Can the drugs we take affect our fertility? Dr Mary Samplaski, Associate Professor of Urology and Director, Section of Male Infertility, Andrology and Microsurgery at the Institute of Urology, University of Southern California, joins Professor Sheena Lewis to discuss this important topic.
Mary Samplaski, MD is the Director of Male Infertility, Andrology and Microsurgery at the University of Southern California. She completed medical school at the George Washington University, her Urology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and fellowship in Male Infertility and Andrology at the University of Toronto. She also completed additional specialty training in spinal cord injury related fertility at the Miami Project.
Dr. Samplaski has received numerous accolades for her academic accomplishments, including the prestigious Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award for Humanistic Medicine. Dr. Samplaski is committed to educational excellence and advancing the field of male fertility through her research and has over 70 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Her research interests include ethics, trainee education and the role of the internet in patient care. She has been interviewed by CNN Heath, Huffington Post, New York Post and the LA Times.
Dr. Samplaski established and built the Male Infertility section at the University of Southern California. It has been her pleasure to see this program flourish as it meets a critical need of in Los Angeles. She has particularly enjoyed seeing the residents’ excitement about her work and infertility patients. She has quickly established a robust research program and fertility database. Dr. Samplaski also is involved in medical outreach work and has spent time in Ghana with the International Volunteers in Urology program. In her personal time, Dr. Samplaski enjoys escape rooms, board games, hiking and volunteering at the LA Mission.
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For too long men have been relegated to the side-lines of fertility treatment. Dr John Sullivan, Senior Registrar in Urology, St James’ Hospital Dublin and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, joins us to explore what advances are needed to provide equality of care for men and women wanting to start a family.
Dr Vivienne Hall, Consultant Fertility Specialist at CARE London, is keen to investigate couples as thoroughly as possible before embarking on assisted conception cycles. She joins us to discuss the latest developments in sperm DNA fragmentation testing.