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Men's Health Talk Show: Guest Experts

Episode 3 - Low Testosterone

Ajay Nehra, MD

Ajay Nehra, MD, is Vice Chairperson and Professor of the Department of Urology and Director of Men’s Health at Rush University Medical Center.
 
Dr. Nehra received his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, where he was also an intern. He completed a transitional surgical internship at Malden Hospital in Malden, Massachusetts; a surgical residency at Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts; and a residency and chief residency in urology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Additional training included a fellowship in neurourology and female urology and a fellowship in male sexual dysfunction and infertility, both at Boston University School of Medicine.
 
Dr Nehra's research interests focus on erectile dysfunction (ED), male infertility, incontinence, and prostate cancer. Dr. Nehra has been the principal investigator in 7 clinical multicenter investigational studies of the efficacy and safety of a number of treatments for ED. He is also a coinvestigator in a National Institutes of Health program project on aging.
 
Dr. Nehra has contributed more than 130 articles and 177 abstracts, mainly on ED-related subjects, to The Journal of Urology, Current Urology Reports, Journal of Andrology, International Journal of Impotence Research, and many other journals. He has also written ED-related chapters of books and he has co-authored a book of commentary on sexual dysfunction in medicine. A member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Impotence Research, Dr. Nehra is also a reviewer for Urology, Journal of Urology, Journal of Andrology, and International Journal of Impotence Research. He has been an invited panelist at the World Health Organization's International Consultation on Erectile Dysfunction; the American Urological Association (AUA) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Male Infertility; and, most recently, the AUA Erectile Dysfunction Guidelines Update Panel, among others. Dr. Nehra has been an invited visiting professor and presenter on ED-related topics in many venues in the United States and abroad.
 
Dr Nehra's research interests focus on erectile dysfunction (ED), male infertility, incontinence, and prostate cancer. Dr. Nehra has been the principal investigator in 7 clinical multicenter investigational studies of the efficacy and safety of a number of treatments for ED. He is also a coinvestigator in a National Institutes of Health program project on aging.
 
Dr. Nehra's numerous professional society memberships include the American Urological Association, American Medical Association, Society for the Study of Impotence, Society of Male Reproductive Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and International Society of Sexual Medicine and International Society of Men's Health. He is currently the President Elect of the International Society of Men's Health and the Editor of the Journal of Men's Health.
 
Among his other honors, Dr. Nehra has won a number of awards for best poster and best abstract at annual meetings of the AUA and has received a distinguished alumnus award from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. 

Matt T. Rosenberg, MD

Matt T. Rosenberg, MD, earned his medical degree at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, where he trained in general surgery. He also trained in urologic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Massachusetts, before changing fields to general practice. Dr Rosenberg has a special interest in the medical management of urologic diseases and has authored or coauthored articles appearing in Urology, Journal of Urology, BJU International, International Journal of Clinical Practice, and other peer-reviewed journals. He now practices in Jackson, Michigan, serving as Medical Director of Mid-Michigan Health Centers, and on staff at Allegiance Health, where he served as Chief of the Department of Family Medicine from 2003 to 2006. Dr Rosenberg is Section Editor of Urology for the International Journal of Clinical Practice and is Founder and Chairman of the Urologic Health Foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to the education of primary care physicians in the field of genitourinary disease. In 2011 he was appointed by the American Urological Association’s Office of Education to be the Coordinator of Primary Care Education.



Lama A. Al-Aswad, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Dr. Al-Aswad received her medical degree from Damascus University Medical School in Syria. She completed a research fellowship in glaucoma at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical.  Then went to complete an ophthalmology residency at State University of New York, Downstate. After which she completed a glaucoma fellowship at University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Dr. Al-Aswad is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society, in addition to being an active member of several professional societies.
A leading clinician in glaucoma and ophthalmology, Dr. Al-Aswad has participated in numerous clinical trials and glaucoma devices.  She is a frequent contributor to the medical press and has authored numerous original papers and abstracts in addition to review articles, book chapters in journals such as the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, and Investigational Ophthalmology.  In addition she published numerous Glaucoma surgical educational videos.  She has received multiple awards the latest being Visionary Award for Hospital Based Screening Programs from the Friends of the Congressional Caucus Foundation10th Anniversary Celebration.

Episode 2 - Erectile Dysfunction

Issam D. Moussa, M.D.

Issam D. Moussa, M.D., is an Interventional Cardiologist who has previously served on the medical faculty of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Columbia University Medical Center, and Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute in New York City. Currently, he is transitioning to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Moussa’s clinical expertise extends from the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease to the performance of cardiac, peripheral and carotid percutaneous interventions.

The author of over 300 abstracts, manuscripts and book chapters, Dr. Moussa has participated in numerous cardiovascular clinical trials and he is currently serving as a member of the NIH-NHLBI Clinical Trials Review Committee. Among his various research interests, Dr. Moussa has been involved in studying the relationship between coronary artery disease and erectile dysfunction in men undergoing coronary revascularization.

