Dr. Basaria is a reproductive endocrinologist with expertise in sex-steroid biology, endocrine complications of androgen deprivation therapy in men with prostate cancer, and association of sex steroids with pain perception and pain tolerance. He is also an expert clinical trialist and has designed numerous clinical trials that are known for their novel design. Most of his clinical trials have focused on the effects of androgen replacement in men and women where he has evaluated various efficacy outcomes such as sexual function, fatigue, quality of life and physical function. He is an expert on the risks of androgen replacement, in particular cardiometabolic disease. His group was the first to report that testosterone replacement improves pain perception, sexual function and quality of life in men with opioid-induced androgen deficiency; and metabolic adverse effects of androgen deprivation in men with prostate cancer. He has conducted several epidemiological studies in collaboration with investigators from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, the InChianti Study and the Framingham Heart Study evaluating the role of sex steroids on inflammatory markers and metabolism.
He received his MBBS from the Aga Khan University Medical School in Karachi, Pakistan; residency training at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston; and fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.
He serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Gerontology Medical Sciences and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. He lead the section on Male Reproduction on the Self-Assessment Committee of the Endocrine Society for 6 years and has contributed to the development of the Endocrine Society’s Male Androgen Deficiency Performance Improvement Module. He is also a member of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Exam Writing Committee at the American Board of Internal Medicine.
He is a recipient of several teaching awards and provides care for his patients in the Male Reproduction Clinic at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.