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Chad W. M. Ritenour, MD

Professor of Urology
Emory University School of Medicine

Vice Chair of Education & Faculty Affairs

Director, Men's Health & Infertility Division

Faculty Urologist, Atlanta VA Medical Center

Biography

Dr. Ritenour's full profile and curriculum vitae 

Dr. Ritenour is a Professor of Urology at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Director of Men’s Health and Infertility Division. He is also the Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Affairs, Director of Emory Urology Residency Program and the Associate Chief Medical Officer at Emory University Hospital.

Dr. Ritenour attended University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA as an Echols Scholar where he received BA degree with Distinction. He completed his medical degree at Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA. Thereafter he joined Emory University for urology residency following which he was appointed as an academic faculty member in the Department of Urology. Dr. Ritenour is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology (2003) a Fellow of the American College of Surgery.

As the Director of Men’s Health and Infertility Division, Dr. Ritenour established and expanded the division to become the premier Men’s health urology center in Atlanta serving patients from Georgia, neighboring states as well as international patients. The program offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment of conditions such as male infertility, sexual dysfunction and prostatic conditions. As Director of Outpatient Services, he has worked to develop efficient care processes, including use of video-assisted educational tools for patients.  Dr. Ritenour’s clinical and research interests include erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction and prosthetic surgery.

As the Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Affairs, and the Director of Emory Urology Residency Program, Dr. Ritenour is closely involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, urology residents, post-graduate fellows and junior faculty members. He has built one of the most sought after residency training programs in the United States. Every year, 300 medical graduates compete for the three residency positions offered by the 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 Georgia Urological Association (2010) and on the Board of Directors of the American Urological Association (Southeast section) (2009-2012).

Undergraduate Education



BA with Distinction, Echols Scholar Interdisciplinary Major, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (1990)

Medical School



Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA (1995)

Surgery Internship

Emory University School of Medicine (1995-1996)

Urology Residency



Emory University School of Medicine (1996-2001)

Board Certification


American Board of Urology (2003)

Academic & Clinical Appointments


Emory University School of Medicine (2001-present)



Atlanta VA Medical Center (2001-present)

Publications