The general mission of the education committee shall be to fulfill the needs of the members by making quality and diverse educational opportunities available to as many members of the association as possible. A specific obligation is to develop the ISSM University as a curriculum and guideline in sexual medicine that can be disseminated globally.
- Fulfill the needs of the members by making quality and diverse educational opportunities available to as many members of the association as possible.
- Develop the ISSM University as a curriculum and guideline in sexual medicine that can be disseminated globally.
- Develop a long-term educational strategy in collaboration with affiliated societies that will fulfill the need of members and reassure the quality of sexual medicine health care.
- Assure the quality and accuracy of educational content which is developed for the above modalities.
- Support educational projects from regional societies to improve sexual medicine training and scientific information dissemination.
Dra. Estela Citrín
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Sexual Medicine Diploma of the University of Montevideo Uruguay
Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM)
Máster en Anticoncepción, Salud Sexual y Reproductiva para Iberoamérica (Universidad de Alcalá)
President of the Uruguayan Society for Sexual Medicine (SUMS)
Chair ISSM University
Dr. Landon Trost is a Urologist and affiliate faculty at Brigham Young University, specializing in vasectomy reversals, Peyronie’s Disease, and male infertility. He is the Director of the Male Fertility and Peyronie’s Clinic and the President of the charity, CURE PD. He received his undergraduate training at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, medical training at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and residency training in urology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He continued specialty fellowship training in andrology and infertility at Tulane University, University of Florida, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He then served as the Chief of Andrology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN before leaving to his current posting. Dr. Trost is currently serving on the American Urological Association Guideline Panel for Hypogonadism, Peyronie’s Disease, and Priapism, Secretary of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, a member for the American Board of Urology Examination Committee, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. He contributed to the core curriculum material for the American Urological Association on the topics of male hypogonadism and male infertility and was on the guideline panel for penile prostheses, vacuum therapies, traction devices, and vascular surgery for erectile dysfunction during the 2015 International Consultation on Sexual Medicine.
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Omer Raheem is an American Board-Certified urologist specializing in men’s sexual health, male infertility and male genitourinary reconstruction in the Section of Urology, department of Surgery. He also holds a joint appointment as an assistant professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, he directs the Men’s Wellness Program and Clinics at the University of Chicago Medical center.
He works closely with the University of Chicago’s Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility team to provide care for patients suffering with male factor infertility and supports cancer survivors at the Comprehensive Cancer Center to improve quality of erectile, urinary, and reproductive health in men.
In addition to his clinical work, Raheem is involved in clinical and translational research to better understand patient-reported outcomes in prosthetics and reproductive urology and is studying novel ways to discover biomarkers and therapeutics in the field of sexual and reproductive medicine.
His research has been published in over 125 peer-reviewed publications and eight book chapters, most recently in the Manual of Sperm Retrieval and Preparation in Human Assisted Reproduction 2021 (Cambridge University Press). He is an associate editor of Sexual Medicine and Sexual Medicine Reviews, journals of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.
Dr Raheem completed his residency in urology at the University of California, San Diego, and a fellowship at the University of Washington. Prior to that, he completed general surgery and urology training at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, and earned Master of Surgery (MCh) and Master of Science (MSc) degrees from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.
Chair ISSM Podcast
Y. Reisman graduates Cum Laude from the Faculty of Medicine of State University Groningen, The Netherlands. In 1998 he defended his PhD thesis on electronic diagnostic tools and objective medical decisions with a European Clinical database. Since 2002 he has been registered as a urologist. Currently, medical director of Flare-Health and a Consultant at Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital Tel-Aviv. In 2011 he become a registered sexologist by the Dutch Society of sexology (NVVS), for which he received an honorary membership in 2022, and certified sex therapist in Israel. Past-President of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM), Ex-President of the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee on Sexual Medicine (MJCSM), for which he receives Silver Decoration of Honor from the European Union Medical Specialists (UEMS). Co-director of ESSM School of Sexual Medicine and senior lecturer of Clinical Sexology at the RINO-Amsterdam.
He was responsible for setting up the sexual medicine educational program of the ESSM and establishing of the European-accredited certification examination in Sexual medicine under the umbrella of the UEMS.
Y. Reisman is among others co-editor of the ESSM Manual of Sexual Medicine, The EFS-ESSM Syllabus of Clinical Sexology, Cancer, Intimacy and Sexuality, and The Textbook of Rare Sexual Medicine Conditions.
Dr. Rachel Rubin is a board-certified urologist and sexual medicine specialist. She is an assistant clinical professor of Urology at Georgetown University and owns her private practice in the Washington DC region. She is one of only a handful of physicians in the USA fellowship trained in male and female sexual medicine. Dr. Rubin is a clinician, researcher, and vocal educator in the field of sexual medicine. She completed her medical and undergraduate training at Tufts University, her urology training at Georgetown University, and her fellowship training under Dr. Irwin Goldstein in San Diego. In addition to being education chair for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), she also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal Sexual Medicine Reviews.
Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum is an individual and couple therapist, and an AASECT certified sex therapist and supervisor. She co- authored the Springer textbook entitled “The Overactive Pelvic Floor.” She has published over 40 journal articles and several book chapters on sexual pain disorders, sexual health, and sexuality and culture, and is an associate editor of the Sexual Medicine Reviews. She cohosts the Intimate Judaism podcast and is co- author of the book “I am For My Beloved: A Guide to Enhanced Intimacy for Married Couples.
Petar Bajic, MD, is a board-certified urologist and sexual medicine specialist in the Center for Men’s Health at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. He is Assistant Professor of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
Dr. Bajic earned his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He undertook his urology residency training at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He followed this by completing a fellowship in Andrology and Male Genital Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Laurence Levine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Dr. Bajic is an avid researcher and physician-scientist. He was the recipient of the 2020 SMSNA’s Young Clinicians Research Grant for his work on implant biofilms. His work on prostate enlargement was awarded First Prize in the Chicago Urological Society Charles B. Huggins Resident Essay Contest. Dr. Bajic is Associate Editor for Urology, the Gold Journal, and an Editor for The Journal of Sexual Medicine. He is a regular reviewer for top urology journals including The Journal of Urology and European Urology.
He is chair of the Young Clinicians Committee of the Sexual Society of North America, and holds committee memberships in several professional organizations including the American Urological Association (AUA) and the International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM).
Dr. Bajic treats men with all forms of sexual dysfunction including ED, Peyronie’s disease, ejaculatory/orgasmic dysfunction, sexual dysfunction due to cancer treatment, buried penis and low testosterone. He also treats urinary incontinence and prostate issues.
My name is Verónica Basso, I am a Psychologist, ECPS (EFS- ESSM Certified Psycho- Sexologist) from Uruguay, Latin America. I started my training in sexual medicine in 2011 in the Uruguayan Society of Sexual Medicine and attended ESSM School of Sexual Medicine in 2016 I am a EMDR psychotherapist with international certification, have a postgraduate in clinical psychology, cognitive therapy specialization, and a diploma in generation and gender- based violence.
CBT and EMDR Psychotherapist
Diploma in Gender Violence
Member of SLAMS and SUMS (Uruguayan Society for Sexual Medicine)
Prof. Yan Zhang is the Director of the Department of Infertility and Sexual medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. He has special interests in male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He is also expert in urological microsurgery and prosthetic surgery. He introduced vasal vessels preserving vasoepididymostomy, varicocelectomy with transfixing of the periarterial vein and the treatment of premature ejaculation with regular penis-root masturbation training.
Dr. Tanginika-Simone Cuascud Vega is a clinical sexologist and sexual health educator, founder and principal of Texas Sexual Health in North Texas, USA. She partners with medical doctors, pelvic floor specialists, sex therapists, counselors and other health practitioners in finding solutions for sexual dysfunctions and intimacy concerns in individuals and couples of all sexual orientations and gender identities. She has a Doctorate in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Human Sexuality in California; a doctorate in Business Administration from Argosy University in Illinois, and postdoctoral studies in neuroscience from Emory University. She also has an MBA from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and is a graduate of the Institute for Future Global Leaders of the University of the Virgin Islands in Saint Thomas.
