Chad W.M. Ritenour, MD, FACS



Dr. Ritenour established the Emory Men's Health Urology Center, a program offering comprehensive evaluation and treatment of conditions such as male infertility, sexual dysfunction and prostatic conditions.

Titles and Roles

Professor and Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Affairs, Department of Urology
Emory University School of Medicine
James C. Kennedy Chair in Prostate Health
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Co-Chief Well-Being Officer, Office of Well-Being (EmWELL)
Woodruff Health Sciences Center
Prostate Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Chad W.M. Ritenour, MD, is a professor of urology at Emory University School of Medicine and vice chair of education and faculty affairs for the Department of Urology. Ritenour is the James C. Kennedy Professor in Prostate Health at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. He also serves as the Co-Chief Well-Being Officer for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Office of Well-Being (EmWELL).

As director of the division of men's health/infertility and general urology, he has worked to develop efficient care processes, including the use of video-assisted consents for the urologic patient. He previously served as interim chair for the Emory Department of Urology in 2010-2013 and residency program director from 2002-2019. He was also a fellow in the Woodruff Leadership Academy (2005).

Dr. Ritenour is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery.


Dr. Ritenour attended University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA as an Echols Scholar where he received BA degree with Distinction. He completed his medical degree at Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA. Thereafter he joined Emory University for urology residency following which he was appointed as an academic faculty member in the Department of Urology.


Dr. Ritenour has lectured both regionally and nationally, and has authored multiple book chapters, and scientific journal articles.

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Dr. Ritenour has earned the following awards:

  • Atlanta Magazine "Top Doctors", 2017-2020
  • America's Top Urologists, Consumers Research Council of America, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Fellow, American Urological Association-Japanese Urological Association Academic Exchange Program, 2010
  • Clinical Teaching Support Award, Woodruff Fund, 2002
  • Scholars in Urology Award, Pfizer, 2000
  • Award for Compassionate Patient Care, William H. Cooner, 1999

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