Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Kolettis is Professor of Urology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He joined the faculty in July of 1998 and has served as the Urology Residency Program Director since July 2003. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. He then received his MD degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Kolettis completed his Urology Residency and Fellowship in Male Infertility at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of male infertility, including vasectomy reversal. Dr. Kolettis has performed over 700 microsurgical procedures including vasectomy reversals, varicocele ligations, and sperm retrievals. He has been recognized by his peers and invited to give presentations on male infertility and vasectomy reversal at national and international meetings.

    Dr. Kolettis is author or co-author of many publications and serves as a reviewer for Fertility and Sterility, Journal of Andrology, the Journal of Urology and Urology. Dr. Kolettis has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and is the past president of this organization. He has also previously been elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology and to the Executive Council of the American Society of Andrology, organizations dedicated to the study of male infertility. He is also a member of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons and the American Urological Association. Dr. Kolettis currently serves on the American Urological Association Male Infertility Best Practice Policy Update Panel, a group that formulates recommendations on the evaluation and treatment of Male Infertility. As part of this group, he has participated in formulating guidelines for evaluation and treatment of azoospermia, varicocele, and infertility after vasectomy. Dr. Kolettis works with a specialized team of gynecologists, nurses, and specialized laboratory personnel to provide comprehensive care for couples with infertility.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Self-Identified African Americans and prostate cancer risk: West African genetic ancestry is associated with prostate cancer diagnosis and with higher Gleason sum on biopsyCancer Medicine.  8:6915-6922. 2019
    2019 Reproductive endocrinologists are the gatekeepers for male infertility care in North America: results of a North American survey on the referral patterns and characteristics of men presenting to male infertility specialists for infertility investigationsFertility and Sterility.  112:657-662. 2019
    2017 Epigenetic risk score improves prostate cancer risk assessmentProstate.  77:1259-1264. 2017
    2016 Assessing the Costs of Extraurinary Findings of Computed Tomography Urogram in the Evaluation of Asymptomatic Microscopic HematuriaUrology.  95:34-38. 2016
    2015 Medical Testosterone: An Iatrogenic Cause of Male Infertility and a Growing ProblemUrology.  85:1068-1073. 2015
    2015 Extraurinary incidental findings on CT for hematuria: The radiologist's role and downstream cost analysisAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  204:1160-1167. 2015
    2013 VasectomyUrologic Clinics of North America.  40:559-568. 2013
    2011 Vasectomy reversal: Outcomes, prognostic variables, and a look at surgical challengesSexuality Reproduction and Menopause.  9:14-19. 2011
    2011 National semen analysis reference range reporting: Adherence to the 1999 World Health Organization guidelines 10 years laterFertility and Sterility.  95:2320-2323. 2011
    2010 Association of cystic fibrosis genetic modifiers with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferensFertility and Sterility.  94:2122-2127. 2010
    2010 Bladder cancer incidence and mortality rates compared to ecologic factors among states in AmericaInternational Urology and Nephrology.  42:659-665. 2010
    2009 Treatment outcomes for percutaneous nephrolithotomy in renal allograftsJournal of Endourology and Part B, Videourology.  23:1821-1824. 2009
    2009 Testicular lesions other than germ cell tumours: Feasibility of testis-sparing surgeryBJU International.  103:488-491. 2009
    2008 Determination of split renal function by 3D reconstruction of CT angiograms: A comparison with gamma camera renographyAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  191:1552-1558. 2008
    2008 Restructuring Reconstructive Techniques-Advances in Reconstructive TechniquesUrologic Clinics of North America.  35:229-234. 2008
    2008 Living Renal Donor Allograft Lithiasis: A Review of Stone Related Morbidity in Donors and RecipientsJournal of Urology, The.  179:832-836. 2008
    2008 Repeat vasectomy reversal yields high success ratesJournal of Urology, The.  179:648. 2008
    2008 Practical use of investigations in patients with hematuriaJournal of Endourology and Part B, Videourology.  22:51-55. 2008
    2007 Repeat vasectomy reversal yields high success ratesFertility and Sterility.  88:217-219. 2007
    2007 Reply of the AuthorsFertility and Sterility.  88:249-250. 2007
    2007 Effect of female partner age on pregnancy rates after vasectomy reversalFertility and Sterility.  87:1340-1344. 2007
    2007 Computerized Tomographic Angiography for Renal Donor Evaluation Leads to a Higher Exclusion RateJournal of Urology, The.  177:1826-1829. 2007
    2006 Select patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism may respond to treatment with clomiphene citrateFertility and Sterility.  86:1664-1668. 2006
    2006 Outcomes for vasovasostomy performed when only sperm parts are present in the vasal fluidJournal of Andrology.  27:565-567. 2006
    2006 Multi-institutional validation of vasectomy reversal predictorJournal of Urology, The.  175:247-249. 2006
    2005 Retrograde stenting for obstruction of the renal transplant ureter: CommentaryUrology.  66:260. 2005
    2005 Ureteral injuries: Recent trends in etiologies, treatment, and outcomesHearing Journal.  11:129-136. 2005
    2005 Retrograde stenting for obstruction of the renal transplant ureterUrology.  66:256-260. 2005
    2005 Secondary azoospermia after vasovasostomyUrology.  65:968-971. 2005
