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Jorge Hallak


Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (HCFMUSP)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Dr. Jorge Hallak achieved his medical degree at the University of Sao Paulo Medical School (FMUSP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1984-1989). Specialized in General Surgery (1990-1992) and subsequently in Urology (1992-1995) at the same Institution. Fellowship in Andrology, and Male Infertility at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Urology (1996-1998), with focus in microsurgery, sperm cryopreservation, sperm physiology and biochemistry. Achieved the Doctorate Ph.D. degree (1999) in Medicine in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology at Hospital das Clínicas University of Sao Paulo Medical School (HCFMUSP). Currently, Dr. Jorge Hallak is Associate Professor of Medicine and Coordinator, Reproductive Toxicology Unit, Department of Pathology FMUSP and acting Urologist, Division of Urology HCFMUSP. Technical and Scientific Director, Androscience Science and Innovation Center in Andrology, Sexual and Male Reproductive Health and High-Complexity Clinical and Research Andrology Laboratory, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Specialized in urology, andrology, human reproduction, male infertility, hypogonadism, and urological microsurgery. Expertise in advanced andrology laboratory and cryopreservation. He is a member of international medical associations including American Society of Andrology (ASA), American Urological Association (AUA), American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR), Société Internationale d?Urologie (SIU), International Society for the Study of the Aging Male (ISSAM). Supervises and conducts research projects in five major lines of research and as a post-graduate course coordinator, he conducts the discipline at FMUSP?s Postgraduate Program, entitled: ?Planning and Execution of Clinical Research?. Regularly, he organizes and ministers training courses as well as lectures focused on the medical and nonmedical construction of knowledge and skills dedicated and aimed to develop competences and to capacitate medical and other health professionals in advances in Research and Development (R&D), with emphasis on preventive actions in the greater area of sexual and reproductive health. In this context, he brings together achievements applied to the transformation of scientific technological knowledge into educational information, formatted and accessible to the lay population and adolescents. He is coordinator of strategic partnership, based on investigations of Effects of Atmospheric Pollution on Human Fertility and Ad-Hoc consultant of National Scientific Council for Research Development, Federal Government (CNPq), State of Sao Paulo Research Funding Foundation (FAPESP), and others (FAPEMIG and FAPERP). Practice areas: Urology Andrology Human Reproduction Male Infertility Microsurgery Hypogonadism basic and advanced sperm functional tests (ROS, LPO, TBARS, DNA fragmentation, etc.) and sperm cryopreservation. Expertise?s: Anatomy of male reproductive and sexual systems; testis; epididymis; physiology and biochemistry of human spermatozoa; human spermatogenesis and testis histology; cryobiology; semen analysis and advanced sperm function tests (Reactive Oxygen Species; DNA fragmentation,) genetics of male infertility; environmental pollution; reproductive toxicology, translational research and social entrepreneurship. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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