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Dr Kelli Gross
Kelli Gross, MD, is a fellowship-trained urologist specializing in Male Infertility and Men’s Health. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a BA in Studio Art and a BS in Psychology and. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed her residency at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Gross elected to pursue an additional year of training at the University of Utah focusing on Male Infertility and Men’s Health.
She had extensive training in microsurgery, including Microdissection Testicular Sperm Extraction (microTESE), microscopic varicocelectomy, microsurgical spermatic cord denervation and Vasectomy Reversal. She also received additional training in men’s health procedures such as placement of inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) and Peyronie’s disease. Her practice consists of Male Infertility, Men’s Health, Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease and surgical management of Testicular Pain and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
Prof Daniela Wittmann
Daniela Wittmann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at Michigan Medicine. She is also a certified sex therapist and sex therapy supervisor. Her clinical practice is focused on couples coping with sexual problems after prostate cancer as well as on patients with other sexual problems.
Dr. Wittmann’s research interests center on sexual recovery after urologic cancer treatment. Her research employs mixed methods study design. Dr. Wittmann lectures nationally and internationally on sexual health in chronic illness, she supervises of Michigan Medicine certified sex therapists, mentors trainees and colleagues on mixed methods research and is engaged in education about sexual health topics for patient support groups.
She has published widely on her research topics and is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Dr Jane Machira
Jane Machira is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a passion for fertility treatment. She is the co-founder of Gynacare and also works as a specialist Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).
Dr. Machira holds a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery, a Masters of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master degree in the Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology from the Universitat De Valencia in Spain.
In addition, she has done extensive training both locally and abroad in the areas of gynecology, fertility and laparoscopic surgeries, having attended training in infertility medicine in Gujarat, India and the International School of Medicine in Kiel, Germany, among others.
With over 15 years of experience in reproductive health. She has also lectured at various institutions, including Kenyatta University’s School of Medicine and is currently a consultant Gynecologist at Kenyatta National Hospital and an honorary lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nairobi’s School of Medicine.
She is certified by the Kenya Medical and Practitioners Board and is a member of the Kenya Obstetrics and Gynecology Society. She is also a member of the Infertility Committee at KNH, where she is currently involved in setting up an assisted reproductive department that will provide affordable intrauterine insemination (IUI) and IVF services for the public.
Moderator: Muthoni Mate
Muthoni Mate is a professional epidemiologist with over 15 years’ experience in health research and health systems strengthening within the African Continent. Her experience with end-to-end implementation of medical research programs and her aptitude for community-rooted solutions lend themselves very strongly to the type of solutions that Africa is moving towards. This involves the designing and implementing of innovative African health solutions with a global mindset.
Muthoni is a person living with Cancer and her experience crystalized the realities of lack of reliable information, under resources and a fragmented healthcare system on the outcomes of a cancer diagnosis. This redefined her world view and reaffirmed her contribution in the battle against all types of cancer which lead to the establishment of The Cancer Café (www.cancer-cafe.org) – an innovative nonprofit organization that tailor- makes solutions for people living with cancer by linking them to resources and simplified, holistic, credible, consistent information about cancer prevention, management and rehabilitation.
Muthoni has been involved in the generation and implementation of key governance in cancer prevention and management -The Kenya Cancer Policy 2019-2020 and the Kenya National Cancer Control Strategy 2012 – 2020 among others.
She also seats on various technical advisory forums, The National Cancer institute of Kenya and the Non-Communicable Disease ICC Monitoring, Evaluation and Research. She is also a Rotarian – a humanitarian institution with the mission of service above self.