Dr. Moussa serves on the editorial boards of several peer reviewed medical journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Acute Cardiac Care and an Associate Editor of the journal of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention.

Culley C. Carson III, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Culley C. Carson III, M.D. is a native of Rhode Island and grew up in Connecticut where he graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.  He received his M.D. degree from the George Washington University in Washington, DC where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and received the Freeman Award for outstanding research.  He completed two years of general surgery at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH. Dr Carson completed two years as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force where he was named Command Flight Surgeon of the Year.  He completed urology residency and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN.  He was elected to membership in Sigma Chi Research Society.

Following residency, Dr. Carson joined the faculty at the Duke University Medical Center.  In 1993 he was appointed Rhodes Distinguished professor and Chief of Urology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.

Dr. Carson is an author of more than 300 peer reviewed publications and editor of 17 textbooks. He was editor-in-chief of Contemporary Urology and is associate editor of Men’s Health, Trends in Urology, and British Journal International.  He is a member of the editorial board of British Journal of Urology International, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Postgraduate Medicine, Journal of Sports Medicine, and The Phoenix.

Dr Carson is a member of the American Urological Association, American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Southeast Section of the American Urological Association, American Surgical Association, R.O.C.K. Society, Sexual Medicine Society of North America, International Society for Sexual Medicine, International Society of Men’s Health and the Society for Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons.  Dr. Carson is past president of the Urologic Research Society, Southeast Section of the AUA, Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons and the North Carolina Urological Association.

Dr Carson’s honors include: Alpha Omega Alpha, Walter Freeman and Calvin Klopp Research Awards in 1971, David Cristol Award from the Mayo Alumni Association 1999, Healthcare Hero Award from the Research Triangle 2008 and American Urological Association Distinguished Contribution Award 2011. 

Greg Ribakove, M.D.

Greg Ribakove, M.D. is the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in his home town of Brooklyn, NY.  Having been interested in medicine since his teenage years, Dr. Ribakove pursued the field at Franklin and Marshall College, graduating first in his class in 1976.  He then attended the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, where he was presented with the Student Research Award before graduating in 1980.

His schooling was followed by an internship and residency at NYU Medical Center, ending in 1986.  During that time Dr. Ribakove spent two years doing research on heart protection during cardiac surgery.  His residency was followed by a fellowship in cardiac surgery at NYU, where he then took on the role of Assistant Professor.  In 1996 he was then awarded the title of Associate Professor with permanent tenure at NYU before transitioning into the role of Vice Chairman; Department of Cardiac Surgery from 2008-2010.

Over the course of more than 20 years he has held the titles of Director of Surgical Intensive Care, NYU Medical Center; Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York; and Vice Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYU Medical Center.

Dr. Ribakove is a member of a number of organizations including the Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS), New York Society of Thoracic Surgery (NYSTS), Andrew G. Morrow Society of Cardiovascular Surgeons, Spencer Surgical Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation.

Marian E. Dunn, PH.D

Marian E. Dunn, PhD, is Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Center for Human Sexuality, Department of Psychiatry, at the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn (SUNY Downstate Medical Center).

Dr. Dunn received her PhD degree in sexology from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, California.  She also holds an MSW degree from Adelphi University, School of Social Work in Garden City, New York.

Erectile dysfunction, sexual issues in medicine, women’s sexuality, and sex and aging are among Dr. Dunn’s primary research interests.  She has presented on sexual issues in medicine at medical association symposia and hospital grand rounds across the country.  Dr. Dunn has also made guest appearances on the Today Show, the Last Word, ABC TV, and CNBC.

She has also contributed several chapters and journal articles to the medical and scientific press.  Most recently, she contributed chapters to Sexuality and Relationships in Older Adults and Gynecology – Well Woman Care.  She has also contributed articles to The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Urology, Archives of Sexual Behavior, American Journal of Cardiology, The American Journal of Managed Care, and International Journal of Impotence Research, among others.

Dr. Dunn is a Fellow of the American Board of Sexology and a Diplomate of the Academy of Certified Social Workers.  She is also a member of numerous organizations, including the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexuality, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the American College of Sexologists, and the Society of Sex Therapists and Researchers.  She has also been certified as a Sex Therapist and Sex Therapy Supervisor by The American Association of Sex Therapists and Researchers.  Among her career accolades, Dr. Dunn has received several Teacher of the Year awards in Psychiatry from SUNY Downstate and a Telly Finalist Award for Outstanding Non-Network Television Programs.

Episode 1 - Why Are Men Dying Younger and Suffering More?

Dr. Harry Fisch

Harry Fisch is one of the nation's leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of men's health, male infertility and microsurgical vasectomy reversal.

