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Faculty Bio: Run Wang, MD

Run Wang, M.D.

 

Run Wang, M.D., F.A.C.S.





Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor of Surgery, Department of Urology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Cecil M. Crigler, MD Endowed Chair in Urology

Director of Sexual Medicine

Dr. Wang is a board-certified urologist, a urological prosthetic surgeon and a microscopic surgeon who specializes in sexual medicine and andrology.  Since the inception of the sexual medicine clinic at the Genitourinary Cancer Center, Dr. Wang has streamlined the clinic to help thousands of patients with their sexual needs. The sexual medicine service provides care to all male patients who may have sexual dysfunction or infertility related to their cancers, cancer treatment, or any other etiology. 

We offer a comprehensive penile rehabilitation program catering to men who will have or have had radical prostatectomy, radical cystectomy and any other pelvic surgeries such as surgeries for rectal cancer, sarcoma or pelvic bone cancers. Men who have received pelvic radiation or systemic chemotherapy can also benefit from our penile rehabilitation program. We have dedicated nurses and an experienced team of mid-level providers on our service who are easily accessible and eager to assist. Moreover, we collaborate with our psychologists and psychotherapists at MD Anderson to provide counseling for couples with special needs. The sexual medicine service is devoted to the restoration of the patient’s sexual function, thereby enhancing their qualities of life.

Education & Training

1986: Southeast University Medical College (formerly Nanjing Railway Medical College), Nanjing, China, MS 

 

1983: Southeast University Medical College (formerly Nanjing Railway Medical College), Nanjing, China, MS University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, MD

Postgraduate Training

2001-02: Chief Resident, Urology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia

1998-2001: Residency, Urology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia

1997-98: Internship, General Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia

1990-93: Fellowship, Urological Andrology (Impotence and Infertility Research), Department of Urology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

1983-86: Residency, Urology, Southeast University Medical College (Formerly Nanjing Railway Medical College, Nanjing, China

1982-83: Rotating Internship (Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, OB/Gyn), Nanjing First People’s Hospital, Nanjing China

Board Certifications

2004: American Board of Urology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of Urology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2011-present

Professor, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston,  TX, 09/2011-present

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Distinguished contribution award: Peking University Urological Training College 10th Anniversary Celebration
  • 2011 The “Best Of” Top 10 Basic Science Papers: Penile rehabilitation with vacuum erectile device in animal model is related to anti-hypoxic mechanism: blood gas evidence.  The 17th Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of Sexual Medicine Society of North America
  • 2010 Best poster: Gene therapy with SuperEnzyme for ED after cavernosal nerve crush injury in rat. The 5th World Chinese Urological Society Meeting

