Editor in Chief
​Ridwan Shabsigh, MD, FACS
​Chairman, Department of Surgery, St. Barnabas Hospital (SBH Health System); and professor of clinical urology, Weill-Cornell School of Medicine of Cornell University. Dr. Shabsigh received his medical degree from Damascus University Medical School and did his urology residency training in Germany and the USA. He completed a residency in urology and a fellowship in sexual medicine, urinary incontinence, and urologic prostheses at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Shabsigh is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, and an active member of several professional societies. He is also the president of the International Society of Men’s Health, the president of the Foundation for Men’s Health, and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Men’s Health.
Prior to joining St. Barnabas Hospital, he worked for 16 years as a urologist and faculty member at the department of urology of Columbia University and 6 years as director of urology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, where he grew and more than doubled the urology business at Maimonides Medical Center.
Co-Editor in Chief
​Dr Akira Tsujimura
​Dr Akira Tsujimura is working as Professor at Department of Urology, Juntendo University, Urayasu Hospital, Japan. His international experience includes various programs, contributions and participation in different countries for diverse fields of study. His research interests as General urology, sexual dysfunction, reproductive medicine, men's health, prostate disease etc, reflect in wide range of publications in various national and international journals.
Dr Akira Tsujimura is also the member of different reputed international societies as American Urological Association, American Society of Andrology, Society International Urology, The International Society for Sexual Medicine, Asia-Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine, International Continence Society, The Japanese Urological Association, Japan Society of Clinical Oncology, The Japan Society of Andrology, The Japan Endocrine Society, The Japanese Society for Sexual Medicine, Japanese Society of Fertility and Sterility, The Japanese Society of Men’s Health etc.
Associate Editor
Hyun Jun Park, MD, PhD
Dr. Hyun Jun Park graduated from Pusan National University College of Medicine, Korea, and first joined the Department of Urology at his alma mater in 2004 as a professor. He has been serving as an editor in chief for the World Journal of Men’s Health. He has also been active in various academic societies, including Asia-Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine and Andrology (publication committee director), Asian Society for Men’s Health and Aging (publication committee director), Korean Association for Sexology, Korean Society for Sexual Medicine and Andrology, Korean Society for Men’s Health and Aging (academic committee director), and Korean Society for Reproductive Medicine. Currently he is working as professor in the Department of Urology, Pusan National University College of Medicine and Pusan National University Hospital. The main focus of his clinical and research interests lies in sexual medicine, male infertility, prostatic disease, and other urologic diseases. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications in both local and international journals in the field of urology and andrology field.
Associate Editor
​Alan Wein,
MD, PhD(hon), FACS
​Dr. Alan Wein is the Founders Professor of Urology and Director of the Residency Program in Urology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his MD training in surgery, basic urologic research and clinical urology at Penn. He holds an honorary PhD from the University of Patras, Greece and was conferred an Honorary Professorship by the Institute of Urology, Russian Ministry of Health. His clinical and research interests include, physiology/pharmacology of the lower urinary tract, evaluation and management of urinary incontinence and all types of lower urinary tract dysfunction, problems with prostate enlargement and the evaluation and management of prostate, bladder and kidney cancer.
Dr. Wein has received numerous awards and honors for excellence in the field of urology and has been recognized nationally and internationally through his many affiliations and professional memberships, which include the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS), Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, American Surgical Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of Urologic Oncology (founding member), Society of Pelvic Surgeons, Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction, Société Internationale d’Urologie, American Urological Association (AUA), and the Royal Society of Medicine. He is the recipient of numerous awards including, the Urodynamics Society Lifetime Achievement Award, the F. Brantley Scott Award of the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases, the Hugh Hampton Young Award of the AUA, the Ferdinand C. Valentine Award of the New York Academy of Medicine and the Keyes Medal, by the AAGUS, which is recognized as the greatest individual citation in the specialty for outstanding contributions in the advancement of urology.
Associate Editor
Aksam A. Yassin, MD PhD EdD FEBU
Professor. Aksam A. Yassin, Fellow of the European Board of Urology, is running his own Institute of Urology and Andrology in Norderstedt-Hamburg, Germany. He is serving as member of the German Exam Board for Urology, Andrology and Medical Oncology, and has got the competence and authority for conducting further education in these fields at his institute. His special interests are in the majors: Genital and Prostate diseases, Men´s Health and sexual medicine for males and females.
