Chad W.M. Ritenour, MD

Chad W Ritenour, MDDirector, Men's Health and Infertility Division; Associate Chief Medical Officer

Associate Professor of Urology

Clinical Practice Sites

Emory University Hospital
(404) 778-0966

Atlanta VA Medical Center
(404) 728-4120

Undergraduate Education

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

Medical School

Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA (1995)


Emory University School of Medicine (1995-1996)

Urology Residency

Emory University School of Medicine (1996-2001)

Board Certification

American Board of Urology (2003)

Clinical and Academic Appointments

Emory University School of Medicine (2001-current)
Atlanta VA Medical Center (2001-current)

Primary Clinical Interests

Penile Prosthesis
Adolescent Urology
Testicular Mass

All Areas of Clinical Interest

benign prostatic hyperplasia
kidney stones
penile implant
Peyronie's disease
prostate cancer
testicular cancer
vasectomy reversal
mens health

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About Dr. Ritenour

Dr. Ritenour is an Associate 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).

Honors & Awards

Super Doctors, Atlanta (2012)

America’s Top Urologists, Consumers Research Council of America (2010, 2011, 2012)

Fellow, American Urological Association-Japanese Urological Association Academic Exchange Program (2010)

Woodruff Fund Clinical Teaching Support Award (2002)

Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award (2000)

William H. Cooner Award for Compassionate Patient Care (1999)

A.D. Williams Award (Highest Grades in Clinical Rotations) (1995)

Eric B. Schelin Award for Outstanding Student in OB/GYN (1995)

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (1995)

Committee on Higher Education in Virginia Scholarship (1994)

Medical Society of Virginia Auxiliary Scholarship (1994)

Southern Medical Association Scholarship Award (1994)

Kappa Sigma National Scholarship/Leadership Award (1989)

Intermediate Honors, University of Virginia (1988)

Golden Key National Honor Society (1989)


Huen KH, Nourparvar P, DeCaro JJ, Walsh MD, Issa MM and Ritenour CWM. Scrotal Abscess as Initial Presentation of Squamous Cell Carcinoma: a Case Report and Review of the Literature. Case Reports in Urology (Accepted August 13, 2013; in press).

Hsiao W, Lian F, Goodgame B, Ritenour CWM, Angell J, Master VA.  Breakage of Needle during Intracavernosal Injection and Use of Portable Ultrasound Guidance for Removal. Case Report in Urology Volume 215-492, 2013.

Wardenburg MJ, Dobbs RW, Barnes G, Al-Qassab U, Ritenour CWM, Issa MM.  Elective versus routine postoperative clinic appointments after circumcisions performed under local anesthesia. Urology 81(6): 1135-1140, 2013.

Issa MM, Al-Qassab UA, Hall J, Ritenour CWM, Petros JA, Sullivan JW.   Formalin Disinfection of Biopsy Needle Minimizes the Risk of Sepsis Following Prostate Biopsy.  Journal of Urology 2013 May 25 [Epub ahead of print]

Shrewsberry AB, Al-Qassab UA, Goodman M, Petros J, Sullivan JW, Ritenour CWM and Issa MM. A +20% Adjustment in the CT Measured Ureteral Length is an Accurate Predictor of True Ureteral Length Prior to Ureteral Stent Placement. Journal of Endourology 27(8): 1041-1045, 2013.

Zhang S, Wang X, Iqbal S, Wang Y, Osunkoya AO, Chen Z, Chen Z, Shin DM, Yuan H, Wang YA, Zhau HE, Chung LW, Ritenour CWM, Kucuk O, Wu D.  Epidermal Growth Factor Promotes Protein Degradation Of Epithelial Protein Lost In Neoplasm (EPLIN), A Putative Metastasis Suppressor, During Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition. Journal of Biological Chemistry 288(3): 1469-1479, 2013.

Baldie K, Usama A, Ritenour CWM, Issa MM, Osunkoya A, Petros J.  Pelvic Nephroureterectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma in an Ectopic Kidney.  Case Rep Oncological Medicine 2012:350916, 2012. Epub 2012 Oct 22.

Anderson SM, Kapp BB, Angell JM, Abd TT, Thompson NJ, Ritenour CWM, Issa MM.  Remote Monitoring and Supervision of Urology Residents Utilizing Integrated Endourology Suites – A Prospective Study of Patients’ Opinion.  Journal of Endourology 27(1): 96-100, 2013.

Ritenour CWM.  The Rationale and Role of Early Penile Rehabilitation Following Pelvic and Prostate Surgery.  AUANews 17(8): 21, August 2012.

Ritenour CWM.  Legends in Urology – In Memoriam. The Canadian Journal of Urology 19(2): 6158-6159, April 2012.

Ohl DA, Brock G, Ralph D, Bogache W, Jones L, Munarriz R, Levine L, Ritenour CWM.  Prospective evaluation of patient satisfaction, and surgeon and patient trainer assessment of the Coloplast Titan One-Touch Release 3-piece inflatable penile prosthesis.  Journal of Sexual Medicine 9(9): 2467-2474, 2012.