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

  1. Wang, R., Zhou, X., and Zhang, Z.: Magnetic resonance imaging in urology. Chinese J. Urol. 6:176-178, 1985.
  2. Wang, R., and Zhou, X.: Treatment of Peyronie's disease with tunica vaginalis. J. Cont. Ed Phys. 9:25-26, 1986.
  3. Wang, R., Kang, J., Zhou, X., Cheng, D., Zhang, and Z., Ling, Y.: A new method to induce artificial varicocele in the rat. Railway Med. J. 14:133-135, 1986.
  4. Wang, R., Kang, J., Zhou, X., Cheng, D., and Song, J.: Influence of artificially induced varicocele on ultrastructure of the testis and epididymis in the rat. J. Nanjing Railway Med. College. 6:9-11, 1987.
  5. Wang, R., Zhou, X., and Leng, Y.: Treatment of Peyronie's disease with dermal graft. Chinese J. of Plas. Surg. and Burns 3:61-62, 1987.
  6. Wang, R., and Zhou, X.: Current progress of Peyronie's disease. Modern World Med.:77-79, 1987.
  7. Wang, R., Kang, J., Zhou, X., Cheng, D., Wang, X., and Cheng, S.: Histological influence of artificially induced varicocele on the testis and epididymis in the rat. Reproduction and Contraception 8:57-59, 1988.
  8. Kang, J., Zhou, X., Wang, R., and Cheng, D.: Study on testicular hemodynamics of the rat with artificially induced varicocele. Chinese J. Exper. Surg. 5:78-79, 1988.
  9. Wang, R., and Li, J.: Research and analysis of the Chinese young men's genital organs. Chinese J. Clin. Anat. 7:44-46, 1989.
  10. Li, J., Wang, R., Zhou, X., and Norby, S.: DNA analysis in the early evaluation of adult polycystic kidney disease (APKD). Chinese J. Urol. 12(5):360-62, 1991.
  11. Wang, R., Kang, J., Cheng, D., and Zhou, X.: Varicocele in the rat: a new experimental model--effect on histology, ultrastructure and temperature of the testis and the epididymis. Urol. Res. 19:319-322, 1991.
  12. Hellstrom, W.J.G., Wang, R., and Sikka, S.C.: Platelet-activating factor stimulates motion parameters of cryopreserved human sperm. Fertil. Steril. 56:768-770, 1991.
  13. Hellstrom, W.J.G., Wang, R., Kadowitz, P.J., and Domer, F.R.: Potassium channel agonists cause penile erection in cats. Int. J. Imp. Res. 4:27-35, 1992.
  14. Wang, R., Higuera, T.R., Sikka, S.C., Minkes, R.K., Bellan, J.A., Kadowitz, P.J., Domer, F.R., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: Penile erections induced by vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and sodium nitroprusside. Urol. Res. 21:75-78, 1993.
  15. Bell, M., Wang, R., Hellstrom, W.J.G., and Sikka, S.C.: Effect of cryopreservation protocol and cryoprotectants on sperm membrane lipid peroxidation and recovery of motile human sperm. J. Androl. 14:472-478, 1993.
  16. Wang, R., Sikka, S.C., Veeraragavan, K., Bell, M., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: Platelet activating factor (PAF) and pentoxifylline (PTX) as human sperm cryoprotectants. Fertil. Steril. 60:711-715, 1993.
  17. Sikka, S.C., Wang, R., Kukuy, E., Bell, M., Rajasekaran, M., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: The detrimental effects of electric current on normal sperm. J. Androl. 15:145-150, 1994.
  18. Wang, R., Steele, R.H., Harrison, R.M., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: Radiologic observations of long-term partial left renal vein occlusion in the cynomolgus monkey. Infertil. 16:(1), 1994.
  19. Wang, R., Sikka, S.C., Domer, F.R., Kadowitz, P.J., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: Nitric oxide mediates penile erection in cats. J. Urol. 151:234-237, 1994.
  20. Hellstrom, W.J.G., Monga, M., Wang, R., Domer, F.R., Kadowitz, P.J., and Roberts, J.A.: Penile erection in the primate: induction with nitric oxide donors. J. Urol. 151:1723-1727, 1994.
  21. Hellstrom, W.J.G., Bell, M., Wang, R., and Sikka, S.C.: Effect of sodium nitroprusside on sperm motility, viability, and lipid peroxidation. Fertil. Steril. 61:1117-1122, 1994.
