About Marek Jantos
9th Floor, 118 King William St,
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Behavioural Medicine Institute
Phone (61+8) 8221 7070
Fax (61+8) 8221 7071
Summary of Professional and Personal Interests
Marek Jantos is a pain consultant with a special interest in female chronic pelvic pain. For many years he worked as an allied health consultant in the areas of oncology, haematology and general medicine before directing his attention to sexual medicine. Since 1993 he has focused on chronic pelvic pain and authored ten specialist articles in medical journals and textbooks relating to chronic pelvic pain and female dyspareunia, with a special focus on vulvodynia.
His current research continues to focus on the etiology and management of vulvodynia and painful bladder syndrome. His Ph.D thesis, A Psychophysiological Perspective on Vulvodynia, makes a unique contribution to the understanding of vulvodynia and was appraised as the best summary of the current understanding of the disorder.
Marek is one of the pioneering clinicians in the management of vulvodynia in Australia. He convened the first National Symposium on the Clinical Management of Vulvodynia, in Sydney, in August 2000. In more recent years he has shared his insights on the management of chronic urogenital pain at many different scientific meetings. He was an invited speaker at the Symposium on Vulvar Disorders at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, 2002; the National Colposcopy Conference, Perth, WA, 2002; the Conference on Pelvic Surgery; A Defect- Specific Approach: Third Annual Sydney Conference, 2002; the Conference On Vulvar Disorders, Gold Coast, September 2004; the 7th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of Ambulatory Vaginal and Incontinence Surgeons, Sydney, NSW, October 2005; the 18th World Congress for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases, Queenstown, New Zealand, February 2006; at the 1st World Congress of Sexual Health, Sydney 2007; he was a Workshop Co-Presenter at the 19th World Congress for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases, Alaska, USA, July/Aug 2007; a speaker and workshop presenter at the 12th International Meeting of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe, Salzburg, Austria, February 2008; a speaker at the AAVIS-ICOPF-IPFDS Joint Scientific Meeting, Venice, Italy, October 2008; Joint Scientific Meeting of the International Pelviperineology Congress, Noosa, Queensland, August 2009. He has collaborated with international researchers in advancing the current understanding of vulvodynia. He was an adjunct Associate Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, at The University of Adelaide, teaching third year Psychology and Physiology of Human Behaviour. In 2010 two new textbooks published contain his chapter contributions addressing the management of chronic urogenital pain.
In association with medical specialists Marek consults through a network of vulvar clinics in the capital cities of Australia. At these clinics he sees patients from around Australia and from overseas. To date he has provided therapy to an estimated three to four thousand patients. His work is highly regarded nationally and internationally. He is the Director of the Behavioural Medicine Institute of Australia, Member of the American Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Board Member of the European Biofeedback Foundation and Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease.
Some of his recent publications and book contributions include,
- Jantos M: Electromyographic assessment of female pelvic floor disorders. In Cram’s Introduction to Surface Electromyography (2nd edition). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. (In Press and due in 2010)
- Jantos M: Surface Electromyography and Myofascial Therapy in the Management of Pelvic Pain Disorders. In G.A. Santoro, P. Wieczorek & C. Bartram (Eds). Pelvic Floor Disorders: Imaging and a Multidisciplinary Approach to Management. Springer Press. (In Press and due in 2010)
- Jantos M: Vulvodynia: A Psychophysiological Profile. J. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 2008;33, 29-38
- Jantos M, Burns N: Vulvodynia: Development of a Psychosexual Profile. J. Reprod Med 2007;52:63-71
- Jantos M, Kiat H: Prayer as Medicine: How Much Have We Learned? Med J Australia 2007;186:S51-53
- Jantos M: Understanding Chronic Pelvic Pain. Pelviperineology 2007;26:66-69
- Glazer HI, Jantos M, Hartmann EH: Electromyographic comparisons of pelvic floor in women with dysesthetic vulvodynia and asymptomatic women. J Reprod Med 1998;43:959-962
- White G, Jantos M: Sexual behavior changes with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. J Reprod Med 1998;43:783-789
- White G, Jantos M, Glazer HI: Establishing the diagnosis of vulvar vestibulitis. J Reprod Med 1997;42:157-160
- Jantos M, White G, The vestibulitis syndrome: Medical and psychosexual assessment of a cohort of patients. J Reprod Med 1997;42:145-789