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, Department of Urology
- Emory University School of Medicine
- James C. Kennedy Chair in Prostate Health
- Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
- Chief Medical Officer
- Emory University Hospital
- Research Program
- Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics
Chad W.M. Ritenour, MD, FACS, is a Professor of Urology at Emory University School of Medicine and the Director of Men's Health and Infertility Division. Dr. Ritenour is the James C. Kennedy Professor in Prostate Health at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. He also serves as the Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Affairs, Director of Emory Urology Residency Program and the Chief Medical Officer at Emory University Hospital.
Dr. Ritenour is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology (2003) a Fellow of the American College of Surgery.
As the Director of Men's Health and Infertility Division, Dr. Ritenour established and expanded the division to become the premier Men's health urology center in Atlanta serving patients from Georgia, neighboring states as well as international patients. The program offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment of conditions such as male infertility, sexual dysfunction and prostatic conditions. As Director of Outpatient Services, he has worked to develop efficient care processes, including use of video-assisted educational tools for patients.
As the Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Affairs, and the Director of Emory Urology Residency Program, Dr. Ritenour is closely involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, urology residents, post-graduate fellows and junior faculty members. He has built one of the most sought after residency training programs in the United States. Every year, 300 medical graduates compete for the three residency positions offered by the Department of Urology. He is chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee, which is responsible for accrediting all urology residency programs in the country.
In 2010, he served as a Fellow in the American Urological Association-Japanese Urological Association Academic Exchange Program. Dr. Ritenour also served as the president of Georgia Urological Association (2010) and on the Board of Directors of the American Urological Association (Southeast section) (2009-2012).
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