  22. Monga, M., Wang, R., Roberts, J.A., and Hellstrom, W.J. G.: Tunica vaginalis sperm reservoir in a monkey model of vas deferens obstruction. J. Androl. 15:377-378, 1994.
  23. Wang, R., Bell, M., Hellstrom, W.J.G., and Sikka, S.C.: Post-thaw human sperm motility, cAMP concentration and membrane lipid peroxidation after stimulation with Pentoxifylline and Platelet-activating factor. Int. J. Androl. 17:169-173, 1994.
  24. Wang, R., and Sun, Z. The mechanism in regulating penile erection: nitric oxide. Med. in Abroad: section of urological system. 15(6):257-260, 1995.
  25. Champion, H.C., Wang, R., Santiago, J.A., Murphy, W.A., Coy, D.H., Kadowitz, P.J., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: Comparison of responses to adrenomedullin and calcitonin gene-related peptide in the feline erection model. J. Androl. 18 (5):513-521, 1997.
  26. Champion, H.C., Wang, R., Shenassa, B.B., Coy, D.H., Murphy, W.A., Kadowitz, P.J., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: Adrnomedullin induces penile erection in the cat. Euro. J. Pharm. 319:71-75, 1997.
  27. Estrada, L.S., Champion, H.C., Wang, R., Rajasekaran, M., Sikka, S.C., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: Effect of tumor necrosis factor- (TNF-) and interferon-  (IFN-) on human sperm motility, viability, and motion parameters. Int. J. Androl. 20 (40):237-242, 1997.
  28. Champion, H.C., Wang, R., Hellstrom, W.J.G., and Kadowitz, P.J.: Nocicetin, an endogenous ligand for the ORL1 receptor, has potent erectile activity in the cat. Am. J. Physiol. 273 (1):E214-E219, 1997.
  29. Bivalacqua, T.J., Rajasekaran, M., Champion, H.C., Wang, R., Sikka, S.C., Kadowitz, P.J., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: The influence of castration on pharmacological induction of penile erection in the cat. J. Androl. 19:551-557, 1998.
  30. Sun, Z., and Wang, R.: Testicular Anatomy.  Acta Andrologica Sinica, 4 (1):30-32, 1998.
  31. Sun, Z., and Wang, R.: Testicular function and regulation. Acta Andrologica Sinica, 4 (1):33-37, 1998.
  32. Sun, Z., and Wang, R.: Testicular tumor: etiology, classification and diagnosis. Acta Andrologica Sinica, 4 (2):102-105, 1998.
  33. Sun, Z., and Wang, R.: Testicular tumor: surgical treatment. Acta Andrologica Sinica, 4 (2):106-109, 1998.
  34. Champion, H.C. Bivalacqua, T.J., Wang, R., Hellstrom, W.J.G., and Kadowitz, P.J.: [Tyr1}-nociceptin and nociceptin have similar naloxone-insensitive erectile activity in the cat. J. Androl. 19:747-753, 1998.
  35. Hellstrom, W.J.G., Wang, R., Peterson, C.A., Varady, J.C., Gesundheit, N., and Sikka, S.C.: Effects of alprostadil and prazosin on motility, viability and membrane integrity of human sperm. J. Urol. 59:1559-1562, 1998.
  36. Champion, H.C. Bivalacqua, T.J., Wang, R., Kadowitz, P.J., Keefer, L.K., Saavedra, J.E., Hrabie, J.A., Doherty, P.C., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: Induction of penile erection by intracavernosal and transurethral administration of novel nitric oxide donors in the cat. J. Urol. 161: 2013-2019, 1999.
  37. Bivalacqua, T.J., Champion H.C., Wang, R., Kadowitz, P.J., Doherty, P.C., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: Feline penile erection induced by transurethral administration of sodium nitroprusside. Urol. Res. 27:432-436, 1999.
  38. Wang, R.: Pharmacological treatment of erectile dysfunction and Viagra. Acta Andrologica Sinica, 5 (4):227-228, 1999.
  39. Da Ros, C.T., Barcelos, M., Wang, R., Champion, H.C., Baratta, A., Hellstrom, W.J.G., Sikka, S.C., and Teloken, C.: Sperm stimulation with peptides. Brazil. J. Urol. 26:43-47, 2000.
