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Kevin Lenuell Billups, MD

Director, Men's Health & Vitality Program
Associate Professor of Urology

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Titles

  • Director, Men's Health & Vitality Program
  • Associate Professor of Urology
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Integrative Men's Health Program
  • James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
  • Men's Health & Vitality Program

Expertise

Benign Prostate Enlargement, Erectile Dysfunction, Low Testosterone, Male Sexual Dysfunction, Men's Health, Penile Curvature, Penile Deformities, Peyronie's Disease, Premature Ejaculation, Urology

Biography

Dr. Kevin Billups is an associate professor of urology and medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He serves as the Director of the Integrative Men’s Health Program at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute.

Dr. Billups’ area of clinical expertise involves the use of erectile dysfunction and testosterone deficiency as gender-specific markers for early detection and the prevention of chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Dr. Billups also has expertise in penile prosthetic surgery for men who do not respond to medical management.

He is actively involved in creating a multidisciplinary Men’s Health Program that addresses both traditional medical therapies and the social determinants of health to promote prevention and early stage management of the chronic medical diseases which are known to be major contributors to premature death and suffering among men.

Dr. Billups obtained his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his undergraduate education from Harvard University. He completed his residency in urology at the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Billups went on to receive fellowship training in sexual medicine, male infertility and vascular biology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he was honored as an American Foundation for Urologic Disease and Robert Woods Johnson Foundation scholar.

Dr. Billups is the vice chair of the R. Frank Jones Urological Society, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Foundation for Men’s Health and vice chair of the urology section of the National Medical Association.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

American Urological Society (AUA)

North Central Section of the AUA

R. Frank Jones Urological Society (AUA society for African American Urologists)

National Medical Association (NMA)

Sexual Medicine Society of North America International Society for Men’s Health (ISMH)

Foundation for Men’s Health (FMH)

International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM)

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore MD) (1984)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Urology (Baltimore MD) (1989)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Surgery (Baltimore MD) (1986)

    Fellowships

    • University of Virginia Health System / Urology (Charlottesville VA) (1993)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Urology / Urology (2010)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Billups’ area of clinical and research expertise involves the use of erectile dysfunction and testosterone deficiency as gender specific markers for early detection and prevention of chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. He also has expertise in penile prosthetic surgery for those men who do not respond to medical management.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Nehra A, Jackson G, Miner M, Billups KL, Burnett AL, Buvat J, Carson CC, Cunningham GR, Goldstein I, Guay AT, Hackett G, Kloner RA, Kostis J, Montorsi P, Ramsey M, Rosen RC, Sadovsky R, Seftel AD, Vlachopoulos C, Wu FC. “Diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction for reduction of cardiovascular risk.” J Urol. 2013 Jun;189(6):2031-8. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.12.107.
    2. Nehra A, Jackson G, Miner M, Billups KL, Burnett AL, Buvat J, Carson CC, Cunningham GR, Ganz P, Goldstein I, Guay AT, Hackett G, Kloner RA, Kostis J, Montorsi P, Ramsey M, Rosen R, Sadovsky R, Seftel AD, Shabsigh R, Vlachopoulos C, Wu FC. “The Princeton III Consensus recommendations for the management of erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease.” Mayo Clin Proc. 2012 Aug;87(8):766-78. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2012.06.015.
    3. Miner M, Billups KL. “Erectile dysfunction and dyslipidemia: relevance and role of phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitors and statins.” J Sex Med. 2008 May;5(5):1066-78. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2008.00783.x.
    4. Bank AJ, Kelly AS, Kaiser DR, Crawford WW, Waxman B, Schow DA, Billups KL. “The effects of quinapril and atorvastatin on the responsiveness to sildenafil in men with erectile dysfunction.” Vasc Med. 2006 Nov;11(4):251-7.
    5. Billups KL, Bank AJ, Padma-Nathan H, Katz S, Williams R. “Erectile dysfunction is a marker for cardiovascular disease: results of the minority health institute expert advisory panel.” J Sex Med. 2005 Jan;2(1):40-50; discussion 50-2.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Minority Medical Faculty Development Program Scholarship, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1990-1994

    American Foundation for Urologic Disease Scholar, American Urological Association, 1990-1992

    Research Merit Award: Infertility Section/Chief Resident''s Meeting, Society of University Urology Residents, 1990

    Research Merit Award, American Society of Andrology, 1989

    Honors Male Reproduction/Urology Prize Paper Award, The American Fertility Society, 1989

    Professional Activities

    Vice chair, R. Frank Jones Urological Society, July 2012-July 2014

    Urology section vice chair, National Medical Association, July 2012-July 2014

    Program director, Urology section Annual Men’s Health Symposium, National Medical Association, 2002-present

    Scientific Advisory Board, Foundation for Men’s Health

    Secretary, R. Frank Jones Urological Society, July 2010-July 2012

    Urology section secretary, National Medical Association, July 2010-July 2012

  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    The Penis Is a Barometer of Your Overall Vascular Health

    Discover why "Getting an erection is really all about blood flow," according to Dr. Kevin Billups of the Johns Hopkins Men's Health & Vitality Program. In simple language, Dr. Billups explains how an erection works and what happens when you can't maintain one.

    What Happens to a Man's Prostate After Age 40?

    "We all know, as men get over age 40, our prostate grows," shares Dr. Kevin Billups of the Johns Hopkins Men's Health & Vitality Program. Learn from Dr. Billups about the urinary tract symptoms many men experience as the prostate grows larger with aging.

    Your Big Belly May Cause Low Testosterone

    Dr. Kevin Billups of the Johns Hopkins Men's Health & Vitality Program explains why a big belly may be a sign of low testosterone and how he likes to put patients at ease with the "Dicky Do Test." "I try to do a few things just to try to lighten up the mood and also show them that I'm a normal guy," he says.

    Erectile Dysfunction & Mental Health

    "Erectile Dysfunction and mental health are very closely related," says Dr. Kevin Billups of the Johns Hopkins Men's Health & Vitality Program. He explains how stress, anxiety, and mental health issues can all have an impact on Erectile Dysfunction and how he takes a team approach to treating it.

    Erectile Dysfunction & Sleep Disorders

    "Sleep disorders like sleep apnea and insomnia can be linked to erection problems, low testosterone and cardiovascular risk," says Dr. Kevin Billups of the Johns Hopkins Men's Health & Vitality Program. He explains the link between sleep disorders and Erectile Dysfunction and other important related health risks.

    Erectile Dysfunction & Age

    "Is there a time in life when men should give up on having sex? And the answer to that is no," declares Dr. Kevin Billups of the Johns Hopkins Men's Health & Vitality Program. Learn from Dr. Billups why he encourages men to get treated for Erectile Dysfunction, no matter what their age, and his point of view on sex and aging.

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-6100
    Appointment Phone: 443-287-4378
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-955-6100
    Appointment Phone: 443-287-4378
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    Department/Division

    • Urology

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