Philip Werthman, M.D.
Top fertility doctor Philip Werthman began his medical career in one of the most prestigious ways possible: he graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the class valedictorian, having ranked first in his class for all four years of medical school. After he was awarded the Medical Staff Award for Highest Attainment on the National Boards medical examination, it became very clear that Dr. Werthman could have his choice of specialty programs and training.
Dr. Werthman chose Urology. He completed his seven-year residency and fellowship in urology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Issues of male infertility and micro-surgery fascinated the young doctor so he decided to further specialize in Andrology (literally, the “study of man,” a subspecialty within the discipline of Urology) and was granted a visiting fellowship in male infertility and microsurgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Werthman is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and Director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Vasectomy Reversal in Los Angeles, CA. He is also a past president of the Los Angeles Urologic Society and a former Chief of Urology at Century City Hospital.
In addition to his “Patient’s Choice” and “Most Compassionate Doctor” awards, Dr. Werthman has also received many accolades from medical associations and peer-review boards, including a perennial listing on “America’s Top Physicians,” and the Path2Parenthood’s “Illuminations Award,” a coveted honor bestowed upon only the most outstanding fertility doctors in the nation. His development of the mini-incision microsurgical vasoepididymostomy earned him recognition as one of the American Urologic Association’s National Meeting’s top ten innovators in urological surgery.
Dr. Werthman’s high success rate with minimal complications has prompted his peers to seek his advice as well. In response to these requests, Dr. Werthman authored the chapter on male reproductive surgery in the leading urological textbook, “Complications of Urologic Surgery,” and took on the task of editing a textbook on male infertility for the series, “Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America.”
When the mainstream media need answers to questions about male fertility, Dr. Werthman is the expert upon whom they rely. He has been featured as an authority on male fertility and vasectomy reversal by multiple news sources, including ABC News, CBS News, NBC News and ESPN. His surgical successes have been celebrated in People Magazine and the Los Angeles Times, and he performed network television’s first-ever vasectomy reversal in an episode of ABC TV’s “Extreme Makeover.”
Recent Scientific Articles
Mini-incision microsurgical vasoepididymostomy: a new surgical approach. UROLOGY Werthman P. 2007; 70(4):794-6.
Significant decrease in sperm deoxyribonucleic acid fragmentation after varicocelectomy. FERTILITY STERILITY Werthman P., Wixon R., Kasperson K., Evenson DP. 2008;90(5):1800-4