  40. Sikka, S.C., Champion, H.C., Bivalacqua, T.J., Estrada, L., Wang, R., Rajasekaran, M., Aggarwal, B., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: Role of genitourinary inflammation of infertility: detrimental effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and interferon-gamma on human spermatozoa. Int. J. Androl. 24:136-141, 2001.
  41. Wang, R., and Lewis, R.W.: Penile prosthesis implantation. Nat. J. Androl. 7(5):281-287, 2001.
  42. Wang, R.: Restoring erectile function in men treated for prostate cancer. Coping with Cancer. 18 (1):32, 2004
  43. Wang, R., Huber, N., Madsen, L., Wood, C,G., and Babaian, R.J.: Programmed penile rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy with nerve grafting. Proceedings of the 8th Int. Cong. Androl., F612C0240: 121-125, 2005.
  44. Wang, R., Dang, M., Jacobsohn, K.M., and Ritchey, M.J.: Subsequent semen analyses are not necessary when a patient has azoospermia on initial semen analysis after vasectomy. Proceedings of the 8th Int. Cong. Androl., F612C0242:23-26, 2005.
  45. Wang, R., Stemson, S., Baker, B., Dai, Y.T., and Lewis, R.W.: Penile mondor’s disease: an updated report. Proceedings of the 8th Int. Cong. Androl., F612C0241: 127-131, 2005.
  46. Baker, B.W., Surratt, J.K., and Wang, R.: Missed testicular torsion presenting with male infertility and erectile dysfunction. Nat. J. Androl. 11:615-616, 2005.
  47. Wang, R., and Jacobsohn, K.J.: Contemporary strategies for treating erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy. Business Brief: US Kidney and Urological Disease:116-118, 2005.
  48. Wang, R., Shen, H., Dai, Y.T., and Sun, Z.: Urology training and board certification in USA. Chinese J. Urol. 26 (9):646-647, 2005.
  49. Patel, C.Y., Kim, R., Del Terzo, M., and Wang, R.: Prolonged penile strangulation by metal clamps. Asian J. Androl. 8 (1):105-106, 2006.
  50. Kent, D.S., and Wang, R.: Critical analysis of pharmacologic penile rehabilitation. Cur. Sex. Health Rep. 3 (4):141-144, 2006.
  51. Moore, C.R., and Wang, R.: Pathophysiology and treatment of diabetic erectile dysfunction. Asian J. Androl. 8 (6):675-684, 2006.
  52. Chen, Y., Yang, R., Yao, L., Sun, Z., Wang, R., and Dai, Y.T.: Differential expression of neurotrophins in penises of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. J. Androl. 28 (2):306-312, 2007.
  53. Jacobsohn, K.M., and Wang, R.: Evaluation and diagnostic testing of erectile dysfunction in the era of PDE-5 inhibitors. Asian. J. Androl. 9 (1):3-7, 2007.
  54. Wang, R.: Penile rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy: Where do we stand and where are we going? J. Sex. Med. 4 (4):1085-1097, 2007.
  55. Chen, Y., Li, S.X., Yao, L.S., Wang, R., and Dai, Y.T.: Valsartan treatment reverses erectile dysfunction in diabetic rats. Int. J. Impot. Res. 19 (4):366-370, 2007.
    56. Wang, R., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: Men’s health is evolving (Editorial). Asian J. Androl. 10 (1):3-5, 2008.
  56. Taylor, J.M., DeSouza, R., and Wang, R.: Common approach to managing lower urinary tract symptoms and erectile dysfunction. Asian J. Androl. 10 (1):45-53, 2008.
  57. Yuan, J., DeSouza, R., Westney, O.L., and Wang, R.: Insights of priapism mechanism and rationale treatment for recurrent priapism. Asian J. Androl. 10 (1):88-101, 2008.
  58. Sikka, S.C., and Wang, R.: Endocrine disruptors and estrogenic effects on male reproductive axis. Asian J. Androl. 10 (1):134-145, 2008.
  59. Shu, T., Taghechian, S., and Wang, R.: Initial experience with robot- assisted varicocelectomy. Asian J. Androl. 10 (1):146-148, 2008.
  60. Zafirakis, H., Wang, R., and Westney, O.L.: Combination therapy for male erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Asian J. Androl. 10 (1):149-154, 2008.
