Darius Paduch, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Darius A. Paduch, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Urology and Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, NY, USA. He is an internationally recognized expert in genetics and reproductive endocrinology of male infertility, sexual medicine, virology, and hypogonadism.
Dr. Paduch received his medical degree from the Medical Academy of Lodz, Poland, and his PhD in molecular microbiology from the Polish Academy of Sciences. He finished his residency in urology at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in andrology and male infertility at the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine, at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Population Council on the campus of Rockefeller University, in New York City. He subsequently joined the faculty as a clinician-scientist at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he has been an academic faculty member since 2003.
Dr. Paduch is Associate Research Director of the Fellowship Program in Male Infertility and Andrology, and is a certified Laboratory Director in Endocrinology, Andrology, Bacteriology, and Genetic Testing.
His clinical and translational research interests focus on the preservation of fertility in adolescents with Klinefelter Syndrome, genetics of male infertility and testicular failure, and the role of antivirals on spermatogenesis and sperm chromatin damage. He has made significant contributions to advance our understanding of neurobiology of ejaculatory and orgasmic dysfunction in men and has developed new methods to measure arousal using ultrasonography. His research has led to the development of clinical trials to measure the effects of testosterone replacement on ejaculatory dysfunction.
Dr. Paduch has published over 80 peer reviewed journal articles, 8 book chapters, and has given numerous invited lectures in the United States, Europe, and New Zealand.
He specializes in treating male children, adolescents and adults with varicocele, infertility, Klinefelter Syndrome, low testosterone, and sexual dysfunction.
A retired captain in the US Army, Dr. Paduch is an avid boater, fisherman and crossbow hunter in his spare time.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling Dr. Paduch's office at 212-746-5309.
· B.S., Biochemistry, Copernicus Gymnasium, Kolobrzeg, Poland
1982 – 1986
· M.D. Degree, Medical Academy of Lodz, Poland,
1986 – 1993, 1990 – 1993 MD/PhD Program
· Ph.D. in Applied Medical Sciences – Molecular Microbiology, Medical Academy of Lodz, Poland, Polish Mother's Institute for Medical Research, Lodz, Poland
1990 – 2002,
· Residency in Urology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
1996 – 2002
· Fellowship in Male Infertility and Andrology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
· Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Reproductive Biology, Center for Biomedical Research, Population Council, New York, NY
2003 – 2005
· Instructor in Pediatric Surgery and Urology, Co-Director Center for Adolescent Andrology, Staff Scientist, Dept. of Pediatric Surgery, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital, Lodz, Poland
· Intern in Internal Medicine, Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Darby, PA
1995 – 1996
· Resident in Urology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
1996 – 2002,
· Assistant Professor of Surgery, Div. of Urology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
2002 – 2003,
· Instructor in Urology, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Urology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
2003 – 2005
· Assistant Professor of Urology and Reproductive Medicine, Brady Urologic Health Center, Cornell Institute for Reproductive Medicine, New York, NY
2005 – present
· Staff Scientist, Center for Biomedical Research, Population Council, New York, NY
· New York State Department of Health Certified Genetic Laboratory Assistant Director, Department of Urology and Reproductive Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
· Associate Research Director of Fellowship Program in Male Infertility and Andrology, Department of Urology and Reproductive Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
· Consultant and President, Chief Scientist, Consulting Research Services, Inc, Red Bank, NJ
AWARDS and HONORS:
· 2nd Place, Best Research, AUA Foundation Research Forum, Chicago, 2009
· Society for Study of Male Reproduction AUA 2009 Research Forum Scholar, Chicago, 2009
· Cook Urology Travel Award, American Society of Andrology, Seattle, 2005
· In-Training Award of American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Philadelphia, 2004
· New Investigator Award, American Society of Andrology, Baltimore, 2004
· Thomas C. Chang Trainee Travel Award, American Society of Andrology, Baltimore, 2004
· Miley B. Wesson Western Section AUA Award, Anchorage, 2001
· Society for Male Reproduction and Urology Traveling Award, Orlando, 2001
· Scholar in Marine Biological Laboratory (Frontiers in Reproduction), Woods Hole, 2001
· Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award, Portland, 2001
· C.V. Hodges Best Resident Paper, Portland, 1999
· AAP, Section on Urology; 1st Place in Clinical Research Prize Award, San Francisco, 1995
BOARDS and COMMITEES:
· American Society of Andrology Exam Committee, 2007- present
· Society Assisted Reproductive Technology Research Committee Board Member, 2007-2010
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
· American Urological Association
· American Society for Reproductive Medicine
· American Society of Andrology
· Endocrine Society
· Sexual Medicine Society of North America
· Society for Male Reproduction and Urology
· Society for the Study of Male Reproduction
· NIH, NIDDK Clinical research in Kidney and Urologic Diseases course, Washington, DC, 2004
· Responsible Conduct of Research certificate, IRB, Weill Medical College, NYC, NY, 2004
· Laboratory Safety Course, Rockefeller University, NYC, NY, 2003
· Laboratory Radiation Safety Course for PI, Weill Medical College, NYC, NY, 2003
· Research Integrity Training for Principal Investigators, 2008
State of New York, unlimited, current, active, 227386-1,
State of Oregon, unlimited, current, inactive, MD24101,
DEA certificate, current, BPXXXXXX,
Role: Principal Investigator,
Title: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy in assessment of testicular function in adolescents and men with Klinefelter Syndrome.
Source: Klinefelter Syndrome and Associates
Role: Principal Investigator,
Title: Use of Ultrasound in Evaluation of Orgasmic and Ejaculatory Dysfunction in Men – Validation of New Method
Source: Eli Lilly and Company
Period: 1-2009 to 1-2010
Role: Principal Investigator and Program Director for fellowship training grant to Dr. Laurent Vaucher
Title: Estradiol signaling through GPR30 membrane receptor and its role in steroidogenesis.
Source: SICPA Fondation, Societe Academique Vaudoise Fund and Pierre Decker Fund