Drugs (prescription and recreational) and Sperm

Event date(s): March 1, 2022 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Location: Virtual Event

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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