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The Center for Reconstructive Urology at the University of California, Irvine mission is “Discover, Teach, Heal.” We are an internationally recognized tertiary care center dedicated to state-of-the-art patients, improving care through innovation and research, training future leaders, and international outreach to improve the lives of men in less developed countries.

CFRU is committed to improving lives through sharing information and helping to serve the medical needs of disadvantaged communities in various parts of the world. Visit the Outreach section of this site to learn how CFRU has delivered on this commitment over the years.

Our transformative research has been very successful, but our efforts need to continue, and that requires ongoing support through individual donations and grants. We strive every day to improve the lives of those living with afflictions such as Urethral Stricture and Peyronie's Disease. Won't you help by making a contribution?

All services are performed at the UC, Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Joel Gelman, is the Director of the Center for Reconstructive Urology. In addition, world-renowned physicians with expertise in other sub-specialties in Urology and in other specialties, including Plastic, Colo-Rectal, Orthopedic, and Pediatric Surgery and Anesthesiology, work together as certain complex problems require a multidisciplinary approach.

Those who contribute to ongoing clinical and basic science research related to urethral and penile/genital disorders include Ph.D.s, research fellows, Urology residents, and medical students.

Dr. Gelman has been fortunate to have the privilege of working with the same team of outstanding, highly trained, and experienced or, ultrasound, and X-ray technician staff for over 13 years. Office Manager Denise Calhoun oversees all clinical care at the Center for Reconstructive Urology.

Joel Gelman, M.D

Director, Reconstructive Urology

Dr. Gelman has performed over 700 male urethral/penile reconstructive surgeries and is the only Urologist in Southern California who:

  • Completed a Fellowship exclusively devoted to male urethral and penile reconstructive surgery and more.
  • Is exclusively specialized in male urethral and penile/genital reconstruction.