Faculty Profile

Chad W. M. Ritenour, MD

Chad W. M. Ritenour, MD

Professor of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine

Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Affairs

Chief Medical Officer, Emory University Hospital

Director, Men's Health and Infertility Division

Faculty Urologist, Atlanta VA Medical Center

Email: criteno@emory.edu


American Board of Urology


Dr. Ritenour attended the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar and received a BA degree with distinction. He completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia, did his urology residency at Emory, and was appointed a faculty member in the Department of Urology. Dr. Ritenour is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology (2003) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His clinical and research interests include erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction and prosthetic surgery.

As the Director of the Men's Health and Infertility Division, which offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment of conditions such as male infertility, sexual dysfunction, and prostatic problems, Dr. Ritenour has expanded the program into the premier men's health urology center in Atlanta, serving patients from Georgia, neighboring states, and other countries.

Since being appointed Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Affairs and Director of the Emory Urology Residency Program, Dr. Ritenour has built the department's residency into one of the most sought after urology training programs in the United States. Every year, at least 300 medical graduates compete for the three residency positions offered by the Emory Department of Urology.

Dr. Ritenour has lectured both regionally and nationally, and has authored multiple book chapters and scientific journal articles. In 2010, he served as a Fellow in the American Urological Association–Japanese Urological Association Academic Exchange Program. Dr. Ritenour also served as the President of the Georgia Urological Association (2010) and on the Board of Directors of the Southeast Section of the American Urological Association (2009-2012). In 2017, he was elected Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee, which is responsible for accrediting all urology residency programs in the country.


View Dr. Ritenour's publications in PubMed.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • The Emory Clinic


  • Medical School

, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, Class of 1995

  • Surgery Internship
, Emory University School of Medicine, 1995-1996

  • Urology Residency

, Emory University School of Medicine, 1996-2001

Honors and Awards

  • America's Top Urologists, Consumers Research Council of America, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • Fellow, American Urological Association–Japanese Urological Association Academic Exchange Program, 2010

  • Clinical Teaching Support Award, Woodruff Fund, Emory, 2002

  • Scholars in Urology Award, Pfizer, 2000

  • Award for Compassionate Patient Care, William H. Cooner, Emory, 1999

Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • Chair, Accreditation Council, Graduate Medical Education Review Committee

  • American College of Surgeons

  • American Urological Association

  • Golden Key National Honor Society

  • Sigma Zeta Honorary Science Society

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Azoospermia

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

  • Bladder cancer/tumors

  • Circumcision

  • Endocrine disorder

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Infertility

  • Low testosterone

  • Men's health

  • Oligospermia

  • Penile implant

  • Penile prothesis

  • Peyronie's disease

  • Testicular mass

  • Testicular pain

  • Varicocele

  • Vasectomy

  • Vasectomy reversal

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