Ranjith Ramasamy is the director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery as well as an associate professor in Department of Urology at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami Health System. As a urologist and microsurgeon, Dr. Ramasamy specializes in the treatment of disorders of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He is an expert in vasectomy reversal and penile prosthesis. Dr. Ramasamy completed his urology residency training at Weil Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He then completed a National Institutes of Health-sponsored fellowship in Male Reproductive medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to his clinical accolades, Dr. Ramasamy has been integral to the advancement of male reproductive medicine and surgery. To date, he has published over 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters; he currently serves on the editorial board of Andrology, Asian Journal of Andrology and Urology as well as as an editorial reviewer for medical journals such as Journal of Urology, Fertility and Sterility, European Urology and British Journal of Urology. Furthermore, he has been invited to lecture at numerous international conferences including the American Urological Association, Chinese, Malaysian and Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction. Outside of clinical medicine and academic research, Dr. Ramasamy has made a significant effort to share his wealth of knowledge and serve as a mentor for future urologists. He created ‘Urology’ an app used by trainees across the world to help prepare for urology board examinations. As a physician, Dr. Ramasamy maintains a dedication to patient care, academia, and the training of future urologists by directing a fellowship program in andrology. Dr. Ramasamy is currently leading important clinical trials at the University of Miami Health System for: Male Fertility/Infertility Treatment Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Low Testosterone Treatment
The National Institutes of Health has funded two University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty through its Helping to Accelerate Research Potential (HARP) UE5 grant program. The grant’s aim is to pair newly funded researchers nationwide with experienced mentors.
21-Sep-2023 11:05:26 AM EDT
A banner year for Desai Sethi Urology Institute at urology’s premier meeting, the American Urological Association (AUA) 2023, held April 28-May 1 in Chicago where faculty and researchers led and debated during plenary sessions and presented novel research in topics spanning prostate and bladder cancers to sexual function and robotic surgery.
09-May-2023 01:30:20 PM EDT
Novel research in sexual health by investigators at the Desai Sethi Urology Institute (DSUI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was presented at the 2023 American Urological Association (AUA), one of the world's most important urology meetings, and simultaneously published in, the Journal of Urology, one of the highest impact journals in the specialty.
01-May-2023 05:10:43 PM EDT
Research published in the International Journal of Impotence Research measured the increase in heart rate during sex through the use of a FitBit to better understand heart rate changes during sexual activities. Outcomes show promise for helping to diagnose sexual dysfunction issues.
26-Apr-2023 12:30:03 PM EDT
Researchers from the Desai Sethi Urology Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have launched a study to determine if wearing virtual reality headsets during in-office vasectomy helps relieve patients of procedure-related pain and anxiety.
06-Dec-2022 05:05:43 PM EST
The 2023 American Urological Association Gold Cystoscope Award has been awarded to Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., associate professor and director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Reproductive Urology Program and urologist within the Desai Sethi Urology Institute. Dr. Ramasamy has earned the honor for his commitment to education and mentorship.
01-Dec-2022 12:15:37 PM EST
A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine urologist was awarded a significant R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a first-of-its-kind study for treating erectile dysfunction using a combination of platelet-rich plasma and shockwave therapy.
27-Sep-2021 12:45:36 PM EDT
Studies show that plant-based diets can help lower prostate-specific antigen (PSA levels), improve serum testosterone and erectile dysfunction.
23-Sep-2021 04:05:18 PM EDT
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers report the widespread blood vessel dysfunction, or endothelial dysfunction, that results from the COVID-19 infection could contribute to erectile dysfunction, or ED, according to a study published in the World Journal of Men’s Health .
11-May-2021 08:55:49 AM EDT
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers have begun recruiting for a study looking at the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine on male fertility. The Miller School is the first institution studying the effects on sperm of men who receive the vaccine, according to the study’s principal investigator, Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., associate professor and director of reproductive urology.
18-Dec-2020 08:55:47 AM EST
COVID-19 can invade testis tissue in some men who are infected with the virus, according to a new study by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers published in The World Journal of Men's Health. These findings could be the first step in discovering COVID-19’s potential impact on male fertility and whether the virus can be sexually transmitted.
05-Nov-2020 12:25:07 PM EST
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced that Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., associate professor and director of reproductive urology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is the Society’s 2020 Ira And Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award recipient.
09-Oct-2020 11:40:23 AM EDT
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers are about to start recruiting for the first U.S. clinical trial looking at treating Peyronie’s disease, a painful and agonizing condition common in men, with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
31-Aug-2020 03:15:09 PM EDT
For younger cancer patients, fertility counseling at the time of cancer diagnosis is important for making family planning decisions. Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., a clinician and researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was the lead author of a new collaborative study, “Evaluation of Reported Fertility Preservation Counseling Before Chemotherapy Using the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Survey,” published JAMA Network Open.
15-Jul-2020 10:00:51 AM EDT
Men who follow plant-based diets have testosterone levels that are basically the same as the levels in men who eat meat, a study shows. This finding dispels a widespread notion that men need large amounts of animal protein in order to support healthy levels of this hormone.
07-Jul-2020 10:50:00 AM EDT
"We hypothesize that SARS-CoV-2 may be present in the semen and be a source of transmission," said Ranjith Ramasamy, MD, associate professor of urology at the Miller School of Medicine and director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School." Understanding the potential for COVID sexual transmission is critical because of the tremendous potential ramifications," he said.
“The guidelines basically say that because this is not FDA approved, it should be used only under an IRB-approved protocol. Unfortunately, there are a lot of studies that demonstrate that it is efficacious and safe, but the majority of these studies that have been published are from outside the U.S. At the University of Miami, we have an ongoing clinical trial. Patients who wish to seek shock wave therapy for ED should be encouraged to look for clinical trial opportunities and enroll in them.”