Primary medical qualification with MD degree at Damascus University, Syria in 1980.
1986: certified by German Board for Urology. Thereafter PhD degree in medical sciences at Hamburg University where he is still affiliated with, especially in terms of T1/ T2 prostate cancer research. In 1993 Professor Yassin moved to the University of Sarasota (today: Argosy University), Florida/USA where he worked for his doctoral degree in education which he achieved in 1996. Subsequently he was serving there as adjunct professor for Human Sexuality in the clinical psychology program as a visiting professor at the College of Behavioural Sciences for 4 years.
Associate Editor
Siegfried Meryn, MD
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Siegfried Meryn is Professor of Medicine and Professor for Medical Education at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
Professor Meryn studied as a Research Fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and has more than 20 years of experience in teaching medicine.
Outside his academic career, he is actively involved in the many programs of organisations. He is the General Secretary of the International Society for Men’s Health (ISMH) , Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Men’s Health (JMH) and General Secretary of the Men’s Health World Congress 2009, 2010 and 2011.
He is the Vice President of the European Men’s Health Forum (EMHF), a past member of the executive committee of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM), Past President of the Austrian Society for Sexual Medicine ( ASSM) and President of the World Academy for Medical Education.
Siegfried Meryn has more than 200 publications to his credit. He has won the prestigious Austrian “Golden Book” award for his books, one titled Men’s Health, three times.
Associate Editor
Tan Hui Meng
Professor Dato’ Dr Tan Hui Meng is a Consultant Urologist is Subang Jaya Medical Centre and an Adjunct Professor in University of Malaya and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the member of 21 learned societies. He is the Honorary President of the Asia Pacific Society and Japan ASEAN Council for Men’s Health and Aging. He is currently an Executive Member of the International Society of Men’s Health, World Chinese Urological Associations (USA), Asian Society of Endourology and the International Society for Study of the Aging Males.
His research interest includes urolithiasis (stone diseases) prostatic diseases, erectile dysfunction and hormonal changes in the ageing male. He has published about 156 articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and 13 books on erectile dysfunction and men’s health. Dato’ Prof. Tan sits on the editorial boards of 10 journals. He has been a consultant and panelist for the past three WHO Sponsored Consultations in Sexual Medicine in 1999, 2003 and 2009,as well the WHO affiliated the International Consultation of Urological Disease (ICUD)-Men’s Health and Infertility in 2015/2016. Prof Dato’ Dr Tan was bestowed the Outstanding Urologist Award by the World Chinese Urological Association (WCUA), an affiliate of the American Urological Association (AUA) in 2010.
Associate Editor
​Alan White, PhD, RN
​Professor Alan White was the Founder and Co-director of the Centre for Men’s Health at Leeds Beckett University. He was also a co-founder of the Men’s Health Forum (England & Wales) Charity and the Chair of the Board of Trustees for 12 years, he is now a Patron. Professor White is a Board member of the International Society for Men’s Health. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Malay in Malaysia and an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia.
Professor White has recently completed the State of Men’s Health in Leeds study for the Public Health Team and Health & Well Board of Leeds City Council. Currently Professor White is a collaborator on the European Commission funded study on Gender and Coronary Artery Disease (GenCAD), is undertaking the analysis of the Rugby League Mental Health Programme, and is undertaking an evaluation of the Bradford Reducing Anger and Violent Emotions (BRAVE) project. He has also recently been part of the team undertaking a systematic review on the high incidence of premature death in Glasgow (The Glasgow Effect).
Professor White's work with colleagues in Malaysia includes a range of studies exploring how men engage with health screening and the development of services reaching out and targeting men.
Associate Editor
Thomas Guzzo, MD
Dr. Thomas Guzzo is Associate Program Director of Urology, Vice Chief of Urology, and Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, did his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and his fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 2016, he was elected to Penn Medicine Academy of Master Clinicians.
Dr. Guzzo is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Urologic Association, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, American Urologic Association, Philadelphia Urologic Society, and Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Board Member
Naif Alhathal, MD
​Dr. Naif Alhathal graduated from King Saud University medical school in 2002. He then pursued a 5 year residency training program at King Faisal specialist hospital and research center where he graduated in 2008. He then completed a fellowship training in male infertility and sexual dysfunction at McGill University in Canada in 2012. Meanwhile, he also completed a Masters degree of science with thesis on the effect of varicocele repair on human sperm DNA. He then completed a fellowship of Robotic/ laparoscopic urology from University of Montreal in Canada.
