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Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr., M.D.


Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr., M.D., is Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic and Director of the Center for Male Fertility . Dr. Sabanegh received his medical degree from the University of Virginia College of Medicine in 1985. He received his urology residency at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. In 1994, he completed an infertility/microsurgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Following that, he returned to San Antonio, Texas where he served in the United States Air Force until 2006. In 2006, Dr. Sabanegh returned to Cleveland and assumed his current position. In addition, he is the Program Director for the Male Infertility Fellowship, leading one of the few male infertility Fellowship programs in the United States, which combines basic research with extensive clinical experience.

His surgical interests include microsurgical reconstruction of the male reproductive tract and advanced sperm harvest techniques. His research interests include complex reconstructions for obstruction of the reproductive tract, fertility preservation in cancer patients, varicoceles, and environmental influences on fertility.

Dr. Sabanegh has published more than 90 scientific articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. He is an Associate Professor of Urology at the Lerner College of Medicine of the Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Sabanegh is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He is a past chief consultant for the Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force. He holds active membership in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Urologic Association and the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and Urology. He is the Assistant Editor for UROLOGY and has served as a reviewer for the Journals of Andrology, Urology, British Journal of Urology, Cancer and Fertility and Sterility.