Dr. Cuascud is a member of the International Society of Sexual Medicine and serves in its Education Committee, is a member of the World Association on Sexual Health and an ambassador of the American Sexual Health Association. She is also the Vice President of the Association of Hispanic Leaders in the USA. Her media presence spans from being the resident sexologist for Univision and Telemundo Dallas/Fort Worth and Univision Radio nationwide. Dr. Cuascud has various media outlets in which she showcases open, honest, and pertinent sexual health information that is straightforward and bold with a sex positive attitude. She has been a contributor for and has been featured in multiple magazines, publications and podcasts and is often invited to speak at conferences about topics of sexuality. She is a resource on the subject of sexuality and aging for various organizations that serve the 50 and older population, including the Dallas Gerontological Society, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), The Senior Source and The Senior’s Blue Book, among others. Her works have been translated to many languages and published all over the world. Her book about late-life virginity will be published in 2023.
Connect: www.TexasSexualHealth.com, YouTube, Facebook , Instagram, Twitter.
Flavio Machado de Oliveira
Doctor graduated from the Federal University of Paraná. Free participant of Diploma in Sexual Medicine by the Latin American Society of Sexual Medicine. Graduated in Sexual Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Founding President of the Brazilian Association of Male Sexual Health. Writer of books on Male Sexuality. He has trained and graduated dozens of Brazilian physicians in the field of Male Sexual Health.
Angelika Kolomanska is a lecturer, psychologist, I hold master’s degrees in psychology.
She is part of the Department of Psychology and the Clinic of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland. I have special interests in compulsive sexual behaviour disorder.
In her private practice, she works with adults in individual and couples therapy. She conducts therapeutic sessions. Her services have been used by many people, gaining the knowledge and tools needed to achieve the intended personal and professional results and solving emotional and behavioral problems.
As a nationally cognitive behavioral therapist and clinical sexologist, Angelika Kolomanska has expertise and experience working with a wide range of sexual and relationship issues.
Prof Joachim Osur is Associate Professor of sexual and reproductive health and also the, Dean School of Medical Sciences at the Amref International University. Among others, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery, a master’s degree in Public Health, and a PhD in reproductive health.
He is a Member of the American College of Sexologists and a Fellow of the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of Sexual Medicine as designated by European Union of Medical Specialists. He runs a busy sexual medicine clinic in Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr.Natesh Prabhu is the Medical Director and Men’s Health Consultant at Andregn Clinic, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India. After his post-graduation in Clinical Pharmacology at Manipal University he had received his Diabetology, Sexual Medicine & Medical Andrology training. His current focus of research and practice are on Sexual Health, Male Fertility, Diabetes and Regenerative Medicine. He serves as the president of Indian Medical Pharmacologists Association & Regional Representative of South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine. He was previously the member of ISSM bylaw committee. He was the immediate past joint secretary of Indian Stemcell Study Group. He is also an independent Pharmaceutical Research & Business Consultant. He had received research grants from ICMR & travel grants from IUPHAR for his diabetes research. He is a renowned speaker at various national and international conferences.
Sameena Rahman, MD, FACOG, NCMP, IF is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Rahman has tailored her practice to meet the needs of women for gynecologic services, specializing in menopause management, sexual medicine, and pelvic pain. After years of practicing obstetrics and gynecology in a variety of large academic settings and locations, she started her own practice - Center for Gynecology and Cosmetics - to focus on her special areas of interest to ensure patients have their best quality of life.
As for her academic appointment, she serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in downtown Chicago.
Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Rahman attended Duke University for her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology where she also specialized in Women’s Studies. She then continued in her home state at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her medical degree. As women’s health care and women’s issues have always been on the forefront of concerns for her, she moved up north for her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Massachusetts.
Distinguished as a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG), the doctor is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Through her research and dedication, Dr. Rahman is one of the few physicians nationally to receive the designation of ISSWSH (International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health ) Fellow (IF) and is actively involved with cutting edge approaches to sexual pain and sexual dysfunction.
Moreover, she is an active member of the American College of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Physicians, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and specializes in a multidisciplinary approach to chronic pelvic pain. For midlife women, she is also a specialist in menopause management with the designation of Certified Menopause Physician through the North American Menopause Society (NCMP).
Bachelor of Science degree: Duke University
Medical degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Residency: University of Massachusetts
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
The American College of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Physicians
The International Pelvic Pain Society
International Society of Sexual Medicine
Sexual Medicine Society of North America
North American Menopause Society
Certified Menopause Physician through the North American Menopause Society
Blue Box: Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Purple Box: Top Obstetrician-Gynecologist in Illinois