David M. Fenig, MD is a dynamic urologist and experienced male infertility and male sexual health specialist who came to Baltimore and Chesapeake Urology from New York because of the unique opportunity to work with a world class group of urologists and multiple IVF Centers throughout the region.
As a Director of the Vasectomy Reversal Center of America, a division of Chesapeake Urology, and Director of Male Fertility, Microsurgery, and Sexuality at Chesapeake Urology, Dr. Fenig specializes in male fertility including microsurgical vasectomy reversal and varicocele repairs, sperm retrieval for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), as well as vasectomy. With a strong research background in male infertility, he is on the leading edge of this specialty.
Recognized as a leading expert in the field of male reproductive health, Dr. Fenig is a member of an elite group of just two percent of board-certified urologists in the U.S. who are fellowship-trained in male infertility and microsurgical techniques. There are fewer than a dozen such trained urologic surgeons in the Mid-Atlantic region.
In addition to being a male fertility consultant to all of the Baltimore/DC IVF centers, Dr. Fenig also treats a number of other male sexual and urologic health issues including: erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and Peyronie's disease, an abnormal curvature of the penis. He also has a special interest in the preservation of erectile function after prostate cancer treatment, microsurgical treatment of chronic testicular pain, penile prosthesis, benign prostate disorders, and kidney stones.
Known by his patients and colleagues as a caring, compassionate and friendly doctor, his goal is to fulfill patients’ expectations by performing successful vasectomy reversals and providing exceptional care for all men experiencing urologic , fertility and sexual health problems.
Education and Recognitions
A summa cum laude honors graduate from the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Dr. Fenig served his general surgery internship and urology residency at New York University Medical Center. He received fellowship training at the country’s leading program for Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, with a focus on vasectomy reversals, male infertility, and male sexual health.
An active member of the American Urological Association, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Sexual Medicine Society, the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction, and the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, Dr. Fenig has received many honors including the Frank Hinman, Jr. Research Award for his work on male infertility in young men, and was an International Volunteers in Urology Traveling Resident Scholar in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
When he is not working at his busy practice or helping his patients, Dr. Fenig is an avid tennis player who also enjoys yoga and photography.
Dr. Fenig- Published Research
Dr. Fenig has co-authored book chapters and numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented original research at a number of national urology and sexual medicine conferences, including:
- Fenig DM, Kattan MW, Mills JN, Gisbert M, Yu C, Lipshultz LI. Nomogram to Preoperatively Predict the Probability of Requiring Epididymovasostomy During Vasectomy Reversal. J Urol. 187: 215-218, 2012.
- Weedin JW, Bennett RC, Fenig DM, Lamb DJ, Lipshultz LI. Early Versus Late Maturation Arrest: Reproductive Outcomes of Testicular Failure. J Urol. 186 (2): 621-6, 2011
- Bruckner JV, Fenig DM, Lipshultz LI. Adverse Effects of Environmental Chemicals and Drugs on the Male Reproductive System. In: Male Infertility. 2nd ed
- Fenig DM and Werthman P. Complications of Surgery of the Scrotum, Vas Deferens, Testis and Epididymis. In: Complications of Urologic Surgery: Prevention and Management. 4th ed
- Fenig DM, McCullough A. Sildenafil in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. Aging Health. 3: 295-303, 2007.
- Fenig DM, Slova D, Lepor H. Postoperative Blood Loss Predicts the Development of Urinary Extravasation on Cystogram Following Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy. Journal of Urology. 175(1):146-150, 2006.
- Fenig DM and Stifelman MD. Work-up of the Functional Adrenal Mass. Current Urology Reports. 6(1):63-71, 2005.
- Huff DS, Fenig DM, Canning DA, Carr MG, Zderic SA, Snyder HM 3rd. Abnormal germ cell development in cryptorchidism. Hormone Research. 55(1):11-7, 2001.
- Zenni MK, Cooper CS, Fenig DM, Hutcheson JC, Snyder HM 3rd. Hawtrey CE. Intravesical Jackson-Pratt drain for urinary diversion after augmentation cystoplasty. Journal of Urology. 165(4):1233-4, 2001 Apr.
- Fenig DM, Snyder HM 3rd, Wu HY, Canning DA, Carr MC, Zderic SA, Huff DS. The histopathology of iatrogenic cryptorchid testis: an insight into etiology. Journal of Urology. 165(4):1258-61, 2001 Apr.