  61. Yang, R., Wang, J., Chen, Y., Sun, Z., and Wang, R., Dai, Y.T: Effect of caffeine on erectile function via up-regulating cavernous cGMP in diabetic rats. J. Androl. 29 (5):586-591, 2008.
  62. Chen, Y., Dai, Y.T., and Wang, R.: Treatment strategies for diabetic patients suffering from erectile dysfunction. Expert Opin. Pharmacother. 9 (2):257-266, 2008.
  63. Hinh, P., and Wang, R.: Overview of contemporary penile rehabilitation therapies. Adv. Urol. 10:1155; ID481218:1-6; 2008.
  64. Yang, R., Yang, B., Wen, Y., Fang, F., Cui, S., Lin, G., Sun, Z., Wang, R., and Dai, Y.T.: Losartan, an AT1 receptor blocker, restores erectile function by down-regulation of cavernous rennin angiotensin system (RAS) in streptozocin induced diabetic rats. J. Sex. Med. 6 (3):696¬-707, 2009.
  65. Davis, J.W., Chang, D.W., Chevray, P., Wang, R., Shen, Y., Wen, S., Pettaway, C.A., Pisters, L.L., Swanson, D.A., Madsen, L.T., Huber, N., Troncoso, P.,  Babaian, R.J., and Wood, C.G.: Randomized phase II trial evaluation of erectile function after attempted unilateral cavernous nerve-sparing retropublic radical prostatectomy with versus without unilateral sural nerve grafting for clinically localized prostate cancer. Eur. Urol. 55 (5):1135-1143, 2009.
  66. Yuan, J.H., Westney, O.L., Ruan, K.H., and Wang, R.: A new strategy, SuperEnzyme gene therapy in penile rehabilitation. J. Sex. Med. 6 (suppl. 3):328-333, 2009.
  67. Wang, R., Howard, G.E., Hoang, A.,Yuan, J.,H., Lin, H., and Dai, Y.T.: Prospective and long term evaluation of erect penile length obtained with inflatable penile prosthesis to that induced by intracavernosal injection. Asian J. Androl. 11 (4):411-415, 2009.
  68. Yuan, J.H., Westney, O.L., Wang, R.: Design and application of a new rat specific vacuum erectile device for penile rehabilitation research. J. Sex. Med. 6(12): 3247-3253, 2009.
  69. Berardinelli, F., Hinh, P., and Wang, R.: Minimally invasive surgery in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Minerva Urol. Nefrol. 61 (3):269-289, 2009.
  70. Sadovsky, R., Basson, R., Krychman, M., Morales, A.M., Schover, L., Wang, R., and Incrocci, L.: Cancer and sexual Problems. J. Sex. Med. 7(1):349-373, 2010.
  71. Basson, R., Rees, R., Wang, R., Montejo, A.L., and Incrocci, L.: Sexual function in chronic illness. J. Sex. Med. 7(1):374-388, 2010.
  72. Kim, E.D., Eardley, I., McCarthy, B.W., Sand, M., Nelson, C., Miner, M.M., Shindel, A.W., Lue, T.F., Glina, S., Wang, R., Vardi, Y., Gruenwald, I., Bella, A.J., Shamloul, R., and Balon, R.: Comments on “Consideration for diagnostic criteria for erectile dysfunction in DSM-V”. J. Sex. Med. 7 (2):661-671, 2010.
  73. Gorbatiy, V., Romero, C., Westney, O.L., and Wang, R.: Outcomes of simultaneous placement of an inflatable penile prosthesis and a male urethral sling through a single perineal incision. J. Sex. Med. 7 (2): 832-838, 2010.
  74. McCullough, A.R., Hellstrom, W.J.G., Wang, R., Lepor, H., Wagner, K.R., and Engel, J.D.: Recovery of erectile function after nerve sparing radical prostatectomy and penile rehabilitation with nightly intraurethral alprostadil versus sildenafil citrate. J. Urol. 183 (6):245-246, 2010.
  75. Yuan, J.H., Hoang, A., Romero, C., Berardinelli, F., Lin, H., Dai, Y.T., and Wang, R.: Vacuum therapy for erectile dysfunction- science and clinical evidence. Int. J. Impot. Res., 22:211-219, 2010.
  76. Frieben, R.W., Lin, H., Hinh, P., Berardinelli, F., Canfield, S.E., and Wang, R.: The Impact of minimally invasive surgeries for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia on male sexual function. Asian J. Androl. 12:500-508, 2010.
  77. Yuan, J., Lin, H., Li, P., Zhang, R., Luo, A., Berardinelli, F., Dai, Y., Wang, R.: Molecular mechanisms of vacuum therapy in penile rehabilitation: a novel animal study. Eur. Urol. 58:773-780, 2010.
