- ABMS Certification:
- Urology, 1995, 2003
- Research Interests:
Male infertility, sexual dysfunction
- Clinical Practice:
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction or ED), Infertility in Men, Pyelonephritis (Kidney Infection), Prostatitis, Penile and Urethral Reconstruction, Penile Prosthesis, Peyronie's Disease, Prostatectomy, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP), Male Urinary Incontinence, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal (Vasovasostomy), Men's Reproductive Health, GreenLight Laser Therapy, Urethritis, Urologic Cancer, Urology
Raymond Costabile, MD, is chair of the Department of Urology at UVA. His principle clinical and research interests are in the areas of male infertility, male and female sexual health and reconstructive urology. Dr. Costabile joined UVA in July 2004, following his retirement as colonel from the U.S. Army after 28 years of service. He is the John Cole Professor of Urology at UVA School of Medicine and served as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Strategy from 2008-2014.
Before joining UVA, Dr. Costabile was chief of the urology service at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He assumed that position in 1999 after 10 years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he was an attending surgeon in the urology service. During his tenure he was also an associate professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland.
From December 2001 until September 2003, Dr. Costabile commanded the 47th Combat Support Hospital, including its deployment to Iraq/Kuwait where it was the largest coalition military hospital deployed during the Iraq War. Under Dr. Costabile’s command, the 47th CSH was the principle combat hospital, responsible for caring for over 92 percent of all battle casualties during the initial nine months of the conflict.
Born in Washington, D.C., Dr. Costabile attended Georgetown University for his undergraduate and medical school education and trained in urology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He came to UVA in 1991 for a fellowship in impotence and infertility.
Dr. Costabile has published extensively in the field of andrology and is on the editorial staff of several urology journals. His media appearances include The Today Show and Good Morning America as well as interviews in U.S News and World Report and Esquire. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, The Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, Order of Military Medical Merit, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, National Service Defense Medal, Army Reserve medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Superior Unit Citation.
- Georgetown University, 1984
- Urology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
- Impotence and Infertility, University of Virginia