About Our Fellowship
Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Fellowship The Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery fellowship is a one-year fellowship under the mentorship of Larry Lipshultz, M.D., professor of urology and the Lester and Sue Smith Endowed chair for Reproductive Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. The fellowship is designed is develop clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of the male patient with infertility, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, and hypogonadism.
Dr. Lipshultz currently accepts two fellows per year. The fellows become experts in the management of male factor infertility, making use of state-of-the-art sperm function testing, genetic testing, and imaging studies. Decisions about assisted reproductive techniques, particularly in how it pertains to sperm acquisition procedures, are made with input from the fellows, Dr. Lipshultz, and the reproductive endocrinologists caring for the female partner. The fellow achieves extensive proficiency in microsurgical techniques required to treat the patient with reproductive failure by providing a high case volume of microscopic testicular sperm extractions, vasectomy reversals, and varicocele repairs. Other surgical procedures include prosthetic surgery for erectile dysfunction, intralesional therapies and surgical techniques for treatment of Peyronie’s disease, in addition to a small number of general urologic surgeries.
Past fellows have been productive in writing book chapters and developing research projects ranging from basic science to clinical or surgical in nature. Fellows frequently attend and present at national meetings such as ASRM, SMSNA, and AUA. Fellows have the opportunity to mentor junior residents from the Scott Department of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine residency program both in clinic and in the operating room. Previous graduates of this fellowship have gone on to be well-known experts in andrology at a wide variety of academic centers across the country.