Faculty

Castañé, Eduard Ruiz
Eduard Ruiz Castañé obtained his MD in 1979 (Barcelona University). His specialization in Urology was in 1983 and in Andrology in 1988. He also made a Master in Health Centre Direction. Currently he is the Director of the Andrology Department at the Fundació Puigvert in Barcelona since 2004. He is the Director of the Andrological Research Group of Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica (IIB) Sant Pau, Co-Director of the Master in Clinic Andrology of the Fundació Puigvert, Director of the Andrology Office of the CAU, elected Member of the Executive Council (ExCo) of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA), ESAU Board Member, Associated Member of the ESGURS, Member of the Accreditation Committee of the EAA, and other positions as Editorial Board Member of several Journals. He is author of more than 50 articles published, over 500 papers at national and international conferences, and collaborations in several book chapters on urology and andrology. The main areas of his work are: male sexual dysfunction, infertility, Peyronie's disease, andrological surgery, genital reconstruction and vasectomy. He is membership in several professional affiliations and has participated in both national and international collaborations.
Corona, Giovanni
Giovanni Corona works as endocrinologist and andrologist at the Endocrinology Unit of Maggiore-Bologna Hospital, Bologna, Italy. He received the MD degree at the University of Bologna and the Board in Endocrinology and the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Florence. He received two prestigious awards, one in 2009 from the European Society for Sexual Medicine, “Excellent Award” and the second in 2013 from the International Society of Andrology,the “Young Andrologist Award”. In 2015 he was quoted in the top best European 30 researchers (category “Reproductive Biomedicine” n=11) by the Lab Times (http://labtimes.org/labtimes/ranking/20=15_04/index2.lasso). In 2019 he was quoted in the top 20 woorldwide best best authors (n=2) on Erectile Dysfunction by the International Journal of Impotence research (doi: 10.1038/s41443-019-0161-8)
He is co-author of more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, different book chapters and invited reviews in the field of endocrinology and sexual medicine. Since 2014 is a member of the board of the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation. Since 2016 he is a member of the Editorial board of “Andrology”. Since 2018 member of the Editorial board of Hormones. Since July 2010 member of the Editorial board of Journal of Sexual Medicine. From July 2010 to December 2015 nominated Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Since January 2017 re-appointed as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Since 2010 member of the European Society of Endocrinology, and Academician of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA). Since 2015 he has been appointed as the co-chair of the “Guidelines Committee” of the EAA. In 2018 he has been nominated as the President of the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine. Since 2018 nominated as the Chair of the scientific committee of the European Society for Sexual Medicine.
Isidori, Andrea
Ježek, Davor
Davor Ježek has a double appointment: he is a full professor at School of Medicine University of Zagreb. He is also acting as a Head of Testicular Biobank at Dept. of Transfusion Medicine and Transplantation Biology, University Hospital "Zagreb". His main areas of research/interest are: male infertility, andrology, testicular sperm extraction (TESE), biobanking of testicular biopsies as well as genital ridge development. Currently, Dr Ježek is a co-chair of Centre of Excellence for Reproductive and Regenerative Medicine at School of Medicine University of Zagreb, supported by EU. He is a project partner in several Horizon 2020 and other international projects (BIOCOMET, Alliance4Life, Expand, ODISSeA) and was a principal investigator of many national projects. He published more than 80 publications in internationally renowned journals. Dr Ježek is a member of many international societies in the area of reproductive medicine, including European Academy of Andrology.
Kopa, Zsolt
Krausz, Csilla
Csilla Krausz obtained her MD in 1990 and her specialization in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases in 1995 at the University of Florence, Italy, and her PhD in Human Genetics in 2001 at the Pasteur Institute/University Paris 7, France. Currently she is Professor in Endocrinology and research group leader at the University of Florence, Italy and co-director of the Florence European Academy of Andrology (EAA) Training Center in Andrology. Her first research field was spermatology with special interest in oxidative stress and functional sperm parameters. Starting from 1995 she is focusing on genetics and epigenetics of male infertility, hypogonadism, cryptorchidism, testis tumor and genomic instability of the male gamete. Her major scientific achievements concern the X and Y chromosome-linked CNVs (deletions) and their clinical significance. She is author of more than 140 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals and her H-index: 49 (Scopus). H-index:55 (Google scholar). According to a recent worldwide survey, she is among the top 20 most productive authors on male infertility research from 1995. She is an Academician of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA) and in 2014 has been elected as the President of the EAA for the period 2014-2018 and re-elected in 2018 for a second mandate. In 2017 has been appointed by the ESE as the Clinical Lead of the Reproductive Endocrinology focus area.
