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Robert D. Oates, MD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentUrology
Address725 Albany St
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-8485
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-2330-6697
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Expertise in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Azoospermia
  • Genetics
  • Vasectomy Reversal
 Publications
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  1. Avellino G, Theva D, Oates RD. Common urologic diseases in older men and their treatment: how they impact fertility. Fertil Steril. 2017 Feb; 107(2):305-311. PMID: 28073432.
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  2. Tournaye H, Krausz C, Oates RD. Concepts in diagnosis and therapy for male reproductive impairment. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016 Jul 06. PMID: 27395770.
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  3. Tournaye H, Krausz C, Oates RD. Novel concepts in the aetiology of male reproductive impairment. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016 Jul 06. PMID: 27395771.
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  4. Oates R. Adolescent Klinefelter syndrome: is there an advantage to testis tissue harvesting or not? F1000Res. 2016; 5. PMID: 27441089.
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  5. Gies I, Oates R, De Schepper J, Tournaye H. Testicular biopsy and cryopreservation for fertility preservation of prepubertal boys with Klinefelter syndrome: a pro/con debate. Fertil Steril. 2016 Feb; 105(2):249-55. PMID: 26748226.
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  6. Yang F, Silber S, Leu NA, Oates RD, Marszalek JD, Skaletsky H, Brown LG, Rozen S, Page DC, Wang PJ. TEX11 is mutated in infertile men with azoospermia and regulates genome-wide recombination rates in mouse. EMBO Mol Med. 2015 Sep; 7(9):1198-210. PMID: 26136358.
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  7. Lee NG, Andrews E, Rosoklija I, Logvinenko T, Johnson EK, Oates RD, Estrada CR. The effect of spinal cord level on sexual function in the spina bifida population. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Jun; 11(3):142.e1-6. PMID: 25864616.
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  8. Phillips E, Carpenter C, Oates RD. Ejaculatory dysfunction. Urol Clin North Am. 2014 Feb; 41(1):115-28. PMID: 24286771.
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  9. Oates RD. Sperm retrieval in adolescents with Klinefelter syndrome. Fertil Steril. 2013 Oct; 100(4):943-4. PMID: 23909990.
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  10. Oates RD. Poor quality ejaculate sperm: do the data support the use of testis sperm? Biennial Review of Infertility, Volume 3 Schlegel, Fauser, Carrell, Racowsky (eds) Springer. 2013.
  11. Oates RD. Genetic Evaluation of Male Infertility. Male Infertility: Surgical and Medical Management. Golstein, Schlegel (eds). Cambridge University Press. Cambridge (UK). 2013.
  12. Cimino C and Oates RD. Azoospermia. Fertility Preservation in Men with Cancer. Mullhall, Oates, Applegarth, Schlegel (eds). Cambridge University Press. New York. 2013.
  13. Rozen SG, Marszalek JD, Irenze K, Skaletsky H, Brown LG, Oates RD, Silber SJ, Ardlie K, Page DC. AZFc deletions and spermatogenic failure: a population-based survey of 20,000 Y chromosomes. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Nov 2; 91(5):890-6. PMID: 23103232.
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  14. Harnisch BAOates RD. Pre-IVF Evaluation of the Infertile Man. In Vitro Fertilization: A Comprehensive Guide. Ginsburg, Racowsky (eds). Springer Press. Philadelphia. 2012.
  15. Oates RD. The natural history of endocrine function and spermatogenesis in Klinefelter syndrome: what the data show. Fertil Steril. 2012 Aug; 98(2):266-73. PMID: 22846647.
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  16. Harnisch B, Oates R. Genetic disorders related to male factor infertility and their adverse consequences. Semin Reprod Med. 2012 Apr; 30(2):105-15. PMID: 22549710.
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  17. Oates R. Evaluation of the azoospermic male. Asian J Androl. 2012 Jan; 14(1):82-7. PMID: 22179510.
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  18. Oates RD. Clinical evaluation of the infertile male with respect to genetic etiologies. Syst Biol Reprod Med. 2011 Feb; 57(1-2):72-7. PMID: 21204749.
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  19. Oates RD. Strategies for Clinicians: Unravelling the Genetic basis of Severe Male Factor Infertility. Sexuality, Reproduction, and Menopause. 2011; 9:25-30.
  20. Oates RD. Genetic Issues with Male Infertility in Male Infertility: Problems and Solutions, Sabanegh (ed), Humana Press. 2010.
