ISSM Board of Directors
To accomplish its mission, the ISSM relies on the contributions of an outstanding roster of professionals.
- Medical school & Urology at McGill in Montreal CANADA -1991
- University of San Francisco Neurourology fellowship- 1993
- Associate Prof -McGill Urology, Montreal- 1998
- Professor at Western University- Department of Surgery, London 2021
- Past-President of the Canadian Urological Association
- Past Chair Canadian Men's Sexual Health Council
- Past Chair of the ICSM- Madrid
- Previous Secretary SMSNA
- Previous Secretary General ISSM
- Current President-Elect ISSM
Run Wang, MD, credits his research work in medical school for guiding him to the field of sexual medicine.
“I was involved in research regarding male infertility,” said Dr. Wang, professor and chair of urology at McGovern Medical School. “This research not only stimulated my interest in urology, but also provided me with the opportunity to connect with the best urological andrologists in the world, Dr. Wayne Hellstrom and Dr. Ronald Lewis. They motivated me to explore the field of urological andrology and sexual medicine.”
Dr. Wang is a leading expert in male urology, men’s health and erectile dysfunction. He said it’s the difference he makes in his patient’s lives that keep him going and proud to be an urologist.
“I once received an email from a patient who I cured of sexual dysfunction,” said Wang. “He said his wife would tell him, ‘Dear, you know I love you more than anyone in the world, but right now I’m really loving Dr. Wang.’”
Dr. Wang is currently serving as president-elect of the ISSM.
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).
Dr. Arthur (Bud) Burnett received his A.B. degree in Biology from Princeton University and M.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He performed post-graduate training in general surgery, urology, and reconstructive urology and urodynamics at the Johns
Hopkins Hospital. At present, he holds the position of Patrick C. Walsh Distinguished Professor of Urology. Dr. Burnett has served in multiple professional capacities with medical organizations and advisory committees. He has made academic contributions consistent with his biomedical research and clinical activities in sexual medicine, major pelvic reconstruction, and genitourinary oncology. He has written more than 300 original peer-review articles, 70 editorial comments, 50 book chapters, and 2 books.
Dr. Kwangsung Park is a Professor of Urology at Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, South Korea. He received his medical degree (1983) and Ph.D. (1993) at Chonnam National University and Urology Board certification in Korea. He also did a fellowship in male erectile dysfunction (1995-1997) at Boston University School of Medicine, USA. Dr. Park is currently the Secretary-General of the ISSM and EIC of Investigative and Clinical Urology. He served as an EIC of Sexual Medicine open-access journal (2015-2020).
Members at large
Sandrine Atallah, MD, MHM, FECSM, ECPS is a consultant in sexual medicine and a certified psychosexologist.
She graduated as a Medical Doctor from the Saint Joseph medical Faculty (2004). She then obtained her degree in clinical sexology from René Descartes University, Paris V, Faculty of Medicine (2007), and her degree in Medical Hypnosis from Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris VI, Faculty of Medicine (2005). She has also qualified as a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine (2014). She is a EFS & ESSM Certified Psycho- Sexologist (2016).
She has additionally a Master in Health and Hospital Management from the ESA (Ecole Superieure des Affaires) and Paris- Diderot (Paris VII) University (2013).
Along with her private medical practice in sexual medicine in Beirut at La Clinique du Levant and at AUBMC (WISH program), she teaches Human Sexuality at several Lebanese universities (Saint Joseph medical Faculty in Beirut and the Lebanese American University).
Secretary general of the MESSM (Middle East Society of Sexual Medicine), she was its treasurer (2017- 2019) and the chairman of its Public Awareness Committee (2011- 2017).
She is also a board member of the Société Francophone de Médecine Sexuelle (SFMS), the co- chair of the ISSM Communication Committee, and the social media coeditor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Actively working on promoting sexual health in the Middle East, she has participated in the development of the MESSM public information website. She was as well the social media editor of the MESSM and its public website (2011- 2018).
Dr Eric Chung is a consultant urological surgeon at the AndroUrology Centre for Sexual,
Urinary and Reproductive Excellence and holds professorial academic appointments at
the University of Queensland in Brisbane and Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney,
Australia. He is currently the Secretary-General for the Asia Pacific Society of Sexual
Medicine (APSSM), and Chair of the Membership Committee at the International Society
on Sexual Medicine (ISSM). He has held numerous positions within ISSM over the last
10 years including Scientific Convenor for the first (hybrid) virtual WMSM in 2021,
Chair of Scientific Committee, Chair of the Prostate Cancer Survivorship Committee at
the last International Consultation on Sexual Medicine and editorial board members of
various ISSM journals (current Associate Editor for SMOA and past editorial board
member of JSM). He has been awarded a Special Service Award by the ISSM in 2021 as
an acknowledgement for being instrumental in the promotion of the ISSM worldwide and
having provided outstanding services to ISSM. Within the Asia-Pacific region, he has
served on the executive board of APSSM since 2012 and is appointed as one of the vice
presidents of the International Chinese Urologists’ Association (ICUA), as well as the
Chair of the Male LUT section and past Chair of the Andrology section for the
Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ).
