Peter N. Schlegel, MD
James J. Colt Professor and Chairman
Department of Urology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Urologist-in-Chief
The New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Peter N. Schlegel, M.D., is the James J. Colt Professor and Chairman in the Department of Urology at the Weill Cornell Medical College and Urologist-in-Chief at The New York Presbyterian Hospital. He has been recognized for his clinical and research activities in Urology by numerous national and international awards

Dr. Schlegel developed his academic urologic career during residency with definition of the neurovascular anatomy of the pelvis, which helped to form the basis for the procedure of “nerve-sparing” radical retropubic prostatectomy (for prostate cancer). After completion of his residency at Hopkins, he developed a special interest in endocrine action and male reproductive function. After a fellowship at Rockefeller University, he joined the staff at Cornell in New York City. Dr. Schlegel has subsequently developed protocols for genetic testing of infertile men and defined the prognostic role of these tests in male infertility treatment. He has also developed, performed and published on novel techniques for sperm retrieval for azoospermic men. His technique for sperm retrieval in men with non-obstructive azoospermia referred to as “microdissection TESE” or the “Schlegel procedure” has been adopted at many centres around the world as an optimal approach for treatment of men with the most severe forms of male infertility. He has treated over 4,000 men with severe male infertility.

Dr. Schlegel has published over 200 original manuscripts and dozens of book chapters. He currently serves on several Editorial Boards and is former co-Editor of the Journal of Andrology. A trustee of the American Board of Urology, he has been an officer of numerous medical societies, including on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, as well as having served as President of several male infertility societies as well as the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group and Society for Reproductive Surgeons of ASRM.