Who is Dr. Ahmed Ragheb?

  • Lecturer and Consultant of Urology-Faculty of Medicine

  • Doctorate of Science in Urology-Cairo University

  • Male Infertility and Andrology Fellowship-Cleveland Clinic-U.S.A.

  • Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes MJCSM Board-Lisbon-Portugal

  • Fellow of European Committee of Sexual Medicine 

  • Consultant of Fertility and Sexual Health-IHUN

  • Consultant of Andrology and Male Infertility-Bedaya Fertility and IVF Hospital-Cairo

  • Head of the Andrology Unit-Bedaya Fertility and IVF Hospital-Beni-Suef

Dr. Ahmed Ragheb is one of the most prominent experts in the field of male infertility and sexual dysfunction in Egypt. He has extensive experience in microscopical surgical extraction of sperm in difficult cases of azoospermia and penile implants for the treatment of erectile dysfunction with the latest techniques, some attributed to the surgical team he belongs to.

Dr. Ahmed Ragheb graduated from the oldest and largest medical school in Egypt and the Middle East, Kasr Alainy Medical School of Cairo University, which is considered the original school of medicine in the Arab world. That is where he received his training as a resident and then associate staff and then staff after obtaining his masters and doctorate degree in Urology. Later, Dr. Ragheb underwent a 2 year fellowship in Male Infertility and Andrology and related microsurgery in the Urology department and the American Center for Reproductive Medicine of the Glickman Kidney and Urology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio which is ranked #1 in Urology across America. During these 2 years he also fulfilled a joint PhD in the field of reproductive medicine studying the effect of cancer on semen quality and sperm DNA fragmentation and published a number of articles and book chapters in renowned Urology journals and andrology books. He also earned his United States Medical License Examination certificate after which he moved to Houston Texas to join the surgical arm of the research team working on state of the art prostate cancer research for one year at the Scott Urology Department, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas.

Dr. Ahmed Ragheb is considered one of the few distinguished physicians around the world to receive the Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS) MJCSM Board Certification in sexual medicine, which has earned him the title of Fellow of European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM). This certificate is awarded through the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of Sexual Medicine (MJCSM) as a distinguished credential in the field of sexual medicine with the aim of optimizing the training of specialized doctors in sexual health ultimately ensuring the highest standards of health care in the field of sexual medicine among all European Union countries and subsequently around the globe.

Certificates & Awards

  • 2000: MB,Bch. (Medical Bachelor, Bachelor of Surgery) Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University

  • 2005: M.Sc. (Master of Science) in Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University

  • 2007: Masters Degree thesis titled “ICSI as a promising line of treatment for male factor infertility”

  • 2008: Microsurgery Training Course, Plastic Surgery Department, Cleveland Clinic, USA

  • 2009: Risman Research Award and Grant for 2008/2009
    Best presented protocol concerning family health welfare: Smoking and Semen Parameters: Is the Effect of Smoking on Male Fertility a Reversible Process? Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA
    NIH-peer reviewed project
    Smoking and Semen Parameters: Is the Effect of Smoking on Male Fertility a Reversible Process? Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA
    CTSC award (NIH/NCRR funded award)
    Featured project representing institutionally funded clinically- relevant research among the participating institutions of the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU): Smoking and Semen Parameters: Is the Effect of Smoking on Male Fertility a Reversible Process? Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA

  • 2009: ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) Certificate of Graduation, USA

  • 2009: Certificate of appreciation from the American Center of Reproduction, Cleveland Clinic for support during the Cleveland Clinic’s 2009 summer internship course in reproductive medicine

  • 2010: Male Infertility / Andrology Research Fellowship Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA

  • 2011: Joint PhD thesis titled “The effect of cancer on semen quality and sperm DNA integrity”, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, CCF-Beni-Suef University

  • 2013: Doctorate of Science in Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University

  • 2015: Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Gynecology, Beni-Suef University for participation in the annual meeting on Reproductive Medicine and ART

  • 2015: USMLE Step 3 and American Medical Licensure Eligibility

  • 2016: Advanced clinical and laboratory training course in infertility and assisted reproductive techniques, International Islamic Center for Population Studies and Research, ART Unit, Al-Azhar University

  • 2017: Certificate of participation in the Second Middle East Masterclass of Men’s Health and ED Serious Implanters, Dubai, UAE

  • 2017: International Society for Sexual Medicine scholarship for the European Society of Sexual Medicine School of Sexual Medicine program

  • 2018: Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes MJCSM Board Certification, Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2018: Fellow of European Committee of Sexual Medicine

  • 2019: ESSM/Boston Scientific Penile Implant Fellowship Grant - Kiel University - Germany

  • 2019: David Ralph Award for Best Oral Presentation titled: Eight-dot extended corporotomy: a more secure, aesthetic and time efficient technique for semirigid penile prosthesis implantation, 3rd Middle East Master Class on Men’s Health, Dubai, UAE

During his academic career, he has supervised and reviewed tens of dissertations and research projects for the fulfillment of both masters and doctorate degrees. He also attended and participated in dozens of local and international conferences whether those related to general urology or to his subspecialty which is the treatment of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Ragheb is published in the finest international scientific periodicals.

