Kian Asanad

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

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Overview

Kian Asanad, MD, is a fellowship-trained men’s health urologist at Keck Medicine of USC specializing in andrology, male infertility and reproductive microsurgery, and is an expert in prosthetic surgery for erectile dysfunction, complex penile reconstruction for Peyronie’s disease and minimally invasive urology. He serves as director of the USC Fertility and Men’s Sexual Health Center in Beverly Hills and is an assistant professor of clinical urology at the Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Asanad is a Southern California native. He obtained his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction and Gold Humanism Honor Society merit; completed his residency in urology at one of the top-ranked programs at Keck Medicine and Los Angeles General Medical Center; and earned his fellowship in andrology and infertility at Northwestern University under world-renowned men’s sexual health and microsurgery specialists.

Dr. Asanad is committed to making a personal connection with his patients and their partners, ensuring they feel comfortable and secure throughout their course of treatment. He provides treatment for a wide range of male urologic conditions, including erectile dysfunction; penile prosthesis; Peyronie’s disease; no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy; and minimally invasive, single-incision vasectomy reversal. He is a leading expert in the management of hypogonadism, penile ultrasound and microsurgical treatment of chronic testicular pain. He offers minimally invasive therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and erectile nerve-sparing robotic surgery for prostate cancer.

Dr. Asanad strives to provide men with the best quality of life following prostate surgery, in the same way he strives to provide men the best chance to build a family with their loved ones. He works closely with Keck Medicine’s reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists at HRC Fertility, an affiliate of Keck Medicine, to provide optimal treatment plans for male subfertility. He is a specialist in advanced sperm-retrieval procedures, including microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (micro-TESE). Dr. Asanad also supports cancer survivors at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center with his extensive experience in prosthetic surgery for restoration of male sexual function and urinary control. He is passionate about optimizing fertility preservation for young men undergoing cancer-related therapy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

His research interests include the development of novel biomarkers to predict reproductive outcomes in men with severe male-factor infertility as well as integration of artificial intelligence in men’s health. He has co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications as well as book chapters on topics such as “Medications with Male Reproductive Side Effects.” He has been invited to lecture on male infertility and men’s urological health concerns and has made a number of media and press appearances in his field of expertise.

Dr. Asanad was recognized for his dedication to patients with the USC Choi Family Awards for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care and has also received the Outstanding Minimally Invasive Surgery Resident Award from the Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons, among others. He is a member of the American Urological Association, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.

In his free time, Dr. Asanad enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He is passionate about weight training and running and is an avid snowboarder.

