Dr.Karthik Gunasekaran is an Andrologist, Reproductive Microsurgeon, Sexual Dysfunction Specialist, Embryologist and world renowned Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon. He is currently the only doctor in India to be qualified in these specialties. He is the proud winner of the coveted Prof A.Venugopal Gold Medal in Urology which is the top prize in Urology.
A highly sought after speaker on National networks and medical conferences, he gets invited frequently to lecture on a wide variety of topics ranging from Men’s health to Marathon running. Dr.Karthik did his schooling from Don Bosco Egmore and later went on to Madras Medical College for his MBBS. He played cricket for his school and college and often opened the bowling with the new ball. Swimming was another passion which saw him represent his district in Breaststroke, winning the gold medal a few times. While in college, he was President of the Students Union which showcased his leadership skills. Sports ensured his hand eye coordination flourished which soon saw him as a Laproscopic surgeon. He completed his Masters in Surgery from Madras Medical College with summa cum laude. He obtained the FRCS Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow (UK)
Dr.Karthik receiving ESSM syllabus from Prof Harmut Porst, President of ESSM
He is trained in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery with a Fellowship from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA www.ccf.org. He trained with Dr.Willy Davila, the current President of The International Urogynecological Association. Being one of the forerunners of this specialty in India, he was constantly pursued by students avidly. However, Elevating the Quality of life of individuals was always his zone, and he found a huge void in the field of Men’s health and Sexual Medicine.
After his Fellowship training in Andrology and Clinical Embryology by Prof N.Pandian from the Chettinad University in India, he left to the United States for further training. He was trained in Men’s Reproductive health and Reproductive microsurgery by none other than world renowned Andrologist and Reproductive microsurgeon, Dr.Paul Turek at The Turek Clinic in www.theturekclinic.com San Francisco, California. A special focus on Sperm Mapping and Reproductive Microsurgery was emphasized. Advanced Embryology techniques were learnt at the Pacific Fertility Center San Francisco. He further obtained Fellowship training in Sexual Medicine from Dr.Irwin Goldstein eminent Urologist and the past Editor of The Journal of Sexual Medicine at the SanDiego Sexual Medicine Center, SanDiego, California. Training included evaluation, investigations and treatment of Men and Women with sexual dysfunction with emphasis on Erectile Dysfunction in men and Sexual pain disorders in women. During his tenure at Sandiego Sexual Medicine, he met with Dr.Andrea Kap, Gynecologist and Sexual medicine expert from Vienna, Austria who furthered his interest in Female Sexual Dysfunction.
Having trained extensively in Sexual Medicine in the United States, Dr.Karthik was keen on expanding his knowledge base to Europe as well. The European Society of Sexual Medicine(ESSM), is the premier body responsible for advancing the knowledge of sexual medicine throughout the world and particularly in Europe. The Oxford school of Sexual Medicine, affiliated to ESSM conducts an annual course in Sexual Medicine. In 2013 this course was held in Budapest, Hungary. Dr.Karthik attended this exemplary course. The faculty comprised of experts in Sexual medicine drawn across Europe. The syllabus was extensive and covered all aspects of sexual medicine especially pharmacological and psycological. It was attended by 30 members drawn from all over the world. Dr.Karthik due to his extensive training was awarded an ESSM grant to attend the course.
In Dr.Karthik’s own words “It was a wonderful experience to interact with thought leaders in sexual medicine and to share knowledge with colleagues from different cultures and to understand what sex means to people across the world”.
Dr.Karthik Gunasekaran recently was conferred with the title of Fellow of European Committee of Sexual Medicine(FECSM). This prestigious degree only held by a handful of people in the world was awarded after he sat for the exam conducted by The Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of Sexual Medicine held in Istanbul, Turkey, in Jan 2014 and successfully cleared it.
School of Sexual Medicine – Budapest, 2013
Fellowship training with Dr. Irvin Goldstein at San Diego Sexual Medicine
Treating health concerns both in men and women, Dr.Karthik understands that men seek health care much less than women and also do not voice their concerns as much. He feels that individualized attention coupled with enough time for them is mandatory which led him to start the “Metro Male Clinic”. He firmly believes that persistence is the key to fulfilling one’s dreams/desires and urges his fertility patients to not give up till they become a parent.
He is a member of many prestigious international organizations like The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA), The International Continence Society (ICS), International Society for Sexual Medicne (ISSM), South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine (SASSM), Council of Sex Education and Parenthood International (CSEPI), and Founder Secretary of The Indian Urogynecological Society (IUGS).
Dr.Karthik is an active Rotarian, a member of the Rotary Club of Madras T.Nagar and is involved with community work in Chennai and neighbouring suburbs. He is married to Manu and has two children, Sara and Arav. Time with family is of paramount importance and tops his priority list. Unwinding to him is sports, and running especially, is a way of life. He is an active member of Chennai based COOL RUNNERS and campaigns for fund raisers.
He is currently the Director of the “Metro Male Clinic”, and is Partner /Director at Guna Fertility Center. He is the Director of GAURI – The Continence Center and also the Managing Director of Gunasekaran Hospitals Pvt Ltd. He is a visiting consultant at The Apollo Hospitals and Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai.