Prof. Dr. Marcel D. Waldinger
The ISSM is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of our respected colleague and longstanding ISSM member Marcel Waldinger on May 1st, 2019.
Marcel Waldinger was a true scientist and always the patients advocate, working hard to establish evidence to support our clinical work. Marcel Waldinger contributed heavily to the International Consultation on Sexual Medicine and the previous ISSM Standards Committee. He was an excellent speaker and many will miss him as a good friend.
As one of the leading Premature Ejaculation (PE) researchers in the world, and a staunch proponent of the neurobiological origin theory of the disorder, Marcel Waldinger played a key role in how we define, treat and understand premature ejaculation. He participated in all important guidelines and definition papers regarding ejaculatory disorders.
Marcel Waldinger worked as consulting psychiatrist from 1993 to 2013 in the HagaZiekenhuis in The Hague, the Netherlands. From 1993 to 2013 he was head of the outpatient clinic on Neurosexology. Since 2011 he had his own clinic in Amstelveen. In 2009 he was appointed professor in the Sexual Psychopharmacology at the Utrecht University. In 2015 he was appointed Adjunct Professor in Pharmacology and Physiology at the Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia (PA), USA.
His death has saddened us all and our thoughts are with his partner Trudy, family, friends and colleagues who will miss him. Sexual medicine has lost one of its great spirits.