Last updated on: 2/8/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

William G. Reiner, MD Biography

Title:
Professor in the Section Pediatric Urology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“I would argue that there is evidence that sexual orientation in the male has a strong tendency to be affected by and at least partly induced by androgens prenatally (but there is no evidence that female sexual orientation is brought about prenatally). That said, homosexual males are also exposed to probably the same dose of androgens as heterosexual males. Thus, sexual orientation is too complex in its origins at present to understand.”

Email to ProCon.org on Feb. 8, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
MD's and PhD's in psychology, with significant post-doctorate involvement in human sexuality issues. [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Section Pediatric Urology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), 2006-present
  • Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, OUHSC, 2003-present
  • Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2003-present
  • Professor, Division of Pediatric Urology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2003-present
  • Associate Professor, Section Pediatric Urology, OUHSC, 2003-2006
  • Associate Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, OUHSC, 2003-2006
  • Associate Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2003-2006
  • Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Urology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2000-2003
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Psychology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1998-2000
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1996-2000
  • Principal Investigator, NIMH-Supported Career Development 5-year Award, “Sexual/Social Identity in Genetic Males Assigned Female at Birth,” 1999-2005
  • Principal Investigator, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Grant, “Child Psychiatric Outcomes,” 1999-2001
  • Principal Investigator, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Grant, “Psychosocial Development in Bladder Exstrophy,” 1996-1997
  • Diplomate, American Board of Urology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Education:
  • Fellowship, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1993-1995
  • Residency, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1992-1995
  • Residency, Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1976-1980
  • Residency, Department of Surgery, University of California at Irvine, 1975-1976
  • Surgical Intern, Department of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1974-1975
  • MD, College of Medicine, University of California at Irvine, 1974
  • BA, History and Biology, University of California at San Diego
Other:
  • Specializes in psychosocial and psychosexual child development research including the development of the sense of maleness or the sense of femaleness and how abnormal genitals or surgeries on genitals affect a child’s development.