Gregory Broderick, USA
Dr. Gregory Broderick
Name of practice
Location of practice
Jacksonville, Florida USA
Harvard University (1979). Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
University of California, San Francisco (1983), Doctor of Medicine
Yale New Haven Hospital (1983-4)
University of California, San Franciso (1984-1989), Urology Residency
University of Calfornia, Davis (1989-1990), Fellow in Neurourology and Impotence
Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (1990-1998)
Professor of Urology, Mayo Graduate School of Medical Education (1998-2012)
How long have you been a member of ISSM?
I joined ISSM in 1992, when it was known as the ISSIR (International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research). My first meeting was in Rio de Janeiro. I convinced my mentor and Chair, Dr. Alan Wein, to support the trip. I was accompanied by Robert Levin, PhD. For nearly a decade we collaborated on basic research looking at the pharmacology of erection and pathophysiology of priapism. Our laboratory was modestly successful; we proudly hosted many international fellows from Asia and Europe.
Why I want to serve ISSM?
When I completed residency in 1989 there were only two programs in the US to train if you were interested in sexual medicine, UCSF and Boston University. I was lucky to have been trained by Tom Lue. There was only one organization interested in research and it was founded by surgeons performing penile revascularization and implants. I was inspired by their vision and passion for the science of sexual medicine. Now I want to give back to the organization which has been so important to my career.
My vision for the future, developing ISSM
ISSM has given me the opportunity to meet international colleagues researching and practicing sexual medicine. Each meeting recharges my intellectual battery - enhances my clinical and surgical skills. The organization must continue to re-define itself to meet new challenges. My recommendations are:
• Perform a needs assessment by polling regional societies
• Focus on revenue growth strategies
• Expand membership through new society affiliations
• Increase membership services
o Sexual health provider education and practice support
o Public education
o Sexual health database services
o PhD and Resident trainee travel grants
What are the special challenges in working in your region of the world?
North America has both a high standard of living and high standard of medical care yet surprisingly few physicians, psychologists and allied health are trained in sexual medicine. Cancer is aggressively screened for and treated, but sexual function outcomes are not routinely documented. Cancer survivorship is increasing but patients with sexual dysfunction and incontinence remain underserved.
My qualifications for leadership
• I have published more that 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and written more than 20 book chapters on male sexual health.
• In 1992 I addressed the first Consensus Conference on Impotence sponsored by the NIH.
• In 1999, 2004 and 2009 I served as committee member and chair to International Consultation on Sexual Medicine, in Paris.
• I have served on the Board of Sexual Medicine Society of North America as Secretary and President.
• I have served the American Urological Association and the ISSM as a committee member for Clinical Guidelines on: Priapism, Premature Ejaculation, and Erectile Dysfunction.
• In 2011, the ISSM and SMS jointly sponsored the Cancer Survivorship and Sexual Health Symposium, Washington DC. Dr. Luca Incrocci and I served as co-Scientific Chairs.
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