Dr. Alhathal has several publications in the field of Andrology and male infertility. He also wrote book chapters on human sperm chromatin integrity and pathophysiology of Peyronies' Disease. During his fellowship, he published articles in peer reviewed journals in the field of robotic prostatectomy and factors influencing return of sexual/urinary function.
Dr. Alhathal is now full time staff at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center. He also holds an associate professor position at Alfaisal University. Dr Alhathal is the current director of urology residency training program. He is also the co-founder of the first Andrology/male infertility fellowship program in the Gulf Region.
Board Member
Peggy CHU, MD
​Dr. Peggy CHU is the consultant urologist in Tuen Mun Hospital and the past president of the Hong Kong Urological Association, 2010-2012.
Dr. CHU received her medical degree from the University of Hong Kong. She then received her urology training from Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Her overseas training took place at the Institute of Urology, University College London, in 1996. After coming back from London, she continued to work in Queen Elizabeth Hospital until 2006; since then she continued her career in Tuen Mun Hospital.
Dr. Peggy CHU is specialized in reconstructive urology and male lower urinary tract symptom . She led the team, including urologists from Princess Margaret Hospital and toxicologists from United Christian Hospital, which reported the first 10 cases in Hong Kong with contracted bladder and upper urinary tract damage associated with ketamine abuse.
Board Member
​Robert A. ​Kloner, MD, PhD
Dr. ​Robert A. Kloner is Director of the HMRI Cardiovascular Research Institute and Vice President of Translation at the Huntington Medical Research Institutes in Pasadena, CA. and Professor of Medicine (Clinical Scholar) at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California in Los Angeles (2016). From 1988 until 2014 he was Professor of Medicine, in the Cardiovascular Division, Keck School of Medicine, at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles; in 2015 he was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He also was Director of Research of the Heart Institute of Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles (1987-2014). He is an attending cardiologist at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center.
Board Member
​Allen D. Seftel, MD
Dr. Allen D. Seftel is a former Professor of Urology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland VA Medical Center. Since 2009, Dr. Seftel has served as Chief of Urology at Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ and commencing in 2011, Professor of Urology at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University. In 2013, Dr. Seftel received an adjunct appointment at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. As of January 2015, Dr. Seftel became the director of the fully accredited Cooper University hospital urology residency program.
Dr. Seftel received his undergraduate degree (BA) at New York University in Chemistry and his M.D. at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn in 1984 in medicine. He completed his urology residency at Case Western Reserve University and then spent over two years at an American Foundation for urologic disease scholar in sexual dysfunction at the Boston University School of Medicine under the auspices of Doctor Robert Krane and Doctor Irwin Goldstein. In 1992, Dr. Seftel returned to Case Western Reserve University and directed a very successful and world-renowned sexual dysfunction clinic at University Hospitals of Cleveland as well as the Cleveland VA Medical Center until his relocation to Camden, NJ in 2009. He received his award of Professor of Urology in July 2004.
​Dr. Seftel's research interests include male hypogonadism, diabetes related erectile dysfunction, as well as ejaculatory dysfunction. Since 2002, Dr. Seftel serves as the editor of the topic area "Sexual Dysfunction" for the Journal of Urology's Urologic Survey Section. Of note, Dr. Seftel was appointed as the editor -in chief of the Internal Journal of Impotence Research from 2004-2009, and currently serves on numerous editorial boards. Importantly, Dr. Seftel has lectured nationally and internationally on all aspects of male sexual health, including hypogonadism, and has written extensively on the topic of male hypogonadism, including a recent publication on hypogonadism in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The American Urological Association awarded Dr Seftel with a Presidential Citation for his service to the Urology Care Foundation at its 2015 annual meeting.
Board Member
​Colin Teo, MBBS, MRCSEd, MMED(Surgery), FAMS(Urology), FEBU
Adj Asst Professor Colin Teo is the Founding Head of the Department of Urology in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Alexandra Health Service, and the reelected President of the Society for Men's Health of Singapore. He was a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Medical Scholar who graduated from National University of Singapore and was commissioned with the Sword-of-Honour award.
