Profile Image

Ira D. Sharlip, MD


A pioneer in microsurgical urology, Dr. Sharlip is one of the nation's most experienced surgeons in microsurgical techniques of vasectomy reversal. Since 1976, he has performed well over 2000 vasectomy reversals and other microsurgical operations for maleinfertility. He has lectured, taught and written about microsurgical technique for vasectomy reversal throughout the world.

Dr. Sharlip has extensive experience with vasectomy. Recently he was the chairman of a committee of the American Urological Association, which wrote the first comprehensive, evidence-based guideline on vasectomy. Under his guidance, the committee reviewed all English language papers on vasectomy from 1949 to 2011. From this review, the guideline establishes the best practice policies for preoperative preparation of patients for vasectomy, surgical and anesthetic techniques and postoperative management of vasectomy patients.

Professional Affiliations

American Urological Association
Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc.
International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research
Erectile Dysfunction Guidelines Committee of the AUA


California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco


American Board of Urology
American Board of Internal Medicine

International Work

Dr. Sharlip has consulted in hospitals throught the world and he has worked as a volunteer physician and surgeon in Kenya, Thailand and Vietnam




University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Medical School

MD, University of Pennsylvania School Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


Urology, Moffitt Hospital, University California
Internal Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital
General Surgery, University Pennsylvania Health System
Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Board Certifications

American Board of Urology

Affiliations and Associations

American Urological Association


  • {{testimonial.title}}


Request Appointment

This form is currently unavailable.
We encourage you to call if you have questions or wish to setup an appointment.

(415) 766-0484

By clicking the "Submit" button, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and to the use of cookies described therein. Please do not submit any Protected Health Information (PHI). We are committed to your privacy. By clicking Send Message you agree that the phone number you provided may be used to contact you (including autodialed or pre-recorded calls). Consent is not a condition of purchase.

Services Offered




Call Doctor Request Appointment