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.

2023 Matthew P. Hardy Young Andrologist Award Winner

Mary Samplaski, MD
University of Southern California


Dr. Mary Samplaski is an Associate Professor of Urology and the Director of Male Infertility, Andrology and Microsurgery at the University of Southern California. She received her MD from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Urology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She then completed a 2-year fellowship training program in Male Infertility and Andrology at the University of Toronto. She has also done additional specialty training at the Miami Project in Male Infertility in the Spinal Cord Injury population.

Dr. Samplaski is an internationally recognized leader in Male Infertility, Andrology and Microsurgery. She has spent time in Ghana with the International Volunteers in Urology medical outreach program. She is committed to the advancement of the field of Male Reproductive Medicine through her research, and she has over 75 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Her research interests include ethics and infertility, access to male fertility care and the role of the internet and social media in medicine. Notably, Dr. Samplaski has played a major leadership role in the Andrology Research Consortium (ARC), a multi-center collaboration (>40 fertility specialists/clinics across North America and Europe) developed to collect data from clinics dealing with male infertility to understand and assess the causes and treatments for male infertility.

As a clinician, Dr. Samplaski is an expert in all aspects of male reproductive health, including fertility preservation counseling and treatment, vasectomies and vasectomy reversals, low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease and testicular pain. She specializes in the management of male infertility with the aim of improving natural conception or improved outcomes from assisted reproduction.

Dr. Samplaski has a strong record demonstrating a commitment to educational excellence and advancing the field of male fertility. She has taken on various leadership positions in important societies, including the ASA, the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Samplaski has been an active member of the American Society of Andrology since 2012. Her service to the ASA includes as Member and co-Chair of the Membership Committee, Member of the Annual Meeting Program Organizing Committee, Member of the Trainee Affairs Committee and Member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Samplaski’s colleagues note her exceptional curiosity and determination in exploring challenging clinical scenarios and emphasize her strong interest in strengthening communication and collaborations between clinical and basic science members of the andrology/urology community. She is active in training residents and students and, based on her infectious enthusiasm for the field of male reproduction, is an effective mentor and role model for the next generation. Dr. Samplaski consistently presents at major national and international meetings in her field and is a reviewer for several scientific journals.

Dr. Samplaski has received numerous awards and accolades for her academic accomplishments, including the prestigious Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award for Humanistic Medicine. Dr. Samplaski has been interviewed by CNN Heath, the Huffington Post, New York Post, LA Times and Twitter.

For her achievements and significant contributions to the field of Andrology, the ASA is pleased to name Dr. Samplaski as the 2023 Matthew P. Hardy ASA Young Andrologist.

Award Recepients

  • 2023 Mary Samplaski, MD
  • 2022 Brian P.Hermann, PhD
  • 2021 Clémence Belleannée, PhD
  • 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