Dr. Tom Walsh is a UW assistant professor of urology, Director of Male Reproductive and Sexual Medicine at University of Washington Medical Center, and a leader in men’s health. He is a surgeon and researcher with expertise in male reproductive and sexual medicine and surgery. His goal is to provide the most innovative medical and surgical care for male infertility, erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease.
Dr. Walsh’s patient care philosophy is to provide state-of-the-art care for men experiencing infertility or sexual dysfunction. He believes in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of male health conditions. He works closely with experts in female reproductive health to offer comprehensive care to infertile couples. He integrates the most advanced and minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment modalities into his practice. Dr. Walsh has been named as one of “Seattle’s Top Doctors” by both Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine (2011).
The most common conditions Dr. Walsh treats include: male infertility, prior vasectomy, azoospermia, varicocele, ejaculatory dysfunction, ejaculatory duct obstruction, male contraception (vasectomy), male sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease and hypogonadism (low testosterone). The most common surgeries he performs include: microscopic vasectomy reversal, minimally invasive sperm retrieval, varicocele ligation, penile vascular surgery, vasectomy (no-scalpel technique), penile reconstructive surgery and penile prosthesis placement.
Dr. Walsh completed his undergraduate training at the University of Oregon, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He then received his medical degree from Northwestern University, where he garnered the highest academic honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Walsh completed his general and urologic surgical training at the UW, during which time he served as a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Scholar and received a master’s degree in epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health. He completed a fellowship in male infertility and erectile dysfunction at the University of California, San Francisco and directed the UCSF Center for Male Reproductive Health before returning to UW Medicine.
Dr. Walsh has an active research program that aims to improve our understanding of male reproductive failure and to identify successful treatments for male infertility. He is a national leader in male infertility and sexual dysfunction, and lectures both nationally and internationally. Among his active memberships are: The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, (has served on the Research Committee) where he has served as a moderation for the organization’s annual meeting; the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction; and the American Urological Association.