Dr. Yafi is Assistant Professor of Urology, Chief of Andrology and Director of Men’s Health at the University of California Irvine. His practice is specialized in men’s health, erectile dysfunction, hypogonadism, Peyronie’s disease, prosthetic surgery, male voiding dysfunction/enlarged prostate and male infertility.
Dr. Yafi earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut. He then served his internship in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and subsequently completed his residency in Urology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He then completed a two year fellowship in Andrology, Sexual Medicine and Prosthetic Urology at Tulane University.
Dr. Yafi is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He is currently an active member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU).
Dr. Yafi serves on numerous national and international society committees as both Member and Chair. With the Société Internationale d’Urologie, he serves as a member of the SIU Academy Governance Committee and the Infertility/Men’s Health Sub-committee. With the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, he serves as a member of the Industry Relations and the Fellowship and Residency Education committees and has served as chair of the Abstract Review Committee for the 2017 annual meeting. With the International Society for Sexual Medicine, he serves as chair of the Grants and Prizes committee and member of the Finance and Audit Committee. Finally, he serves on the board of directors of the Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons.
Dr. Yafi was the director of the largest male prosthetic course in the world here at UCI and was attended by physicians from all around the world. He is also part of the course faculty for a male prosthetic course co-organized by UCSD, UCI and UCLA. Finally, Dr. Yafi is the Chair of the penile prosthetic course at the upcoming Société Internationale d’Urologie congress in Korea.
Dr. Yafi has an avid interest in both basic and clinical research. He has written more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, has been an invited speaker to multiple national and international venues, and has received multiple national and international awards and recognitions.