James Elist, MD

Dr Elist
Dr Elist (James J. Elist MD. FACS FICS). Dr Elist (James J. Elist MD. FACS FICS)


Dr. Elist (James J. Elist, M.D.,F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.), has been in private practice in Beverly Hills, California since 1982 specializing in Urology. Dr. Elist's major interests (sub-specialties) include impotency, male sexual dysfunction, male enhancement and infertility (including hundreds of successful cases resulting in conception).

Dr. Elist has been the winner of First Prize at Washington Urological Society – March 1981 and the second Prize at Mid-Atlantic Section – November 1981.

With his dedication to research and improvement of public health, he has invented and patented 13 surgical products and techniques.


Dr. Elist has been chairperson as well as a member of committees at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and other hospitals such as Oncology Committee, Ethics Committee, and Utilization Committee and Medical Records Review Committee.

He has been named by Los Angeles Magazine as The Best Plastic Surgeon – Urologist in L.A on July 1998.

Also, he has been elected by the Office of Hearing and Appeal, United States Government Medical Expert Witness 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2003.

Dr. Elist has received the National Leadership Award and has been elected as Honorary Co-Chairman Physician Advisory Board U.S Congress.

Internationally, Dr. Elist is known and is performing surgery for teaching and training of surgeons in the Middle East and Europe. Nationally, Dr. Elist is the first surgeon in the Los Angeles area to perform new penile prosthesis devices from American Medical Systems Co.

Dr. ​Elist has been a lecturer or moderator for more than 15 years in different societies within the China Urological Association.


Fellow American College of Surgeons

Fellow International College of Surgeons

Los Angeles Urology Society

Los Angeles County Medical Association

California Medical Association

The World Medical Association

American Urology Association

American Urology Association, Western Section

American College of Physician Inventors

Impotency Institute of America - Professional Member

Member -Who’s Who of American Inventors

Member - Society for Study of Impotence/A.U.A.

Member, American College of Physician Executives


Diplomate American Board of Urology

Federation License Examination

Chief resident and Chief Administrative

Resident, Washington Hospital Center,

Washington, D.C.

Residency (Urology)

Washington Hospital Center

Washington, D.C.

Residency (Surgery)

Washington Hospital Center

Washington, D.C.

M.D. Degree

Tehran University

A Word From James Elist, MD

"There is no greater reward for a Doctor than the health and happiness of his patients."

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