Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Robert E Brannigan, MD

Robert E Brannigan, MD

Chief of Male Reproductive Medicine and Men's Health in the Department of Urology

Professor of Urology

Focus of Work

Bio

Robert E. Brannigan, MD is a Professor in the Department of Urology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine with a clinical and research focus on male reproductive medicine and surgery. He obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University. After completing residency training in Urology at Northwestern, he entered a fellowship in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brannigan returned to join the Faculty at Northwest...[Read full text]Robert E. Brannigan, MD is a Professor in the Department of Urology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine with a clinical and research focus on male reproductive medicine and surgery. He obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University. After completing residency training in Urology at Northwestern, he entered a fellowship in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brannigan returned to join the Faculty at Northwestern in 1999 where he is a Professor and Director of the Andrology Fellowship. Over half of his prior fellows now hold faculty positions at academic medical centers. Within Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he serves as the Assistant Director of Student Affairs in the Augusta Webster Office of Medical Education.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

Dr. Brannigan has been actively involved in the leadership of many national organizations and societies. He is a Past President of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU) and also a Past President of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR). He serves on the Examination Committee for the American Board of Urology and the Core Curriculum Committee for the American Urological Association. He was recently elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Am...[Read full text]Dr. Brannigan has been actively involved in the leadership of many national organizations and societies. He is a Past President of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU) and also a Past President of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR). He serves on the Examination Committee for the American Board of Urology and the Core Curriculum Committee for the American Urological Association. He was recently elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He is an Editorial Editor for the journal Fertility and Sterility, and he is an Assistant Editor for The Journal of Urology. He is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous other peer-reviewed journals.[Shorten text]

Clinical Focus

Dr. Robert E. Brannigan's clinical concentration is male reproductive medicine and surgery. His surgical interests included performing: microsurgical vasectomy reversal; microsurgical varicocelectomy; micro-TESE for sperm extraction; and vasectomy. He treats hypogonadism (low testosterone) in males, including hypogonadism associated with aging and congenital causes such as Klinefelter's syndrome. His primary research focuses on fertility preservation (oncofertility) in adolescent and adult male ...[Read full text]Dr. Robert E. Brannigan's clinical concentration is male reproductive medicine and surgery. His surgical interests included performing: microsurgical vasectomy reversal; microsurgical varicocelectomy; micro-TESE for sperm extraction; and vasectomy. He treats hypogonadism (low testosterone) in males, including hypogonadism associated with aging and congenital causes such as Klinefelter's syndrome. His primary research focuses on fertility preservation (oncofertility) in adolescent and adult male patients with cancer.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1992)
  • Internship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, General Surgery (1993)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), General Surgery (1994)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), Urology (1998)
  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine (1999)
  • Board Certification: Urology