Matthew P. Hardy Young Andrologist Award


This annual award is bestowed upon an Active Member of the American Society of Andrology who at the time of the award, is less than forty-five (45) years of age and who has made significant contributions to the field of Andrology. The award was known as the Young Andrologist Award from its inception in 1982 through 2014.


The ASA Awards Committee asks for nominations each year in July. Only ASA members are allowed to nominate individuals for this award. The deadline to submit nominations to the Awards Committee is late August/early September.

2020 Matthew P. Hardy Yound Andrologist Award Winner

James M. Hotaling, M.D. M.S., FECSM
University of Utah School of Medicine

As a rising star physician-scientist, Dr. James Hotaling has not shied away from contributing to the American Society of Andrology while building his nascent clinical and research career. He has served ASA as a member of the Industrial Relations committee, and currently, is a member of the ASA Board of Directors. Dr. Hotaling also contributes substantially to the missions of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Hotaling completed his undergraduate training at Dartmouth College with dual bachelor’s degrees in History and Biophysical Chemistry, graduating magna cum laude in 2002. He then received his MD from Duke University School of Medicine in 2006 and completed a 6-year residency at the University of Washington, where he trained with one of the top penile reconstructive surgeons in the world, Dr. Hunter Wessells. There, he received extensive training in Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease and Male Infertility. During his time in Washington, Dr. Hotaling also completed his master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology. He also completed Andrology fellowship training under the direction of Dr. Craig Niederberger at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There, Dr. Hotaling also received extensive training in micro-surgery, including Testicular Sperm Extractions (TESE), Micro-dissection Testicular Sperm Extraction (microTESE), and Vasectomy Reversal. He is also one of the only Men’s Health and Infertility experts in the United States to have undergone additional training to become a Fellow of European College of Sexual Medicine (FECSM). Dr. Hotaling joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine in 2013 and earned tenure 2019.

Dr. Hotaling has been an active researcher throughout his young career, having contributed substantially in the following areas: using large scale data to examine the impacts of male infertility on familial somatic health, developing novel technologies to advance male fertility and men’s health, understanding the genetic basis of erectile dysfunction, developing tissue banking programs for male infertility research, and applying this resource in collaboration with Dr. Bradley Cairns to understand the basic biology of spermatogenesis. This collaboration has resulted in two seminal co-corresponding author papers in the top-tier journal Cell Stem Cell, among other papers, detailing characteristics of germ cells in the human testis at the single-cell level. Overall, his work has resulted in an extraordinary 150 publications over such a short time. Dr. Hotaling has received significant funding from NIDDK to examine the genetics of erectile dysfunction susceptibility and develop a uroflowmeter for Lower Urinary Tract Symptom diagnosis. He also founded a company to develop a microfluidic sperm sorting device for processing TESE samples that has received significant NSF STTR and NIH SBIR support.

As a clinician, Dr. Hotaling currently performs the most penile implant surgeries in the Intermountain West region for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction and has superb outcomes for micro-surgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (microTESE). “My goal in working with patients is to help them achieve their fertility and/or men’s health goals with the most cost-effective and data-driven means possible,” he writes, describing his clinical and research motivations.

In recognition of his exceptional clinical and research achievements in the field of Andrology in a budding career, and his service to the society, the American Society of Andrology is pleased to present the Matthew P. Hardy Young Andrologist Award to Dr. James Hotaling.

Award Recepients

  • 2020 James M. Hotaling, MD, MS, FECSM
  • 2019 Mariano G. Buffone, PhD
  • 2018 Michael L Eisenberg, MD
  • 2017 Polina V. Lishko, PhD
  • 2016 Lee B. Smith BSc PhD FRSB
  • 2015 Jon M. Oatley, PhD
  • 2014 Sarah Kimmins, PhD
  • 2013 Jacques J. Tremblay, PhD
  • 2012 Wei Yan
  • 2011 Humphrey Yao
  • 2010 Peter Liu
  • 2009 Michael A. Palladino
  • 2008 Moira K. O’Bryan
  • 2007 John K. Amory
  • 2006 Janice P. Evans
  • 2005 Janice Bailey
  • 2004 Kate Loveland
  • 2003 Joanna E. Ellington
  • 2002 Christopher L.R. Barratt
  • 2001 Jacquetta M. Trasler
  • 2000 Matthew P. Hardy
  • 1999 Stuart E. Ravnik
  • 1998 William R. Kelce
  • 1997 Gail A. Cornwall
  • 1996 Paul S. Cooke
  • 1995 Christopher J. De Jonge
  • 1994 Wayne J.G. Hellstrom
  • 1993 Robert Chapin
  • 1992 Gary R. Klinefelter
  • 1991 Patricia M. Saling
  • 1990 Luis Rodriguez-Rigau
  • 1989 Barry T. Hinton
  • 1988 Larry Johnson
  • 1987 Ilpo T. Huhtaniemi
  • 1986 Stephen J. Winters
  • 1985 Bruce D. Schanbacher
  • 1984 Lonnie D. Russell
  • 1983 William B. Neaves
  • 1982 L.J.D. Zaneveld