Stanton C Honig, MD

Clinical Professor of Urology; Director, Yale Men’s Health Program

Departments & Organizations

Urology: General Urology | Male Reproductive Health/Sexual Medicine

Yale Medical Group

Biography

Dr. Stanton Honig is a nationally known expert on male fertility, sexual medicine and surgery. In his large clinical urology practice, he focuses on providing compassionate, personalized care to men struggling with infertility and sexual problems, in addition to general urology. This involves working with couples that are having trouble conceiving because of male reproductive issues, such as no sperm in the ejaculate, low sperm counts or blockage of the vas deferens, the tiny tubes that deliver sperm.

Dr. Honig has been at the forefront of many groundbreaking techniques in urology, including sperm retrieval techniques, medical and surgical treatment of erectile dysfunction, treatment of peyronie’s disease (curvature of the penis) and unique treatments for low testosterone, vasectomy and testis implants.

To provide coordinated care for fertility patients, he works closely with reproductive endocrinologists, doctors who specialize in female fertility issues. “It’s so rewarding to help couples achieve pregnancy, and to improve intimacy in couples,” Dr. Honig says. He often tells patients, “as long as we can find sperm, we can help you to start a family. In cases of erectile dysfunction, we can help everyone! It’s just a matter of what treatment you would like to choose.”

Dr. Honig has more than two decades of experience in microsurgery and is the only fellowship-trained urologist in microsurgery, male reproduction and sexual medicine in Connecticut. He is also the only surgeon performing transgender surgery in the state of Connecticut. He is the past president of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR), a sub society of the American Urological Society. He is currently on the American Urology Association’s (AUA) Vasectomy Guidelines Committee, Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Male Infertility Working Group and the Male Reproductive Health Alliance.

Dr. Honig regularly presents at the AUA’s national meetings on the latest developments in his field, and has served as a reviewer on the editorial board of many peer-reviewed academic journals. He speaks widely, lecturing at conferences, regionally, nationally and internationally. He works to promote public awareness of men’s health issues, specifically addressing issues related to preservation of fertility for cancer patients, testis self-examination, and the prevention of male reproductive health issues and has spoken at the CDC on these topics.

Education & Training

MD SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine (1986)
BS SUNY at Binghamton (1982)
Residency Boston University School of Medicine
Internship Beth Israel Medical Center
Fellowship Baylor College
Board Certification AB of Urology (1996)

International Activity

  • Vasectomy Guidelines Course United States (2013 - 2013)

    AUA 2013

  • Fertility and Sexual in the Transsexual Patient United States (2012 - 2012)

    Presentation at the ASRM Chairman Symposium

  • Vasectomy Guidelines Course United States (2012 - 2012)

    AUA 2012

  • Invited speaker Turkey (2011 - 2011)

    Turkish Andrology Society

  • "Vasectomy Versus Tubal Occlusion: A Cost Based Analysis for Surgical Sterilization?" United States (2011 - 2011)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • "Injection Site Abscess With Unpredictable Testosterone (T) Response Is An Uncommon Complication Of Testosterone Pellet Implantation" United States (2011 - 2011)

    Presentation given to the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)

  • Oligospermia: Benefits of Diagnosing and Treating the Male United States (2010 - 2010)

    Chairman: Interactive Session ASRM SMRU/SRS

  • Invited Lecturer United States (2009 - 2009)

    Joint Meeting SSMR/CDC-Male Reproductive Health

  • Varicoceles United States (2009 - 2009)

    Plenary Session Moderator at the American Urological Association National Meeting

  • Advancing Male Reproductive Health United States (2009 - 2009)

    Invited Speaker, CDC conference

  • "TESE in the Adolescent Klinefelter's Patient: Standard of care or Not Ready for Prime Time?" United States (2009 - 2009)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • "Cost effective Office Based Loupe Magnification Microscopic Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA) with Local Anesthesia only: Is it Safe and Efficacious?" United States (2009 - 2009)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • Update on Peyronie’s Disease United States (2008 - 2008)

    Northeast Regional Symposium on Men’s and Women’s Health

  • Male Hormonal Contraception United States (2008 - 2008)

