About Dr. Clavell

Jonathan Clavell, MD

Board Certified Urologist & Men’s Sexual Health Specialist Serving Patients in the Southwest

Dr. Jonathan Clavell is a board-certified urologist practicing in downtown Houston. He is fellowship-trained in sexual medicine and an Assistant Professor in Surgery for the University of Texas in Houston – Division of Urology. His areas of expertise include penile prosthetics, treatment of erectile and orgasmic dysfunctions, complex Peyronie’s disease, penile rehabilitation after prostate cancer surgery, and the treatment of urinary symptoms for prostate enlargement.

His education began at the University of Puerto Rico, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in General Sciences. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus and went on to pursue his General Surgery Internship in the Department of General Surgery at this same institution. He completed his Urology residency as well as his fellowship in Sexual Medicine and Prosthetic Urology at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Clavell joined one of the most comprehensive Men’s Health facilities in the metro-Houston area and is considered one of the fastest-growing high-volume surgeons in the field of Penile Prosthetics.

Dr. Clavell has made a commitment to pursue excellence in the field of Men’s Health and currently provides cutting edge and innovative treatments in Sexual Medicine and Male Genitourinary Dysfunction. As a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), and International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), Dr. Clavell works to continue his life-long learning and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and lectures both nationally and internationally on treatment for Peyronie’s disease, penile rehabilitation after prostate cancer and penile implant surgery. He is currently the Section Editor of the prestigious AUA Core Curriculum for the sections of Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie’s Disease which serves as guidelines for surgeons all over the world. He is one of the highest volume surgeons in penile implant surgery in the United States and the world.  He continuously contributes to research in the field and recently published an article on a novel technique for Sexual Medicine: Open Access titled “Proximal Extracapsular Tunneling: A Simple Technique for the Management of Impending Cylinder Erosion and Complications Related to Corporal Dilation”.

After spending time learning and training with world-renowned leaders in the fields of Men’s Health and urologic oncology, Dr. Clavell has acquired skills and knowledge that have kept him at the top tier among his colleagues.  He is currently part of the International Liaison Committee, Social Media Committee, and Surgical Committee of the SMSNA and was the former United States representative in the Young Researchers and Clinicians ISSM Committee from 2018 to 2021.  Dr. Clavell is part of the editorial board for the Asian Journal of Andrology and Video Journal of Sexual Medicine. He is also a reviewer for world-renowned journals such as the Journal of Urology, Journal of Sexual Medicine and Sexual Medicine Reviews. In September of 2020, Dr. Clavell joined the University of Texas Health as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urologic Surgery. Dr. Clavell aims to accompany you through your journey towards a healthier lifestyle and improve your quality of life.  We are eager for you to meet our staff and learn more about our Center of Excellence. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Undergraduate Education

Graduate Education

Post-Graduate Training

Internship

Residency

Fellowship

Publications

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals:  

1. Clavell, J. The SAPOC Technique: Slices around point of maximal curvature at time of IPP  placement in Severe Peyronie’s Disease. J Sex Med, Volume 21, Issue Supplement_1, February  2024.

2. Clavell-Hernandez J. The SAPOC Technique to Correct Curvature at the time of penile prosthesis  placement in severe Peyronie’s Disease. Video Journal of Sexual Medicine. Dec 10, 2023.  VJSM_2023_1_010.

3. Clavell-Hernandez J. Plaque incision and grafting with penile prosthesis placement via Non Degloving Approach for Complex Biplanar Peyronie’s Disease and Erectile Dysfunction. Urology  Video Journal. Accepted Oct 19, 2023. (Ref. UrolVJ_100251)

4. Barham DW, Choi E, Hammad M, Swerdloff D, Berk BD, Chung E, Clavell-Hernandez J, Gross  MS, Jenkins LC, Jones JM, Kathrins MN, Lentz AC, Schammel J, Selph JP, Simhan J, Williver C,  Yafi FA. Partial Component Exchange of a non-infected inflatable penile prosthesis is associated  with a higher complication rate. Urology. 2023 https://doi/10.1016/j.urology.2022.11.050

5. Britton CJ, Jefferson FA, Findlay BL, Sharma V, Clavell Hernandez J, Levian LA, Ziegelmann  MJ. Surgical Correction of Adult Congenital Penile Curvature: A Systematic Review. J Sex Med  2022 Feb;19(2): 364-376.

6. Piraino J, Chaudhary H, Ames K, Okoye F, Sterling M, Clavell-Hernandez J, Ziegelmann MJ. A  consistent lack of consistency in the criteria used to define the acute and chronic phases of  Peyronie’s Diease: A review of the contemporary literature. Sex Med Rev. 2022 Oct;10(4):698- 713.

