The SMSNA is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our colleague, Dr. Graham Jackson on April 28th, 2016. He was a distinguished member of the SMSNA, the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), and the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM).
Dr. Jackson was a Consultant Cardiologist at London Bridge Hospital, London, UK and BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital in Croydon, Surrey, UK. His NHS medical base was as a senior cardiologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals.
His special interest included the detection, management and treatment of sexual dysfunction in cardiac patients. He was the first cardiologist to establish a clinic specifically for patients with sexual dysfunction and cardiovascular disease in the UK.
For many years, he has been advocating the need for aggressive cardiac risk reduction in men with erectile dysfunction (ED) and no cardiac symptoms, using ED as a means of reducing subsequent cardiac events.
He was a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine Standards Committee, as well as a prominent speaker at the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology , and the British/European Society of Cardiology/World Congress of Cardiology meetings and at many meetings nationally and internationally on sexual problems in cardiac patients.
He will be deeply missed and our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.