Dr. Ryan Flannigan is a senior research scientist with the Vancouver Prostate Centre, an assistant professor and surgeon-scientist in the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia. He is the director of the Male Infertility and Sexual Medicine Research Program and clinical lead for the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Sexual Medicine Program. Dr. Flannigan completed his fellowship training in male reproduction, microsurgery and sexual medicine at the world-renowned Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Center in New York.
Dr. Flannigan's translational research program is focused on investigating the genetic and molecular underpinnings of male infertility and Peyronie's Disease. His goals are to uncover novel therapeutic targets and establish novel treatment strategies through the integration of genetics, molecular biology, computational science and engineering approaches. He is also focused on enhancing sexual functioning and fertility preservation among cancer survivors. Dr. Flannigan's clinical and surgical practice is subspecialized in treating male infertility, Peyronie's Disease and surgical erectile dysfunction. He is trained as a microscopic surgeon, and performs vasectomy reversals, Peyronie's Disease penile reconstructions and penile implants. Learn more about Dr. Flannigan's lab here.