Ridwan Shabsigh, MD, FACS

Chairman, Department of Surgery
St. Barnabas Hospital
Professor of Clinical Urology
Weill-Cornell School of Medicine of Cornell University
New York, NY

Dr. Shabsigh is Chairman, Department of Surgery at St. Barnabas Hospital and Professor of Clinical Urology at Weill-Cornell School of Medicine of Cornell University in New York, NY.

Professor Shabsigh received his medical degree from Damascus University Medical School in Syria and did his urology residency training in Germany. In addition, he completed a residency in urology and a fellowship in sexual medicine, urinary incontinence, and urologic prostheses at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining St. Barnabas Hospital, he worked for 17 years as an urologist and faculty member at the department of urology of Columbia University and 6 years as director of urology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Professor Shabsigh is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, and is an active member of several professional societies. He is also the president of the International Society of Men’s Health and the vice president of the Foundation for Men’s Health

A leading clinician and researcher in sexual medicine and men’s health, professor Shabsigh has participated in numerous clinical trials on investigational drugs for the treatment of sexual dysfunctions and testosterone therapy. 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, Journal of Urology and the International Journal of Clinical Practice. He published a comprehensive patient education book on the link of sexual health with overall health: Sensational Sex in 7 Easy Steps: The Proven Plan for Enhancing Your Sexual Function and Achieving Optimum Health. Most recently, he launched his new website with his web-TV health show, the "Dr Ridwan Show, Health Information You Can Use" at