  21. Lange J, Skaletsky H, van Daalen SK, Embry SL, Korver CM, Brown LG, Oates RD, Silber S, Repping S, Page DC. Isodicentric Y chromosomes and sex disorders as byproducts of homologous recombination that maintains palindromes. Cell. 2009 Sep 4; 138(5):855-69. PMID: 19737515.
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  22. Oates RdLamb D. Genetic Aspects of Male Infertility. Infertility in the Male. Lipshultz, Howards, Neiderberger (eds). Canmbridge University Press. 2009.
  23. Sadeghi-Nejad H, Oates RD. The Y chromosome and male infertility. Curr Opin Urol. 2008 Nov; 18(6):628-32. PMID: 18832950.
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  24. Oates RD. The genetic basis of male reproductive failure. Urol Clin North Am. 2008 May; 35(2):257-70, ix. PMID: 18423246.
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  25. Kerfoot BP, Baker H, Jackson TL, Hulbert WC, Federman DD, Oates RD, DeWolf WC. A multi-institutional randomized controlled trial of adjuvant Web-based teaching to medical students. Acad Med. 2006 Mar; 81(3):224-30. PMID: 16501262.
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  26. Repping S, Korver CM, Oates RD, Silber S, van der Veen F, Page DC, Rozen S. Are sequence family variants useful for identifying deletions in the human Y chromosome? Am J Hum Genet. 2004 Sep; 75(3):514-7; author reply 517-9. PMID: 15284951.
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  27. Repping S, van Daalen SK, Korver CM, Brown LG, Marszalek JD, Gianotten J, Oates RD, Silber S, van der Veen F, Page DC, Rozen S. A family of human Y chromosomes has dispersed throughout northern Eurasia despite a 1.8-Mb deletion in the azoospermia factor c region. Genomics. 2004 Jun; 83(6):1046-52. PMID: 15177557.
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  28. Repping S, Skaletsky H, Brown L, van Daalen SK, Korver CM, Pyntikova T, Kuroda-Kawaguchi T, de Vries JW, Oates RD, Silber S, van der Veen F, Page DC, Rozen S. Polymorphism for a 1.6-Mb deletion of the human Y chromosome persists through balance between recurrent mutation and haploid selection. Nat Genet. 2003 Nov; 35(3):247-51. PMID: 14528305.
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  29. Tomasi PA, Oates R, Brown L, Delitala G, Page DC. The pituitary-testicular axis in Klinefelter's syndrome and in oligo-azoospermic patients with and without deletions of the Y chromosome long arm. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2003 Aug; 59(2):214-22. PMID: 12864799.
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  30. Oates RD. Clinical and diagnostic features of patients with suspected Klinefelter syndrome. J Androl. 2003 Jan-Feb; 24(1):49-50. PMID: 12514082.
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  31. Oates RD, Silber S, Brown LG, Page DC. Clinical characterization of 42 oligospermic or azoospermic men with microdeletion of the AZFc region of the Y chromosome, and of 18 children conceived via ICSI. Hum Reprod. 2002 Nov; 17(11):2813-24. PMID: 12407032.
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  32. Repping S, Skaletsky H, Lange J, Silber S, Van Der Veen F, Oates RD, Page DC, Rozen S. Recombination between palindromes P5 and P1 on the human Y chromosome causes massive deletions and spermatogenic failure. Am J Hum Genet. 2002 Oct; 71(4):906-22. PMID: 12297986.
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  33. Wang Z, Milunsky J, Yamin M, Maher T, Oates R, Milunsky A. Analysis by mass spectrometry of 100 cystic fibrosis gene mutations in 92 patients with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens. Hum Reprod. 2002 Aug; 17(8):2066-72. PMID: 12151438.
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  34. Damani MN, Master V, Meng MV, Burgess C, Turek P, Oates RD, Masters V. Postchemotherapy ejaculatory azoospermia: fatherhood with sperm from testis tissue with intracytoplasmic sperm injection. J Clin Oncol. 2002 Feb 15; 20(4):930-6. PMID: 11844813.
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  35. Kuroda-Kawaguchi T, Skaletsky H, Brown LG, Minx PJ, Cordum HS, Waterston RH, Wilson RK, Silber S, Oates R, Rozen S, Page DC. The AZFc region of the Y chromosome features massive palindromes and uniform recurrent deletions in infertile men. Nat Genet. 2001 Nov; 29(3):279-86. PMID: 11687796.