Dr. Fisch is director of the Male Reproductive Center and Clinical Professor of Urology and Reproductive Medicine at the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University /New York Presbyterian Hospital.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Fisch has focused his research, practice, and surgery on male infertility and reproduction. His work has been frequently cited in a variety of publications, including USA Today, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He has appeared on television's 60 Minutes, 20/20, CNN and Today, among many others. He is the author of two books, "The Male Biological clock" and "Size Matters"

Michael A. Perelman, PH.D

70 East 77th Street, Suite 1C
New York, NY 10075
TEL: 212-570-5000
FAX: 212-570-2288
perelman@earthlink.net

Dr. Michael A. Perelman is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, and Urology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is the Co-Director of the Human Sexuality Program, Payne Whitney Clinic of the N Y Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, founded by his late mentor Dr. Helen S. Kaplan. Additionally, he is the Senior Consulting Sex Therapist to the Department of Urology at Greenwich Hospital

A National Institute of Health Fellow, he received his MS, M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University, writing the first sex therapy dissertation in Columbia’s history. Dr. Perelman was Chief Intern in Medical Psychology at Duke University Medical Center and was next a 1974 Postdoctoral Fellow at NY Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Perelman has served on several professional society boards of directors and is currently the President of The Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). He was elected a Fellow of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) and is a member of over twenty-five other professional associations (serving on or chairing numerous committees), including the American Psychological Association, the American Urological Association (AUA), the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex (SSSS), the International Academy of Sex Researchers (IASR), the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), and the International Society for Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH). Dr. Perelman was appointed to the Sexual Function Advisory Council of the American Urological Association Foundation.

Dr. Perelman maintains an independent practice in Manhattan, specializing in sex and marital therapy, and is certified by New York State and listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) certify him as a sex therapy diplomate, supervisor, sex educator, sex counselor, and CE provider.

Dr. Perelman is on the Board of Directors for the Journal of Sexual Medicine, and is a consulting editor and/or reviewer for numerous journals, including: British Journal of Urology International, Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Journal of Urology, Urology, International J. of Impotence Research and Current Sexual Health Reports. In 1985, he co-authored Late Bloomers. He has published countless peer reviewed journal articles, abstracts, posters, chapters in sexual medicine texts and delivered over 250 invited presentations. Dr. Perelman consults to industry, conducting clinical trials, serving on advisory boards and speakers’ bureaus. Additionally, his work in sex and marital therapy is often featured in the media.

Richard Sadovsky, M.D.

Dr. Richard Sadovsky has been a part of SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn from the very beginning of his involvement in the field of medicine. Richard Sadovsky received his undergraduate education at Cornell University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. degree in 1970. Dr. Sadovsky was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine by this institution in 1974. Dr. Sadovsky remained at SUNY-HSCB for his residency in Family Practice from 1974 to 1977. He served as Chief Resident during the final year of residency. Upon completing residency training in 1977, Dr. Sadovsky accepted a faculty appointment in the Department of Family Practice, and he served as Director of the Residency Program from 1977 to 1988. He received a Master of Science degree in Health Management from New York University in 1987. Dr. Sadovsky advanced from Assistant Professor to Clinical Associate Professor in 1985, and he was awarded tenure as Associate Professor in 1988. From 1988 to 1990, Dr. Sadovsky served as Associate Chairman of the Department of Family Practice.

Dr. Sadovsky has been active in the affairs of the institution throughout his career here. Among other involvements too numerous to mention, he has served on the Medical Records Committee since the time of his initial appointment to the faculty to 2001. He has also served several terms on the committee for the Faculty and Medical Staff. Dr. Sadovsky also served two terms as Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee of the Medical Board. In 1993, Dr. Sadovsky became a member of the Committee of Academic and Professional Qualifications (CAPQ), and he became Chairman of CAPQ in 1994. Currently, Dr. Sadovsky is an active member of the Medical Board of University Hospital of Brooklyn and the Ambulatory Care Committee for the hospital. He teaches medical students in all years of education, provides teaching in Nutrition for MS3 students and practice management to Family Practice residents throughout the year.

Dr. Sadovsky's involvements extend beyond the boundaries of SUNY-HSCB. He served on the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians from 1981 to 1985. In 1985, he became Vice President, and he was elected President in 1987. Dr. Sadovsky was involved as a Trustee of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation from 1985-1995, and he served as Treasurer and Chairman of the Joint Grant Award Committee from 1990 to 1995. He was Associate Editor for American Family Physician, the Family Practice national specialty journal for 14 years until 2005.

Dr. Sadovsky has written numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of topics related to Family Practice. He was Medical Editor of the AAFP Collection, a series of clinical care books by family physicians for family physicians. Dr. Sadovsky also edited a volume for Clinics in Family Medicine on “Hepatobiliary Disease”. He is widely published in the area of Men’s Health with numerous articles dealing with erectile dysfunction and the importance of physicians recognizing this problem. He also recently published research that will make it easier to identify patients with migraine headaches in Neurology. He has also made many presentations nationally and internationally on a wide range of clinical topics including hepatitis, migraine headaches, sexual problems in men and women, and erectile dysfunction in particular.