Dr. Teo is currently an Army Lieutenant-Colonel and is still active in humanitarian missions. He is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh & a Master of Medicine in Surgery. He attained his Fellowship of Academy of Medicine, Singapore upon completing his training in Singapore General Hospital and attained his Fellowship in the European Board of Urology examined in Prague and Athens.
After completing his Fellowship in Endourology and Andrology in St James’s Hospital in the United Kingdom, Dr. Teo did his senior HMDP in Keck Institute of Urology, University of Southern California (USC) in Advanced Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is a seating Urology Residency Advisory Committee Member; Appointed NUS Yong Loo Lin's School of Medicine Adjunct Asst Professor and MBBS examiner; and is a regularly invited speaker in international & regional forums, TV and Radio interviews. He was the organizing chairman of the Singapore Urological Association (SUA) Urofair Congress 2015 and the organizing secretary for the Urological Association of Asia (UAA) Congress 2016. He is a reviewer for the Asian Journal of Andrology and in involved in his society’s clinical men’s health guidelines development and the UAA BPH consensus.
Board Member
​Vincenzo Mirone, MD
Dr. Vincenzo Mirone was born in Naples, Italy In 1953. He qualified as a medical doctor in 1977, specialised in Urology in 1980 and General Surgery in 1985. He is a Full Professor of Urology and Director of the Residency Program of Urology “Federico II”, at the University of Naples, Italy.
Dr. Mirone is currently Chairman of the European Urological Scholarship Programme (EUSP), Secretary General of the Italian Society of Urology (SIU), Full Member of the EAU Section Office, Chairman of the Italian Section of the European Sexual Dysfunction Alliance (ESDA), Full Member of the Association of Academic European Urologists (AAEU), Coordinator of the Educational and Strategic Planning Office of the European Society of Sexual Medicine (E.S.S.M.). Professor Mirone was chairman of European Section of Andrological Urology (ESAU) from 2004 to 2012.
Dr. Mirone has directed several research projects and acts as referee for the Journal of Urology, International Journal of Andrology and European Uroloy, he is member of the editorial board of the World Journal of Urology, Scientific World Journal and Journal of Methodology. He is Reviewer for European Urology, Journal of Sexual Medicine, International Journal of Andrology, International Journal of Urology, International Journal of Impotence Research. He is author of 250 papers indexed in PubMed and many chapters on Urological and Andrological subjects. He has been awarded a great number of prizes for his important scientific contributions presented during National and International Medical Congresses.
Board Member
​Pedro Maria, DO
​Dr. Pedro Maria obtained his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training in urology at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and he obtained fellowship training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery at Montefiore and Einstein. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Urology at Montefiore Medical Center. Although devoted to the practice of general Urology, Dr. Maria has developed interests and specialized capabilities for the treatment of Men’s Health conditions of Erectile Dysfunction and Male Urinary Incontinence. Additionally, he has extensive experience with advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery for various urologic cancers and conditions.
Board Member
​Ahmad Shabsigh, MD
​After obtaining his medical degree, Dr. Ahmad Shabsigh joined the molecular urology laboratory research team at New York Presbyterian Medical Center. He worked extensively on understanding the impact of androgen depravation and angiogenesis and prostate cancer. He then continued his medical training in the department of surgery and the department of urology at New York Presbyterian Medical Center. Focusing on Urologic cancer he then joined the fellowship program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His clinical interests emphasize a balanced and multimodality approach for the treatment and cure of genitourinary malignancies, including testis, kidney, bladder, and prostate cancer. Implementing minimally invasive laparoscopic, Robotic and standard techniques. His research interests include the development of clinical systems to improve quality of care and patient reported outcome. In addition he has special interest in translational research trying the bridge the gap between bench research and clinical practice.
Board Member
​Tai Yong Ahn, MD
Born in South Korea, Dr. Tai Young Ahn obtained his Medical Degree in 1977 from Seoul National University in Seoul. From 1981 to 1984 he completed the residency in Urology at the Seoul National University Hospital.
In 1984 Dr. Ahn joined the National Police Hospital as a staff physician working in the department of Urology. In 1989 he joined the Asan Medical Center and University of Ulsan, College of Medicine as the Assistant Professor of the Department of Urology. During that period Dr. Ahn was involved in many basic and clinical research projects in the field of sexual medicine and simultaneously he became the Professor and Chairman of the Department.
From 1991 to 1992 he joined the Department of Urology, Boston University, Boston, U.S.A. as a Research Fellow under the guidance of Dr. Inigo Saenz de Tejada and Dr. Irwin Goldstein.
