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Pearls and Pitfalls of Starting a Men’s Health Practice

Pearls and Pitfalls of Starting a Men’s Health Practice - Organized by the Young Clinicians Committee
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 5 pm PST / 7 pm CST / 8 pm EST

Starting a Men's Health Practice can be challenging with pitfalls and a steep learning curve. This webinar will serve to discuss several important facts of starting a practice with the intent to flatten the learning curve. Panelists will include SMSNA members and recently graduated fellowship trained specialists Raul Clavijo, Premal Patel and Nannan Thirumavalavan. Topics for discussion include:

  • How to Ensure Appropriate Remuneration: Raul I. Clavijo, MD
  • How to Effectively Market Your Practice: Nannan Thirumavalavan, MD
  • Strategies for Patient Outreach: Nannan Thirumavalavan, MD
  • How to Develop Industry Relationships and Their Role in Your Practice: Premal Patel, MD




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Thomas A. Masterson III, MD



Raul I. Clavijo, MD

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Dr. Raul Clavijo did his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley and went on to medical school at UCSF. He completed his residency training in Urology at UCLA and a 1 year fellowship in male reproductive medicine and surgery at the University of Miami. He is currently an assistant clinical professor in Urology at the University of California, Davis.


Premal Patel, MD

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Dr. Premal Patel joined the Section of Urology in July of 2019 as an Assistant Professor. He completed his Fellowship training in Male Infertility, Microsurgery and Sexual Medicine at the University of Miami. He has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts in the field of Urology & Male Reproduction. Prior to completing his Fellowship, he completed his Urology Residency at the University of Manitoba and obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Calgary.


Nannan Thirumavalavan, MD

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Dr. Nannan Thirumavalavan is an Assistant Professor of Urology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is University Hospitals' Chief of Male Reproductive and Sexual Health. He attended Boston University for his undergraduate and then went on to complete medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Subsequently, he completed his Internship in General Surgery, and Residency in Urology at Boston Medical Center and then completed a fellowship in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.



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