Martin M. Miner, M.D., co-director of the Men's Health Center at The Miriam Hospital, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Men's Health Award from the Massachusetts Medical Society.
The award, given to an individual who has advanced the cause of men's health, will be presented at the Society's 10th Annual Symposium on Men's Health on Monday, June 11 at the Medical Society in Waltham, Mass.
The Men's Health Center is the nation's first interdisciplinary men's health center, pulling together primary care physicians, urologists and mental health professionals in a collaborative effort to treat men's sexual and overall health. Miner, along with Co-Director Mark Sigman, M.D., and Associate Director John Wincze, Ph.D., established the center in 2008.
Miner, who is also chief of family practice and community medicine at The Miriam Hospital, is a researcher, much-sought-after lecturer, and widely-published author on many topics in primary care medicine and men's health. He is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Clinical Practice, Journal of Sexual Medicine, American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Postgraduate Medicine and The International Journal of Men's Health.
In addition, he is the first non-urologist to be elected to the board of directors of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, a standing committee of andrology for the American Urological Association. He is also an inaugural member of the board of directors of the American Foundation of Men's Health, charged with the goal of establishing the American Society of Men's Health.
A clinical associate professor of urology and in family medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Miner is a three-time recipient of the Dean's Teaching Excellence Award from Brown and was awarded the Ebert Award for Distinguished Service from Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare of New England. He has been a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society's Committee on Men's Health since 2003.
Miner is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio with a bachelor's degree in biology and received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his post graduate medical training at Brown and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.