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Joel Gelman, M.D.

Joel Gelman, M.D.


HS Clinical Professor-VCF


Male Urethral and Penile Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Biography

Dr. Gelman is the Director of the Center for Reconstructive Urology. He has performed over 1,400 urethral-penile reconstructive surgeries, and his practice is exclusively limited to his area of expertise in male urethral and penile-genital reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Gelman, a world-renowned expert in erectile dysfunction and male urethral and genital reconstruction, joined the UCI Medical Center faculty in 1998. He completed his urology residency at UCLA. He then became a full-time faculty member at Ohio State University and later completed a Fellowship in male adult and pediatric genitourinary reconstruction at the Devine Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Gelman then joined the faculty at Albert Einstein in New York before he was recruited by UC Irvine Medical Center in 1998. His areas of expertise include urethral stricture disease and urethroplasty, Peyronie's disease and other disorders of penile curvature (diseases the cause a bent penis), hypospadias, erectile dysfunction including penile implant surgery, and other disorders of the male urethra and external genitalia.

Dr. Gelman is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology and served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons.


Undergraduate: Indiana University
Medical School: Medical College of Ohio
Residency: Indiana University and UCLA
Fellowship Training: Reconstructive Surgery | Devine Center, Norfolk, VA

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