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  36. Damani MN, Mittal R, Oates RD. Testicular tissue extraction in a young male with 47,XXY Klinefelter's syndrome: potential strategy for preservation of fertility. Fertil Steril. 2001 Nov; 76(5):1054-6. PMID: 11704135.
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  37. de Vries JW, Repping S, Oates R, Carson R, Leschot NJ, van der Veen F. Absence of deleted in azoospermia (DAZ) genes in spermatozoa of infertile men with somatic DAZ deletions. Fertil Steril. 2001 Mar; 75(3):476-9. PMID: 11239526.
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  38. McCallum T, Milunsky J, Munarriz R, Carson R, Sadeghi-Nejad H, Oates R. Unilateral renal agenesis associated with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens: phenotypic findings and genetic considerations. Hum Reprod. 2001 Feb; 16(2):282-8. PMID: 11157821.
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  39. McCallum TJ, Milunsky JM, Cunningham DL, Harris DH, Maher TA, Oates RD. Fertility in men with cystic fibrosis: an update on current surgical practices and outcomes. Chest. 2000 Oct; 118(4):1059-62. PMID: 11035677.
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  40. Sun C, Skaletsky H, Rozen S, Gromoll J, Nieschlag E, Oates R, Page DC. Deletion of azoospermia factor a (AZFa) region of human Y chromosome caused by recombination between HERV15 proviruses. Hum Mol Genet. 2000 Sep 22; 9(15):2291-6. PMID: 11001932.
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  41. Sun C, Skaletsky H, Birren B, Devon K, Tang Z, Silber S, Oates R, Page DC. An azoospermic man with a de novo point mutation in the Y-chromosomal gene USP9Y. Nat Genet. 1999 Dec; 23(4):429-32. PMID: 10581029.
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  42. Sadeghi-Nejad H, Oates RD, Nejad HS. Bilateral crossed testicular ectopia with unilateral absence of the vas deferens: a possible case and hypothetical mechanism. Br J Urol. 1998 Mar; 81(3):504-5. PMID: 9523684.
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  43. Jarow JP, Oates RD, Buch JP, Shaban SF, Sigman M. Effect of level of anastomosis and quality of intraepididymal sperm on the outcome of end-to-side epididymovasostomy. Urology. 1997 Apr; 49(4):590-5. PMID: 9111630.
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  44. Oates RD, Mulhall J, Burgess C, Cunningham D, Carson R. Fertilization and pregnancy using intentionally cryopreserved testicular tissue as the sperm source for intracytoplasmic sperm injection in 10 men with non-obstructive azoospermia. Hum Reprod. 1997 Apr; 12(4):734-9. PMID: 9159434.
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  45. Mulhall JP, Reijo R, Alagappan R, Brown L, Page D, Carson R, Oates RD. Azoospermic men with deletion of the DAZ gene cluster are capable of completing spermatogenesis: fertilization, normal embryonic development and pregnancy occur when retrieved testicular spermatozoa are used for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Hum Reprod. 1997 Mar; 12(3):503-8. PMID: 9130751.
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  46. Mulhall JP, Burgess CM, Cunningham D, Carson R, Harris D, Oates RD. Presence of mature sperm in testicular parenchyma of men with nonobstructive azoospermia: prevalence and predictive factors. Urology. 1997 Jan; 49(1):91-5; discussion 95-6. PMID: 9000192.
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  47. Colin AA, Sawyer SM, Mickle JE, Oates RD, Milunsky A, Amos JA. Pulmonary function and clinical observations in men with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens. Chest. 1996 Aug; 110(2):440-5. PMID: 8697849.
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  48. Nehra A, Werner MA, Bastuba M, Title C, Oates RD. Vibratory stimulation and rectal probe electroejaculation as therapy for patients with spinal cord injury: semen parameters and pregnancy rates. J Urol. 1996 Feb; 155(2):554-9. PMID: 8558659.
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  49. Oates RD, Lobel SM, Harris DH, Pang S, Burgess CM, Carson RS. Efficacy of intracytoplasmic sperm injection using intentionally cryopreserved epididymal spermatozoa. Hum Reprod. 1996 Jan; 11(1):133-8. PMID: 8671175.