Prof. Yutian Dai, M.D., has been working in urology and andrology at Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital since 1983 and founded the Department of Sexual Medicine and Andrology there. Dr. Dai has been committed to the study of male sexual dysfunction with more than 170 publications under his name. He is the executive vice president of the China Sexology Association, was elected as a member of APSSM’s executive committee in April 2019, and as a member-at-large on the ISSM executive board in October, 2020.
Biography - Eduardo P. Miranda, MD, PhD, FECSM
Eduardo P. Miranda, MD, PhD, FECSM is a board-certified urologist specialized in male sexual and reproductive health, with expertise in penile surgery and microsurgical procedures.
He graduated magna cum laude from the Federal University of Ceara (2008) after receiving an International Brazil-Germany Graduation Scholarship to participate in an exchange program in the Charité Universität Berlin. Following his graduation, Dr. Miranda completed his residency training in General Surgery and Urology at the prestigious university hospital from the University of Sao Paulo (2015). He also completed a clinical fellowship in Sexual & Reproductive Medicine, a joint program offered by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and Weill Cornell Medical College under the mentorship of Dr. John Mulhall (2017).
Since his first years of medical school, Dr. Miranda has always been passionate about sexual medicine research when he was involved in a project about male sexual dysfunction in kidney-transplanted patients. He was able to finish his PhD program in Urology at the University of Sao Paulo before departing for his training in the United States (2016). At the moment, he is participating in several research projects, including clinical and experimental studies, and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. His research activities are currently focused on nerve and erectile recovery following prostatectomy, development of biomaterials for penile reconstructive surgery, and outcomes of testosterone therapy. He was honored in 2018 with the best research project presented at the 18th SMSNA Annual Fall Scientific Meeting and is currently the recipient of ISSM Zorgnotti Grant (2019).
He is currently working in the city of Fortaleza, northeastern Brazil, devoting himself to both academics and patient care. Dr. Miranda is an advocate for the high standards of sexual medicine in Latin America, where he serves a member of the Board of Directors in SLAMS. He is also chair of the ISSM Finance and Audit Committee. He works also as national coordinator of the Andrology Department within the Brazilian Urological Association (SBU) and the Second Treasurer of the Brazilian Association for Sexual Medicine and Health (ABEMSS).
Biography - Y. (Cobi) Reisman MD, PhD, FECSM, ECPS
Urologist, Sexologist (NVVS and ISST)
Medical Director Flare-Health, The Netherlands
Consultant Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital, Israel
Y. Reisman graduates Cum Laude at the Faculty of Medicine of State University Groningen, The Netherlands. In 1998 he defenses his PhD research thesis on electronic diagnostic tools and objective medical decisions with European Clinical database. Since 2002 he is registered as a urologist and was allied to the Amstelland hospital in Amstelveen and from 2006 till 2016 chairman of the Dutch Men’s Health Clinics network. Since 2019 director of Flare-Health and Consultant in 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. He is honorary and visiting Professor for urology of the Russian Federal Institute of Urology, Moscow and of the Shanghai Institute of Andrology of the Medical School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is active member of the European Association of Urology (EAU), 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), Academician member of the European Academy of Andrology and co-director of ESSM School of Sexual Medicine. He is senior lecturer of Clinical Sexology at the RINO-Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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.
His special interest and publications are among others on male and female sexual dysfunction, cancer and sexuality, sexuality in chronic conditions, PSSD, POIS and life style and sexual function. 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.
Representatives Affiliated Societies
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"
Fernando Facio, MD. PhD. - Associate Professor of Urology, Chief of the Division Men’s Health in FAMERP Medical School, Brazil. Member and Treasurer of SLAMS
Associate Editor of Sexual Medicine Open Access since 2015
Research Fellow in the Department of Urology at Johns Hopkins University (2008- 2009) under the supervision of Dr. Arthur L. Burnett
Dr. Khera is currently a Professor of Urology in the Scott Department of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine. He holds the F. Brantley Scott Chair in Urology. He specializes in male and female sexual dysfunction and testosterone replacement therapy. Dr. Khera also serves as the Director of the Laboratory for Andrology Research, the Medical Director of the Baylor Executive Health Program and the Medical Director of the Scott Department of Urology. He is currently President- Elect of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.
ISSM Advisory Council
The ISSM Advisory Council is comprised of the Past Presidents of the ISSM and provides advice and recommendations to the ISSM Executive Committee, Board and staff regarding issues being faced by the ISSM and on matters of mutual interest. The Advisory Council shall meet at least twice a year but may be meeting more frequently either independently or in conjunction with the ISSM Board and/or Executive Committee.