Publications

  • Is fertility-sparing exogenous testosterone therapy a real thing? J Sex Med. 2024 Jun 27; 21(7):582-583.. View in PubMed
  • Editorial Comment J Urol. 2024 May; 211(5):667. . View in PubMed
  • What Is Priapism? JAMA. 2024 Mar 21.. View in PubMed
  • Untreated hypogonadism and testosterone replacement therapy in hypogonadal men are associated with a decreased risk of subsequent prostate cancer: a population-based study Int J Impot Res. 2024 Jan 05. . View in PubMed
  • Uncovering the Association Between Complete AZFc Microduplications and Spermatogenic Ability: The First Reported Series Cureus. 2023 Dec; 15(12):e51140. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of Recurrent Gross Hematuria in a Patient With Metastatic Prostate and Concomitant Metastatic Kidney Cancer Urology. 2023 Jul; 177:e1-e2. . View in PubMed
  • Population-Based Assessment of Determining Predictors for Discharge Disposition in Patients with Bladder Cancer Undergoing Radical Cystectomy Cancers (Basel). 2022 Sep 23; 14(19). . View in PubMed
  • Global online interest in finasteride sexual side effects Int J Impot Res. 2022 Sep 13. . View in PubMed
  • The impact of male infertility faculty on urology residency training Andrologia. 2022 Sep; 54(8):e14457. . View in PubMed
  • Sperm granulomas: Predictive factors and impacts on patency post vasectomy reversal Andrologia. 2022 Aug; 54(7):e14439. . View in PubMed
  • Hyperandrogenism and Hyperestrogenism Secondary to Mixed Germ-Cell Testicular Tumor Cureus. 2022 Jul; 14(7):e27396. . View in PubMed
  • Complete testicular-epididymal dissociation presenting as adult chronic orchialgia Urol Case Rep. 2022 May; 42:102032. . View in PubMed
  • Gluteal Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection and Hip Osteomyelitis due to Candida Glabrata Am Surg. 2021 Jul 08; 31348211031856. . View in PubMed
  • Mature Ovarian Cystic Teratoma Mimicking a Bladder Diverticulum in a 16-year-old Female Urology. 2021 Mar; 149:e56-e59. . View in PubMed
  • Factors Influencing the Decision for Fresh vs Cryopreserved Microdissection Testicular Sperm Extraction for Non-Obstructive Azoospermia Urology. 2021 11; 157:131-137. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of Bowel Function Following Radical Cystectomy and Urinary Diversion Using Two Validated Questionnaires: What Are the Effects on Quality of Life? Urology. 2021 10; 156:279-284.. View in PubMed
  • A Massive Penile Tumor Urology. 2021 08; 154:e5-e6. . View in PubMed
  • Testicular Torsion From Bell-clapper Deformity Urology. 2021 01; 147:275. . View in PubMed
  • Testicular cancer with neurological symptoms indicates brain metastases Lancet. 2021 02 27; 397(10276):e7. . View in PubMed
  • An 82-year-old female with chest pain radiating to the back and flank Urol Case Rep. 2020 Sep; 32:101220. . View in PubMed
  • Severe ureteropelvic junction obstruction with massive hydronephrosis causing compression of the inferior vena cava Urol Case Rep. 2020 Sep; 32:101272. . View in PubMed
  • Radiographic evolution of a simple renal cyst to clear cell renal cell carcinoma in three years Urol Case Rep. 2020 Sep; 32:101212. . View in PubMed
  • Leiomyoma of the testis: case report, review of literature, and discussing the role of contrast-enhanced ultrasound Urol Case Rep. 2020 Jul; 31:101168. . View in PubMed
  • National opioid prescription patterns and patient usage after routine vasectomy Andrologia. 2020 Jun; 52(5):e13563. . View in PubMed
  • Detecting Invisible Bladder Cancers With Blue Light Cystoscopy Urology. 2020 May; 139:e8-e9. . View in PubMed
  • Grade IV Renal Laceration in a 13-Year-Old Boy With Cross-fused Renal Ectopia Urology. 2020 11; 145:243-246. . View in PubMed
  • Occult Nodal Metastases in Patients Down-Staged to Nonmuscle Invasive Disease Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Urology. 2020 08; 142:155-160. . View in PubMed
  • Forniceal Rupture in Neonate Masquerading as a Cystic Renal Mass Urology. 2020 08; 142:204. . View in PubMed
  • Retained Bullet in the Prostate Causing Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Urology. 2020 07; 141:e27. . View in PubMed
  • Step-by-Step: Fusion-guided prostate biopsy in the diagnosis and surveillance of prostate cancer Int Braz J Urol. 2019 Nov-Dec; 45(6):1277-1278. . View in PubMed
  • Int Urogynecol J. 2019 05; 30(5):701-704. . View in PubMed
  • Value of medical history in ophthalmology: A study of diagnostic accuracy J Curr Ophthalmol. 2018 Dec; 30(4):359-364. . View in PubMed
  • Continuous saline bladder irrigation for two hours following transurethral resection of bladder tumors in patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer does not prevent recurrence or progression compared with intravesical Mitomycin-C BMC Urol. 2018 Oct 24; 18(1):93. . View in PubMed
  • Scrotal flap reconstruction for treatment of erectile dysfunction following penile enhancement with liquid silicone Urol Case Rep. 2018 Sep; 20:75-77. . View in PubMed
  • Paraneoplastic renal cell carcinoma in the setting of preeclampsia and placental abruption Urol Case Rep. 2018 Jul; 19:57-59. . View in PubMed
  • 2018 Mar/Apr; 24(2):109-114. . View in PubMed
  • Association between Metabolic Syndrome and Recurrence of Nonmuscle Invasive Bladder Cancer following bacillus Calmette-Guérin Treatment Urol Pract. 2018 Mar; 5(2):132-138. . View in PubMed
  • Assessing quality of care through client satisfaction at an interprofessional student-run free clinic J Interprof Care. 2018 Mar; 32(2):203-210. . View in PubMed
  • Recurrent papillary renal cell carcinoma with concomitant ipsilateral upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma and metachronous urothelial carcinoma of the bladder Urol Case Rep. 2018 Mar; 17:59-61. . View in PubMed
  • Association Between Hematologic and Inflammatory Markers and 31 Thrombotic and Hemorrhagic Events in Berlin Heart Excor Patients Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Apr; 38(4):770-777. . View in PubMed
  • Use of Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Identification of Bilateral Noncommunicating Hydroceles in an Infant with Right-Sided Abdominoscrotal Mass and Left-Sided Scrotal Mass Case Rep Urol. 2017; 2017:8602584. . View in PubMed
  • bHLH proneural genes as cell fate determinants of entero-endocrine cells, an evolutionarily conserved lineage sharing a common root with sensory neurons Dev Biol. 2017 11 01; 431(1):36-47. . View in PubMed