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Leo Raffi Doumanian, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Urology
NOR 7417 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 865 3700

Overview

Dr. Doumanian is fellowship trained in urologic trauma and genitourinary reconstruction. He joined USC after five years as Director of Genitourinary Trauma and Reconstruction at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Doumanian specializes in complex surgical management of traumatic, iatrogenic and radiation-induced genitourinary injuries and congenital and acquired diseases of the lower urinary tract and male genitalia. His particular interests include reconstruction of pelvic fracture urethral distraction defects (PFUDD), urethral strictures, penile curvatures and rectourethral fistulae. Additional focus includes corrective surgery for concealed/buried penis, genital lichen sclerosus and Fournier's gangrene. Dr. Doumanian also has extensive experience treating male incontinence, erectile dysfunction, urinary diversions and neurogenic voiding dysfunction. Over the years, he has acquired unique surgical skills practiced by few urologists. These include skin, lingual and buccal grafts, and advanced muscle and tissue flap transfers. Dr. Doumanian feels these innovative graft and flap techniques improve success, increase patient satisfaction and enhance cosmetic outcomes in genitourinary reconstructive repair. His current research interests include developing standardized protocols to follow post-urethroplasty patients and ascertaining whether racial disparities exist in treatment of urethral stricture disease. Dr. Doumanian has been designated a reconstructive expert and educator by International Volunteers of Urology (IVU). In successful charity campaigns in Mozambique, Kenya and Rwanda, he partnered with local surgeons, residents and medical students for operative instruction in genitourinary reconstruction. His long-term philanthropic goals include recruitment and funding for USC resident participation in IVU.

Publications

Single-surgeon experience with robot-assisted ureteroneocystostomy for distal ureteral pathologies in adults. Korean J Urol. 2013 Aug; 54(8):516-21. View in: PubMed

Gunshot wounds to the scrotum: a large single-institutional 20-year experience. BJU Int. 2012 Jun; 109(11):1704-7. View in: PubMed

Adult urethral stricture disease after childhood hypospadias repair. Adv Urol. 2008; 150315. View in: PubMed

The extended use of deflux (dextranomer/hyaluronic acid) in pediatric urology. Curr Urol Rep. 2006 Mar; 7(2):143-8. View in: PubMed

M2 and M3 muscarinic receptor activation of urinary bladder contractile signal transduction. II. Denervated rat bladder. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2006 Feb; 316(2):875-80. View in: PubMed

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