Maggi, Mario
Reisman, Yacob
Y. (Cobi) Reisman MD, PhD, FECSM graduates Cum Laude at the Faculty of Medicine of State University Groningen, The Netherlands. In 1998 he defences his PhD research thesis on electronic diagnostic tools and objective medical decisions with European Clinical database. Since 2003 he is registered as a urologist allied to the Amstelland hospital in Amstelveen and from 2006 till recently chairman of the Dutch Men’s Health Clinics network. In 2011 he become a registered sexologist by the Dutch Society of sexology (NVVS) and since recently director of Flare-Health. He is honorary and visiting Professor for urology of the Russian Federal Institute of Urology, Moscow and of the Shanghai Institute of Andrology of the Medical School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is active member of the European Association of Urology (EAU), President of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM), Ex-President of the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee on Sexual Medicine (MJCSM), for which he receives Silver Decoration of Honour from the UEMS, and co-director of ESSM School of Sexual Medicine. He is senior lecturer of Clinical Sexology at the RINO-Amsterdam, Netherlands. His special interest and publications are a.o. on cancer and sexual dysfunction, sexuality in chronic conditions, shockwave therapy for ED and life style and sexual function. Y. Reisman is among others co-editor of the Manual of Sexual Medicine, the Syllabus of Clinical Sexology published by the ESSM, and Cancer, Intimacy and Sexuality.
Rajpert-de Meyts, Ewa
Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, MD, PhD, DMSc is a senior research consultant at the Department of Growth & Reproduction of Copenhagen University Hospital (Denmark). She trained in paediatrics at the Silesian Medical University in her native Poland, then in basic endocrinology in the De Duve Institute in Brussels, Belgium, in molecular biology in the Division of Medical Genetics, Children's Hospital, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, and in developmental biology and cancer research at her current affiliation in Copenhagen. Her research focus has been on the pathogenesis and diagnosis of different types of germ cell tumours, especially germ cell neoplasia in situ. She is also recognised in the field of developmental aspects of human reproduction, disorders of sex development, and genetics of male infertility. She authored/co-authored more than 250 scientific articles, and her current H index is 61 (Web of Science), 76 (Google Scholar).
She was the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Andrology from 2009 to 2012 and co-Editor-in-Chief of Andrology from 2012 to 2016 (continuing now as Associate Editor). Since 2017 she has served as the chairperson pf the Publication Committee of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA) and since the end of 2018 as the Secretary of the EAA Executive Council. She was the main organizer of several international meetings, including the 18th European Testis Workshop (Elsinore 2014), and four latest Copenhagen Workshops on Testicular Cancer (in 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018).
Simoni, Manuela
Manuela Simoni, MD, PhD, trained as clinical endocrinologist at the Unit of Endocrinology of the University of Modena, Italy between 1982 and 1990 and, thereafter, as molecular endocrinologist at the Institute of Reproductive Medicine of the University of Münster, Germany, where she was Professor for Endocrinology and Molecular Biology of Reproduction from 1998 to 2008. Since 2008 she is full professor of Endocrinology at the University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy. Currently she is on sabbatical leave from her position as Director of the Clinical Unit of Endocrinology at the University Hospital of Modena, temporarily working at the INRA in Nouzilly, France, as a Le Studium/Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow.
Her research interests are gonadotropin and androgen action, testicular function, male infertility, endocrinology and pathophysiology of reproduction.
She is member of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA) and the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE, serving as the Secretary 2014-2018. Since January 2017 she is Editor-in-Chief of ANDROLOGY, the official journal of the European Academy of Andrology and the American Society of Andrology.
