Denver, CO – Peter Schlegel became President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine today at the Society’s Scientific Congress and Expo in Denver.
Peter N. Schlegel, MD, FACS is the James J. Colt Professor and Chairman of Urology; Professor of Reproductive Medicine at The Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Staff Scientist at The Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research; and a Visiting Associate Physician at The Rockefeller University Hospital. He is Urologist-in-Chief New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Schlegel is also the E. Darracott Vaughan, Jr., M.D. Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Schlegel received his MD degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed a residency in general surgery and urology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and a fellowship in male infertility and reproductive function at The Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research, and Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery, Department of Urology, The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Schlegel is an internationally acclaimed expert in the treatment of male infertility, especially the interface of male factor treatment with assisted reproductive techniques. His work has also clarified the importance of genetic studies in the evaluation of men with infertility. He was awarded the 1996 Established Clinician Award by The European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. Dr. Schlegel was awarded a fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in 1992 for collaborative study with urologists in London, which he performed in 1993. He has been listed as an expert in nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy techniques as well as male infertility by Castle Connolly’s “Best Doctors” Guide since 1999 as well as other national “Best Doctor” lists.
Dr. Schlegel serves or has served in a leadership role of several national infertility organizations, including as former President of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, as well as former President of the Society for Reproductive Surgery and President of the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, as well as servicing as Secretary, Vice President, and President of the Society for Study of Male Reproduction of the AUA.
Dr. Schlegel will focus his presidency year on implementing the “2018 ASRM Research Blueprint” of a new research arm, the ASRM Research Institute, and continue to expand ASRM’s global outreach and access to care initiatives. He states, “With the ASRM Research Institute, new educational programs, and a full plate of opportunities and challenges, it’s an exciting time for ASRM. I am looking forward to the challenge.” Outgoing President Dr. Christos Coutifaris said, “Dr. Shlegel’s clinical and scientific expertise, combined with his organizational savvy, make him an ideal person to lead ASRM.”
ASRM is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine. The Society accomplishes its mission through the pursuit of excellence in education and research and through advocacy on behalf of patients, physicians, and affiliated health care providers. The Society is committed to facilitating and sponsoring educational activities for the lay public and continuing medical education activities for professionals who are engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine. www.asrm.org