The mission of the Nominating Committee is to nominate candidate(s) if necessary for each of the Board of Directors open positions for the elections at the biennial meetings.
The Nominating Committee will consider the need for diversity of geography, gender and professional specialty finding a balance between the needs of the Society and its international flavor. Candidates from the proposal of the Nominating Committee might have to face the election during the Business Meeting with other members properly appointed in comply with the society’s bylaws.
Past President of the International Society for Sexual Medicine MD, Ph.D, FECSM, Professor Giraldi is Senior Consultant in Psychiatry in the Sexological Clinic at Psychiatric Center Copenhagen and Professor of Clinical Sexology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where she also received her medical degree and PhD. Professor Giraldi has been involved in the field of sexual medicine for many years, educating medical students, nurses, physicians and psychologists in sexual medicine.
Professor Giraldi has been involved in basic research on vascular and smooth muscle function in male and female sexual responses, clinical research on the pharmacological treatment of erectile dysfunction and female sexual desire and arousal disorders as well as in research on somatic disease, psychiatric problems and sexuality. Clinically Professor Giraldi works with men, women and couples with sexual dysfunctions as well with transgender care.
Professor Giraldi has published more than 100 papers, editorials and book chapters in the field of male and female sexual medicine. She is Past Deputy Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine and has served as an Associate Editor for Sexual and Relationship Therapy and Sexual Medicine Among her many professional affiliations, Professor Giraldi was previously President of both the Scandinavian Society for Sexual Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, where she has also served on the Board and Scientific Committee. In addition, she was Chair of the subcommittee on Female Sexual Health for the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM).
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Luca Incrocci is professor of Genito- urinary radiotherapy and sexologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Sexual Health and Past- President of the
International Society for Sexual Medicine. Prof. Incrocci is the author of more than 150 peer- reviewed papers, reviews, and book chapters.
Ira D. Sharlip, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of California at San Francisco. He is Founder and a Past- President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He is a Past Secretary- General of ISSM, a Past President of ISSM and a co- founder of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Charter member, Past Secretary/Treasurer, and Past President of the International Society for Sexual Medicine. Long time chair of the Publication Committee of the society and currently senior advisor for that committee. Current chair of the History Committee of the society, having served as historian for the society in the past. Retired Emeritus Professor of Surgery (Urology) at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Retired urologist who practiced at Tulane University (11 years), Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN (7 years), and Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. (24 years- Chief of section of Urology 1994- 2011). M.D. degree from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA - 1968.
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Dr. Nagao completed 8 years of plastic surgery training at Showa University Plastic Surgery, obtained the Board certified specialist by Japan Society for plastic surgery, then studied urology at the Department of Urology, Toho University, obtained the Board certified specialist by Japanese Urological Association, the Board certified specialist by Japan Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Board certified specialist by Japanese Society for Sexual Medicine.
Dr. Nagao studied andrology, sexual medicine, and pediatric urology from Dr. Tom Lue, Dr. Baskin, and Dr. Turek at the University of California, San Francisco. His main academic focus and field of study is microsurgery and plastic surgery in the urogenital area. He has published over 100 papers.
Dr. Nagao is the President of JSSM, the Vice President of JSRM, the President of APSSM and the LOC of WMSM2021.
Jawad Feghali MD, MSc, FECSM is a Genito Urinary surgeon; Graduated from Saint Joseph University-Hotel Dieu de France Hospital Beirut Lebanon; Licensed physician in Lebanon and New York. Currently practicing at Keserwan Medical Center and Head of the Urology Department at SZUMC hospital Lebanon.
Trained by Leading Experts in USA (Lenox Hill Hospital; Advanced Urological Care); Europe (Heidelberg University-klinikum Heilbronn), and Asia in two subspecialties Endourology and sexual medicine; Holder of a Masters degree In Biological and Medical Science; and Fellow of the European Board of sexual medicine.
Expert in Minimally Invasive Surgical treatment for kidney stones and Prostate diseases; Expert in penile implant placement and LISWT for treating ED; Dr Feghali has performed the First Laser-MiniPCNL in Lebanon and First Dynamic contrast Enhanced ultrasound for Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Punction in MENA region; developed the Awake flexible Ureterorenoscopy technique, C-V GreenLight laser technique, and Gradual PCNL technique. Dr Feghali was among the first urologists in the Middle East to introduce LISWT for treating ED, and published new ideas and indications for LISWT.
MESSM board member from 2017 to 2021, Director of the MESSM 2022 penile implant workshop, Speaker in local and international medical congresses and active member in multiple international societies (American Urological Association; European Association of Urology; Endourology Society; European School of UroTechnology; International and Middle East Society of Sexual Medicine).
Current president of the MESSM; Dr Feghali’s plan is to: 1- continue previous MESSM projects and maintain the collaboration with ISSM and the affiliated societies. 2- increase awareness in the new medical and surgical treatment and prevention for patients with sexual dysfunction. 3- improve sexual education for parents and kids. 4- raise awareness about sexual assault and abuse. 5- collaborate with the World Health Organization, universities, schools, and local medical societies in ME. 6- offer grants for doctors in order to attend the annual MESSM meeting. 7- update the MESSM website and social media platform. 8- increase the number of MESSM members. 9- support the research activities in sexual medicine field. 10- help people and communities in ME in getting access to caring doctors in Sexual medicine.
Dr Feghali's motto: "No patient with ED and acceptable Heart Function is Untreatable"
Eduardo Bertero, Urologist since 1990. Was a Research Fellow between 1991 and 1993 at Boston University with mentors Irwin Goldstein and Robert Krane. Currently head of the department of male sexual function and penile prosthetic and reconstruction surgery at high volume public state hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. He also runs his own private practice, mainly in Male sexual dysfunction and surgery.