7. Clavell-Hernandez J. Tatem AJ, Lipshultz LI, Wang R, Cornell RJ. The Augmenta Implant: A  Cadaver Model of a Novel Anatomic Subdermal Implant for Cosmetic Penile Enhancement. Sex  Med. 2021; 9: 100447

8. Clavell-Hernandez J. Proximal Extracapsular Tunneling: A simple technique for the management  of impending cylinder erosion and complications related to corporal dilation. Sex Med. 2021. doi:  10.1016/j.esxm.2021.100379

9. Palasi S, Howell S, Green TP, Kannady C, Slaughter KB, Yang B, Panuganti S, Saavedra-Belaunde  JA, Clavell-Hernandez J, Wang R. Does knowing pre-operative penile length influence patient  satisfaction post penile prosthesis implantation? IJIR 2021. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41443-021- 00472-1

10. Tang Y, Kortum A, Vohra I, Schwarz RA, Carns J, Kannady CR, Clavell-Hernandez J, Hu Z,  Dhanani N, Richards-Kortum R. Initial results of first in vivo imaging of bladder lesions using a  high-resolution confocal microendoscope. J Endourol 2021. https://doi.org/10.1089/end.2020.0757  E-pub ahead of print.

11. Clavell-Hernandez J. Extracapsular tunneling for the management of impending cylinder erosion.  Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology 2020. 4: 173.

12. Kannady, C, Clavell-Hernández J. Orgasm-associated urinary incontinence (climacturia)  following radical prostatectomy: a review of pathophysiology and current treatment options. Asian  J Urol 2020. Doi: 10.4103aja.aja_145_19.

13. Rezaee ME, Towe M, Osman MM, Huynh LM, El-Khatib FM, Andrianne R, Broderick G, Burnett  AL, Gross MS, Guise AI, Hatzichristodoulou G, Henry GD, Clavell-Hernandez J, Hsieh TC,  Jenkins LC, Lentz A, Munarriz RM, Osmonov D, Park SH, Perito P, Sadeghi-Nejad H, Sempels  M, Simhan J, Wang R, Yafi FA. A Multicenter Investigation Examining AUA-Recommended  Antibiotic Prophylaxis vs. Non-standard Prophylaxis in Preventing Device Infections in Penile  Prosthesis Surgery in Diabetic Patients. J Urol 2020. Doi:10.1097/JU.0000000000001158. Epub  2020 Jun 10.

14. Osman MM, Hyunh LM, El-Khatib FM, Towe M, Su HW, Andrianne R, Barton G, Broderick G,  Burnett AL, Campbell JD, Clavell-Hernandez J, Connor J, Gross M, Guillum R, Guise AI,  Hatzichristodoulou G, Henry GD, Hsieh TC, Jenkins LC, Koprowski C, Lee KB, Lentz A, Munarriz  RM, Osmonov D, Pan S, Parikh K, Park SH, Patel AS, Perito P, Sadeghi-Nejad H, Sempels M,  Simhan J, Wang R, Yafi FA. Immediate preoperative blood glucose and hemoglobin a1c levels are  not predictive of postoperative infections in diabetic men undergoing penile prosthesis placement.  Int J Impot 2020. doi.org/10.1038/s41443-020-0261-5.

15. Towe, M, Huynh LM, Osman MM, El-Khatib FM, Andrianne R, Barton G, Broderick G, Burnett  AL, Campbell JD, Clavell-Hernandez J, Connor J, Gross M, Guillum R, Guise AI,  Hatzichristodoulou G, Henry G, shieh TC, Jenkins LC, Kprowski C, Lee KB, Lentz A, Munarriz  RM, Osmonov D, Pan S, Parikh K, Park SH, Patel AS, Perito P, Sadeghi-Nejad H, Sempels M,  Simhan J, Wang R, Yafi FA. Impact of Antimicrobial Dipping Solution on Postoperative Infection  Rates in Patients with diabetes undergoing primary insertion of a Coloplast Titan inflatable penile  prosthesis. J Sex Med 2020. Oct;17(10): 2077-2083.

16. Saavedra-Belaunde JA, Clavell-Hernandez J, Wang R. Epidemiology regarding penile prosthetic  surgery. Asian J Androl 2020. doi: 10.4103/aja.aja_124_19.

17. Clavell-Hernandez J. Non-degloving approach for Peyronie’s disease plaque incision with  inflatable penile prosthesis placement. Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology 2019. 3: 150.

18. Borregales LD, Saavedra-Belaunde J, Wang R, Clavell-Hernánez, J. Novel protective penile collar  following inflatable penile prosthesis placement; the “Wang Collar”. Asian J Urol 2019. Doi:  10.4103/aja.aja_123_19.

