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Chief Editor

Dr. Giuseppe Magistro

Dr. Giuseppe Magistro

Dr. Giuseppe Magistro is head of the urological infections and male-LUTS-due-to-BPO sections of the Department of Urology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, Germany, where he had been a resident in the earlier stages of his career. Dr. Magistro is also a member of the German guidelines panel on male LUTS due to BPO. In 2021, he won the Winfried Vahlensieck award from the German society of Urology (DGU), which is awarded for BPH research.

Dr. Magistro was raised in Munich and was educated at the Medical Faculty of the LMU. Afterwards, he worked for 3 years as a Post-Doc at the Max von Pettenkofer Institute for Hygiene and Clinical Microbiology of the LMU.

In 2012, Dr. Magistro joined the LMU Department of Urology, where he headed the infection unit with its own microbiological diagnostic and experimental laboratory. At the same time, he started to specialise in benign conditions of the prostate. Under the supervision of Prof. Christian G. Stief and Vice Chairman Prof. Christian Gratzke, he was specially trained in BPH procedures comprising standard ablative procedures, enucleation techniques, as well as minimally invasive interventions.

Now heading the BPH unit at the Department of Urology, Dr. Magistro’s main focus is on both clinical and experimental projects. The unit has special interest in the evaluation of emerging minimally invasive treatment options and the refinement of laser-based enucleation techniques. In the laboratory, studies are taking place on the roles of both inflammation and infection of the prostate in the development of benign conditions and malignancies.

Associate Editor

Mr. Sachin Malde

Mr. Sachin Malde is a consultant urological surgeon at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London (GB). He is a specialist in functional and reconstructive urology and benign prostatic enlargement. After medical school, he completed his urological training in the prestigious South Thames London training programme. He then completed his specialist fellowship training at the female, functional and reconstructive urology department of the University College Hospital London, where he was awarded a gold medal for his research into post-prostatectomy incontinence in men.

Mr. Malde has a strong academic interest and is involved in the EAU Non-Neurogenic Male LUTS Guidelines panel and international consultations on incontinence. He is also an associate editor of the British Journal of Urology International – Compass. He has written over 70 PubMed-cited peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters.

Associate Editor

Dr. Manuela Tutolo

Dr. Manuela Tutolo is currently a full staff urologist and researcher at San Raffaele Scientific Hospital in Milan, Italy. During her residency she completed a one-year basic research programme at the Urological Research Institute in Milan. After residency, she completed a one-year clinical fellowship in functional urology at the University Hospital of Leuven, Belgium, under the supervision of Prof. Dirk De Ridder. In addition, she worked for three years as an expert consultant at the Belgian Multiple Sclerosis Centre and the Gashuisberg Hospital in Leuven, improving her skills in the field of neuro-urology. She achieved her PhD in biomedical sciences from KU Leuven in 2023 under the supervision of Prof. Frank Van der Aa.

Dr. Tutolo is a member of the European Guidelines Committee on Male LUTS and actively collaborates with the Young Academic Urologists’ Group on Functional Urology of the EAU. Her scientific research mainly focuses on male and female LUTS and neuro-urology.