Cleveland Clinic is one of the first institutions in the United States to offer a clinical fellowship in Male Infertility. We have been training clinical and research fellows in this program for more than 20 years. More than 60 percent of our graduates have gone on to academic positions.

This one-year program (minimum) focuses on the development of clinical excellence in all aspects of male fertility management and basic science techniques in andrology. The clinical fellow will spend the majority of his/her time in the clinic and in the operating room, evaluating and managing patients with infertility problems. There is an opportunity for a second-year or research fellowship for interested candidates.

At the start of the fellowship, the fellow completes a comprehensive microsurgery course given by the Department of Plastic Surgery. In addition, he/she has rotations on the reproductive endocrinology and erectile dysfunction services at Cleveland Clinic. The fellow has opportunities to conduct clinical and basic science research and it is expected that research should result in at least two major publications.

The fellow also attends the annual meetings of the American Urological Association and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

The fellow completing the program should have the expertise needed to investigate and treat all aspects of male infertility; a current understanding of the state of the art; and should be able to critically appraise research and literature related to this urologic surgery subspecialty.

In addition to infertility management, the fellowship will include weekly experiences in a variety of men’s health evaluations and procedures to include medical and surgical management of erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, prostatitis syndromes, hypogonadism, and orchialgia.

Cleveland Clinic’s Andrology Center

Our new, state-of-the-art Andrology Center offers evaluation, preservation and other services for male fertility. The facility boasts the largest lab of its kind in the Midwest and one of the largest in the country, serving more than 2,400 patients each year.

The center’s full spectrum of fertility tests and services includes semen analysis, sperm processing for intrauterine insemination and immunologic testing. Advanced semen-testing options offered include measurement of reactive oxygen species, antioxidant levels and sperm DNA damage. We also offer cryopreservation of male gametes (prior to cancer treatment), testicular tissue and epididymal aspirates.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a formal application form and curriculum vitae along with three letters of reference (preferably one from the residency program director) to:

Edmund Sabanegh Jr., MD
Chairman, Department of Urology
Fellowship Program Director, Male Infertility/Microsurgery/Andrology
Cleveland Clinic
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue, Q10-1
Cleveland, OH 44195 USA

For any further questions or details, please email Debbie Denos (denosd@ccf.org).