The Scientific Review Committee is responsible to develop systematic reviews on predefined topics and to select other editorial formats in key areas where research is still incipient.
- Review the current state of knowledge in sexual medicine.
- Develop algorithms and widely accepted strategies for diagnostic and therapeutic management of the various areas of sexual medicine.
- Identify, evaluate, and endorse optimal international questionnaires and instruments (symptom scores) which aid in the evaluation of sexual medicine.
- Standardize response criteria and recommendations for clinical research and clinical studies in sexual medicine.
Members ISSM Scientific Review Committee
Joana Carvalho, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of Psychology at Porto University (Portugal). Carvalho is credited as a specialist in clinical psychology, forensic
psychology, and sexology, by the Portuguese Board of Psychologists. She is the principal investigator of the Research Group in Human Sexuality and member of the executive board of
the Centre for Psychology of Porto University, where she conducts research on the cognitive and emotional factors underpinning sexual response and functioning.
Dr. Faysal A. Yafi, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.is Associate Professor of Urology, Chief of Men’s Health and Reconstructive Urology and Director of Men’s Health and Newport Urology at the University of California, Irvine. His practice is specialized in men’s health, erectile dysfunction, hypogonadism, Peyronie’s disease, prosthetic surgery, male voiding dysfunction/enlarged prostate and male infertility.
Dr. Yafi earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut. He then served his internship in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and subsequently completed his residency in Urology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He then completed a two- year fellowship in Andrology, Sexual Medicine and Prosthetic Urology at Tulane University. Dr. Yafi is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Yafi serves on numerous national and international society committees as both Member and Chair, notably the Société Internationale d’Urologie, the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, the International Society for Sexual Medicine, and the Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons. He is the director of the International Advanced Male Prosthetics and the Advanced Men’s Health courses held yearly at UCI and has been chair of the penile prosthetic courses at the last 2 Société Internationale d’Urologie congresses in Korea and Greece. He has served as Chair of the abstract review committee for the 2017 SMSNA meeting and is the co- chair of the scientific committees for the 2020 and 2021 meetings.
Dr. Yafi has an avid interest in both basic and clinical research. He has written more than 120 peer- reviewed publications and book chapters, has been invited as a visiting professor and a speaker at multiple national and international venues, and has received multiple national and international awards and recognitions, including the UCI Rising Stars award in 2020.Along with his wife Natalie R. Yafi, he is the co- editor of a book entitled “Effects of Lifestyle on Men’s Health.
Paul Yong, MD, PhD, FRCSC is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. He is a gynecologist at the BC Women's Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis and the BC Centre for Vulvar Health, and principal investigator of the UBC Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Laboratory.
Dr. Saleh Binsaleh MD, FRSCS, is a Professor of Urology, Head of Andrology unit at the department of surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University. Dr. Saleh is the program director of King Saud University Andrology Fellowship Training Program, He is a member of many regional and international societies including AUA, EAU, ISSM, ESSM. He is the Chairman and founding member of Saudi Society of Men's health (SSMH). Dr. Binsaleh got his bachelor’s degree from King Saud University in 2000, and urology residency training at McGill University, Canada from 2000 to 2005.
Wai Gin (Don) Lee
Konstantina (Dina) Matsoukas, MLIS, is a Research Informationist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Medical Library (New York, NY), where she is a member of the Systematic Review Service.
She has expertise in literature searching, training health professionals in evidence- based practice, and conducting systematic reviews. She holds a BSc in Biology (Molecular and Developmental Genetics) and a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), both from McGill University (Montreal, Canada).
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Topics currently under development
New Regenerative Interventions in Sexual Medicine
Chaired by Ranjith Ramasamy (USA) and co-chaired by Christian Nelson (USA).
- Trinity Bivalacqua (USA)
- Carla Costa (Portugal)
- Ahmed El-Sakka (Egypt)
- Fernando Facio (Brazil)
- Irwin Goldstein (USA)
- Taylor Kohn (USA)
- Tom Lue (USA)
- Juan Ignacio Martinez Salamanca (Spain)
- Du Geon Moon (Korea)
- Kwangsung Park (Korea)
- Omer Raheem (USA)
- Vaibhav Vishal (India)
Female Genitopelvic Pain
Chaired by Caroline F. Pukall (Canada).
- Sophie Bergeron (Canada)
- Marieke Dewitte (The Netherlands)
- Andrew Goldstein (USA)
- Dee Hartmann (USA)
- Susan Kellogg-Spadt (USA)
- Jill Krapf (USA)
- Fillippo Murina (Italy)
Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder and Hypersexuality
Chaired by Peer Briken (Germany).
- Beáta Bőthe (Canada)
- Eli Coleman (USA)
- Shane Kraus (USA)
- James Pfaus (Canada)
- Michal Lew Starowicz (Poland)