Founders - Rajeev Kumar - Asian Pacific Society of Reconstructive Urology and Andrologic Surgeons

Rajeev Kumar Urologist

Rajeev Kumar

Dr. Rajeev Kumar
Chief Editor, The Asian Urology newsletter
Department of Urology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Areas of special interest:


  • Microsurgery for male infertility
  • Surgery of the adrenal gland
  • Laparoscopy and Robotic surgery


  • Magnetic resonance techniques for prostate cancer
  • Etiology of male infertility

Major Appointments:

  1. Chief Editor: Indian Journal of Urology
  2. Faculty in charge, Andrology and Male Infertility clinic, AIIMS
  3. International consulting editor: Journal of Urology
  4. Associate Editor: International Journal of Urology
  5. Assistant Editor: Journal of Endourology
  6. Editorial Working Committee Member, National Medical Journal of India
  7. Co-opt Executive Member, Urological Association of Asia
  8. Convener: Guidelines on Male infertility: Urological Society of India, 2007

Major Publications: (ORCID Record)

  1. Kumar R. A new era of Asian urology: a SWOT analysis. Nat Rev Urol. 2016;13:685-689.
  2. Rao N, Ramachandran R, Tandon N, Singh P, Kumar R. Surgical and hemodynamic outcomes in pheochromocytoma surgery: a prospective cohort study. Urology. 2016;98:103-106.
  3. Kumar R, Jagannathan NR. Editorial: Prebiopsy magnetic resonance studies for prostate cancer diagnosis. Int J Urol. 2013;20:140-1
  4. Aggarwal R, Gogtay N, Kumar R, Sahni P, for the Indian Association of Medical Journal Editors. The revised guidelines of the Medical Council of India for academic promotions: Need for a rethink. Indian J Urol 2016;32:1-4
  5. Garg H, Kumar R. An update on the role of medical treatment including antioxidant therapy in varicocele. Asian J Androl. 2016;18:1-7
  6. Garg H, Kumar R. Empirical drug therapy for idiopathic male infertility: what is the new evidence? Urology. 2015; 86:1065-75
  7. Kumar R, Nayak B. Robotic versus conventional laparoscopic pyeloplasty: A single surgeon concurrent cohort review. Indian J Urol. 2013;29:19-21
  8. Bhageria A, Nayak B, Seth A, Dogra PN, Kumar R. Paediatric percutaneous nephrolithotomy: ingle-centre 10-year experience. J Pediatr Urol. 2013;9:472-5
  9. Kumar R, Nehra A. Central nervous system agents and erectile dysfunction. Urol Clin North Am. 2011;38:165-73
  10. Kumar R, Anand A, Saxena V, Seth A, Dogra PN, Gupta NP. Safety and efficacy of PCNL for management of staghorn calculi in pediatric patients. J Pediatr Urol. 2011;7:248-51
  11. Kumar R, Mukherjee S, Gupta NP. Intussusception Vasoepididymostomy with Longitudinal Suture Placement for Idiopathic Obstructive Azoospermia. J Urol. 2010; 183:1489-92
  12. Kumar R, Mukherjee S. 4x4 vasovasostomy: a simplified vasectomy reversal technique. Indian J Urol. 2010;26:350-2
  13. Kumar R, Nehra A, Jacobson DJ, McGree ME, Gades NM, Lieber MM, Jacobsen SJ, Sauver JL. Alpha-Blocker Use Is Associated With Decreased Risk of Sexual Dysfunction. Urology. 2009;74:82-88
  14. Kumar R, Gautam G, Gupta NP. Drug therapy for idiopathic male infertility: rationale versus evidence. J Urol. 2006;176:1307-1312
  15. Kumar R, Gautam G, Gupta NP. Early patency rates following the two-stitch invagination technique of vasoepidiymal anastomosis for idiopathic obstruction. BJU Int. 2006; 97:575-577
  16. Kumar R, Nayyar R, Kumar V, Gupta NP, Hemal AK, Jagannathan NR, Dattagupta S, Thulkar S. Potential of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging in Predicting Absence of Prostate Cancer in Men with Serum Prostate-Specific Antigen Between 4 and 10ng/mL: A Follow-up Study. Urology 2008;72:859-863
  17. Kumar R, Kumar M, Jagannathan NR, Hemal AK, Gupta NP. Proton Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy using a body coil in the diagnosis of carcinoma prostate. Urol Research. 2004;32:36-40
  18. Kumar R. Surgery for azoospermia in the Indian patient: why is it different? Indian J Urol. 2011;27:98-101
  19. Kumar R, Gautam G, Gupta NP, Aron M, Dada R, Kucheria K et al. Role of testicular fine-needle aspiration cytology in infertile men with clinically obstructive azoospermia. Nat Med J Ind. 2006;19: 18-19
  20. Kumar R, Thulkar S, Kumar V, Jagannathan NR, Gupta NP. Contribution of investigations to the diagnosis of congenital vas aplasia. ANZ J Surg. 2005;75:807-809
  21. Kumar R, Gupta NP. Subinguinal microsurgical varicocelectomy: evaluation of results. Urol Int. 2003; 71:361-367
  22. Kumar R, Dada R, Gupta NP, Kucheria K. Serum FSH levels and testicular histology in infertile men with non obstructive azoospermia and Y chromosome microdeletions. Indian J Urol. 2006;22:332-6

Major Awards:

  1. Urology Gold Medal for Best Post Graduate, AIIMS, 2001
  2. Institute Medal for Best Graduate, AIIMS, 1993
  3. Institute Prize for Best Graduate in Surgery, AIIMS, 1993
  4. Institute Prize for Best Graduate in Medicine, AIIMS, 1993
  5. Institute Prize for Best Graduate in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, AIIMS, 1993
  6. Institute Prize for Best Graduate in Pharmacology, AIIMS, 1991
  7. Institute Prize for Best Graduate in Physiology and Biochemistry, AIIMS, 1990
  8. New Zealand High Commissioner’s Prize, AIIMS, 1993
  9. UAA Lecturer at the American Urological Association, 2012
  10. International Guest Scholarship, American College of Surgeons, 2011
  11. Outstanding Young Urologist, Urological Association of Asia, 2010
  12. DUSCON Award and Gold Medal for contributions to Basic Research in Urology, 2010
  13. Chakroborty Fellowship: Visiting Clinician, Mayo Clinic, USA, 2007
  14. MIUC Fellowship, Urological Society of India, 2007
  15. ICRETT Fellowship, UICC, Geneva: ‘Prosthesis implant surgery’, Mayo Clinic, USA, 2006
  16. CKP Menon Prize for Best Paper, Urological Society of India, 2003
  17. Institute Merit Scholarship, AIIMS, 1990-1994