the Treatment of ED
    Tom F. Lue, MD University of California - San Franciso, San Francisco, CA, USA
  14. The Good, Bad, and the Ugly of Non-Standard Therapies for ED: Stem Cells, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Amniotic Fluid Matrix, Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (Li-ESWT)
    Trinity J. Bivalacqua, Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
  15. Genetic Factors Predisposing to PD
    J. Scott Gabrielsen, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
  16. Basic Science of Inflammation and Fibrosis in PD
    Néstor F. González-Cadavid, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  17. Minimally Invasive Therapies for PD: The Current State of the Art
    Laurence A. Levine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL USA
  18. Evolving Therapies for PD: What’s in the Pipeline?
    Maarten Albersen, Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  19. Non-standard Therapies for PD: What’s the Evidence for Efficacy?
    Ethan Grober, Mount Sinai and Wo