    2005 Vasovasostomy in the convoluted vas deferens: Indications and outcomesJournal of Urology, The.  173:540-542. 2005
    2004 Outcomes for live donor renal transplantation using kidneys with medial fibroplasiaUrology.  63:656-659. 2004
    2003 Outcomes of vasectomy reversal performed for men with the same female partnersUrology.  61:1221-1223. 2003
    2003 Pregnancy outcomes after vasectomy reversal for female partners 35 years old or olderJournal of Urology, The.  169:2250-2252. 2003
    2003 Evaluation of the subfertile manAmerican Family Physician.  67:2165-2173. 2003
    2003 Transvaginal ultrasound for the diagnosis of urethral diverticulumJournal of Urology, The.  169:1395-1397. 2003
    2003 Genetic diseases in adultsUrologic Clinics of North America.  30:153-160. 2003
    2003 Outcomes for vasovasostomy with bilateral intravasal azoospermiaJournal of Andrology.  24:22-24. 2003
    2002 Clinical and genetic features of patients with congenital unilateral absence of the vas deferensUrology.  60:1073-1076. 2002
    2002 Outcomes for vasectomy reversal performed after obstructive intervals of at least 10 yearsUrology.  60:885-888. 2002
    2002 Cystic ectasia of the rete testis: clinical and radiographic features.Journal of Urology, The.  168:1436-1438. 2002
    2002 The evaluation and management of the azoospermic patientJournal of Andrology.  23:293-305. 2002
    2002 Cystic ectasia of the rete testis: Clinical and radiographic featuresJournal of Urology, The.  168:1436-1438. 2002
    2002 Fertility outcomes after electroejaculation in men with spinal cord injury [3]Fertility and Sterility.  78:429-431. 2002
    2001 Is physical examination useful in predicting epididymal obstruction?Urology.  57:1138-1140. 2001
    2001 Significant medical pathology discovered during a male infertility evaluationJournal of Urology, The.  166:178-180. 2001
    1999 Sperm cryopreservation in patients with testicular cancerUrology.  54:894-899. 1999
    1999 Varicocele is associated with elevated spermatozoal reactive oxygen species production and diminished seminal plasma antioxidant capacity.Journal of Urology, The.  161:1831-1834. 1999
    1999 Cryopreservation of sperm from patients with leukemia: Is it worth the effort?Cancer.  85:1973-1978. 1999
    1999 Cryopreservation of sperm from patients with leukemia: is it worth the effort?Cancer.  85:1973-1978. 1999
    1999 Effect of seminal oxidative stress on fertility after vasectomy reversalFertility and Sterility.  71:249-255. 1999
    1999 Sperm retrieval and intracytoplasmic sperm injection in patients with prune-belly syndrome [2]Fertility and Sterility.  72:948-949. 1999
    1999 Varicocele is associated with elevated spermatozoal reactive oxygen species production and diminished seminal plasma antioxidant capacityJournal of Urology, The.  161:1831-1834. 1999
    1997 Vasoepididymostomy for vasectomy reversal: A critical assessment in the era of intracytoplasmic sperm injectionJournal of Urology, The.  158:467-470. 1997
    1996 An unusual pelvic pseudotumor: a case report.Journal of Urology, The.  155:644. 1996
    1996 Acute spermatic cord torsion alters the microcirculation of the contralateral testisJournal of Urology, The.  155:350-354. 1996
    1996 An unusual pelvic pseudotumor: A case reportJournal of Urology, The.  155:644. 1996
    1996 The Le Bag orthotopic urinary diversionJournal of Urology, The.  156:926-930. 1996
    1995 Efficacy of the vacuum constriction device in patients with corporeal venous occlusive dysfunctionUrology.  46:856-858. 1995
    1995 The Contemporary Role of Extra-anatomical Surgical Renal Revascularization in Patients with Atherosclerotic Renal Aretery DiseaseJournal of Urology, The.  153:1798-1802. 1995

    Chapter

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    2013 Microsurgery training: What should a resident know? Should all microsurgeons be fellowship trained?.  27-33. 2013

    Research Overview

  • male infertility, vasectomy reversal, microsurgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia, general urology
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    Teaching Activities

  • 80-428 - UROLOGY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 80-428 - UROLOGY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 80-428 - UROLOGY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 80-428 - UROLOGY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 80-428 - UROLOGY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 80-428 - UROLOGY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 80-416 - UROLOGIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 80-428 - UROLOGY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 80-416 - UROLOGIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 80-428 - UROLOGY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 80-428 - UROLOGY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 80-428 - UROLOGY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 80-428 - UROLOGY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 80-416 - UROLOGIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 80-416 - UROLOGIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 80-428 - SENIOR UROLOGY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 80-416 - UROLOGIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 80-428 - SENIOR UROLOGY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 80-416 - UROLOGIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 80-416 - UROLOGIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • 80-416 - UROLOGIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • 80-416 - UROLOGIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • 80-416 - UROLOGIC SURGERY (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • 80-416 - UROLOGIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-416 - UROLOGIC SURGERY (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 95-652 - UROLOGY SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Chicago 1991
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Residency 1997
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1998
  • Full Name

  • Peter Kolettis