  78. Alba, F., Wang, R.: Current status of penile rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy. CML-Urology, 16:93-101, 2010.
  79. Dong, Q., Deng, S., Wang, R., Yuan, J.: In Vitro and In Vivo animal models in priapism research. J. Sex. Med., 8:347-359, 2011.
  80. Qiu, X., Lin, H., Wang, Y., Yu, W., Chen, Y., Wang, R., Dai, Y.: Intracavernous transplantation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells restores erectile function of streptozocin-induced diabetic rats. J. Sex. Med., 8:427-436, 2011.
  81. Dhir,, R., Lin, H., Canfield, S.E., Wang, R.: Combination therapy for erectile dysfunction: an update review. Asian J. Androl. 13: 382-390, 2011.
  82. Romero, C.A., Lin, H., Wang, R.: Surgical treatment of iatrogenic incontinence. J. of Modern Urol., 16:1-5, 2011.
  83. Lee, D., Westney, O.L., Wang, R.: Combination Surgery for Erectile Dysfunction and Male Incontinence. Curr Urol Rep. 12: 461-469, 2011.
  84. Qiu, C., Sun, C., Yu, W., Lin, H., Sun, Z., Chen, Y., Wang, R., Dai, Y.: Combined strategy of mesenchymal stem cells injection with VEGF gene therapy for the treatment of diabetes associated erectile dysfunction. J Androl 33:37-44, 2012.
  85. Evane, K., Lin, H., Wang, R.: Should patients with erectile dysfunction be evaluated for cardiovascular disease? AJA 14: 138-144, 2012.
  86. Alba, F.M., Wang, R.: Can erectile function be predicted after prostate cancer treatment? AJA 14: 134-135, 2012.
  87. Chan, A.A., Canfield, S.E., Wang, R.: Health-related quality of life outcomes in Scandinavian patients after radical prostatectomy or watchful waiting: a critical appraisal. AJA 14: 136-137, 2012.
  88. Qiu, X., Li, X., Chen, Y., Lin, H., Yu, W., Sun, C., Wang, R., Dai, Y.. Mobilization of endothelial progenitor cells: One of the possible mechanisms involved in chronic administration of melatonin preventing erectile dysfunction in diabetic rats. AJA 14:481-486, 2012.
  89. Chen, Y., Li, X.X., Lin, H.C., Qiu, X.F., Gao, J., Dai, Y.T., Wang, R.: The effect of long-term administration of tadalafil on STZ-induced diabetic rats with erectile dysfunction via a local antioxidative mechanism. AJA 14: 616-620, 2012.
  90. Lee, D., Romero, C., Alba, F., Westney, O., Wang, R.: Simultaneous penile prosthesis and male sling/artificial urinary sphincter. AJA 15: 10-15, 2013.
  91. Wang, R.: Preface: Transitional Andrology and Urology (TAU). Transl Androl Urol 2: 1-3, 2013.
  92. Pendleton, C.M., Wang, R.: Peyronie’s disease: current therapy. Transl Androl Urol 2: 15-23, 2013.
  93. Lin, H., Wang, R.: The science of vacuum erectile device in penile rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy. Transl Androl Urol 2: 61-66, 2013.
  94. Wang, R., Burnett, A.L., Heller, W.H., Kotera, J., Kikkawa, K., Yee, S., Day, W.W., Didonato, K., Peterson, C.A.: Selectivity of Avanafil, a PDE5 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction: Implications for Clinical Safety and Improved Tolerability. J Sex Med 2012 [Epub ahead of print]
  95. Mulhall, J.P., Burnett, A.L., Wang, R., McVary, K.T., Moul, J.W., Bowden, C.H., Didonato, K., Shih, W., Day, W.W.: A Phase 3, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Avanafil for the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction Following Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy. J Urol Dec 3, 2012 [Epub ahead of print]
  96. Lin, H.C., Yan, W.l., Zhang, J.L., Dai, Y.T., Wang, R.: Penile rehabilitation with a vacuum erectile device in an animal model is related to an antihypoxic mechanism: blood gas evidence. Asian J Androl. 2013 Apr 8 [Epub ahead of print]
  97. Lin, H., Yuan, J., Ruan, K.H., Yang, W., Zhang, J., Dai, Y., Wang, R.: COX-2-10aa-PGIS Gene Therapy Improves Erectile Function in Rats after Cavernous Nerve Injury. J Sex Med. 2013 Apr 3 [Epub ahead of print]

