Meet Our Team

Physician in Chief of Family Medicine

Martin M. Miner, MD has practiced preventive and primary care medicine for more than 28 years and is currently chief of family and community medicine at the Miriam Hospital. He is a fellow of the American Urological Association and the author of more than 75 publications in the areas of erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia and lower urinary tract symptoms in reference to male sexuality, and hormonal replacement therapy in men. Miner is president-elect of the American Society of Men’s Health, associate editor of the Journal of Men’s Health and serves on multiple journal boards and reviews for several publications. He is currently active in several research studies on men’s health, and is the recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2003 and 2007. Miner was also honored with the 2012 Men's Health Award from the Massachusetts Medical Society. 

Chief of Urology

Mark Sigman, MD has over 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic and reproductive problems. He is an internationally recognized expert on male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He is chief of urology at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital and at the Miriam Hospital. He has authored more than 100 publications in the areas of male reproductive medicine and surgery and also has lectured extensively throughout the country on this topic. He is past president of many different societies, including the New England section of the American Urological Association, the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction, and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons. 

Associate Director, Men's Health Center

John Wincze, PhD is associate director of the Men's Health Center and a clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior in the department of psychology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Wincze has more than 35 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual problems. He has published more than 100 research papers, book chapters and books in the area of sexual behavior, and has been invited internationally to lecture on the topic of sexual dysfunction. For several years, he served as head of the Psychology Licensing Board for Rhode Island, and is currently the associate editor of the Journal of Sex Research.

Internist, Men's Health Center

Mark Paulos, MD is an internist at the Men’s Health Center. Paulos received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Allegheny General Hospital, part of the West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more than a decade he was an associate faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian-Shadyside. During that time he was a leader in preventive health screening and quality metrics and was a champion for patient access to mental health services. Paulos is board certified in internal medicine.

Kathleen Hwang, MD is a board-certified urological surgeon with the urology team at The Miriam Hospital. She also conducts basic science research on male hormones and reproductive physiology. She has authored more than 30 publications in the areas of male reproduction and sexual function. Hwang attended medical school at New York Medical College and completed her urology residency as well as a surgical internship at the University of Virginia Health System in Virginia. She received fellowship training in male reproductive medicine and surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.

Urologist, Men's Health Center

Vincent Harisaran, MD is a urologist at the Men’s Health Center who specializes in erectile dysfunction offering the full range treatments from medications to surgery (prosthetics) for conditions such as premature ejaculation, hypogonadism, and Peyronie’s disease. Harisaran received his medical degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he also completed his internship in general surgery and residency in urologic surgery, with a focus on andrology. He conducts research on men’s health and has published and presented on the topics of male infertility, erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer at local and national meetings. He is board eligible in urology.

Christy Ciesla, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

is a doctor of physical therapy who coordinates the pelvic rehabilitation program at The Miriam Hospital. Ciesla received a degree in physical therapy from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, and her doctoral degree from Utica College in Utica, New York. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and serves as the vice chair of the Rhode Island Women and Men’s Health Physical Therapy Special Interest Group. She has extensive experience working with men who have had prostatectomies and treats conditions such as urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction as they relate to the pelvic floor and pelvis.