Wylie Hembree, M.D.


Wylie C Hembree, MD is an Associate Attending at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical in New York City, retired Associate Professor of Medicine and of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Special Lecturer at Columbia University, Department of Medicine, Endocrine Division of the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Hembree earned a degree in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University, in Medicine from Washington University School of Medicine. He was an Intern and Resident on the Harvard Medical Service at the Boston City Hospital, a Clinical Associate in the Endocrine Branch of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, a Medical Resident at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and a Special Fellow of the NIH in the Laboratory of Dr. Seymour Lieberman. He was a member of the Departments of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1971-2007. He is now in part time private practice in New York City.

Dr. Hembree's interests in research and teaching include tritium labeling of peptides and proteins (Brookhaven National Laboratory), clinical and endocrine effects of chronic marihuana use, endocrine causes and treatment of hirsutism, sperm metabolism and male infertility, bone and endocrine disorders in men following cardiac transplant, effects of Vitamin A deficiency upon sperm production, ethics and values in health care, health care of health sciences students and treatment of transsexual persons. He has published approximately 100 articles, reviews, chapters, clinical guidelines and educational presentations on these topics.

Dr. Hembree is a charter member of the American Society of Andrology, founded in 1975 to promote scientific interchange and knowledge of the male reproductive system. He was a Council member for 6 years, chaired 4 committees, including a Post Graduate Course and initiated an annual Laboratory Workshop. He is also a member of the Endocrine Society and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In 2007, the Endocrine Society appointed Dr. Hembree chair of a international Task Force to prepare a Clinical Practice Guideline of the Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons, published in 2009 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

For 25 years, Dr. Hembree was the Director of the Student Health Service for Health Sciences students of Columbia University. As a member of the American College Health Association, he was chair of a Task Force for Health Sciences students and founded an independent, on-going organization, named Student Health Services at Academic Medical Centers (SHSAAMc), pronounced Shazam after the comic book wizard (J Amer College Health 57: 115-120, 2008). Dr. Hembree has devoted a significant portion of his time and passion to the performance of vocal music with professional and non-professional choruses and opera companies.

Dr. Hembree's current part time practice is limited to the diagnosis and treatment of male hypogonadism, including infertility, evaluation of treatment of female hirsutism and virilization, hypothalamic-pituitary disease and endocrine treatment of transsexuals.

Private Practice Office
101 Central Park West, 1B
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-721-3622
FAX: 201-391-4399
Email: wch2@columbia.edu