From 2002 to 2004 he served as the Chairman of Korean Andrological Society. In 2007, he had served as the Chairman of Local Organizing Committee of 2007 APSSM(Asia Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine) meeting which was held in Jeju, Korea. In 2009, he was elected as President-elect of APSSM in Singapore. He had served APSSM as President from Nov. 2011 till June 2013.
Board Member
​Darren D. Moore, Ph.D., LMFT (Georgia), AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Dr. ​Darren D. Moore is an Associate Professor and Site Director of the COAMFTE approved Couple and Family Therapy Masters program at Alliant International University, in San Francisco, California. As Site Director, Dr. Moore oversees the day to day operations of the graduate program, which includes managing faculty, staff, and students, while teaching, conducting scholarly research, engaging in clinical work, and providing community outreach through the media or through a workshops presentation.
​Prior to Alliant, Dr. Moore served in the capacity of Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at Mercer University School of Medicine, in Macon, Georgia. At Mercer, Dr. Moore taught in the Masters’ Program in Marriage and Family Therapy and also worked with medical students (Y1-Y3) in the Clinical Skills Training/Family Systems Tutorial Program and (Y4) in the Psychiatry Clinical Rotation Course, while serving as Community Placement Coordinator, and while working as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Mercer Medicine (faculty group practice).
Board Member
​Chirk Jenn Ng, MD
Dr. Chirk Jenn Ng is a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. His academic interest is in men’s health, shared decision making and evidence-based medicine. He is a co-author of the first Asian Men’s Health Report and his men’s health research work focuses on men’s behaviour, male sexual health, and designing complex interventions to improve men’s health-seeking behaviour.
Professor Ng is part of the national working committee to develop policies for men’s health in Malaysia and he is currently chairing the Malaysian Clearinghouse for Men’s Health to archive men’s health research work and activities in the country. He also runs the annual ‘Moustache for Men’ Men’s Health Awareness Campaign at the University of Malaya Medical Centre.
Professor Ng is the ex-Editor in Chief of the Malaysian Family Physician and the ex-Chair of the Malaysian Primary Care Research Group. He is also the Deputy Chair of the University of Malaya Medical Centre Medical Ethics Committee and coordinates research training at the Department and Faculty levels. He supervises PhD students and clinical specialist trainees as well as practices as a Family Physician at the University of Malaya Medical Centre.
Board Member
Bruce B. Campbell, MD
Dr. Bruce B. Campbell is Chair of the Department of Executive Health at Lahey Hospital Medical Center and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his Internal Medicine training at Lahey Clinic. He has been a member of the Division of Medicine since 1999.
​Dr. Campbell has a special interest in men’s preventative health and wellness. He pioneered the Men’s Educational Group Appointment (MEGA) program, which was featured on NBC’s Today show. He also initiated the Men’s Health PITCH program, a digital educational outreach campaign which focuses on men’s health issues. Dr. Campbell served as Chair of the Committee on Men's Health, Massachusetts Medical Society. He serves as a member of the board of advisors to the Men’s Health Network and is a member of the International Society for Men’s Health, and American Society of Men’s Health. He has spoken nationally and internationally about the importance of men’s preventive health.
Board Member
Lukman Hakim, MD, PhD
Dr. Lukman Hakim is currently a urologist at Airlangga University Hospitals, Surabaya, Indonesia. Apart from his main work as a clinician focusing on Uro-oncology and Functional Urology, he has also been appointed as the head of urology training programme at Airlangga University since 2015, where he was also graduated from as a urologist. In the Faculty of Medicine, he is currently the vice-chair of Faculty Advisory Board.
He underwent his clinical training programme in urology and received his master degree in hospital administration from the same institution. Furthermore, he was granted a PhD from KU Leuven (Belgium) in 2015 (promoter : Dirk De Ridder).
Board Member
Shahrokh F. Shariat
Dr. Shahrokh Shariat is currently professor and chairman of the department of urology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria. He is also adjunct professor of urology and medical oncology at Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, adjunct professor of urology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA, and guest professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, CZ.
He has published more than 900 peer-reviewed research papers (Scopus h-index 76, 23,553 citations; stand 12/2016), >200 non-peer-reviewed papers, and 18 book chapters. He is the holder of four patents stemming from his research into prostate and bladder cancer, and is the recipient of various national and international rewards. He is currently spearheading several collaborative multicenter groups (Bladder Cancer Research Consortium, The Bladder Cancer Detection Group, and The Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma Collaboration) and prospective clinical trials.
