Prof. Ganesan P Adaikan


Prof. Adaikan is a "world renowned expert in the field of male and female sexual dysfunction and is recognized for his pioneering contributions to the physiopharmacology of penile erection and pharmacological treatment for erectile dysfunction; his eminent work in identifying nitric oxide releasing pathway and the use of Prostaglandin E1 for the treatment and management of the condition had paved way for the use of drugs such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. Prof Adaikan’s basic investigation of mechanism and the physical causes of impotence had also led NUS to file for a U.S. patent for a compound in the treatment of priapism, for which a Singapore patent has already been awarded. His current focus of research is on tissue engineering in this field and on female sexual dysfunction.
Dr Ganesan Adaikan has won several international awards including the prestigious Ginestie Prize in 1986 in Prague from the International Society of Impotence Research (ISIR) and the Benjamin Henry Sheares Memorial Lecture award and gold medal. Dr Adaikan has published more than 150 scientific articles in leading peer-reviewed international journals. He has delivered more than 300 invited lectures and presentations around the world on sexual health concerns. Dr Adaikan established the sexual dysfunction component in the Andrology clinic in 1986 to address and manage sexual health concerns in men at the National University Hospital, Singapore and has been coordinating treatment of erectile and ejaculatory problems in men and female sexual dysfunctions and is actively involved in couple therapy.

Prof. Adaikan is the immediate past President of Asia-Oceania Federation for Sexology (AOFS) and the Society for the Study of Andrology and Sexology, Singapore (SSASS). He is the Founder Executive Committee member of the Asia-Pacific Society for Impotence Research (APSIR, now known as Asia Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine - APSSM) and represents the Asia-Pacific region in many international and scientific bodies. Prof. Adaikan was the organizing Chairman/President of the VI World Meeting on Impotence (1994) and the 7th Asian Congress of Sexology (2002) in Singapore. He is also a consultant and resource speaker for organizations and industries on sexual health issues". Prof. Adaikan is the Congress President of the 22nd World Association for Sexual Health, July 2015, Singapore.

Ganesan P Adaikan
Ganesan P Adaikan


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Aphrodisiacs in sexual medicine arena2015
Ethnic variations in the prevalence of male sexual dysfunction2011



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