Name

Arie Parnham

Job title

Consultant Urologist and Andrologist

Email Address

susan.burke@christie.nhs.uk

Phone number

0161 446 3358

Qualifications

MBChB, FRCS(Urol)

Specialities

Penile cancer, men’s health issues (including erectile dysfunction, penile implants, penile reconstruction, Peyronie’s disease, and sexual dysfunction), prostate cancer diagnostics

Started at The Christie (Year)

2016

Responsibilities

European Association of Urologists Guideline Panel Associate (Male Sexual Dysfunction)

European Association of Urologists Penile cancer information team member

United Kingdom representative for the Young Sexual Medicine Academy

Honorary lecturer at Edgehill University

Module organiser for operative skills in urology for the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional biography

Mr Parnham is a urologist and a national expert in surgery for penile cancer and men’s health issues (including erectile dysfunction, penile implants, penile reconstruction, Peyronie’s disease, Male infertility and sexual dysfunction). He is one of only three surgeons in the North West and North Wales that manages penile cancer in the NHS (all of which are based at The Christie). He also provides support for men dealing with the consequences of their cancer treatments including the insertion of penile implants for erectile dysfunction.

He graduated from Birmingham University in 2005 and went on to complete his surgical and urological training in the West Midlands, Oxford and the North West. He has worked at three specialist centres, and completed a prestigious fellowship at Europe’s largest dedicated andrology unit dealing with penile cancer and complex andrological conditions.

He has also completed observerships at Weil Cornell (New York) in male infertility and pelvic surgery at Leuven University Hospital, Belgium.

He is the only surgeon in the North West and one of only four in the country that has completed the Weil Cornell microsurgical training for male infertility (The surgeons at Weil Cornell were the pioneers and leaders in microsurgical fertility techniques including micro-TESE, vasovasotomy, epididymovasostomy and no scalpel vasectomy)

Mr Parnham has published extensively on subjects including penile cancer, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, male infertility and other disorders of male sexual health. Consequently he is regularly invited to talk internationally on such subjects.

He is currently a member of the European Association of Urologists guideline panel for male sexual dysfunction, developing guidance for the whole of Europe on this subject. He is a reviewer for 4 journals, a subeditor and an invited member of the publication steering committee for the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Mr Parnham currently runs a module for the Royal College of Surgeons on operative skills in urology. He is an invited faculty for six national and international courses on urology and is an honorary lecturer at Edgehill University.

Research Interest

Penile cancer

Publications

Publications in The Christie research publications repository

Other major publications

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