Book Chapters

  1. Wang, R.: Varicocele and male infertility. In: Male Infertility (eds. Y. Li and P. Huang), Beijing, The Publisher of Literature in Science and Technology:169-182, 1990.
  2. Wang, R., Monga, M., and Hellstrom, W.J.G.: Ejaculatory dysfunction. In: Male Infertility: Clinical investigation, cause evaluation and treatment. (ed. F. Comhaire), London, Chapman & Hall Medical:205- 221, 1996.
  3. Wang, R., Hellstrom, W.J.G., Suresh, S.C., and Sun, Z.: Testicular anatomy and physiology. In: Endocrine Surgery. (eds. Wu, Z. and Sun, Z.), Nanjing, The Jiangsu Publisher of Science and Technology:203-211, 1998.
  4. Wang, R., and Lewis, R.W.: Penile Implants - types and current indications. In: Current Clinical Urology: Male Sexual Function: A Guide to Clinical Management. (ed. J.J. Mulcahy), Humana Press Inc., Totowa, New Jersey:263-277, 2000.
  5. Wang, R., and Lewis, R.W.: Reoperation for penile prosthesis implantation. In: Current Clinical Urology Series on Urologic Prosthesis. (ed. C.C. Carson), Humana Press Inc., Totowa, New Jersey:231-247, 2000.
  6. Bivalacqua, T.J., Usta, M.F., and Wang, R.: Animal models for the study of erectile dysfunction. In: Sexual Dysfunction. (eds. C. Teloken, C.T. Da Ros and M. Tannhauser), Livraria e Editora Revinter Ltda., Rio de Janeiro, RJ:34-37, 2004.
  7. Sun, Z., Yan, S., and Wang, R.: The function and regulation of the testis. In: Testicular Cancer-surgery and operation. (eds. Z. Sun, G. Sun and Y. Sun), The Publisher of the 2nd Military Medical University. Shanghai, China:25-38, 2006.
  8. Sotelo, T., and Wang, R.: Bladder disorder. In: Diseases and Disorders. (eds. A. Hildyard and J. Goddard), Marshall Cavendish, Tarrytown, New York:97-98, 2008.
  9. Jacobsohn. K., and Wang, R.: Intersexuality. In: Diseases and Disorders. (eds A. Hildyard and J. Goddard), Marshall Cavendish, Tarrytown, New York:487-488, 2008.
  10. DeSousa, R., and Wang, R.: Male reproductive disorders. In: Diseases and Disorders. (eds. A. Hildyard  and J. Goddard), Marshall Cavendish, Tarrytown, New York:539-544, 2008.
  11. Taylor, J., and Wang, R.: Urinary tract disorders. In: Diseases and Disorders. (eds. A. Hildyard and J. Goddard), Marshall Cavendish, Tarrytown, New York: 878-879, 2008.
  12. Lewis, R.W., Yuan, J.H., and Wang, R.: Male sexual arousal disorder. In: Handbook of sexual and gender identity disorders. (eds. D.L. Rowland and L. Incrocci), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey:32-67, 2008.
  13. Jain, M., Hoang, A., and Wang, R.: Advances in the pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction. In: Advances in sexual medicine. (ed. I.A. Abdel-Hamid), Research Signpost, Transworld Research Network ,Kerala, India:47-62, 2009.
  14. Wang R, Lu MJ. Surgery for Male Urinary Incontinence. In: Repair and Reconstruction Operative Surgery in Lower Urinary Tract. Wang Z ed., People Health Publisher, ISBN 978-7-117-12928-2. Beijing. Pp 128-133, 2010.  
  15. Romero, C., Hoang, A., Wang, R.: Impact of androgen deprivation therapy on male sexual health. Cancer & Sexuality. Mulhall J ed., (in press)
  16. Alba F, Romero CA, Wang R. The Role of Androgens in Prostate Cancer. In: Androgen Deficiency and Testosterone Replacement: Current Controversies and Strategies. Craig Donatucci ed., (in press)
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Grant and Contract Support

