Dear Members of the MESSM,
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support and trust, and congratulate our previous President Dr Talal Merdad, MESSM board of directors and committees, the executive office, the Jordanian Association of Urological Surgeons, the Tunisian Society of clinical Sexology and all the affiliated societies for holding a very successful meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I am a Genito Urinary surgeon; Graduated from Saint Joseph University-Hotel Dieu de France Hospital -Beirut Lebanon; Licensed physician in Lebanon and New York. Currently practicing at Keserwan Medical Center; Head of the Urology Department at SZUMC and Attending Urologist at BMC, CHN, and NINI hospital Lebanon.
Trained by Leading Experts in USA (Lenox Hill Hospital; Advanced Urological Care); Europe (Heidelberg University-klinikum Heilbronn), and Asia in two subspecialties Endourology and sexual medicine; Holder of a Masters degree In Biological and Medical Science; and Fellow of the European Board of sexual medicine
During my previous years of studies, I came to believe in a medicine that helps our fellow human beings with the least invasive techniques. I found out that the combination of medical knowledge, experience and technological innovation could make human life much easier and safer. I performed the first Laser Mini-PCNL in Lebanon; the first dynamic contrast enhanced ultrasound PCNL in the MENA region; developed the Awake flexible Ureterorenoscopy technique, C-V GreenLight laser technique, and Gradual PCNL technique. Expert in penile implant placement and low intensity shock wave therapy (LISWT) for treating Erectile Dysfunction (ED); I was among the first urologists in the Middle East to introduce LISWT for treating ED, and published new ideas and indications for LISWT.
Active MESSM board member since 2017, Director of the MESSM 2022 penile implant workshop that was held in Jordan on the 6th of January 2022, Speaker in local and international medical congresses and active member in multiple international societies (American Urological Association; European Association of Urology; Endourology Society; European School of UroTechnology; International Society of Sexual Medicine).
I am very interested in developing the Sexual medicine field in the Middle East because I am fascinated by the potential of that field. I believe that the sky is the limit when it comes to mastering the knowledge, the skills, and abilities needed be a successful Doctor in Sexual Medicine.
My plan for MESSM is to: 1- continue previous MESSM projects and maintain the collaboration with ISSM and our affiliated societies. 2- increase awareness in the new medical and surgical treatment and prevention for patients with sexual dysfunction. 3- improve sexual education for parents and kids. 4- raise awareness about sexual assault and abuse. 5- collaborate with the World Health Organization, universities, schools, and local medical societies in ME. 6- offer grants for doctors in order to attend the annual MESSM meeting. 7- update the MESSM website and social media platform. 8- increase the number of MESSM members. 9- support the research activities in sexual medicine field. 10- help people and communities in ME in getting access to caring doctors in Sexual medicine.
In order to keep you updated about our different scientific activities and the newest studies in the field of sexual medicine; we have decided to publish a bimonthly online newsletter that will be sent to all MESSM members and will include the best articles abstracts from different well recognized international journals. Doctor Ahmad Majzoub and Doctor Yaman Altal will be in charge of the MESSM Newsletter Committee and will be looking forward to receiving your feedback and comments.
In conclusion I can only achieve my mission and vision for MESSM by having your support and your active participation in our different MESSM committees and upcoming educational activities and congresses. I will do my utmost best to build on previous MESSM achievements and to reach a higher height.
Dr. Jawad Feghali, MD, MSc, FECSM.