A board-certified urologist since 1983, Doug Stein has focused his practice on vasectomy and vasectomy reversal since 2000. He provides vasectomy services at 17 locations in Florida and, as Development Director of No-Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI.org), he has helped develop vasectomy programs in the Philippines, Haiti, and Kenya. By a stroke of good fortune, he was “discovered” by filmmaker Jonathan Stack (the Founder of World Vasectomy Day), and so played a central role in “The Vasectomist” documentary and in the first World Vasectomy Day.
Emeritus professor from the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine at Laval University, Quebec City, Canada. As of 2020, he has performed more than 35 000 vasectomies. He was the first physician to practice the No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) in Canada in 1992. He taught NSV to over 60 clinicians nationally and internationally, was invited to speak at many international conferences, and wrote extensively on the topic. He also worked with various non-governmental organizations (FHI360, Engender Health, No Scalpel Vasectomy International, and World Vasectomy Day) to promote high-quality vasectomy services in low-resource countries.
Dr. Chic Wilson is a Seattle native and graduate of the UW School of Medicine. For over 30 years he has collaborated with other interested vasectomy doctors to advance modern vasectomy technique. His contributions include the Wilson vasectomy forceps, the no-scalpel vasectomy training model and training videos, procedure workshops on No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Advanced Vasectomy Techniques, and No-Needle Anesthesia. He created the peer-reviewed AAFP monograph and video guide No-Scalpel Vasectomy for the Family Physician.
In 1999, Dr. Wilson originated the No-Needle Vasectomy technique. He authored the Vasectomy Chapter in the 4th edition of Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care. In addition to private practice, Dr. Wilson is a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he teaches medicine and surgery to physicians and medical students. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Wilson attended WVD 2017 in Mexico.
Dr. Ramon Suarez graduated with an M.D. degree at Southwestern University, Cebu City, Philippines in 1962. Suarez completed my Surgical/Urological Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa in 1971. Suarez was in a private practice in Urology for over 30 years in Lebanon and Hershey, Pa. and became a Clinical Assistant Professor and Faculty in Urology at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa. He is one of the first American physician trained and certified by Dr. Li Shunqiang, the inventor of No-Scalpel Vasectomy in China. A diplomat of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Suarez is a co-founder and current president of No-Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI), a (501) (c)(3) charitable organization providing FREE vasectomy in the Philippines, Haiti, Kenya and other developing countries. On August 12, 2013, he will summit Mt. Kilimanjaro to unfurl the banner of the first WVD.
Dr Nick Demediuk is an Australian procedural general practitioner performing vasectomies and skin cancer surgery. He has a special interest in infection prevention and control in his office based practice and has advised, authored works, and developed standards for both government and professional bodies. He practices in 2 states, Keysborough (suburban Melbourne Victoria) and Bokarina (on the Sunshine Coast Queensland). He has worked as a member of the ‘No Scalpel Vasectomy International’ group in the Philippines.
Dr. John Curington has been performing vasectomies for over 20 years. After graduating from Yale with a degree in Linguistics, Dr. Curington worked as a teacher for a few years and then attended the University of California School of Medicine at Davis. His residency was in Family Medicine in Northern California, where he also worked in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Curington is currently board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He trained in vasectomy during his residency and has literally traveled around the world for further study and experience in the no-scalpel technique. Now he teaches and writes about contraception and reproductive health procedures and practices with Dr. Doug Stein in the Vasectomy and Reversal Centers of Florida. In addition to his vasectomy practice in the US, Dr. Curington has performed and taught vasectomies internationally, including in the Philippines, Haiti, Kenya, and Mexico.
Dr. Robert Kulik is a gynecologist and Andrologyst. He works in Warsaw, Poland, dealing with male and female infertility and general gynecology and vasectomy. Vasectomy, for Dr. Kulik, is an important addition of complementary offer for women who cannot use conventional methods of contraception. Dr. Kulik graduated from medical school in 1992. Dr. Doug Stein in Tampa, Florida taught me the art of NSV.
Dr. Kulik attended WVD in Indonesia, 2015.
Dr. Simon Snook is the medical director of New Zealand’s largest vasectomy provider Snip Vasectomy Clinic. In addition to his interest in vasectomy, Dr. Snook works as a specialist in Sexual Health and Reproductive Medicine within the New Zealand public health sector. He graduated from the University of Birmingham, England in 1996 and holds post graduate qualifications in Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family Planning. He lives on a small farm with his wife Kelly and a few too many children for a man dedicated to contraceptive care.
Dr. John Mc Cormick graduated from the Royal college of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001. He subsequently completed a postgraduate doctorate degree and worked in general surgery and as a primary care surgeon. He has been fortunate enough to dedicate his full-time practice to no-scalpel vasectomy and he divides his time between clinics in Dublin and Cork, in Ireland.
Alyssa Yee is a urological surgery resident in Brooklyn, NY who came to medicine through the reproductive health and justice route. A longstanding career in patient advocacy and sexual health/wellness inspired her choice of specialty and continues to inform her practice in the Men’s Health field. She strongly believes in engaging men in the family planning conversation and its role in promoting happy and healthy relationships. With her perspective as a resident physician, Alyssa hopes to expand vasectomy education and training for healthcare providers with the World Vasectomy Day team.
When not in the hospital, Alyssa is a part-time flying trapeze instructor and enthusiast. She loves cooking, hanging upside-down, dogs, fiber arts, painting, and travel.
Family Medicine specialist with expertise in Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health. He completed a Maternal and Child Health fellowship, and postgraduate public health training, at Brown University in Providence (RI). He’s a Fellow member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and an Associate Member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He’s been involved with Non-Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI) since 2013 and has participated in international missionary work, as well as with World Vasectomy Day. He’s committed to increase the access to affordable and reliable vasectomy services in Iowa (US) through his SimpleVas® Vasectomy Clinic.
Dr. Guarin trained physicians and performed vasectomies in Mexico in 2017, attended the first WVD planning meeting in Bogota, Colombia, in 2018, and participated in WVD 2019 in Colombia and Ecuador. He was part of a training mission in Quito, Ecuador in March 2020.
Dr. Jose Viladoms is a urologist from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Puigvert Foundation) and Head of Andrology at Teknon Medical Center, Barcelona. Introducer of the VSB (NSV- no-scalpel vasectomy) in Spain in 1993, after attending the first training course in Europe, with P.S. Li. Introducer of the VSBSA in Spain (NNNSV no-needle-no-scalpel vasectomy) in 2005 (With D.Stein)
Dr. Viladoms attended WVD 2017 in Mexico and accompanied us to Havana, Cuba in 2016.
Dr Justin Low graduated from Sydney University in 1987. He entered the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioner’s Family Medicine Program (FMP) in 1990 and obtained the FRACGP in 1993.
He has worked in Australia and the UK in various roles and trained in vasectomies in 2011. Since then, he has performed vasectomies in 8 centers across the state of New South Wales in Australia performing around 1,300 vasectomies a year.
He has been involved in various medical aid and disaster relief campaigns over the years in Romania, Sri Lanka and Rwanda.
His current role is as National Director of Vasectomies at Marie Stopes Australia, the country’s largest vasectomy provider.