What inspired you to work in sexual medicine?
I was very lucky to have been trained in Urology by a pioneer in the field of sexual medicine, Dr. Tom Lue. Through the course of my residency at UCSF, we wrote up many abstracts on the diagnosis and management of erectile dysfunction. Travel to present the science introduced me to cast of now famous investigators and clinicians: Irwin Goldstein, Ira Sharlip, and Ronald Lewis. In turn, I became a colleague and friend to their trainees: Larry Hakim, Gerald Brock, Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, John Mulhall, and Wayne Hellstrom.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your career?
It has been a privilege to care for Mayo Clinic's patients and to direct the Urology Residency Program. It has been an honor to serve and subsequently lead the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
My life is blessed by a healthy wife and daughter and two Wheaton Terriers.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Take your children everywhere, let them see what you do professionally.
What would your ideal vacation be?
My ideal vacation would be the memory of summers in Sag Harbor, Long Island with Mom and Dad, my sister and two brothers.
- Jacksonville, FL
- Member of the Month: February 2023