We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Alan Shindel will become the next editor-in-chief of Sexual Medicine, the ISSM’s open access journal.
Dr. Shindel earned his MD degree at Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A. He has a long standing interest in urologic health problems common to men; this interest underscored his fellowship training in andrology at the University of California San Francisco and his clinical work on the urology faculty at the University of California Davis and the University of California San Francisco. His practice revolves heavily around management of sexual concerns, including erectile dysfunction (ED), decreased sexual desire, and Peyronie’s Disease (PD). In addition to his faculty practice, he also staffes a weekly half-day general urology clinic run by UCSF urology residents at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
From 2012 to 2015 dr. Shindel already was the inaugural editor-in-chief of Sexual Medicine Open Access, where he pioneered the open access model. In this period he was successful in establishing the SMOA to be accepted for inclusion in the Science Citation Index. Due to family circumstances he had to step away from management of the journal at that time.
“His professionalism, his high level of knowledge, his passion towards our field, his experience in editorial boards and his worldwide recognized skills were key to recommending him for this important position.” wrote ISSM President Dr. Luiz Otavio Torres in a statement.
Dr. Shindel is now working with the current editor-in-chief Prof. Kwangsung Park on the transition.
“The ISSM owes Kwangsung Park a great deal for all the efforts he put in SMOA to make it a very successful Journal. Under his direction the SMOA achieved an impressive high scientific level and impact factor. ISSM is very thankful to prof. Park and his team.” Dr. Torres wrote.