    State of the Art Lecture, SMSNA

  • "Ejaculatory Pain after Herniorraphy: Diagnostic Testing and Treatment of Vasal Obstruction with Vasectomy" United States (2008 - 2008)

    Presentation given to the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)

  • "Does Intralesional Verapamil for treatment of Peyronie's Disease affect sexual behavior in between Injections?" United States (2008 - 2008)

    Presentation given to the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)

  • "Effects of Clomiphene Citrate on PSA levels" United States (2008 - 2008)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • Genito-Urological Barriers to Healthy Sexual Function United States (2007 - 2007)

    Key Note Speaker: American Association of Sexuality Educators, counselors and therapists (AASECT)

  • "Patients are very uninformed about male infertility: A patient partner questionnaire study" United States (2007 - 2007)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • Urology Grand Rounds New York City, United States (2006 - 2006)

    Montefiore Hospital

  • Roundtable Leader New Orleans, United States (2006 - 2006)

    Acute Ejaculatory Dysfunction on the Day of Oocyte Retrieval, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

  • “Relationship of Penile Curvature and Penile Vascular Status in Patients with Peyronie’s Disease” United States (2006 - 2006)

    Presentation given to the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)

  • “Repeat Testicular sperm extraction (TESE): Outcome, clinical correlates and complications of different intervals between first and subsequent TESE” United States (2006 - 2006)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • “Anabolic Steroid associated Infertility” United States (2005 - 2005)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • “Updated Epididymal Motion on Ultrasound in patients with Obstructive Azoospermia” United States (2004 - 2004)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Patients with Peyronie’s disease have significant penile sensory deficits prior to surgery” United States (2004 - 2004)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Economics of Male Infertility” United States (2003 - 2003)

    Plenary session- State of the Art Lecture at the AUA National Meeting 2003

  • Visiting Professor Loma Linda, United States (2002 - 2002)

    Urology Grand Rounds, Loma Linda School of Medicine

  • “Alarming Tumor rate and High sperm recovery rate in cases of secondary azoospermia” United States (2002 - 2002)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • Travel Award Speaker United States (2001 - 2001)

    Society Male Reproduction/Urology ASRM Meeting

  • “Testicular Microdissection techniques” United States (2001 - 2001)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • “Marlex mesh induced Vasal obstruction” United States (2001 - 2001)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • Roundtable discussion leader Toronto, Canada (1999 - 1999)

    American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

  • Visiting Professor Redlands, United States (1999 - 1999)

    Department of Urology, Loma Linda University

  • Roundtable leader United States (1999 - 1999)

    ASRM Sperm Retrieval Techniques

  • “Transurethral resection of the ejaculatory ducts: Success rates, options of Repeat Resection, seminal vesicle aspiration and sperm retrieval after unsuccessful repair” United States (1999 - 1999)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • “Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) activity is unregulated in the epididymis of rats with long term varicoceles” United States (1999 - 1999)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • “Pathophysiology of low flow priapism: intermediate evidence of high flow defined with duplex ultrasonography” United States (1999 - 1999)

    Presentation given to the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)

  • MRI Findings of an Adrenal Hemangioma. Boston, United States (1998 - 1998)

    Presentation at the Countway Harvard Grand Rounds

  • Visiting Professor Springfield, United States (1998 - 1998)

    Department of Urology, Baystate Medical Center

  • Sperm Aspiration in Male Infertility Boston, United States (1998 - 1998)

    State of the Art Lecture, given to the New England Section of the AUA

  • “Spermatic Motion in the epididymis: A new real time ultrasonographic finding in patients with epididymal obstruction” United States (1998 - 1998)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Geographic variability in the frequency of cystic fibrosis membrane conductance regulator gene mutations in patients presenting with congenital absence of the vas deferens” United States (1998 - 1998)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • “E Coli lipopolysaccharide increases nitric oxide synthase and myeloperoxidase activity in a rat model” United States (1998 - 1998)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Office based microscopic epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) vs. operating room-based MESA: cost and success analysis” United States (1997 - 1997)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • “Intraurethral Prostaglandin E1 as treatment of erectile dysfunction in prostate cancer patients post radical prostatectomy: review of subjective and objective results" United States (1997 - 1997)

