David Shin, M.D.

David Shin, M.D., FACS

Chief, Center for Sexual Health and Fertility
Assistant Professor of Surgery (Urology), Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Doctor Shin received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and is a Board certified urologist who specializes in medical and surgical treatments for male infertility and erectile dysfunction. His residency training took place at Yale University and fellowship training in microsurgery at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to and in elaboration of his previously mentioned specialties, Doctor Shin is qualified in performing vasectomy reversals, sperm retrievals, and hormonal evaluations. He is also experiences in treating bladder issues, kidney stones, benign prostatic hyperplasia, elevated PSA, and testis cancer.

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About me

I grew up in a family of doctors, my father being a pediatrician and my mother an anesthesiologist. Often they talked about how much they enjoyed taking care of patients; whether it was in the office or in the operating room. When I was first exposed to urology, what immediately attracted me to the field was the ability to have long-term relationships with my patients and provide care using medical therapy or surgery.

As a specialist in male sexual health and fertility, I am in the unique position of being able to have this type of lasting relationship with both my patients and their partners. It is one of the most rewarding aspects of my practice. With successful diagnosis and treatment, I can help couples to achieve intimacy, improve their relationship and even start a family.

Often, the hardest part for men struggling with reproductive or sexual problems is to walk through the door, sit down and start a conversation with me to discuss these sensitive issues. That is why, with every encounter, I strive to create a compassionate and caring environment that allows that conversation to take place. My goal is to develop a treatment plan that is tailored for each individual patient’s goals and lifestyle. Sometimes, this plan could be as simple as adjusting medications while other times, it may require performing complex microsurgery.

As an academic urologist, my role as a clinician is only one part of what I do. In order to improve patient outcomes, I believe clinical research is integral to advancing our collective medical knowledge. I have presented my research at national and international meetings on men’s health issues such as BPH, hypogonadism, erectile dysfunction and male infertility. Currently, I collaborate with physicians at other institutions around the world to create a database that will help us to improve our patient care for infertile men.

I am proud to be part of the urology team at HackensackUMC where we are committed to academic excellence and are dedicated to constantly improving patient care using the latest, state-of-the-art techniques.

Conditions and Procedures

Male Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Sperm Retrieval, Varicocelectomy, Penile Prosthesis, Hypogonadism, Low Testosterone, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)/Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS), Testis Cancer, Surgery of the testis and epididymis.

Credentials

Positions

  • Chief, Center for Sexual Health and Fertility, HackensackUMC Department of Urology
  • Assistant Attending, HackensackUMC Department of Urology
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (Urology), Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology, 2006

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, 2004
  • Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Urology, 2002
  • Post-Doctorate Urology Research Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine, 1999
  • Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital, General Surgery, 1999
  • MD with Honors in Research, Weill-Cornell University Medical College, 1997

Departments

  • Urology

Locations and Contact Information

HackensackUMC Department of Urology
360 Essex St.
Suite 403
Hackensack, NJ 07601
551-996-8090

My Research

Research Interests
My research focuses on improving treatment for men’s health issues such as male infertility, sexual dysfunction and hypogonadism. My four areas of research have focused on:

  • Empiric medical therapy for the treatment of male infertility
  • Optimizing treatment for erectile dysfunction after Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Hypogonadism (low testosterone)

Accomplishments include:

  • Leading roundtable discussion on Empiric Medical Therapy for the Treatment of Male Infertility at the 2016 American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting
  • Contributing to the Andrology Research Consortium, an international collaboration of leading male infertility centers as the only site from New Jersey
  • Presenting numerous outcome studies related to the management of male infertility and erectile dysfunction at the national meetings for the American Urological Association, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Sexual Medicine Society of North America and American Society for Men’s Health
  • Team Leader for the prestigious Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Disease Specific Certification in Prostate Cancer at Hackensack University Medical Center (one of three medical centers to have this certification in the United States)
  • Selected as a CREST (Clinical Research/Reproductive Scientist Training Scholarship) Scholar from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Recent Publications

  • Effect of Anastrozole on Prostate Specific Antigen Values in Hypogonadal, Subfertile Men [Meeting Abstract]
    DiGiorgio Lorenzo; Bonitz, Robert P; Shin, David
    Journal of Urology 2016 April 195 (4S): e226.
  • Current State of Penile Rehabilitation after Robotic Prostatectomy
    Wright, Christopher; Sujka, Joseph; Shin, David
    Current Sexual Health Reports 2014 June Volume 6, Issue 2: 81-88.
  • Nutrient Supplementation: Improving Male Fertility Fourfold
    Mora-Esteves, Cesar; Shin, David
    Seminars in Reproductive Medicine 2013 Jul; 31(4): 293-300.
 


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