  • Principal Investigator, Clinical study to evaluate the ability of MUSE to decrease erectile function recovery time in post-radical prostatectomy patients; Vivus Inc; 3/2006 – present, $116,981.87 (Protocol HSC-MS-05-0425)
  • Principal investigator, Vacuum Erectile Device Therapy Improving Penile Rehabilitation in Rats after Cavernous Nerve Injury. The Geddings and Bessie Osbon Institute. 11/2007 - present, $20,000 (Protocol HSC-AWC07-151).
  • Principal Investigator, SuperEnzyme gene therapy improving penile rehabilitation in rats after cavernous nerve injury. Dean’s research grant. University of Texas Medical School at Houston. 8/2008 –present, $25,000 (Protocol HSC-AWC-08-048).
  • Principal investigator, Coloplast penile prosthesis (lengthening) study; Coloplast Corporation; 8/2008 – present, $30,758 (Protocol HSC-MS-08-0158).
  • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of AMS IPP LGX for Maintaining Penile Length while Treating ED; American Medical Systems Inc.; 12/2008 – present, $18,000 (Protocol HSC-MS-08-0096).
  • Unrestricted Grant, Timm Medical, Inc. $10,000, 2008
  • Principal investigator, A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group, multicenter study of the safety and efficacy of avanafil in the treatment of erectile dysfunction following bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. Vivus Inc.; 5/2009-present, $241,809 (Protocol HSC-MS-09-0163).
  • Principal investigator (sub-contract), Second Manhood: A Multimedia Intervention for Male Sexual Problems after Cancer. National Cancer Institute. 12/09 – present, $5,098 per year (1R41 CA139822-01A1).
  • Unrestricted Grant, Timm Medical, Inc. $ 10,000, 2010.
  • Unrestricted Grant, The Geddings $ Bessie Osbon Institute. $ 10,000, 2010.
  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America Research Grant. SuperEnzyme Gene Therapy Improving Penile Rehabilitation in Rats after Cavernous Nerve Injury. (Mentor for Jiuhong Yuan) $ 5,000, 2010.
  • Principal investigator. Vacuum erectile device therapy for Peyronie’s disease. Timm Medical, Inc. and Geddings and Bessie Osbon Institute. 07/2010 – present, $20,000 (Protocol HSC-AWC-10-102)
  • Unrestricted Grant, UroMatrix Medical Systems, LLP. $ 100,000 for 2012 -2013.
  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America Research Grant. Adipose derived stem cells with cox1-10aa-PGIS gene improve erectile functions in rats with bilateral cavernous nerve crush injury (Mentor for Haocheng Lin) $3,000, 2012.

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