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Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, M.D., F.A.C.S

Dr. Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad
Dr. Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad

Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad is Professor of Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology/Director of Men’s Health at NYU Langone - NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He also sees patients NYU’s Center for Men’s Health (CMH) in Manhattan.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, Dr. Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad matriculated at McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal, Canada where his family had immigrated after the Iranian revolution and his father completely restarted his career as a general surgeon. He received his medical degree from McGill University in 1989 and served as an Intern and Resident in General Surgery at the University of California in San Francisco before completing his urological residency at the Boston University Medical Center. He later completed a prestigious dual fellowship training in Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery in Boston under the auspices of Drs. Irwin Goldstein and Robert Oates who were widely regarded as leading national / international experts in their respective fields of sexual medicine and male infertility. After completing his training, Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad moved to New Jersey with his wife, Dr. Leila Jahangiri, who had also completed her dental training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston and has been the Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at NYU since 2002.

Following dual training in male infertility and sexual dysfunction during his fellowship, Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad was deeply involved in the training of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School residents as well as the Rutgers Reproductive Endocrine and Infertility (REI) fellows from the late 1990s through the early part of 2023. Having worked with Dr. Bob Oates who was instrumental in establishing the genetic aspects of congenital absence of the vas deferens, he has been passionate about teaching urology residents and REI fellows on various aspects of the evaluation and counseling of patients with a genetic basis for infertility. The range of academic publications encompassing general urology, oncology, and andrology are a reflection of a practice rich in related pathologies at the VA, Rutgers-University Hospital and Hackensack University Medical Center. An invited chapter author for Peyronie’s Disease on the next edition of Campbell Walsh Wein textbook of urology (2024), Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad has been a participant in multiple Plenary Sessions of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting and is a co-author of the 2014 United States Surgeon General’s Report.  In addition to the widely cited AUA Guidelines manuscripts, articles on the medical legal aspects of treating erectile dysfunction in HIV-positive men, penile implant surgery drainage, prophylactic epinephrine for iatrogenic priapism, US Preventive Services Task Force prostate-specific antigen screening guidelines effects on prostate cancer pathology at diagnosis, genetic considerations in patients with unilateral renal agenesis  associated with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens, and advancing urology resident surgical autonomy are among the more significant publications for their novelty and/or practice changing implications.

Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery / Urology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Chief of Urology at the VA NJ Health Care System, and the Director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine / NJU – Summit Health at the Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad has served as a member of the American Urological Association Global Task Force and has been selected for multiple editions of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, New Jersey Monthly magazine’s "Best Doctors in New Jersey" and NY Magazine Top Doctors 2020. He is one of only a handful of New Jersey urologists listed on Castle Connolly's America’s Top Doctors since 2012. Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad is certified by the American Board of Urology and has been a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Urological Association, The Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), the International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM), the Society for Study of Male Reproduction, and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). He is a scientific reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad is the president of SMSNA Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors. From 2011 to 2015, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the NY Section of the American Urological Association as the New Jersey representative.  In 2015, he was the recipient of SMSNA’s highest distinction, the Distinguished Service Award.

From 2015 to 2019, Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad served as a member of two American Urological Association Guidelines Panel(s) tasked with preparation of evidence-based practice guidelines for urologists in the United States. He has served as the Associate Editor of the AUA News (Men’s Health), the official newsletter of the American Urological Association, since 2020. Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad was one of 16 members of the American Board of Urology Examination Committee and is currently an examiner for the oral boards. In 2021, he was elected to the Board of Directors as the next Secretary of the New York Section of the American Urological Association starting May 2023. In addition to his commitment to teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad has been committed to educating the underserved by giving volunteer talks in the Newark area churches and community centers, as well as providing emergency care since 1997 to the underprivileged population served by the University Hospital in Newark. He was a contributor to the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) DEI Position Statement and authorized the establishment of the first DEI Committee as SMSNA President in 2018. His accomplishments in this arena included overhaul of SMSNA website imagery and content to include diverse under-represented minority patients as well as sexual diversity. In addition, he was instrumental in directing attention to meeting moderation and abstract review committee personnel in both the SMSNA Fall meeting as well as the joint annual meeting at the American Urological Association. Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad helped establish the annual DEI Research Award at SMSNA and is particularly proud of his years of service to the United States veterans. He is the recipient of Special Contribution Awards and multiple VA Gold-leaf Awards for outstanding service.

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