Current Opinion in Urology was launched in 1991. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of urology is divided into 10 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editor for this issue.
Francesco Montorsi, MD, is Professor of Urology at University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Department of Urology, in Milan, Italy. He is also Head of the Sexual Medicine Center and an Attending Urologist, Department of Urology, at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.
Prof. Montorsi received his medical degree from the University of Milan, School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in urology. In addition, he completed a residency in andrology at the University of Pisa, School of Medicine.
Prof. Montorsi's major research interests have included several urological areas with a specific focus on pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of sexual dysfunctions, prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
As a widely published author, Prof. Montorsi has co-authored more than 400 peer reviewed journal articles and several book chapters. His most recent contributions to the literature have been on the management, treatment, and pathophysiology of male and female sexual dysfunctions, prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. His articles have been published in many prestigious journals including The Lancet, Journal of Clinical Oncology, European Heart Journal, Diabetes Care, European Urology, International Journal of Cancer, European Journal of Cancer, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Drugs, Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology International, Urology, The International Journal of Impotence Research, Surgery, Hormones and Behavior and Current Opinion in Urology.
He is Editor in Chief for European Urology (which has an impact factor of 6.512) and for European Urology Supplements (which has an impact factor of 1.711). He is a reviewer for The Lancet, JAMA, European Urology, The Journal of Urology, Urology, Urological Research, British Journal of Urology International, International Journal of Impotence Research, World Journal of Urology and The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Prof. Montorsi holds positions in several international professional organizations including Past-President of the European Society for Sexual Medicine. Prof. Montorsi has been designated as Chairman of the 2009 International Consultation on Sexual Dysfunctions sponsored by the World Health Organisation.