is the branch of science and medicine dealing with the
reproductive organs and physiologic processes in men.
An andrologist may be a BS, MT, Doctor of Philosophy,
Ph.D., Medical Doctor, or combinations of any of these
degrees. If the andrologist is directly involved in
examining, diagnosing, treating (prescribing medication
or performing surgery) the male then he or she must
be a MD, usually a Urologist.
reproductive medicine laboratories employ at least one
highly trained Ph.D. andrologist/embryologist who has
achieved the designation of High Complexity Laboratory
Director from the American Association of Bioanalysts.
These specialists are highly trained to insure the highest
quality standards and to recognize the subtle variations
in sperm analyses.
Anyone with suspected male infertility should have a
semen analysis performed by a reproductive medicine
laboratory to insure the most accurate results.
andrologists are also actively involved in many types
of research related to the causes of and treatments
for male infertility. Many are also skilled embryologists
who can conduct delicate micromanipulation procedures
such as ICSI, PGD, or assisted