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North Shore-LIJ Opens Men’s Reproductive and Sexual Medicine Program

The North Shore-LIJ Health System has announced the opening of a Men’s Reproductive and Sexual Medicine Program at the Smith Institute for Urology, located at North Shore-LIJ’s Center for Advanced Medicine in Lake Success.

The new program, led by Bruce R. Gilbert, MD, PhD, provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for men with fertility and sexual dysfunction concerns. Working with medical colleagues and the reproductive endocrinologists at North Shore-LIJ’s Center for Human Reproduction in Manhasset, the Men’s Reproductive and Sexual Medicine Program offers a coordinated approach to provide state-of-the-art care.

“Dr. Gilbert’s expertise and vast experience in microsurgical vasectomy reversal and male prosthetic surgery, in addition to his national reputation for ultrasound evaluation of the male genitalia, are a significant addition to the Smith Institute,” said Louis Kavoussi, MD, the Health System’s chairman of urology and director of the Smith Institute.

Dr. Gilbert’s private practice in Great Neck has specialized in male reproductive and sexual medicine for the past 20 years. He has performed more than 1,000 microsurgical procedures, including vasectomy reversals, microsurgical varicocele ligation and microsurgical testicular sperm retrieval.

Dr. Gilbert has been in practice and affiliated with North Shore-LIJ since 1989. He is an associate clinical professor of urology and reproductive medicine at Cornell University Medical College. He is the author of more than 100 publications and is recognized as an expert in male fertility and urologic ultrasound. He has organized training programs in microsurgery and urologic ultrasound, and lectured locally, nationally and internationally. He is the vice chair for education of the American Urological Association’s (AUA) National Urologic Ultrasound Faculty and a member of the AUA’s Urologic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging Committee.

Dr. Gilbert completed his medical degree in 1983 at Cornell University Medical College and a urology residency at the New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. Prior to his residency, he earned a doctorate at the New York Medical College followed by postdoctoral work in renal physiology at Cornell University Medical College’s Department of Physiology. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and the American Board of Medical Acupuncture. He serves as a reviewer for many urological, reproductive medicine and complementary medicine journals.

For more information about the Smith Institute, call 516-734-8500 or go to