The goal of the Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine is to develop clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of the male patient with infertility, erectile dysfunction, and testosterone deficiency.
- Acquiring proficiency in microsurgical techniques required to treat the patient with reproductive failure, e.g., vasal or epididymal obstruction and microscopic varicocele repair
- Participating in decision making in assisted reproductive techniques (ART), especially as it pertains to sperm acquisition procedures
- Understanding state-of-the-art sperm function testing, including Kruger strict morphology (SM), DNA fragmentation, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) assays
- Understanding genetic testing of the male with testicular failure, including Y chromosome analysis, karyotyping, cystic fibrosis (CF) mutation identification, and sperm aneuploidy