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.
There is no greater reward for a doctor than the health and happiness of his patients."
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.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: (Past & Present)
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 Hospital Center
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