    Presentation at the New England Section AUA Annual Meeting

  • Urology-CPT/RSRVS Committee ASRM United States (1997 - 1997)

    Society of Male Reproduction

  • “Predictability of immediate trial processing of testis versus permanent Bouin’s solution testis biopsy in patients with an obstructive azoospermia” United States (1996 - 1996)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • “Fresh epididymal sperm aspiration in obstructive Azoospermia” United States (1996 - 1996)

    Presentation at the New England Section AUA Annual Meeting

  • “The role of morphometrical features in sperm selection from testicular tissue for ICSI" United States (1996 - 1996)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • “When is an Azoospermic not an azoospermic?” United States (1995 - 1995)

    Presentation given to the New England Section AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Multiple sequential rectal probe ejaculation improves semen quality in anejaculatory men” United States (1993 - 1993)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Pathologic epididymal obstruction unrelated to vasectomy: Results with microsurgical repair” United States (1993 - 1993)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Transurethral resection of ejaculatory duct cysts: Comparison of results in high and low volume azoospermia/severe oligospermia” United States (1993 - 1993)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Functional characteristics of sperm after exposure to heat or electrical current generated using an in vitro electroejaculation” United States (1993 - 1993)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • “Comparison of trutrak test results in fresh and post thaw donor semen samples” United States (1993 - 1993)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • “Significant medical pathology (SMP) uncovered by a urologist-based male infertility evaluation” United States (1993 - 1993)

    Presentation given to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • “Succesful microscopic sperm aspiration and pregnancies in patients with obstructive azoospermia/servere oligoasthenospermia” United States (1992 - 1992)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Use of atropine sulfate in pharmacological erections: Initial experience with one year follow-up in the United States” United States (1992 - 1992)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Infertility associated with unilateral congenital absence of the scrotal vas deferens accompanied by contralateral mesonephric duct anomalies: Radiological, surgical and therapeutic aspects” United States (1992 - 1992)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Ultrasonographic renal and seminal vesicle anomalies in patients with bilateral congenital absence of the vas deferens” United States (1991 - 1991)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Updated hemodynamic concepts in radiation-associated impotence” United States (1991 - 1991)

    Presentation at the National AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Rescuing the failed papaverine erection” United States (1989 - 1989)

    Presentation at the New England Section AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Pre-prostatectomy fine needle aspiration cannot differentiate Stage A1 from Stage A2 prostate cancer, but increases the overall incidence of Stage A disease” United States (1989 - 1989)

    Presentation at the New England Section AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Reduced myocardial expansion and decrease in infarct size with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, enalapril” United States (1985 - 1985)

    Presentation given to the American Society for Clinical Research

  • “Paradoxical reperfusion injury with combined angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition and myocardial reperfusion” United States (1985 - 1985)

    Presentation given to the American Society for Clinical Research

  • “Effect of infarct size reduction with the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor enalapril on early infarct expansion” United States (1985 - 1985)

    Presentation given to the American Society for Clinical Research

  • “Coronary reperfusion: Reversal of early myocardial expansion and systolic bulge” United States (1985 - 1985)

    Presentation given to the American Society for Clinical Research

  • “Reperfusion reduces early myocardial expansion” United States (1985 - 1985)

    Presenation given to the American Society for Clinical Research

  • “Correlation of traditional semen analysis with in-vitro cervical mucous penetration” United States (1985 - 1985)

    Presentation at the NY section AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Effects of sperm motility altering agents on penetration in cervical mucous” United States (1985 - 1985)

    Presentation at the NY section AUA Annual Meeting

  • “Myocardial infarct expansion: Effect of infarct size and transmurality” United States (1984 - 1984)

    Presentation given to the American Society for Clinical Research

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Stanton C Honig, MD
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Yale UrologySpring Glen Medical Center
2200 Whitney Avenue, Ste 2nd Floor

Hamden, CT 06518
Yale Urology330 Orchard Street, Ste Suite 164
New Haven, CT 06511
Yale Urology1291 Boston Post Road, Ste Suite 205
Madison, CT 06443
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New Haven, CT 06511
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