SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Paul Turek, Director of The Turek Clinic in San Francisco and Beverly Hills, has been elected President of the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU). An academic group comprised of 250 of the world’s experts in male reproductive medicine, the SMRU is a specialist society of the larger American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ARSM) which held its annual weeklong convention in Boston last week. “I feel privileged to lead this Society, one that has done so much for our field,” said Dr. Turek.
Dr. Turek plans to lead the professional group on a new path with his emphasis on social media in health care. Over 80% of Americans use the internet to research health care information. “We need to be online, right where patients live and learn, and provide them with solid, evidence-based information that empowers them to improve their health.” Dr. Turek wants the SMRU to be the “go-to group” that engages consumers in men’s health issues such as sexual dysfunction, infertility, and hormonal replacement through classic social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook. In a word, according to the new president, “as a Society, we can impart wisdom where wisdom doesn’t exist, and that’s my goal.”
About Paul Turek, MD, FACS, FRSM
Male reproductive health expert Dr. Paul Turek is founder of The Turek Clinic, leading health care resources for men worldwide, based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Dr. Turek is a recent recipient of a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for research designed to help infertile men become fathers. A former Professor and Endowed Chair at the University of California San Francisco, Dr. Turek has pioneered innovative techniques for treating male fertility and infertility, including Testicular Mapping (also known as Sperm Mapping and FNA Mapping), and he has helped to popularize the No-Scalpel Vasectomy. Dr. Turek has published some of the highest success rates worldwide for vasectomy reversals. He sits on the board of several high-profile organizations and is an advisor to the NIH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He donates his time to help the working poor of San Francisco receive medical treatment as Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for the non-profit Clinic By the Bay. Dr. Turek blogs on a weekly basis about common medical issues, solutions and innovations at TheTurekClinic.com/blog.
About The Turek Clinic
The Turek Clinic, founded in 2008, is leading men's health practices specializing in the health care needs of reproductive age men including male fertility and infertility, (including low sperm count and azoospermia), vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, varicocele repair and other minimally invasive procedures using innovative and leading-edge techniques with success rates that are among the highest in the world. Its director, Dr. Paul Turek, FACS, FRSM, is a recipient of a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for research designed to help infertile men become fathers. For more information, visit TheTurekClinic.com. A complete biography of Dr. Turek is available on Wikipedia.