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Dr. Kashanian's comments on subspecialization in male infertility

With growing understanding of male infertility and its potential effects on the wellbeing of both patient and offspring, it is becoming more important to have subspecialty training in the evaluation and treatment of male infertility.  Luckily, according to data we recently published in Fertility and Sterility, there is an increased trend in urologists obtaining fellowship training in male infertility, and thus surgical volume is beginning to shift from general urologists to subspecialized andrologists, likely improving outcomes and overall care. 

- James Kashanian, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology and Reproductive Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Changes in practice patterns in male infertility cases in the United States: the trend toward subspecialization.
Bach PV, Patel N, Najari BB, Oromendia C, Flannigan R, Brannigan R, Goldstein M, Hu JC, Kashanian JA.
Fertil Steril. 2018 Jul 1;110(1):76-82. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2018.03.020.
PMID: 29980267

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