DeCaro JJ, Angell JE, Issa MM, Ritenour CWM. Informed Consent. AUA Update Series Volume 31 Lesson 26, 2012.

Iqbal S, Zhang S, Driss A, Liu Z, Choi Kim H, Wang Y, Ritenour CWM, Zhau HE, Kucuk O, Chung LWK, Wu D. PDGF Upregulates Mcl-1 Through Activation of ß-catenin and HIF-1a-Dependent Signaling in Human Prostate Cancer Cells. PLoS ONE, 2012; 7(1):e30764. EPub 2012 Jan 20, 2012.

Hsiao W, Shrewsberry AB, Moses KA, Johnson TV, Cai AW, Stuhldreher P, Dusseault B, Ritenour CWM.  Exercise is Associated with Better Erectile Function in Men Under 40 as Evaluated by the International Index of Erectile Function. Journal of Sexual Medicine 9(2): 524-530, 2012.

Abd TT, Hall J, Goodman M, Petros JA, Marshall FF, Ritenour CWM, Issa MM.  Comparison of 12-core versus 8-core Prostate Biopsy:  Multivariate Analysis of Large Series of US Veterans. Urology 77(3): 541-547, 2011.

Shrewsberry A, Weiss A, Ritenour CWM.  Recent Advances in the Medical and Surgical Treatment of Priapism.  Current Urology Reports 11(6); 405-413, 2010.

Watson JM, Shrewsberry A, Taghechian S, Goodman M, Pattaras J, Ritenour CWM, Ogan K.  Serum Testosterone May be associated with Calcium Oxalate Urolithogenesis.  Journal of Endourology, 24(7): 1183-1187, 2010.

Hsaio W, Shrewsberry AB, Moses KA, Pham D, Ritenour CWM. Longer Time to Peak Flow Predicts Better Arterial Flow Parameters on Penile Doppler UltrasoundUrology, 75(1): 112-116, 2010.

Ritenour CWM, Abbott JT, Goodman M, Alazraki N, Marshall FF, Issa MM.  The Utilization of Gleason Grade as the Primary Criterion in Ordering Nuclear Bone Scan Staging in Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patients. Scientific World Journal of Urology 9: 1040-1045, 2009.

Hsaio W, Anastasia K, Hall J, Goodman M, Rimland D, Ritenour CWM, Issa MM.  Association Between HIV Status and Positive Prostate Biopsy in a Study of U.S. Veterans.  Scientific World Journal of Urology 9: 102-108, 2009.

Bong GW, Ritenour CWM, Osunkoya AO, Smith MT, Keane TE.  Evaluation of Modern Pathologic Criteria for Positive Margins in Radical Prostatectomy Specimens and Their Use for Predicting Biochemical Recurrence.  British Journal of Urology International 103(3): 327-31, 2009.

Hsiao W, Tenover JL, Ritenour CWM.  Hypogonadism, AUA Update Series 27:  Lesson 40, 2008.

Kraft KH, Sweeney S, Fink AS, Ritenour CWM, Issa MM.  Inguinoscrotal Bladder Hernias:  Report of a Series and Review of the Literature.  Canadian Urology Association Journal 2(6): 619-623, 2008.

Grossman HB, Gomella L, Fradet Y, Morales A, Presti J, Ritenour CWM. Nseyo U, Droller MJ, PC B302/01 Study Group. A Phase III, Multicenter Comparison of Hexaminolevulinate Fluorescence Cystoscopy and White Light Cystoscopy For The Detection Of Superficial Papillary Lesions in Patients with Bladder Cancer. Journal of Urology 178(1): 62-67, 2007.

Tillett J, Issa M and Ritenour CWM.  Preservation of Existing Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Pump Mechanism During Scrotal Surgery.  Journal of Sexual Medicine 4(4ii): 1182-1184, 2007.

Issa MM, Zasada W, Ward K, Hall JA, Petros JA, Ritenour CWM, Goodman M, Kleinbaum D. The Value of Digital Rectal Examination as a Predictor of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis among US Veterans Referred for Prostate Biopsy.  Cancer Detection and Prevention 30(3): 269-275, 2006.

Ritenour CWM.  Sexual Health Issues in Men With Cancer. Oncology 20(3): 300-303, 2006.

Issa MM, Chun T, Thwaites D, Bouet R, Hall J, Miller LE, Ritenour CWM.  The effect of urethral instrumentation on uroflowmetry.  British Journal of Urology International 92: 426-428, 2003.

Northway RO, Ritenour CWM and Marshall FF.  Renal Cell Carcinoma:  An Update, AUA Update Series 20: Lesson 25, 2001.

Northway RO, Ritenour CWM and Marshall FF.  Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of renal cell carcinoma.  International Journal of Clinical Oncology 5:289-296, 2000.

Issa MM, Ritenour CWM, Greenberger M, Hollabaugh R Jr., Steiner M.  The Prostate Anesthetic Block For Outpatient Prostate Surgery. World Journal of Urology 16(6): 378-383, 1998.