Szücs, Nikolett
Nikolette Szűcs graduated from Semmelweis University in 1993 with a medical degree, and specialized in internal medicine in 1999, endocrinology in 2002, and andrology in 2019. Currently she is working as associate professor in Semmelweis University's II. Department of Internal Medicine She wrote her PhD dissertation on adrenal gland disorders in 2006. Her main area of research is pituitary disease and adrenal gland disorders as well as transsexualism. She is a board member of the Hungarian Endocrine and Metabolism Association. She has authored 26 international and 32 domestic peer-reviewed medical journal articles and four book chapters. Her Hirsch-index is 10, and cumulative impact factor is 74.
Toldy-Schedel, Emil
Toppari, Jorma
Jorma Toppari, MD, PhD, is Professor of Physiology in University of Turku and the Chief Physician of Pediatrics in Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland. He has served as a chief editor of International Journal of Andrology (Andrology at present) 2001-2009, and in editorial boards of several endocrinological journals, including currently Endocrinology and Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is the past president of the European Academy of Andrology. His contributions to the studies on male reproduction, type 1 diabetes, and endocrine disruption are numerous in the past 30 years. He has published more than 400 articles on endocrinology.
Tuettelmann, Frank
Frank Tüttelmann, MD, started his scientific career at the Centre of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology (CeRA), Münster, Germany. He is a certified Clinical Andrologist of the European Academy of Andrology, a specialist in human genetics, senior physician and deputy director of research and teaching at the Institute of Human Genetics (IHG), Münster, Germany. In 2018, he was appointed full professor for reproductive genetics as part of the DFG-funded clinical research unit ‚Male Germ Cells: from Genes to Function‘. His primary research topic is reproductive genetics with a strong focus on male infertility. The majority of his publications deals with genetic causes of spermatogenic failure. He received several prizes for his research, amongst other the “Young Andrologist Award” of the International Society of Andrology. By developing clinical databases at both the CeRA (Androbase©) and IHG (Gene.Sys©) he improved patient care and enabled novel research strategies at the same time, by e.g. simplifying selection of specific phenotypes based on testicular histology. Recently, he has collected a large-scale whole-exome sequencing dataset of >800 mostly azoospermic men, which allows for unbiased genomic analyses in genetics of severe male infertility.
Vanderschueren, Dirk
Dirk Vanderschueren obtained his MD, his specialization in internal medicine - Endocrinology and his PhD in biomedical sciences respectively in 1984,1989 and 1994 at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Currently he is full Professor of Medicine and research group leader in the laboratory of clinical and experimental endocrinology at the same university. He is also a clinical andrologist, head of clinic and director of the Leuven European Academy of Andrology (EAA) as well as an EAA academician . His primary research area of interest is the mechanism as well as the impact of sex steroid action with special focus on non- reproductive organs in animal models as well as humans. He (co)authored more than 500 peer review articles in international journals ( H index of 62- web of sciences). He is a regularly invited speaker at several major international and national endocrine, bone and andrology meetings on topics such as male hypogonadism, osteoporosis and sex steroid action. Dirk Vanderschueren is also past president of the Belgian endocrine society as well of the expert committee of the flemish Fund for scientific research.
Zitzmann, Michael
Professor Michael Zitzmann, born in 1964, is a high school teacher specialised the fields of endocrinology, sexual medicine and andrology at the University Clinics of Muenster, Germany.
He is especially involved in patient care regarding hypogonadism and pituitary disorders. In addition, he is also focussing on endocrinological andrology: boys with pubertal disorders up to older men with a variety of sexual and metabolic problems seek his advice.
Also couples with fertility problems form a major part of the patient clientele, as well as men with chronic inherited hormone disorders requiring life-time attention, especially Klinefelter Syndrome.
Prof. Zitzmann has developed treatment programs for the induction of fertility in hypogonadal men. He is largely involved in the research of the interplay of genetic issues, hormones, psychological characteristics and obesity treatment.
He has received several international awards and grants in recognition of his work and is a member of international committees and journal editorial boards.