Dr. Martyn Vickers Receive Significant International Honor
Dr. Martyn Vickers, a member of the Pen Bay Urology team, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Sexual Medicine Society of North America at their annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario.
Dr. Vickers, a Maine native, was cited for his work in development of medical devices and techniques to identify, preserve and if necessary reconstruct the nerves that control erectile function during prostate cancer surgery. His research in determining the physical and chemical properties of erectile tissue was recognized.
"Dr. Vickers is a leader in his field, and has contributed greatly to the health and well-being of his patients," said Dr. Dana Goldsmith, Vice President for Medical Affairs at Pen Bay Healthcare. "We are proud to have a physician of this caliber practicing right here at Penobscot Bay Medical Center."
Dr. Vickers joined the Pen Bay Urology team in 2006, bringing with him expertise in the fields of erectile dysfunction, neuro-urological disease and prostate cancer therapy with cryoablation as well as ongoing research in the field of urology and worldwide teaching and lecturing experience. Pen Bay Urology is online at pbmc.org/urology.
Born and raised in Bangor, Dr. Vickers graduated as valedictorian of his John Bapst High School class. He received his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. His surgical/urological training included a general surgical internship and first year surgical residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a urological residency at the University of Vermont. After two years of active duty in the U.S. Army and 12 years in private practice in Augusta, Maine, he accepted a teaching position at Harvard Medical School.
From 1987 to 1993, while an attending surgeon at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, he was actively involved in basic science research in erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer. In 1994, he was appointed Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 1995, he became the Chief of Surgery at the Togus VA Medical Center. He left that post to join Pen Bay Urology 11 years later.
Along with frequent trips to lecture in France, Portugal and the Netherlands, Dr. Vickers has been involved in the training of urology residents from Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts Medical School and from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
Dr. Vickers is well known for his study of and contributions to the field of erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer. His accomplishments include two surgical patents and the publication of many books, articles and abstracts. Dr. Vickers also performs peer reviews for many medical journals in his field.
The Sexual Medicine Society of North America was established in 1994 as an independent organization of health care professionals concerned with the science of human sexual function and dysfunction. The organization:
- Promotes, encourages and supports the highest standards of practice, research, education and ethics in the study of the anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment of human sexual function and dysfunction.
- Provides a forum for the free exchange and discussion of new ideas, thoughts and concepts in this field.
The SMS seeks to identify existing and emerging issues in the field of human sexual function and dysfunction, provide accurate and credible information to medical professionals, develop standards and guidelines for impotence research and practice, and produce educational program that bring leading-edge concepts of research, clinical practice, ethics and politics to healthcare professionals interested in impotence and related matters. Online: smsna.org