Wayne J. G. Hellstrom, MD, FACS

Department of Urology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA

Dr. Wayne J. G. Hellstrom, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, is a Professor of Urology and Chief of Andrology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He works as a urologist at Tulane University, Charity Hospital, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in New Orleans. Wayne received his MD from McGill Medical School in Montreal, followed by a residency in General Surgery at McGill University in Montreal. He completed a residency in Urology at the University of California, San Francisco, and an AUA scholar-funded fellowship in Andrology at the University of California at Davis from 1986 to 1988. He is board certified in Urology.

Dr. Hellstrom received the Young Andrologist Award by the ASA in 1994, and is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Society for Male Reproduction, and Société Internationale d'Urologie. He is the past President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and the American Society of Andrology. He is currently President of the International Society of Sexual Medicine.

Wayne’s research interests include male infertility, erectile dysfunction, prosthetic surgery, genitourinary reconstruction, sperm stimulation protocols for improving motion parameters of sperm, development of new vasoactive erection drugs in animal models, Peyronie’s disease (both basic research and clinical studies), development of new drugs treating premature ejaculation and male hormone deficiency. He also investigates gene therapy topics for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease, and urethral stricture disease.

Dr. Hellstrom has authored or coauthored over 100 book chapters and over 400 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. He is the editor of several textbooks in the field of Andrology: “Male Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction,”  “The Handbook of Sexual Dysfunction,” and “Androgen Deficiency and Testosterone Replacement.” He is an Associate Editor for Urology, and serves on the editorial board on a number of journals, including the Journal of Urology and the Asian Journal of Andrology. Dr. Hellstrom is also a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Sexual Medicine, and Andrology, among others.

He has delivered numerous presentations locally, nationally, and internationally on various andrology subspecialty topics. He has instructed 20 fellows and has had many visiting students, residents and physicians.