Ricardo M. Munarriz, MD

Professor, Urology

Ricardo Munarriz


Dr. Munarriz is an Associate Professor of Urology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Dr. Munarriz earned his medical degree from the Luis Razetti School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela in 1991. Dr. Munarriz received his general surgery and urologic training at Boston University Medical Center. In July 2000, Dr. Munarriz was awarded the very prestigious American Foundation for Urologic Disease M.D. Research Scholar Fellowship and the first ever Bayer Urology Fellowship in Sexual Medicine. Dr. Munarriz has co-authored more than 60 peer reviewed papers and chapters in both male and female sexual dysfunction in addition to his clinical practice and on-going basic science research.

Dr. Munarriz is a member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), the International Research Impotence Society (ISSM), American Urologic Association (AUA), American Medical Association (AMA), and a member of the editorial Board of the Journal of Sexual Medicine and Current Health reports in Urology. His research interests include male and female function and dysfunction, in particular, the role of steroid hormones in sexual function.


  • Universidad Central de Venezuela, MD


  • Published on 5/23/2023

    Swanton AR, Munarriz RM, Gross MS. Partner Involvement Reduces Postoperative Care Burden Following Penile Prosthesis Placement. Urology. 2023 Aug; 178:91-97. PMID: 37196829.

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  • Published on 12/23/2022

    Rezaee ME, Swanton AR, Gross MS, Munarriz RM. A multicenter investigation examining timing of penile prosthesis infection management and responsible organisms. Int J Impot Res. 2024 May; 36(3):214-217. PMID: 36564583.

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  • Published on 5/10/2022

    Biebel MG, Gross MS, Munarriz R. Review of Ischemic and Non-ischemic Priapism. Curr Urol Rep. 2022 Jul; 23(7):143-153. PMID: 35536499.

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  • Published on 3/19/2022

    Devan WJ, Rodriguez D, Munarriz R, Ng L, Bose S. Would Surgeons Opt for Polypropylene Mesh if They Hypothetically Had Stress Urinary Incontinence or Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Urol Pract. 2022 Jul; 9(4):306-313. PMID: 37145777.

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  • Published on 1/14/2022

    Swanton AR, Gross MS, Munarriz RM, Mulcahy JJ. Penile prosthesis salvage: a historical look at the Mulcahy technique and a review of the latest literature. Int J Impot Res. 2023 Mar; 35(2):90-94. PMID: 35027720.

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  • Published on 8/21/2021

    Munarriz R, Thirumavalavan N, Gross MS. Is There a Role for Vascular Surgery in the Contemporary Management of Erectile Dysfunction? Urol Clin North Am. 2021 Nov; 48(4):543-555. PMID: 34602174.

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  • Published on 12/4/2020

    Swanton AR, Yafi FA, Munarriz RM, Gross MS. A Critique of the American Urological Association Penile Prosthesis Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines. J Sex Med. 2021 01; 18(1):1-3. PMID: 33288439.

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  • Published on 11/17/2020

    Krughoff K, Bearelly P, Apoj M, Munarriz NA, Thirumavalavan N, Pan S, Gross MS, Munarriz RM. Multicenter surgical outcomes of penile prosthesis placement in patients with corporal fibrosis and review of the literature. Int J Impot Res. 2022 Jan; 34(1):86-92. PMID: 33204006.

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  • Published on 11/9/2020

    Bearelly P, D'Amico M, Pan S, Thirumavalavan N, Gross MS, Maria P, Munarriz R. Intraoperative use of vancomycin paste during penile prosthesis placement: initial outcomes. Int J Impot Res. 2022 Jan; 34(1):81-85. PMID: 33168969.

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  • Published on 9/15/2020

    Witthaus MW, Saba P, Melnyk R, Ajay D, Ralph D, Van Renterghem K, Warren G, Munarriz R, Ghazi A. The Future of Penile Prosthetic Surgical Training Is Here: Design of a Hydrogel Model for Inflatable Penile Prosthetic Placement Using Modern Education Theory. J Sex Med. 2020 11; 17(11):2299-2306. PMID: 32948488.

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