Board Member
William A. Kennedy, MD
Dr. William A. Kennedy MD, is a board-certified pediatric urologist and Chief of Pediatric Urology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. He is also a Professor of Urology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Kennedy earned his AB and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, and obtained his MD at Columbia University. He completed his surgical training at Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University, along with a pediatric urology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2010-11, he was a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Board Member
Sandro R Rodrigues Batista MD, MSc
Dr. Sandro R. Rodrigues Batitsa is a Family Physician / General Practitioner and Associate Professor at the Federal University of Goias in Brazil.
He is Chair of SIG on Men's Health of World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), and Director of Research of Brazilian Society of Family and Community Medicine (SBMFC).
Board Member
Dr. Ashraf Kamel MD

Dr. Ashraf Kamel is the managing director and the medical director of the German Medical Center in Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In addition, he is a practicing urologist with a subspecialty in andrology, sexual medicine, male infertility, prostate disease and a passion for men’s health.
After an outstanding medical and specialty education in Egypt and in Germany, Dr. Kamel established the German Medical Center, a sustainable center of excellence in Dubai Healthcare City, with outstanding professional reputation in the UAE and the Gulf region. He has led the expansion of its services to multiple specialties. Furthermore, he initiated and grew a visiting expert program, with emphasis on high quality and excellent outcomes. Dr. Kamel conducts his clinical and administrative activities with the highest levels of professionalism, ethics, and patient-centered approach. He is compassionate, personable and an outstanding team builder and team member.
Board Member
Svend Aage Madsen, PhD
Svend Aage Madsen is Head of Research, Education and Development and former Head of Department at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet. He is President of Men’s Health Forum Denmark and former Vice President of European Men’s Health Forum. Educated as Postgraduate Fellow and Ph.D. at The Department of Clinical Psychology at University of Copenhagen. Licensed Specialist in psychotherapy and in supervision.
Svend Aage Madsen also works as a psychotherapist and has been treating men for 30 years mostly with depressions and parenthood disturbances. He has developed a “Guide for Treatment of Fathers with Perinatal Depression”.
He is and has been head of several research and development programs, e.g. “Men’s Mental Health”, “Father for Life”, “Screening Mothers and Fathers to be for Emerging Perinatal Depression”, “Are you Aware of that, Man?”, “Development of a Treatment model for Fathers with Perinatal Depression”, “Dialogue with the Male Cancer Patient”, “Men as patients”.
Svend Aage Madsen wrote the chapter on ‘Men’s Mental Health’ in the EU report ”The State of Men’s Health in Europe” and is the author of the chapter “Men’s Mental Health and Wellbeing – The Global Challenge” in “The Routledge Handbook of International Development, Mental Health and Wellbeing”.
Board Member
Jiuhong Yuan, MD MHA
Prof. Jiuhong Yuan obtained his Medical Degree in 1989 from West China University of Medical Science, China. He obtained his Master of Healthcare Administration from University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA. He completed the residency training in Urology at Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China. In 1996, he participated in the Good Clinical Practice Training for Viagra Clinical Trial, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Inc. In 1999, he joined Queen Marry Hospital of Hong Kong University as the Visiting Fellow in Department of Urology. In 2000, he joined the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center & Medical School as a Research Associate in the department of Urology. In 2010, he joined the West China Hospital of Sichuan University as the Professor of the Department of Urolog and also served as director of the Andrology Laboratory. His research in the last decades has focused on the basic and clinical research in the field of sexual medicine.
Board Member
Zhengjia Ren, MD
Dr. Zhengjia Ren specializes in psychiatry at First Affiliated Hospital, Army Medical University (Third Military Medical University). His research interests include dialogue among culture and mental health, as well as the development and promoting indigenous mental health services in China. Ren received his medical degree from the Zunyi Medical University in 2008, and obtained master degree of public health from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Doctor of Medicine from the Sichuan University in 2012 and 2016 respectively. He received a scholarship to study in the field of spirituality and health at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Fuller School of Psychology from 2016-2017.Besides, his research focused on the mental health of LGBT in China. He published over 30 papers in some national and international journals and serviced as committee or board member in several national and international association.