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Kevin Lenuell Billups, M.D.
Director, Men's Health & Vitality Program
Expertise: Benign Prostate Enlargement, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Erectile Dysfunction, Low Testosterone, Male Sexual Dysfunction, Men's Health, Penile Curvature, Penile Deformities, Peyronie's Disease, Premature Ejaculation, Urology ...read more
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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 designed the Men’s Health & Vitality Program as an initiative to promote prevention, early detection and early stage management of chronic medical disease including prostate cancer.
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.
Dr. Billups has been a speaker for both national and international organizations. He has also authored numerous academic papers on topics concerning the link between men’s health, cardiometabolic disease and sexual medicine.
- Director, Men's Health & Vitality Program
Departments / Divisions
- MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1984)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Surgery (1986)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Urology (1989)
- University of Virginia Health System / Urology (1993)
- American Board of Urology / Urology (1997)
Research & Publications
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 PublicationsView all on Pubmed
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Activities & Honors
- Research Merit Award, American Society of Andrology, 1989
- American Foundation for Urologic Disease Scholar, American Urological Association, 1990 - 1992
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Minority Medical Faculty Development Program Scholarship, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1990 - 1994
- Research Merit Award: Infertility Section/Chief Resident's Meeting, Society of University Urology Residents, 1990
- Honors Male Reproduction/Urology Prize Paper Award, The American Fertility Society, 1989
- American Urological Society (AUA)
- Foundation for Men’s Health (FMH)
- International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM)
- National Medical Association (NMA)
- North Central Section of the AUA
- R. Frank Jones Urological Society (AUA society for African American Urologists)
- Sexual Medicine Society of North America International Society for Men’s Health (ISMH)
- Program director, National Medical Association, 2002
Urology section Annual Men’s Health Symposium
- Scientific Advisory Board, Foundation for Men’s Health
- Secretary, R. Frank Jones Urological Society, 2010 - 2012
- Urology section secretary, National Medical Association, 2010 - 2012
- Urology section vice chair, National Medical Association, 2012 - 2014
- Vice chair, R. Frank Jones Urological Society, 2012 - 2014
Videos & Media
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.
Kevin L Billups, M.D. Associate Professor of Urology, Johns Hopkins Medicine