Publications & presentations

  • Ayman Salah Moussa, Rabie M. Ibrahim, Mahmoud Shoukry ElAdawy, Ahmed M. Ragheb,et al: Predictive Value of the Immediate Effect of First Dose of Tamsulosin on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Improvement in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Patients: Journal of Urology and Research, 2018 

  • Ragheb AM, Ibrahim RM, Elbatanouny AM, Moussa AS, Abdelbary AM, Sayed O, Hamdi SO: Role of sequential semen samples in subfertile men candidates for assisted reproduction: A prospective study: African Journal of Urology. 2018

  • Zaazaa AA, Ragheb AM: Penile size prediction post-prosthesis implantation via intraoperative intracorporeal injection; a novel tool: ISSM/ESSM World Meeting on Sexual Medicine 2018, Lisbon, Portugal 

  • Ayman S. Moussa, Rabie M. Ibrahim, Ahmed M. Abdelbary, Ahmad A. El-Dessoukey, Akrm A. Elmarakbi, Osama Sayed, Amr M. Lofty, Ahmed M. Ragheb, et al: Tamsulosin to Relieve JJ Stent Related Discomfort: A Prospective Randomized Placebo Controlled Crossover Study: Journal of Urology and Research, 2017

  • Coarfa C, Florentin D, Ding Y, Au J, He D, Ragheb AM, Ayala G: Influence of the Neural Microenvironment on Prostate Cancer: Prostate. 2017 Nov 13. doi: 10.1002/pros.23454. 

  • Mohamed MS, Zahran AM, Raghib AM, Moussa AS: Review of The Surgical Management of Urinary Bladder Sarcoma: National Cancer Institute Experience: Cancer Biology 2017;7(1): 49-53

  • Ragheb AM, Moussa AS, Ahmed TA, Massoud, AM: Ultimate Time to Improvement in Semen Quality after Subinguinal Varicocelectomy: AUA Annual Meeting 2017, Boston, MA, USA 

  • Ragheb AM, Arafa MM, Moussa AS, Massoud, AM: Sildenafil for the Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Secondary to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia : AUA Annual Meeting 2017, Boston, MA, USA

  • Ragheb AM, Omar S, Aboul Fettouh IB, Massoud AM: Comparison of semen quality and fertilization potential between consecutive ejaculates: ASRM Annual Meeting 2015, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • Hamada A, Agarwal A, Sharma R, French DB, Ragheb AM, Sabanegh ES Jr : Empirical treatment of low-level leukocytospermia with doxycycline in male infertility patients: Urology. 2011 Dec; 78(6):1320-5

  • Moussa AS, Ragheb AM, Liao W, Jones JS: The Influence of Body Mass Index on Prostate Cancer Screening in a Large Cohort: EUA Annual Meeting 2010, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

  • Ragheb AM, Mahfouz R, Ghoneim IA, Sharma R, Agarwal A, Sabanegh ES: Pretreatment Sperm DNA Fragmentation Index in Cancer Patients and Its Relationship to Postcryopreservation Motile Sperm Concentration and Sperm Motility: AUA Annual Meeting 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA

  • Ragheb AM, Ghoneim IA, Klingman L, Wee A, Lakin M, Sabanegh ES, Flechner S: Sirolimus Associated Alterations in Sex Hormone Profiles; Impact on Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Levels and Erectile Function among Adult Male Kidney Transplant Recipients: AUA Annual Meeting 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA

  • Ragheb AM, Tavares A: Evaluating the Infertile Male. Andrology Laboratory Manual. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Ltd., 2010; Chapter 5: 60-66

  • Ragheb AM, Sabanegh ES Jr : Male Fertility Implications of Anticancer Treatment and Strategies to Mitigate Gonadotoxicity: Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 2010; 10, 92-102

  • Moussa AS, Ragheb AM, Li J, Susan L, Jones JS, Shah G: Diabetes Mellitus Alters the Positive Predictive Values of PSA: North Central Section of the AUA Annual Meeting 2009, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

  • Ragheb AM, Moussa AS, Liao W, Jones JS: The Influence of Body Mass Index on Prostate Cancer Screening in a Large Cohort: AUA Annual Meeting 2009, Chicago, IL, USA

  • Ragheb AM, Jones JS, Sabanegh ES Jr : Implications of Cancer on Male Fertility. Archives of Medical Science. 2009

  • Ragheb AM, Sabanegh ES Jr : Smoking and Male Fertility: A Contemporary Review. Archives of Medical Science. 2009

  • Sabanegh ES, Ragheb AM : Male Fertility after Cancer. Urology. 2009 Feb; 73(2):225-31

  • Ragheb AM, French DB, Bragais M, et al.: Empiric Treatment of Low Level Leukocytospermia in Male Infertility Patients: ASRM Annual Meeting 2008, San Francisco, CA, USA

University & institution affiliations

Scientific Association Memberships (Local and International)

  • International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM)

  • European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM)

  • American Urological Association (AUA)

  • American Endourology Association (AEA)

  • European Association of Urology (EAU)

  • Egyptian Urologic Association (EUA)

  • Egyptian Society of Andrology (ESA)

Dr. Ahmed Ragheb can be reached by e-mail at drahmedraghebclinic@gmail.com

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