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  50. Hakim LS, Lobel SM, Oates RD. The achievement of pregnancies using assisted reproductive technologies for male factor infertility after retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular carcinoma. Fertil Steril. 1995 Dec; 64(6):1141-6. PMID: 7589667.
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  51. Mickle J, Milunsky A, Amos JA, Oates RD. Congenital unilateral absence of the vas deferens: a heterogeneous disorder with two distinct subpopulations based upon aetiology and mutational status of the cystic fibrosis gene. Hum Reprod. 1995 Jul; 10(7):1728-35. PMID: 8582970.
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  52. Jarow JP, Sigman M, Buch JP, Oates RD. Delayed appearance of sperm after end-to-side vasoepididymostomy. J Urol. 1995 Apr; 153(4):1156-8. PMID: 7869486.
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  53. Oates RD. Microsurgical sperm aspiration coupled with the advanced reproductive technologies. Microsurgery. 1995; 16(5):339-44. PMID: 7565025.
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  54. Jaffe T, Oates RD. Genetic abnormalities and reproductive failure. Urol Clin North Am. 1994 Aug; 21(3):389-408. PMID: 8059496.
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  55. Oates RD, Amos JA. The genetic basis of congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens and cystic fibrosis. J Androl. 1994 Jan-Feb; 15(1):1-8. PMID: 8188533.
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  56. Bastuba MD, Alper MM, Oates RD. Fertility and the use of assisted reproductive techniques in the adult male exstrophy/epispadias patient. Fertil Steril. 1993 Oct; 60(4):733-6. PMID: 8405537.
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  57. Hall S, Oates RD. Unilateral absence of the scrotal vas deferens associated with contralateral mesonephric duct anomalies resulting in infertility: laboratory, physical and radiographic findings, and therapeutic alternatives. J Urol. 1993 Oct; 150(4):1161-4. PMID: 8371379.
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  58. Oates RD, Amos JA. Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens and cystic fibrosis. A genetic commonality. World J Urol. 1993; 11(2):82-8. PMID: 8343799.
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  59. Dubey AK, Oates RD, Cardone VR, Harrington NA, McInnes DR. A simplified method for processing sperm obtained during microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) for use in in vitro fertilization. J Assist Reprod Genet. 1992 Dec; 9(6):580-3. PMID: 1299392.
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  60. Kuligowska E, Baker CE, Oates RD. Male infertility: role of transrectal US in diagnosis and management. Radiology. 1992 Nov; 185(2):353-60. PMID: 1410338.
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  61. Seftel AD, Oates RD, Goldstein I. Use of a polytetrafluoroethylene tube graft as a circumferential neotunica during placement of a penile prosthesis. J Urol. 1992 Nov; 148(5):1531-3. PMID: 1433566.
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  62. Anguiano A, Oates RD, Amos JA, Dean M, Gerrard B, Stewart C, Maher TA, White MB, Milunsky A. Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens. A primarily genital form of cystic fibrosis. JAMA. 1992 Apr 1; 267(13):1794-7. PMID: 1545465.
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  63. Oates RD, Honig S, Berger MJ, Harris D. Microscopic epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA): a new option for treatment of the obstructive azoospermia associated with cystic fibrosis. J Assist Reprod Genet. 1992 Feb; 9(1):36-40. PMID: 1617248.
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  64. Seftel AD, Oates RD, Krane RJ. Disturbed sexual function in patients with spinal cord disease. Neurol Clin. 1991 Aug; 9(3):757-78. PMID: 1921957.
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  65. Oates RD. Using transrectal ultrasonography in the diagnosis of ejaculatory duct obstruction. Contemp Urol. 1991 Jul; 3(7):47; 50-8; 63. PMID: 10148059.
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  66. Oates RD. Male infertility: actual or potential. Hosp Pract (Off Ed). 1989 Sep 30; 24(9A):20, 22, 25 passim. PMID: 2506202.
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  67. Stilmant MM, Freedlund MC, de las Morenas A, Shepard RL, Oates RD, Siroky MB. Expanded role for fine needle aspiration of the prostate. A study of 335 specimens. Cancer. 1989 Feb 1; 63(3):583-92. PMID: 2912534.
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  68. Oates RD, Stilmant MM, Freedlund MC, Siroky MB. Granulomatous prostatitis following bacillus Calmette-Guerin immunotherapy of bladder cancer. J Urol. 1988 Oct; 140(4):751-4. PMID: 3418796.
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