Professor David Ralph

Mr David RalphTel: 020 3447 9190
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University College Hospital; Eastman Dental Hospital

Urological Cancers, Penile Cancer, Andrology, Urology

Professional background

David Ralph is a Consultant Urologist at St Peter’s Hospitals within UCLH since 1996. He qualified from St Bartholomew's Medical School and trained in Urology at Leeds and The Institute of Urology in London.  His practice is now entirely confined to Andrology having finished a Masters degree on Peyronie's Disease. He is past President of both the British Society for Sexual Medicine and the Andrology Section of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and is now vice president of  the Sexual Dysfunction Association and Treasurer of the European Society for Sexual Medicine. He runs a large multidisciplinary erectile dysfunction service and is Director of the Erectile Dysfunction Clinical Trials Unit. He runs a European training fellowship for penile prosthesis implantation as well as research fellowships studying the molecular biology of erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease and priapism. He is heavily involved in postgraduade training, running live surgery courses and lecturing both at the European School Of Urology and the American Association of Urology.   Having built up the Andrology sub-specialty into a four-man team, the St Peter's Andrology Unit is now the biggest tertiary referral team within UCLH and has both a national and international reputation.

Research interests

  • Peyronie's disease
  • Penile reconstruction
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Penile prostheses
  • Priapism
  • Male infertility
  • Genital microsurgery
  • Phalloplasty
  • Adolescent genital pathology 


The Nesbit procedure for Peyronie's disease  D.J. Ralph, M. Al-Akra, J.P.Pryor   J.Urol.,154, 1362-1363.(1995)   
UK management guidelines for erectile dysfunction  Ralph DJ  McNicholas T  BMJ, 321;499-503, 2000   
Fertility preservation in children--scientific advances, research dilemmas, and ethics of consent. [letter; comment.].  Bahadur G. Hindmarsh P. Ralph D.   Arch Dis Child. 85(5):442, 2001 Nov   
The management of Peyronie’s Disease  DJ Ralph and S Minhas  BJUInt  2004: 93 (2), 208-15    Ejaculatory disorders and sexual function. D.J. Ralph and K. R .Wylie.  BJUInt 2005; 95; 1181-1186.   
What surgical resection margins are required to achieve oncological control in men with primary penile cancer?   Suks Minhas, Oliver Kayes, Paul Hegarty, Pardeep Kumar, Alex Freeman, David Ralph BJU Intl,96 (7); 1040-1044, 2005   
Reconstructive surgery in penile trauma and cancer  Duncan J Summerton, Alistair Campbell, Suks Minhas and David J Ralph   Nature Clinical Practice Urology (2005) 2, 391-397    
The management of genital lymphoedema. Garaffa G. Christopher N. Ralph DJ. BJU International. 102(4):480-4, 2008 Aug   
Total phallic reconstruction after penile amputation for carcinoma.   Garaffa G. Raheem AA. Christopher NA. Ralph DJ.   BJU International. 104(6):852-6, 2009    
The management of Peyronie's disease: evidence-based 2010 guidelines.   Ralph D. Gonzalez-Cadavid N. Mirone V. Perovic S. Sohn M. Usta M. Levine L.   Journal of Sexual Medicine. 7(7):2359-74, 2010   
Total Phallic Reconstruction in Female-to-Male Transsexuals.  Garaffa G, Christopher NA, Ralph DJ.  Eur Urol. 2009 May 19   
The Immediate Insertion of a Penile Prosthesis for Acute Ischaemic Priapism.  Ralph DJ, Garaffa G, Muneer A, Freeman A, Rees R, Christopher AN, Minhas S.  Eur Urol. 2008 Oct 1.

GMC/GDC number: 2869959