July 22, 2013
SIU School of Medicine Announces New Andrology Fellowship
The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has started a one-year, accredited fellowship in andrology, the study of the modern management of male reproductive and sexual health. This year’s fellow is Dr. Charles Welliver, a 2013 graduate of the Urological Surgery Residency Program at Albany Medical College in New York.
“Men’s health is a growing field of medicine, and this fellowship will help us further train physicians to care for men’s health issues,” said Dr. Kevin McVary, professor and chair of the urology division and co-program director of the new fellowship program. Dr. Tobias Köhler, associate professor of urology, is also a co-director. “SIU has always been known for being on the cutting edge of surgical education, and this fellowship further demonstrates our commitment to that effort,” Köhler said. “Our fellows will develop a skill set at SIU that features internationally recognized expertise in prostate problems, sexual dysfunction and male infertility.”
Several area physicians will be involved in the guidance and education of the fellow. This includes both surgical and non-surgical clinical services including imaging, pathology, reproductive endocrinology, radiology and basic science.
Established in 1970, SIU School of Medicine’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health-care needs through education, patient care, research and community service. Its website is www.siumed.edu and its main number is 217-545-8000.