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Herman Tournaye
EWG: Male subfertility work-up

Herman Tournaye
Herman J. Tournaye, MD, PhD, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Subspecialty Reproductive Medicine
Professor at the Medical School of the Brussels Free University, Belgium
Head of Department Gynecology-Fertility and Director of the Centre for Reproductive Medicine Brussels

Professor Dr. Herman Tournaye (°May 6, 1961, Mechelen Belgium) received his Medical Degree in 1986 from the Brussels Free University. He had his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 1986 till 1991. He joined the Brussels Centre of Reproductive Medicine in 1991 where he developed the reproductive andrology clinic. In 1994 he obtained his PhD-degree (promotors Profs. Van Steirteghem and Devroey).

From 2000 he heads the research group "Biology of the Testis" which focuses on spermatogenesis and testicular stem cells.

In 2001 he was appointed Professor at the Medical School of the Brussels Free University. He is in charge of the Andrology Training Centre of the European Academy of Andrology and is clinical tutor for the European Board and College of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialty and subspecialty training in reproductive medicine in Brussels.

In 2011 he became head of Department Gynecology-Fertility and director of the Centre for Reproductive Medicine Brussels and coordinator of the undergraduate and postgraduate training in OBGYN.

Per June 1, 2012 he authored 248 peer-reviewed publications listed on Pubmed (47 first author, 31 last author) and his Reuter’s Web of Knowledge 2011 Hirsh-index is 45.

He is past-chairman of the SIG Andrology of ESHRE and the Dutch-Flemish Society for the Study of Fertility. Currently he is president of the Belgian Society for Reproductive Medicine (BSRM). Since 2010 he is board member of the Infertility Guidelines Group of the European Association of Urology.

He is the father of two daughters, ‘Elfi‘ (1992) and ‘Aude’ (1993), and two sons, ‘Pim’ (1996) and ‘Jules’ (2011).

Ten most recent publications

  • Tournaye HJ, Cohlen BJ. Management of male-factor infertility. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2012 Dec;26(6):769-75.
  • Stoop D, De Vos M, Tournaye H, Devroey P. Fertility preservation utilizing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and oocyte cryopreservation in a premenarcheal female with myelodysplastic syndrome. Fertil Steril. 2012 Nov;98(5):1121-2.
  • Polyzos NP, Devos M, Humaidan P, Stoop D, Ortega-Hrepich C, Devroey P, Tournaye H. Corifollitropin alfa followed by rFSH in a GnRH antagonist protocol for poor ovarian responder patients: an observational pilot study. Fertil Steril. 2012 Oct 16.
  • Ning L, Meng J, Goossens E, Lahoutte T, Marichal M, Tournaye H. In search of an efficient injection technique for future clinical application of spermatogonial stem cell transplantation: infusion of contrast dyes in isolated cadaveric human testes. Fertil Steril. 2012 Sep 14.
  • Kyrou D, Kolibianakis EM, Fatemi HM, Grimbizis GF, Theodoridis TD, Camus M, Tournaye H, Tarlatzis BC, Devroey P. Spontaneous triggering of ovulation versus HCG administration in patients undergoing IUI: a prospective randomized study. Reprod Biomed Online. 2012 Sep;25(3):278-83.
  • Polyzos NP, Blockeel C, Verpoest W, De Vos M, Stoop D, Vloeberghs V, Camus M, Devroey P, Tournaye H. Live birth rates following natural cycle IVF in women with poor ovarian response according to the Bologna criteria. Hum Reprod. 2012 Aug 30.
  • Jungwirth A, Giwercman A, Tournaye H, Diemer T, Kopa Z, Dohle G, Krausz C. European Association of Urology guidelines on Male Infertility: the 2012 update. Eur Urol. 2012 Aug;62(2):324-32.
  • Gies I, De Schepper J, Goossens E, Van Saen D, Pennings G, Tournaye H. Spermatogonial stem cell preservation in boys with Klinefelter syndrome: to bank or not to bank, that's the question. Fertil Steril. 2012 Aug;98(2):284-9.
  • Polyzos NP, Zavos A, Valachis A, Dragamestianos C, Blockeel C, Stoop D, Papanikolaou EG, Tournaye H, Devroey P, Messinis IE. Misoprostol prior to hysteroscopy in premenopausal and post-menopausal women. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Hum Reprod Update. 2012 Jul;18(4):393-404.
  • Papanikolaou EG, Pados G, Grimbizis G, Bili E, Kyriazi L, Polyzos NP, Humaidan P, Tournaye H, Tarlatzis B. GnRH-agonist versus GnRH-antagonist IVF cycles: is the reproductive outcome affected by the incidence of progesterone elevation on the day of HCG triggering? A randomized prospective study. Hum Reprod. 2012 Jun;27(6):1822-8.