19. Clavell-Hernandez J, Ermec B, Kadioglu A, Wang R. Perplexity of penile rehabilitation following  radical prostatectomy. Turk J Urol. 2019 Jan22;45(2):77-82.

20. Clavell-Hernandez J, Shah A, Wang R. Non-infectious reservoir related complications during and  after penile prosthesis placement. Sex Med Rev 2019. pii: S2050-0521(18)30148-3. doi:  10.1016/j.sxmr.2018.12.005.

21. Clavell-Hernandez J, Aly SG, Wang R, Sadeghi-Nejad H. Penile prosthesis reservoir removal:  surgical description and patient outcomes. J Sex Med 2019;16(1):146-152.

22. Huang YP, Lu MJ, Clavell-Hernandez J, Wang R. The development of rat models induced by  cavernous nerve injury. J Integ Nephrol Androl 2018;5(3): 85-2.

23. Clavell-Hernandez J, Trost L, Köhler T, Ring J, Traweek R, Alom M, Wang R. Emerging  complications following alternative reservoir placement during inflatable penile prosthesis  placement: a 5-year multi-institutional experience. J Urol 2019 Mar;201(3):581-6.

24. Clavell-Hernandez J, Ermeç B, Kadıoğlu A, Wang R. The perplexity of penile rehabilitation  following radical prostatectomy. Turk J Urol 2019;45(2):77-82.

25. Clavell-Hernandez J, Wang R. Penile size restoration with non-degloving approach for Peyronie’s  disease: initial experience. J Sex Med 2018 Oct;15(10): 1506-13.

26. Barrett-Harlow B, Clavell-Hernandez J, Wang R. New developments in surgical treatment for  size preservation in Peyronie’s Disease. Sex Med Rev 2019 Jan;7(1):156-66.

27. Clavell-Hernandez J, Wang R. Emerging evidences in the long-standing controversy regarding  replacement therapy and cardiovascular events. World J Mens Health 2018. 32(2): 92-102.

28. Clavell-Hernandez J, Martin C, Wang R. Orgasmic Dysfunction following Radical  Prostatectomy: review of current literature. Sex Med Rev 2017. pii: S2050-0521(17)30120-8 [Epub  ahead of print]

29. Benson CR, Hoang L, Clavell-Hernandez J, Wang R. Sexual Dysfunction in Urethral  Reconstruction: A review of the literature. Sex Med Rev 2017. pii: S2050-0521(17)30117-8. [Epub  ahead of print]

30. Clavell-Hernandez, J, Wang, R. PDE-5 inhibitors should be used post radical prostatectomy as  erection function rehabilitation? Opinion: No. International Braz J Urol. 2017 May-Jun; 43(3): 390- 393.

31. Clavell-Hernandez, J, Wang R. The controversy surrounding penile rehabilitation after radical  prostatectomy. Translational Andrology and Urology. 2017 Feb; 6(1): 2-11.

32. Clavell-Hernandez J, Wang R. Penile Rehabilitation following prostate cancer treatment: review  of literature. Asian Journal of Andrology. 2015; Volume 17 (6) 916-922.

33. Rajput M, Kamat A, Clavell-Hernandez J, Siefker-Radtke A, Grossman HB, Dinney C, Matin S.  Perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy and regional  lymphadenectomy in patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma after neoadjuvant  chemotherapy. Journal of Urology, Volume 78 (1) pgs 61-67; 2011.

34. Muñoz-Antonia T, Torrellas-Ruiz M, Clavell J, Mathews LA, Muro-Cacho CA, Báez A. Aberrant  methylation inactivates transforming growth factor Beta receptor I in head and neck squamous cell  carcinoma. International Journal of Otolaryngology. Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 848695,  doi:10.1155/2009/848695.

Invited Lectures

1. Re-routing procedures for Penile Prosthesis Impending Erosion. American Urology Association  119th Annual Meeting. Main Hall Plenary Session. May 5, 2024.

2. Contemporary Treatment Options for patients with Peyronie’s Disease. American Urology  Association and Sociedad Mexicana de Urología Symposium at AUA Annual Meeting. May 4,  2024.

3. Management of Complex Penile Prosthesis Cases and Surgical Techniques. Andrology Course at  University of Indiana. March 21, 2024.

4. Penile Prosthetics: The Device and a Surgeon’s Journey. University of Texas Southwestern

Urology Program. March 1, 2024.

5. Penile Implant Evaluation and Patient Selection: From Initial Visit to the Operating Room.  University of South California. Urology Grand Rounds. February 16, 2024.

