Dr. Yafi specializes in Andrology (men’s health), which includes focus on male infertility, sexual dysfunction, and low testosterone. He is the Medical Director of the Department of Urology’s Men’s Health Program at UC Irvine.
- Dr. Yafi has received research grants from the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and the Quebec Urological Association
- He has received recognition and rewards for his research
- He has been an invited guest speaker at multiple national and international conferences
Dr. Yafi is Associate Professor of Urology, Chief of the Division Men’s Health and Reconstructive Urology, Director of Men’s Health and Newport Urology and co-Director of the Eric S. Wisenbaugh GURS Fellowship in Male Reconstructive and Prosthetic Urology at the University of California, Irvine. His practice is specialized in men’s health, erectile dysfunction, hypogonadism, Peyronie’s disease, prosthetic surgery, male voiding dysfunction/enlarged prostate and male infertility.
Dr. Yafi earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut. He then served his internship in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and subsequently completed his residency in Urology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He then completed a two year fellowship in Andrology, Sexual Medicine and Prosthetic Urology at Tulane University. Dr. Yafi is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Yafi serves on numerous national and international society committees as both member and chair. With the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, he serves as Middle East liaison and member of the Industry Relations committee and has served as chair of the Abstract Review Committee for the 2017 annual meeting. He was the co-chair of the Scientific Committee for the 2020 annual meeting and is the chair of the Scientific Committee for the 2021 meeting. With the International Society for Sexual Medicine, he has served two terms as chair of the Grants and Prizes committee and is currently the chair of the Consultation and Guidelines committee. With the Société Internationale d’Urologie, he serves as a member of the SIU Academy Governance Committee and chair of the Infertility/Men’s Health Sub-committee. Finally, he is a member of the American Urological Association Priapism guidelines. Dr. Yafi also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Visualized Surgery, the Thai Journal of Urology and the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology.
Dr. Yafi is the director of the International Advanced Male Prosthetics and the Advanced Men’s Health courses held yearly at UCI since 2018, and has been chair of the penile prosthetic courses at the Société Internationale d’Urologie congresses in Korea and Greece, and was chair of the inflatable penile prosthesis course at the 2020 SMSNA meeting.
Dr. Yafi has an avid interest in both basic and clinical research. He has contributed more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, educational guidelines and book chapters, has been invited as a visiting professor and a speaker at multiple national and international venues, and has received multiple national and international awards and recognitions, including the University of California Irvine Rising Stars award in 2020. Along with his wife Natalie, he is the co-editor of a book entitled “Effects of Lifestyle on Men’s Health”.
Undergraduate: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Medical School: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Residency: McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada
Fellowship Training: Tulane University School of Medicine