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Thomas J. Walsh, MD, MS

Thomas J. Walsh, MD, MS

Associate Professor
Department of Urology School of Medicine University of Washington
Director, Men's Health Center

Profile

“Seattle

Dr. Walsh is a UW associate professor of urology, Director of the Men's Health Center, and a leader in Men's Health.  He is a surgeon and researcher with expertise in male reproductive and sexual medicine and surgery. His goal is to provide the most innovative medical and surgical care for male infertility, erectile dysfunction and Peyronie's disease.  

Patient Care Philosophy
To provide state-of-the-art care for men experiencing infertility or sexual dysfunction.
He believes in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of Male Health conditions. He works closely with experts in female reproductive health to offer comprehensive care to infertile couples. He integrates the most advanced and minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment modalities into his practice.

Scope Of Care
Common conditions treated:  male infertility, prior vasectomy, azoospermia, varicocele, ejaculatory dysfunction, ejaculatory duct obstruction, male contraception (vasectomy), male sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease and hypogonadism (low testosterone).

Common surgeries performed: Microscopic and robot assisted vasectomy reversal, minimally invasive sperm retrieval, varicocele ligation, penile vascular surgery, vasectomy (no-scalpel technique), penile reconstructive surgery, penile prosthesis, and Peyronie’s reconstruction.

Personal Interests
He loves spending time with his family. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid cyclist and sailor.

Clinical Interests
Microscopic vasectomy reversal, advanced sperm retrieval techniques in azoospermic men, no scalpel vasectomy, penile prosthetic surgery, surgical treatment of Peyronie's disease and hormonal therapy for infertility and hypogonadism.

Research Interests
The epidemiology or and risk factors for Male Infertility
Novel physiologic mechanisms of sperm production
Novel approaches for sperm cryopreservation:  patient based approaches to maximize sperm recovery
Identification of novel genetic predictors of erectile dysfunction using Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS)

Teaching Interests
He involves students and surgical residents in all aspects of patient care when appropriate.

Languages
English

Expertise
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Surgery, Urology


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