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RIDWAN SHABSIGH
PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL UROLOGY
WEILL-CORNELL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY

United States of America

Chairman, Department of Surgery, SBH Health System, Bronx; professor of clinical urology, Weill-Cornell Medical School, and affiliate professor of medicine at CUNY School of Medicine, New York, USA.  Dr. Shabsigh received his medical degree from Damascus University Medical School and did 2 urology residencies in Germany and the USA. He completed a residency in urology and a fellowship in sexual medicine, urinary incontinence, and urologic prostheses at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, USA. Dr. Shabsigh is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, and an active member of several professional societies. He is also the past president of the International Society of Men’s Health and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Men’s Health.

A leading clinician and researcher in urology, sexual medicine and men’s health, Dr. Shabsigh has participated in numerous clinical trials on investigational drugs for the treatment of sexual dysfunctions. He is a frequent contributor to the medical press and has authored numerous original papers and abstracts in addition to review articles, book chapters, and editorials, in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, British Medical Journal and the Journal of Urology.

 

Prior to joining SBH Health System 6 years ago, he worked for 16 years as a faculty member at the department of urology of Columbia University and 6 years as director of urology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, where he achieved remarkable growth and substantial increase in quality.

 

He took on his most recent position as the chairman of the Department of Surgery at the SBH Health System, with the goals of growth and improvement. Over the past 8 years, he led the development of the department, with 16 surgical specialties, 2 residency programs, 2 fellowship programs, and wound care center with hyperbaric therapy. The various surgical divisions were restructured and teams were organized. Processes and systems were put in place for quality assurance, performance improvement and patient safety. Furthermore, growth and improvement were achieved in an efficient and fiscally-responsible fashion. During the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Shabsigh led the multidisciplinary critical care committee coordinating all critical care activities during the crisis.