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, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Aveiro (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 a member of the executive board of the Centre for Psychology at Porto University. Carvalho coordinates the Sexual Behavior and Health Lab at the University of Aveiro, where she conducts research on the cognitive and emotional factors underpinning sexual response and functioning. She is the current president of the Portuguese Society of Clinical Sexology.
Wai Gin (Don) Lee
Mr Don Lee, MBChB PhD FRACS (he/him) is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and Andrologist at University College London Hospital (United Kingdom). His practice encompasses all aspects of male sexual health including erectile dysfunction, male infertility and Peyronie’s disease. He has a specialist interest in complex penile prosthetic surgery and penile reconstruction (phalloplasty) for gender affirmation surgery and those assigned male at birth.
He serves as the Chair of the European Society for Sexual Medicine Subcommittee for Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery and sits on the Executive Committee of the British Society for Sexual Medicine.
Paul Yong, MD, PhD, FRCSC is a gynecologist and research director at the British Columbia Women's Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis, and Associate Professor, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Yong holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain, and leads a research program on endometriosis-associated pain with a focus on dyspareunia.
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.
Member of the Department of Andrology of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Member of the Department of Penile Surgery of the ABEMSS (Brazilian Association and Study group of Medicine and Sexual Health / Associação Brasileira de estudos em Medicina e saúde sexual)
Master of Science in Urology ( AC Camargo Cancer Center, Brazil)
PhD In Urology ( AC Camargo Cancer Center, Brazil)
Professor of Urology at Unifacid, Teresina, Piauí, Brazil.
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 James Pfaus (Czech Republic)
- Beáta Bőthe (Canada)
- Eli Coleman (USA)
- Shane Kraus (USA)
- Michal Lew Starowicz (Poland)
- Peer Briken (Germany)