The Membership Committee works in partnership with the Board of Directors and Executive Office to develop and execute member recruitment and retention strategies and to provide advice regarding membership-related processes.
- To retain current membership to ISSM and RAS
- To recruit new membership to ISSM and RAS
- To foster partnership with relevant organisations, professional bodies and companies
Alejandro Carvajal. MD, FECSM. I am a urologist who works at the San Vicente Fundacion University Hospital in Medellín, Colombia. I am also a professor at CES University. I did my Andrology fellowship in Barcelona, Spain. I am certified in Clinical Andrology by the European Academy of Andrology. I have served as a member of the ISSM communications committee and now on the membership committee. I also belong to the board of directors of SLAMS as general secretary. My main interest is related to Sexual Medicine, male infertility and its surgical treatment, mainly penile implants.
Dr. Georgios Pagkalos, MD, FECSM, IDFAPA is a Consultant in Psychiatry and Sexual Medicine at the 424 General Military Training Hospital in Greece and works as a Psychiatrist and Sexologist in Private Practice. He completed his medical training, psychiatry residency and honorary psychosexuality clinical fellowship at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine, after having successfully passed the examination of the UEMS Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of Sexual Medicine (MJCSM). He serves as the Vice Chair of the ISSM Membership Committee. Previously he served as the Vice Chair of the ISSM Communication Committee and as a Member of the ISSM Consultation and Guidelines Committee. He is elected Chair of the Military Psychiatry Section of the World Psychiatric Association, Executive Committee Member of the Hellenic-American Psychiatric Association and Special Secretary of the Hellenic Association of Professional Psychiatrists. As a member of the WHO’s Global Clinical Practice Network, he was involved in the implementation of global field studies for the ICD-11 Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental and Behavioral Disorders. He has been appointed as a Standard of Care Revision Committee Member at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). He is a WPATH Global Education Institute Faculty Development, Certification and Mentorship Committee Member. He is a teaching faculty member in Master’s Degree Program on Psychosexuality Therapy at the ICPS College of Humanistic Sciences, a visiting faculty member in Master’s Degree Program on Strategies of Developmental and Adolescent Health at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. He was elected an International Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of Psychiatry and the public good. He is a Delegate at the UEMS Section of Psychiatry and a Member of the Standing Committee on Training of the Section. He is a Member of the UEMS MJCSM and appointed a MJCSM Exam Committee Member.
Dae Yul Yang
Dr. Dae Yul Yang graduated at the Chonnam University (1986), School of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea and completed his Master’s(1991) and Doctoral degree(1997) of Medicine at the Chonnam University in Gwangju, Korea. He was research fellow at the Tulane University (2000-2001), president of Korean Society of Sexual Medicine and Andrology (KSSMA; 2016~2018), Director of Clincal Research center(2015~2022), director of Urology(2013~2022) of Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital
He is now a Professor (2006~) Hallym University College of Medicine and, Director of (2022~) of Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea. He is an expert of sexual medicine and has researched to understand the pathogenic and molecular mechanisms of endothelial changes of penile corpus cavernosum, pathogenesis and surgical correction of Peyromie’s disease, Soft tissue filler development, and post-micturitional dribbling with aging.
Dr. Han Wu got his M.D in Peking University, and he is now working in the Andrology department of Peking University Third Hospital. He mainly focusses on stem cell research and male sexual dysfunction treatment. He is now secretary of the International Cooperation Department of China Sexology Association and a member of Chinese Sexology Research Academy.
Sushil Kumar Sompur Vasanthkumar
Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur is a psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience. He qualified high enough in the medical entrance test to be able to pursue his M.B. B.S in 2004 from the very prestigious Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore graduating from Mysore Medical College in 2004. He has an MD with 3 years of Successful completion of Residency in General Adult Psychiatry in 2010 from the University of North Dakota, Fargo, USA. After that, he has also earned his MBA (Healthcare Administration) in December 2010 from the well- reputed College of Health Sciences, Walden University, Minneapolis, USA. Dr. Sompur mainly focuses on Adult Psychiatry, Geriatric psychiatry, Sleep and Sexual Disorders, De- Addiction, Adolescent, and child psychiatry. Works as a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at Antahkarana Clinic. Apart from this, he was also worked as a Resident Fellow, with full unrestricted Licensure, in Child Psychiatry at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. He is a professional member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and is also an active profile of the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) of which he is a Life Fellow.
Frederick Mendiola is a Urologic Surgeon with subspecialty in Minimally Invasive Urology and special interest in Sexual Medicine. He works as a Urology consultant in both the government and private setting and got exposed to patients from all walks of life. He started to get interested in this relatively new field of sexual medicine during my fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Urology in the University of Chicago Hospitals when he did a study and eventually published a paper on "Urinary and sexual function outcomes among different age groups after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy." He wanted to learn more on how to deal with patients with Erectile Dysfunction not only in post radical prostatectomy but all patients with different etiologies. In hisclinical experience , he has encountered a lot of ED cases and he knows that there are still a lot of men suffering but shy to come out and seek consult. A similar scenario is also happening in patients with premature ejaculation, wherein I need to expound more on the patients history and physical examination before I can get relevant information and come up with the diagnosis and concomitant treatment options.
Manuel Belmonte was born and raised in the city of Irapuato, Mexico. His training as an Urologist was completed at the "Universidad de Guadalajara", and later he did a fellowship in Male Sexual Medicine and Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery at McGill University.
Currently he works privately, focusing mainly on BPH, urethral strictures and male sexual dysfunction.
Nada Al Ibrahim