Mr Amr Abdel Raheem

Tel: 0203 447 9190
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University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

Andrology, Urology

Professional background

Mr. Amr Raheem is a specialist in Andrology at the University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He has a wealth of experience, spanning more than fifteen years, in this highly specialised field. Andrology is a subspecialty which deals with the male genital tract. It is an area which is surprisingly often overlooked, especially in comparison to its female equivalent Gynaecology. Mr. Raheem is one of only a few experts worldwide who specialise solely in this unique field.

His main clinical areas of interest are: male infertility, microsurgical sperm retrieval, microsurgical reconstruction for obstructive azoospermia, vasectomy reversal, microsurgical vaso-vasostomy, microsurgical epididymovasostomy, microsurgical varicocelectomy, male sexual dysfunction, penile prosthesis, Peyronie’s disease, penile enlargement, hypogonadism, genital pain, microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord, priapism and fracture penis.

Mr. Raheem runs a number of specialised clinics for male infertility and male sexual dysfunction in addition to a joint fertility clinic with gynaecologists at the Reproductive Medicine Unit (RMU) and a joint clinic with haematologists managing andrological problems of patients with various haematological conditions.        

He is actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate doctors, as well as training junior doctors and nursing staff. He also trains urologists in clinical and surgical Andrology and gynaecologists sub-specialising in reproductive medicine in male infertility. He has delivered numerous lectures in the field of Andrology to: undergraduate medical students; Urology Diploma students; MSc Urology students; the Institute of Cancer Research, MSc Oncology students; MSc Genetics and Prenatal Diagnosis students; and general practitioners. He has also been invited to lecture in several international medical congresses and has supervised several clinical theses.

Research interests

Mr. Raheem was the associate chief investigator in several pioneering, multicentre, international clinical trials that have led to innovations in the field of Andrology, including the three UK clinical trials for Xiapex (Collagenase) for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease.

He is currently working with UCL R&D on a number of innovative projects in Male infertility and Peyronie’s disease.

In addition to authoring numerous publications and a number of book chapters, he has presented the results of his research at several international conferences worldwide. He is also a reviewer for a number of international journals.


  • Falcone M, Garaffa G, Raheem A.A, Christopher NA, Ralph DJ. 2016. Total Phallic Reconstruction Using the Radial Artery Based Forearm Free Flap After Traumatic Penile Amputation. J Sex Med. Jul;13(7):1119-24.
  • Zacharakis, E., De Luca, F., Raheem, A.A., Garaffa, G., Christopher, N., Muneer, A. and Ralph, D.J. 2015. Early insertion of a malleable penile prosthesis in ischaemic priapism allows later upsizing of the cylinders.Scandinavian journal of urology,49(6), pp.468-471.
  • Habous, M., Tealab, A., Ali, M., Raheem, A.A., Ralph, D. and Binsah, S., 2015. Obesity is an independent risk factor for low serum testosterone in adult males.Journal of Men's Health11(5), pp.30-34.
  • Raheem, A.A. and Ralph, D., 2014. Penile vibratory stimulation: a novel approach for penile rehabilitation after nerve‐sparing radical prostatectomy.BJU international,114(1), pp.2-3.
  • Raheem, A.A. and Ralph, D., 2014. Re: Clinical Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum for the Treatment of Peyronie Disease in 2 Large Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled Phase 3 Studies.European urology65(1), pp.251-252.
  • Garaffa, G., Gentile, V., Antonini, G., Raheem, A.A. and Ralph, D.J., 2014. Plication Surgery for Peyronie’s Disease.Current Sexual Health Reports,6(1), pp.50-55.
  • Zacharakis E, Garaffa G, Raheem AA, Christopher AN, Muneer A, Ralph DJ. 2014. Penile prosthesis insertion in patients with refractory ischaemic priapism: early vs delayed implantation. BJU Int. Oct;114(4):576-81.
  • Zacharakis, E., Raheem, A.A., Freeman, A., Skolarikos, A., Garaffa, G., Christopher, A.N., Muneer, A. and Ralph, D.J., 2014. The efficacy of the T-shunt procedure and intracavernous tunneling (snake maneuver) for refractory ischemic priapism.The Journal of urology191(1), pp.164-168.
  • Garaffa, G., Gentile, V., Antonini, G., Tsafrakidis, P., Raheem, A.A. and Ralph, D.J., 2013. Penile reconstruction in the male.Arab journal of urology,11(3), pp.267-271.
  • Abdel Raheem, A., Rushwan, N., Garaffa, G., Zacharakis, E., Doshi, A., Heath, C., Serhal, P., Harper, J.C., Christopher, N.A. and Ralph, D., 2013. Factors influencing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcome in men with azoospermia.BJU international112(2), pp.258-264
  • Abdel Raheem, A., Garaffa, G., Rushwan, N., De Luca, F., Zacharakis, E., Abdel Raheem, T., Freeman, A., Serhal, P., Harper, J.C. and Ralph, D., 2013. Testicular histopathology as a predictor of a positive sperm retrieval in men with non‐obstructive azoospermia.BJU international111(3), pp.492-499.
  • Raheem, A.A. and Ralph, D., 2011. Male infertility: causes and investigations. Trends in Urology & Men's Health2(5), pp.8-11.
  • Raheem, A.A. and Ralph, D., 2011. Male infertility: treatment options.Trends in Urology & Men's Health2(6), pp.27-30.
  • Garaffa, G., Raheem, A.A. and Ralph, D.J., 2011. An update on penile reconstruction.Asian J Androl13(3), pp.391-4.
  • Garaffa, G., Raheem, A.A. and Ralph, D.J., 2011. Penile fracture and penile reconstruction.Current urology reports12(6), pp.427-431
  • Raheem, A.A., Ralph, D. and Minhas, S., 2012. Male Infertility⋆.British Journal of Medical and Surgical Urology5(5), pp.254-268.
  • Raheem, A.A. Garaffa, G., Raheem, T.A., Dixon, M., Kayes, A., Christopher, N. and Ralph, D., 2010. The role of vacuum pump therapy to mechanically straighten the penis in Peyronie’s disease.BJU international,106(8), pp.1178-1180.
  • Raheem, A.A. and Kell, P., 2009. Patient preference and satisfaction in erectile dysfunction therapy: a comparison of the three phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors sildenafil, vardenafil and tadalafil.Patient preference and adherence3, p.99.
  • Raheem, A.A., Li, C.Y., Garaffa, G., Sacca, A. and Ralph, D.J., 2009. Diagnosis of erectile dysfunction. African Journal of Urology15(1), pp.7-14.

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