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Ernani Luis Rhoden, MD, M.Sc., Ph.D



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Fundação Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Departamento de Cirurgia - Rua Sarmento Leite, 245 - Centro - CEP 90050170 - Porto Alegre, RS – Brasil



Ernani Luis Rhoden is an Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery/ Urology Division at the Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (since 1993). He holds an academic degree in Medicine from the former Fundação Faculdade Federal de Ciências Médicas de Porto Alegre-FFFCMPA (current Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre- UFCSPA) (1991), Master’s (1997-1998) and Doctor’s (1999-2001) degrees in Medicine: Medical Sciences (at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul-UFRGS) and Master’s (1995-1996) and Doctor’s (999-2000) degrees in Surgery (at  Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre- UFCSPA). He was a Postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, Boston, USA (2002-2003). He is also an active member at the Sociedade Brasileira de Urologia (SBU) and Member of the American Urological Association (AUA) and Internacional Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM). Considering clinical research, studies involving urological and andrological disorders he has already developed several papers that have been published in scientific journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Urology, The Sexual Journal of Medicine, International Nephrology and Urology and International British Journal of Urology, among others. He is also experienced in medicine, research, clinical trials, and is an active publisher and reviewer from several journals of medical literature. He is especially interested in the following subjects: medical education, men´s health, testosterone replacement therapy, sexual dysfunction, prostate cancer, urologic oncology.


Reasearch Interest

Sexual dysfunction; Androgen Disorders of Male Aging; Free radicals and oxidative stress; Experimental Studies of Penile, Renal, Testicular and Prostatic Pathologies; Prostate cancer physiopathology and treatment; Infertility; Hormone Replacement Therapy with Testosterone; Testosterone and Prostate Cancer.


Most Relevant Publications

  1. Risks of testosterone-replacement therapy and recommendations for monitoring
  2. Testosterone replacement maintains smooth muscle content in the corpus cavernosum of orchiectomized rats
  3. Collagen content in the bladder of men with LUTS undergoing open prostatectomy: A pilot study
  4. Total testosterone levels are correlated to metabolic syndrome components
  5. Evaluation of endothelial function with brachial artery ultrasound in men with or without erectile dysfunction and classified as intermediate risk according to the Framingham Score
  6. Erectile dysfunction and coronary artery disease: an association of higher risk in younger men
  7. Serum testosterone is associated with aggressive prostate cancer in older men: results from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging
  8. Symptomatic response rates to testosterone therapy and the likelihood of completing 12 months of therapy in clinical practice
  9. A cross-sectional study for the analysis of clinical, sexual and laboratory conditions associated to Peyronie's disease
  10. Testosterone therapy and prostate carcinoma




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