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SEATTLE - (Feb. 5, 2009) — R. Dale McClure, MD, is now the president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the nation's leading organization for reproductive medicine and science.

"As only the third urologist to serve as president of the ASRM in the organization's 64-year history, I look forward to promoting our role as the leading experts in all areas of reproduction and sexuality," said McClure.

McClure is the director of Male Infertility and the Microsurgical Unit at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He is also a clinical professor of urology at the University of Washington. McClure received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Western Ontario, and his surgical and urology training at McGill University in Montreal. McClure served on the faculty at McGill University and then at the University of California, San Francisco before joining Virginia Mason in 1990. In addition to his clinical work, he has authored numerous articles, book chapters and presentations on male infertility and urological surgery.

Virginia Mason Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center, founded in 1920, is a non-profit comprehensive regional health-care system in Seattle that combines a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 440 physicians with a 336-bed acute-care hospital. Virginia Mason operates a network of clinics throughout the Puget Sound area; manages Bailey-Boushay House, a nursing residence and Chronic Care Management program for people living with HIV and AIDS; and operates Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, internationally recognized in autoimmune disease research. Virginia Mason is known for applying manufacturing principles to health care to improve quality and patient safety.

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