Bladder Stones, Hydronephrosis, Inflatable Penile Prosthesis, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Male Factor Infertility, Male Infertility, Male Reproductive Health, Microdenervation of Spermatic Cord , Microdissection/Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction, Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversal, Sperm Retrieval, Testicular Cancer, Testicular Sperm Extraction, Ureteral Pelvic Junction Obstruction, Urethral Cancer, Urology, Varicocele, Vasectomy (Non-Scalpel), Vasectomy Reversal
Male infertility and Public Health; Klinefelter Syndrome (XXY Male); Transposons as a Cause of Infertility; Noninvasive Vasectomy
Dr. Pravin Rao is an assistant professor of urology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Rao serves as the director of reproductive medicine and surgery at the Brady Urological Institute.
Dr. Rao's clinical practice focuses on male infertility and andrology, kidney cancer and renal obstruction. His main areas of expertise involve microsurgery using an operative microscope, which has been shown to yield superior outcomes in reproductive operations such as vasectomy reversal and sperm retrieval. He also has expertise in open and minimally invasive surgery (including endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic) for treatment of cancer, urinary tract stones and benign diseases of the urinary tract. These include laparoscopic robotic assisted partial nephrectomy for cancer and robotic pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction, as well as ureteroscopic and percutaneous treatments for renal stones.
Dr. Rao obtained his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship, urology residency and urology chief residency at the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. He then went on to the University of Illinois, Chicago, for fellowship training in male infertility and andrology, concentrating on medical and surgical care for infertile patients.
His primary research interests include the characterization and management of the close relationships between male infertility and multiple medical conditions including testicular cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, heart disease and hypogonadism. Educating patients and influencing public health policy about these concerns are among his top priorities.
Dr. Rao is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Urological Association and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.