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Sexual Medicine and Reconstructive Urology Fellowship

The Sexual Medicine fellowship program at the Brady Urological Institute is an inaugural program that was put into effect in July 2011. The program has met approval of requirements for equivalency by the Graduate Medical Education Committee of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. It is also certified by the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.

The training program aims to provide a framework consistent with the trainee attaining cognitive and technical skills necessary to be competent in the practice of sexual medicine. The prototypical training program consists of two major phases (or assignments), which aligns with the 2 year duration of the program: basic training and advanced training. Basic training (12 months) consists of full-time, continuous in-office and operating room exposure regarding basic diagnostic and therapeutic management of sexual disorders. Advanced training (12 months) similarly consists of full-time, continuous in-office and operating room exposure for diagnostic and therapeutic management of sexual disorders although the training will be performed at an advanced level.  During the course of the program, trainees will also be involved in ongoing basic scientific or clinical research related to the field of sexual medicine. In special circumstances involving a candidate who has achieved post-residency clinical and surgical proficiencies, a modified training program may be designed at the discretion of the Program Director.

By the end of training, trainees should be able to execute graduate medicine competency -based goals and objectives. It is expected that graduates of this program will establish a career in academics or in a similar arena to be able to make major contributions in the field of sexual medicine. These contributions may involve leadership roles, publications, lectures and training, and performance of high-level clinical practice, e.g. prosthetic surgeries, pelvic/genital reconstruction.

Core Faculty:

Arthur L. Burnett, MD, MBA, FACS, Program Director

Patrick C. Walsh Professor in Urology,
Professor, Oncology Center
Director, Basic Science Laboratory in Neurourology
Director, Sexual Medicine Fellowship Program
Faculty Member, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Training Program
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Trinity J. Bivalacqua, M.D, Ph.D.

R. Christian B. Evensen Professor
Director of Urologic Oncology
Associate Professor of Urology, Surgery, and Oncology
Associate Program Director Urologic Oncology Fellowship

Dr. Amin S. Herati, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology
Director of Male Infertility
Director of Men's Health


Surgical Procedures Performed

  • Penile implant
  • Penile plication
  • Plaque incision/excision and grafting
  • Priapism shunting
  • Penile fracture repair
  • Varicocele ligation
  • Vasectomy reversal
  • Vasectomy
  • TESE
  • Percutaneous sperm extraction
  • Penile vibratory stimulation
  • Other:  Urethroplasty, vesicovaginal fistula repair, continent urinary diversion,

Genital reconstruction, pelvic floor reconstruction anti-incontinence surgery

Office Procedures Performed

  • Duplex Doppler Ultrasound
  • Penile deformity assessment
  • Intracavernosal injections
  • Intralesional injections

Research Focus

Research activities are broad ranging from basic science studies to clinical trials.  Basic science work has focused on molecular pathways and signaling mechanisms of the erection response and erectile tissue health.  “Translational” studies have also been conducted based on scientific discovery.  Clinical research projects include sexual function outcome studies as well as investigator-initiated interventional studies. Clinical trials have been done with various industry sponsors in diverse areas of sexual medicine.

Former Fellows

Robert L. Segal, 2011 – 2013; M.D., D.M; Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology; Urologic prosthetic surgery; Chesapeake Urology Associates, Baltimore, MD

Brian V. Le, 2013-2014; M.D., M.A., Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology; Study of osteocalcin as a novel regulator of testosterone production; Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Jacob Khurgin, 2014-2015; D.O., Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology; Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, Brooklyn, NY

Miguel A. Pineda, 2015-2016; M.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology; Assessing ‘Failure to Cure’ after penile prosthesis surgery; Staten Island Northwell, New York, NY

Laith Alzweri, 2016-2017; M.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology; Erectile and Ejaculatory Dysfunctions Caused by Environmental Toxicants; Fellow, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Dorota Hawksworth, 2017-2019; M.D, M.B.A.,  Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology

April Adams Szafran, 2017-2018; M.D., Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology

Jeffrey D. Campbell, 2017-2019; M.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology

How To Apply

Eligibility Criteria: eligible applicants will have:

  • completed an accredited urology residency program;
  • demonstrated United States citizenship or appropriate visa status;
  • demonstrated evidence of excellence in academic and other endeavors;
  • indicated commitment to an academic research career in urology

Fellowship Administrator
Laura Ihle

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