Ricardo Munarriz, MD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Dr. Munarriz is an Associate Professor of Urology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Dr. Munarriz earned his medical degree from the Luis Razetti School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela in 1991. Dr. Munarriz received his general surgery and urologic training at Boston University Medical Center. In July 2000, Dr. Munarriz was awarded the very prestigious American Foundation for Urologic Disease M.D. Research Scholar Fellowship and the first ever Bayer Urology Fellowship in Sexual Medicine. Dr. Munarriz has co-authored more than 60 peer reviewed papers and chapters in both male and female sexual dysfunction in addition to his clinical practice and on-going basic science research.

Dr. Munarriz is a member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), the International Research Impotence Society (ISSM), American Urologic Association (AUA), American Medical Association (AMA), and a member of the editorial Board of the Journal of Sexual Medicine and Current Health reports in Urology. His research interests include male and female function and dysfunction, in particular, the role of steroid hormones in sexual function.

Clinical Study to Evaluate the Ability of MUSE to Decrease Erectile Function Recovery Time in Post-Radical Prostatectomy Patient
08/01/2004 - 07/31/2005 (Co-PI)

Two-Piece Inflatable Penile Prosthesis (IPP) Trial of the Safety and Effectiveness of Mentor Two-Piece Penile Prosthesis In Patients Who are Undergoing Surgical Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
05/01/2004 - 04/30/2005 (PI)
Mentor Corporation

Is PDE 5 Expression, Phosphorylation or Activity Regulated by Steroid Hormones in Penile Corpus Cavernosum Smooth Muscle?
11/01/2002 - 10/31/2003 (PI)
International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research (ISSIR)

Role of Androgens in Erectile Function
10/01/2001 - 09/30/2002 (PI)
Bayer AG


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  1. Swanton AR, Munarriz RM, Gross MS. Partner Involvement Reduces Postoperative Care Burden Following Penile Prosthesis Placement. Urology. 2023 Aug; 178:91-97. PMID: 37196829
  2. Rezaee ME, Swanton AR, Gross MS, Munarriz RM. A multicenter investigation examining timing of penile prosthesis infection management and responsible organisms. Int J Impot Res. 2022 Dec 23. PMID: 36564583
  3. Biebel MG, Gross MS, Munarriz R. Review of Ischemic and Non-ischemic Priapism. Curr Urol Rep. 2022 Jul; 23(7):143-153. PMID: 35536499
  4. Devan WJ, Rodriguez D, Munarriz R, Ng L, Bose S. Would Surgeons Opt for Polypropylene Mesh if They Hypothetically Had Stress Urinary Incontinence or Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Urol Pract. 2022 Jul; 9(4):306-313. PMID: 37145777
  5. Swanton AR, Gross MS, Munarriz RM, Mulcahy JJ. Penile prosthesis salvage: a historical look at the Mulcahy technique and a review of the latest literature. Int J Impot Res. 2023 Mar; 35(2):90-94. PMID: 35027720
  6. Munarriz R, Thirumavalavan N, Gross MS. Is There a Role for Vascular Surgery in the Contemporary Management of Erectile Dysfunction? Urol Clin North Am. 2021 Nov; 48(4):543-555. PMID: 34602174
  7. Swanton AR, Yafi FA, Munarriz RM, Gross MS. A Critique of the American Urological Association Penile Prosthesis Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines. J Sex Med. 2021 01; 18(1):1-3. PMID: 33288439
  8. Krughoff K, Bearelly P, Apoj M, Munarriz NA, Thirumavalavan N, Pan S, Gross MS, Munarriz RM. Multicenter surgical outcomes of penile prosthesis placement in patients with corporal fibrosis and review of the literature. Int J Impot Res. 2022 Jan; 34(1):86-92. PMID: 33204006
  9. Bearelly P, D'Amico M, Pan S, Thirumavalavan N, Gross MS, Maria P, Munarriz R. Intraoperative use of vancomycin paste during penile prosthesis placement: initial outcomes. Int J Impot Res. 2022 Jan; 34(1):81-85. PMID: 33168969
  10. Witthaus MW, Saba P, Melnyk R, Ajay D, Ralph D, Van Renterghem K, Warren G, Munarriz R, Ghazi A. The Future of Penile Prosthetic Surgical Training Is Here: Design of a Hydrogel Model for Inflatable Penile Prosthetic Placement Using Modern Education Theory. J Sex Med. 2020 11; 17(11):2299-2306. PMID: 32948488
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