Statement/motivation of why I am applying for Member at Large
I, Dr. Juan Ignacio Martínez-Salamanca, serve as an Assistant Professor and Attending of Urology (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) at University Hospital Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda since 2007 and also Associate Professsor of Urology at Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (2019) in Madrid. It’s my honor to apply for ISSM Member-at-Large.
I completed my residency training in Urology at Hospital Universitario Gregorio Marañón (Madrid) in 2006. Then, I pursued a fellowship in Robotic Surgery and Sexual Medicine at the Weill Cornell Department of Urology in the city of New York (New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell University), supported by Endourological Society Grant. I have served under the supervision of Professor Ashutosh K. Tewari, MD and John Mulhall, MD.
My bench research, in the lab at Cornell University, focused on Erectile Dysfunction (ED) after radical prostatectomy in the rat experimental model. On the clinical side I was involved over the years in several clinical trials and international registries regarding Sexual Medicine and Prosthetic/ Reconstructive Urology. (See CV).
Upon my return to Madrid and incorporation to the University Hospital, I was bestowed to lead the division of Sexual Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. I focused to the field of Andrology and worked along with my mentor Dr. Ignacio Moncada. On the bench side, I had the privilege to work with Drs. In~igo Saenz de Tejada and then with Dr. Javier Angulo, in different experimental projects related with Sexual Medicine, specially focused on ED after cavernous nerve injury (Stem cells, ED pathophysiology, new targets & drugs etc.). This lead to many scientific contributions and was awarded with two ESSM Basic Research Grants and the 2016 ESSM Award of Excellence.
I was involved as well in the European Society for Sexual Medicine- ESSM and also ISSM (Since 2011-2019), in different positions (Newsletter Editor, Member of Bylaws Committee, Board Member and Secretary General), organizing different activities including Madrid ESSM Annual Meeting (2016). I was invited in several national and international meeting to do live surgery and many educational activities in the field of Prosthetic & Reconstructive Urology.
Regarding ISSM involvement over the years, I have attended to some of its Annual Congresses, i.e. Chicago, Lisbon, Sao Paulo, I am a member of the Bylaws Committee, and I have participated as a member in the 4th International Consultation of Sexual Medicine (ICSM) held in Madrid from 19th to 21st June, 2015 and during the 2012 World Meeting on Sexual Medicine (Chicago) our research group was awarded with Emil Tanagho prize.
In my home country, I was part of the board of Spanish Association of Urology Andrology Group (AEU), Spanish Association of Andrology (ASESA), and Editor-In-Chief of “Revista Internacional de Andrologia” and many responsabilies over the years both scientific and management as well.
Recently, I will be co-chairman of the first European Masterclass in ED & Peyronie ´s Disease organized by EAU (ESU-ESGURS-ESAU) and also I work as senior member associate of EAU Guidelines Panel on Male Sexual Health 2019-2023.
Today, I am continued fully involved in Clinical as well Basic Research (Academical setting) combining them with my daily clinical practice in the field of Uro-Oncology, Andrology and Reconstructive and Prosthetic Surgery in Urology.
Based on my clinical and research background inside ESSM and ISSM, and also the chance to be in different positions inside ESSM, since the last 15 years, I would like to offer my time and experience to serve ISSM as a society and specially their members to continue facing new challenges in education and research inside the amazing world of sexual medicine.
Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to your positive response.
Juan I. Martínez-Salamanca, MD PhD, FACS FEBU FECSM