About the Editors


Ege Can Serefoglu, MD, Turkey

Ege Can Serefoglu received his Medical Doctor degree from Turkey and followed this with a residency in urology. After practicing as a urologist for 2 years, he has then worked as a post-doctorate research fellow at Tulane University Department of Urology, Division of Andrology, USA. He received the “Amsterdam Young Scientist Award” in 2012 and he is actively working in professional organizations such as Turkish Association of Urology, European Association of Urology (EAU), European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) and International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM). Currently, he is serving as the Associate Editor of Journal of Sexual Medicine, Sexual Medicine and Sexual Medicine Reviews journals and working as a private urologist in, Turkey. 

What a video from Ege about IJIR: Your Sexual Medicine Journal here.

Associate Editors

J Scott Gabrielsen, MD, United States

Scott Gabrielsen is currently a Clinical Instructor in Urology and Fellow in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He completed medical school at the University of Utah. While there, he also earned a PhD in Biochemistry. His dissertation work investigated the effects of dietary iron on insulin sensitivity in humans and mice. He completed his Urology residency training in the Harvard Urologic Surgery Residency Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He remains active in both clinical practice and basic science/translational research. His current research focuses on how diet and lifestyle affect male reproductive health.

Lior Lowenstein, MD, MS, MHA, MBA, Israel

Prof Lowenstein is a Clinical Associate Professor in Gynecology and the Director of Gynecology division at the Rambam Health Care campus. Following completion of residency in Gynecology, Prof. Lowenstein did a year fellowship at Loyola University in Chicago in Urogynecology. During this training period Prof Lowenstein acquired experience in advanced surgical techniques, including robotic surgeries and neurostimulation implantation for pelvic pain and balder dysfunction. Upon returning back to Israel, Prof. Lowenstein joined the Technion school of medicine as a faculty member. He is active in teaching and research in the field of sexual medicine and gynecology. For a number of years Prof. Lowenstein has been a member of the educational committee and the scientific committee of the ESSM and is currently acting as the treasure of the ESSM. Prof. Lowenstein is involved in educational activities, including editing the second version of the manual book of sexual medicine. Prof. Lowenstein has published more than 150 articles in peer review journals, edited two medical books and 14 chapters in different medical books.

Hotaka Matsui, MD, Tokyo

Dr. Hotaka Matsui is currently an assistant professor of the Department of Urology at the University of Tokyo, the same institute from which he graduated from in 2012. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree at the School of Arts and Science, he continued to study at the School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo. Whilst completing his urology residency at the University of Tokyo Hospital, he worked as a post-doctorate research fellow at James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
His main research interest is in erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy. He has been awarded multiple times both within Japan and internationally. Accolades include Best Abstract Award by the International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM), Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM), and most recently the Shirai Award by the Japanese Society of Sexual Medicine (JSSM).

Mujde Ozer, PhD, Netherlands

Müjde Özer is both a Plastic Surgeon and Sexologist at the Amsterdam University Medical Center, location Vumc in the Netherlands. She has been associated with the department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand surgery since 2012. Müjde studied medicine at the Radboud university in Nijmegen after which she specialized as a plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon at the AMC in Amsterdam. During the first 2 years of her training as a Plastic surgeon she also specialized in Sexology, got her post-master degree in 2008 and also became a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM) in 2012.
Both her scientific and clinical fields of interest are genital alteration, transgender surgery, reconstructive genital surgery, all approached with a sexologist background.
Although gender surgery and in genital reconstructions are in her main tasks, she is also skilled in general reconstructive surgery, oncodermatology and hand surgery.

Giorgio Russo, Phd, Italy

Giorgio Russo is a PhD Urologist at the University of Catania and has been a Research and Clinical fellow in the Department of Urology at the University of Tübingen with Prof. A. Stenzl since July 2017. He graduated as a Urologist with 70/70 and honors in July 2017 at the University of Catania with the Chairman Prof. Giuseppe Morgia. Since November 2016, he has been undertaking a Phd in translational biomedicine at the University of Catania and from March 2018 he became a teaching assistant in Urology at the University of Catania. alongside this Dr Russo has been a member of the EAU Young Academic Urologists – Men’s Health working group and Referent of the Scientific Working Group of the Communication Office of the Società Italiana d’Urologia (SIU) since October 2017. Dr Russo is also a statistical analyst at the Urological clinic of the University of Catania with many publications to his name (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=russo+gi), as well as being a speaker at many international (EAU, AUA, SIU) and National congresses in the field of andrology, sexual medicine and uro-oncology.

Paolo Verze, MD, Italy

Dr. Paolo Verze was born in Napoli on 25th June 1977. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Naples Federico II School of Medicine and Surgery based in Naples, Italy where he received his medical degree and completed his residency training in Urology. He subsequently completed his doctorate degree (PhD) in urological sciences at the University of Palermo. His specialty areas include sexual medicine, uro-oncology and minimally invasive surgical techniques (robotic and laparoscopic). Dr. Verze is Chairman of the Men’s Health group of the EAU’s Young Academic Urologist (YAU) working party, Member of the EAU Guideline panel on Male sexual dysfunctions, Member of the ESSM Executive Committee and Associate Editor of the International Journal for Impotence Research (IJIR). He is author of about 90 original articles and a number of books, chapters, monographs and international abstracts.

Emmanuel Weyne, MD, Belgium

Dr Emmanuel Weyne received his Medical Doctor degree at the KU Leuven University in Leuven, Belgium and is currently finishing a residency in Urology at the same institution. He obtained the degree of doctor in the biomedical sciences by investigating the role of neurotrophic factors in nerve regeneration after cavernous nerve injury in a preclinical model mimicking erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy. His research he has been awarded multiple times at national and international conferences, among which is the prestigious Zorgniotti-Newman prize awarded by the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM). He serves as a member of the Basic Science Sub-Committee  for the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM).