Michael A. Werner, MD, FACS
Michael A. Werner, M.D., FACS is a board-certified urologist who received his specialized fellowship training in male infertility and surgery and male sexual dysfunction at Boston University Medical Center. He lectures and writes extensively on these topics in medical journals and books.
Dr. Werner completed his Urology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan and received his medical school training at the University of California at San Francisco. He holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Harvard College. Dr. Werner’s private practice is limited to male infertility and male sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Werner believes that you need to have a complete understanding of the medical options available to you. Together, you will decide on the course of treatment that makes the most medical and personal sense for you.
Nick Cannone, FNP, Associate Medical Director
Nick Cannone is an ANCC certified nurse practitioner who has worked with Dr. Werner since 2011. Nick received his nursing degree from Binghamton University and worked as a nurse at Mount Sinai Medical Center before going back to school to get his Master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from Pace University.
Nick started as a primary care provider with expertise in HIV care where he worked for 12 years before joining Dr. Werner. As a primary care provider he became knowledgeable in many different medical conditions including diabetes, hypertension and lipid disorders. Since joining Dr. Werner, Nick has become interested in male sexual dysfunction and its relation to common medical problems. Nick is also involved in research where he acts as sub-investigator and research clinician. Nick obtained his experience in research while working at ACRIA, a not for profit community based research center.
Paul Nelson, MA, CCMA, Clinical Sexuality Educator
Paul Nelson has been in education for over 20 years, and is AASECT certified. He moved into sex education when, as a prostate cancer survivor, he discovered there was almost no information for men with ED that was not a commercial. In 2008 he launched FrankTalk.org, which quickly became the largest online community for erectile dysfunction. Eventually a group of men formed the Erectile Dysfunction Foundation. Paul serves as its president.
Paul has been featured on ABC News, the BBC, and the New York Times and is a speaker at men’s groups across the country. His work appears in the Prostate Cancer Research Institute, The Connecticut Magazine as well as blogs for Betty Dodson. He is a contributing author for Men’s Health Network and is currently producing ManAcademy.org, a comprehensive online education program for men’s reproductive health. Paul is also a Peer Review Panelist on Cancer Research for the Department of Defense.
Rima Sidhu, MS, Exercise Physiologist
Rima Sidhu brings her expertise as an Exercise Physiologist to Maze Men’s Health. Her focus is to support patients to improve their sexual health by improving their overall health. She believes that supporting individuals to engage in healthier behaviors is an integral part to the therapy of male sexual dysfunction and improvement of endothelial function. Rima takes a lifestyle and behavioral approach in working with patients to create wellness goals that most benefit the patient’s treatment outcome.
Prior to joining Maze, Rima owned her own Personal Fitness and Nutrition business in Manhattan for over ten years. In this role, she helped people from diverse backgrounds improve their quality of life through various forms of physical activity and nutritional guidance. She has a thorough understanding of how the body responds to diet and exercise, with a keen focus on utilizing one’s own body as resistance to develop and maintain optimum strength, mobility, and cardiovascular fitness. Rima’s philosophy is that optimal wellness is achieved through consistent physical activity and a healthy diet, balancing the body and mind to live long, and to live well.
Rima earned her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology & Nutrition from Columbia University. She is also a lifelong athlete. Rima played Division 1 collegiate soccer at George Washington University, competed as a professional Muay Thai kickboxer, and was an internationally ranked Muay Thai fighter, and member of the World Kickboxing Association US Amateur Team.
Cruise Dittus, MA
Cruise Dittus is the newest addition to the team at Maze Men’s Health. Cruise received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from SUNY Cortland and has experience working with clients at several fitness centers as a personal trainer. Cruise also received post-baccalaureate education at SUNY Purchase, with aims to move into the clinical side of the healthcare field. As a Medical Assistant at Maze, he has found that many of the same principles of personal training carry over into the clinical setting. He believes that education and information are integral to achieving excellent healthcare results, as they are to excellent fitness results. He places a strong focus on patient education, to ensure that each patient we see feels informed about their medications, their options, and the reasoning and research behind our treatments and methods.
As a Medical Assistant, Cruise works with Dr. Werner, Nick, our Lab Technicians, and Front Desk Staff to make sure that the many moving parts of Maze Men’s Health are guided into place. Reviewing patient forms, filling medications, addressing patient’s concerns, teaching proper injection technique, phlebotomy, and scribe work are a sample of the details Cruise oversees. In addition, Cruise is the primary administrator of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy at Maze Men’s Health.