Robert-Benjamin Greenblatt: Achievements of the Creator of Testosterone

С. В. Головко


The article is dedicated to the Canadian physician and medical researcher Robert-Benjamin Greenblatt, who specialized in reproductive endocrinology.

Dr. Greenblatt’s contributions to the development of hormone replacement therapy, especially the creation of testosterone depots, have provided clinicians with a solid foundation to form a common treatment model for male hypogonadism.

Dr. Greenblatt’s work in reproductive medicine is unique and continues to help men and women today. Many of Dr. Greenblatt’s scientific and practical achievements extend far beyond obstetrics and gynecology, among which unprecedented developments in the field of surgery, infectious diseases, urology and other branches of medicine should be noted.

Greenblatt’s published work includes hundreds of full-length scientific articles.


reproductive health; endocrinology; Robert-Benjamin Greenblatt; testosterone


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