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About Darshan Patel, MD

Darshan Patel, MD, is a fellowship-trained urologist who solely specializes in men's urologic health, including male infertility, low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie's disease, prosthetic urology and cosmetic lower genitourinary reconstruction. He is an expert in microsurgical vasectomy reversal, varicocele repair, testicular sperm extraction as well as medical treatments and advanced surgical reconstruction for complex Peyronie's Disease and erectile dysfunction.

Dr. Patel finds it rewarding to be able to connect with men about often-sensitive issues such as erectile dysfunction or infertility. It is his goal to offer all his patients a personalized, evidence-based treatment plan and guide them on a path toward better health and wellness.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Urology, he trains medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine and also conducts research. Dr. Patel's research interests include survivorship after prostate cancer treatments and urologic quality of life after spinal cord injury. He has been previously funded through competitive grants through the American Urological Association and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He has a special interest in understanding the relationship between overall health and erectile dysfunction and male sub-fertility.

He is an associate editor for the International Journal of Impotence Research and Frontiers in Reproductive Health and serves as a peer reviewer for over a dozen medical journals focused on andrology (reproductive urology) and men's health. Dr. Patel has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, textbook chapters and editorials. His research has appeared in journals such Fertility and Sterility, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Urology, Journal of Urology, World Journal of Urology, and the British Journal of Urology.

Dr. Patel completed a fellowship in andrology and men's health at University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, where he also did his residency in urologic surgery. He also completed a clinical research fellowship in Reconstructive Urology and Men's Health at the University of Utah. He obtained his medical degree from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

He is a member of the American Society of Andrology, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Urological Association, Society for the Study of Male Reproduction, Sexual Medicine Society of North America and Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons. Dr. Patel is fluent in Gujarati.

Outside of work, he enjoys weight training, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking and spending time outdoors with his family.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Urology and Male Reconstructive Urology.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

  • University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Fellowship

  • University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Gujarati

Date Joined Staff

  • 8/4/2021

Conditions and Treatments

  • Cosmetic Lower Genitourinary Reconstruction
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Low Testosterone
  • Male Infertility
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Testicular Sperm Extraction
  • Urologic Prosthetic Surgery
  • Varicocele Repair
  • Vasectomy Reversal
  • Transgender Care
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Urology