Men's Health Manhattan
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An all too common story

It wasn’t until after my valedictory speech that one of my dear friends opened up to me. Sadly, he and his wife were never able to conceive.  With tears in his eyes, he admitted to me that even after he swallowed his pride and found the courage to seek help, he was not able to get the proper care from the local urologist or his wife’s OB/GYN.

My Journey

Having been admitted to medical school as a high school senior to the oldest, and arguably most prestigious, program of its kind (Accelerated Seven Year BA/MD program at Boston University School of Medicine), I was given a unique opportunity as an undergraduate student - doing away with the standard pre-med fears and struggling through a myriad of often irrelevant prerequisites. As a result of this time, I decided to round out my training with direct leadership training, and became the inaugural student at Boston University to formally enroll in the five year M.D./M.B.A. program, where I graduated as the valedictorian of the business school class. 

Why my training is different

Following medical school, I completed a residency in urology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where I developed a wide armamentarium of surgical expertise, from microsurgery to endoscopic/laparoscopic and robotic surgery. The intensive training, however, left me wanting more - something to better develop a world-class expertise in male infertility and sexual dysfunction. I therefore completed a joint fellowship in male sexual and reproductive medicine at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and male reproductive medicine and microsurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Education and Training

B.A. - Boston University Accelerated Seven Year Medical Program

M.D. - Boston University School of Medicine

M.B.A. - Boston University Graduate School of Management

Internship - General Surgery - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Residency - Urology - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Chief Resident - Urology - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Fellow - Male Sexual and Reproductive Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Fellow - Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, New York  

Enter Men’s Health Manhattan

It was abundantly clear to me that the malefactor component in infertile couples was an often neglected and undertreated condition. My career goal has been to provide patients with an outlet to discuss often sensitive and real medical conditions while providing the foremost in world-class medical care and cutting-edge surgery. Our proven expertise has been recognized within the urologic community, as I have published multiple textbook chapters and seminal studies in the field of male infertility and erectile dysfunction.

This work has been more intrinsically rewarding than I ever expected. The phone calls of news of a new baby are exhilarating, the laughs that we have with our older patients who have restored their sex lives are joyous, and the overall improvement in pain and suffering in our general urologic patients is humbling. It is a distinct honor for me  to help to guide you and care for you in this often difficult journey.

Selected references:

Berookhim BM, et al. Outcomes of operative sperm retrieval strategies for fertility preservation among males due to undergo cancer treatment. Fertility and Sterility. 2014 Mar; 101 (3): 805-11.

Berookhim BM, et al. Microdissection testicular sperm extraction in men with Sertoli cell only testicular histology. Fertility and Sterility. 2014 Nov; 102 (5): 1282-6.

Berookhim BM, et al. Adjuvant Maneuvers for Residual Curvature Correction during Penile Prosthesis Implantation in Men with Peyronie’s Disease. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2015 Nov;12 Suppl 7:449-54.

Berookhim BM. Doppler Duplex Ultrasonography of the Penis. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2016 Apr;13(4):726-31.

Berookhim BM, et al. Fertility concerns in men with genitourinary malignancies: Treatment dilemmas, fertility options, and medicolegal considerations. Urologic Oncology. 2016 epub ahead of print.

Berookhim BM, et al. The Role of Varicocele in Male Factor Subfertility. Curr Urol Rep. 2017 Sep;18(9):73. 

Book Chapters

Berookhim BM, et al. Medical Implications of Erectile Dysfunction. Medical Clinics of North America. 2011 Jan;95(1):213-21.

Berookhim BM, et al. Management of azoospermia due to spermatogenic failure. Urological Clinics of North America. 2014 Feb;41(1):97-113.

Berookhim BM, et al. (2016) Urologic and Clinical Evaluation of the Male with Erectile Dysfunction. In: Sexual Health in the Couple: Management of Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women. LI Lipshultz, AW Pastuszak, A Giraldi, J Buster (Editors). Springer.

Berookhim BM, at al. (2018) Chapter 192: Erectile Dysfunction. In: Rutherford’s Textbook of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, 9th Edition (pp. 1208-20). A Sindawi and B Perler (Editors). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.