| Ridwan Shabsigh, MD, is the Director of the Division of Urology at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and Professor of Clinical Urology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York.
Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh received his medical degree from Damascus University Medical School in Syria. Subsequently, he received urology residency training in Germany. In addition, he completed a residency in urology and a fellowship in sexual medicine, urinary incontinence, urologic prostheses at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Maimonides Medical Center, he worked for 17 years as a urologist and faculty member at the Department of Urology of Columbia University.
Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh has focused his research on men’s health and the treatment of sexual dysfunctions as well as the role of sexual dysfunction in men’s health issues such as hypertension, depression, hypogonadism, diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.
He has participated in numerous clinical trials on investigational drugs for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), premature ejaculation, hypogonadism and female sexual dysfunction, and he has served as a principal investigator for efficacy and safety trials on a variety of new drugs and medical devices in patients with sexual dysfunctions.
A frequent contributor to the medical press, Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh has authored many original papers and abstracts in addition to review articles, book chapters, and editorials, in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, British Medical Journal, Journal of Urology, Urology, World Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology International, Biology of Reproduction, American Journal of cardiology, American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Sexual Medicine, and the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Most recently, he published a comprehensive patient education book on sexual health and overall health: Sensational sex in 7 Easy Steps, published by Rodale. This last book has been published in English, translated into Arabic and is planned to be translated into Russian, French and Spanish.
Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, and is an active member of several organizations, including the American Urological Association, the International Society of Sexual Medicine, the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and the International Society for the Study of Women Sexual Health. He is also a member of the Sexual Health Council of the American Urological Association Foundation. He is currently the president of the World Congress on Men’s Health in 2009 and 2010. Among his editorial responsibilities, Dr. Shabsigh serves as a member of the editorial board of the World Journal of Urology and Urology, Journal of Sexual Medicine, The Aging Male, Andrologia, and The International Journal of Men’s Health and Gender.
Awards he has received include the Harry Spence Resident Prize Essay Contest of the Texas Urological Society, the John K. Lattimer Award for Excellence in Clinical Instruction, American Foundation of Urologic Disease (AFUD) Young Investigator Award and the International Society of Sexual Medicine female sexual dysfunction prize.