6. Surgical Videos and Social Media in Sexual Medicine: University of South California. Urology  Grand Rounds. February 16, 2024.

7. The SAPOC Technique to Correct Curvature at the time of Penile Prosthesis Placement in Severe  Peyronie’s Disease. International Society of Sexual Medicine Webinar Series. February 1, 2024.

8. Rezum: Real World Experience. Invited Faculty for the 7th Annual University of California Irvine  (UCI) Advanced International Men’s Health Course. January 17, 2024.

9. Addressing Peyronie’s Disease at the Time of Penile Prosthesis Surgery. Invited Faculty for the  24th Annual Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA). November 17, 2023.

10. The Relationship of Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie’s Disease. Invited Faculty for the 24th Annual Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA). November 17, 2023.

11. Surgical Videos, Webinars and Social Media in Sexual Medicine. Invited Faculty for the 24th Annual Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA). November 16, 2023.

12. New Considerations and Techniques for the Medical and Surgical Management of Peyronie’s  Disease. Guest speaker for 74th Annual Puerto Rico Urology Association Meeting. San Juan,  Puerto Rico. October 28, 2023.

13. Penile Implant Evaluation and Patient Selection: From Initial Visit to the Operating Room. Guest  Speaker for 74th Annual Puerto Rico Urology Association Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico. October  28, 2023

14. Management of Complications Related to Xiaflex and Peyronie’s Disease Surgery: Tips and How  to Avoid Them. AUA South Central Section Annual Meeting. September 7, 2023.

15. Sexual Medicine for ‘El Latino’: Needs and Challenges Regarding Penile Implant Surgery.  SMSNA/SLAMS joint International Webinar. August 15, 2023.

16. Peyronie’s Disease: evaluation, treatment and management of complications. University of Puerto  Rico School of Medicine Urology Grand Rounds. March 21, 2023.

17. Peyronie’s Disease: evaluation, treatment and management of complications. Baylor College of  Medicine Grand Rounds. February 8, 2023

18. Complex Penile prosthesis and penile reconstruction techniques. Guest speaker for 73rd Annual  Puerto Rico Urology Association Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico. October 28, 2022.

19. Rezum Water Vapor Therapy for Prostates <80gm. Guest speaker for 73rd Annual Puerto Rico  Urology Association Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico. October 27, 2022.

20. Rezum Water Vapor Therapy: From Theory to Real World Experience. Annual AUA South  Central Meeting Lunch Symposium. San Diego, California. September 9, 2022.

21. Moderator for the Men’s Health Podium Session at the Annual AUA South Central Meeting at  San Diego, California. September 9, 2022.

22. Peyronie’s Disease: treatment and management of complications. University of Texas McGovern  Medical School Urology Residency Grand Rounds. March 17, 2022.

23. Clavell Hernandez J, Carrion R. Management of Common Complications related to Penile  Prosthesis Surgery, Case Discussion. Confederacion Americana de Urologia (CAU) Congress in  Lima, Perú. November 1, 2021.

24. Clavell Hernandez J. Novel Strategies for the Management of Common Non-Infectious IPP  Complications. SMSNA Annual Fall Scientific Meeting. October 23, 2021.

25. Clavell Hernandez J. Penile Traction for the management of Peyronie’s Disease. AUA South  Central Meeting. September 30, 2021.

26. Peyronie’s Disease: evaluation, treatment and management of complications. University of Texas  McGovern Medical School Urology Residency Grand Rounds. April 15, 2021.

27. IPP reservoirs: everything you need to know. 21st Annual Fall Scientific Virtual Meeting of the  Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA). November 15, 2020.

28. What can we learn from Non-Sexual Medicine specialists? 21st Annual Fall Scientific Virtual  Meeting of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA). Moderator. November 14,  2020.

29. Tips for Management of Complications from CCH and Peyronie’s Disease Surgery. 20th Annual  Fall Scientific Meeting of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA). October 25,  2019.

30. Peyronie’s disease: evaluation and surgical treatment with video cases. . 3rd Annual Chinese Sexual  Medicine/Andrology Training College Course. October 22, 2019

31. Video demonstration of Surgical treatment of erectile dysfunction with penile implant and how to  manage complications. 3rd Annual Chinese Sexual Medicine/Andrology Training College Course.  October 22, 2019

32. Treatment of Climacturia with the Mini-Jupette Sling. 3rd Annual Chinese Sexual  Medicine/Andrology Training College Course. October 22, 2019

33. Peyronie’s Disease: Current concepts on Surgical Management. International Congress of Colegio  Mejicano de Urología Nacional. Monterrey, Mexico. March 7, 2019.

34. Treatment for Climacturia in patients with Erectile Dysfunction after Radical Prostatectomy.  International Congress of Colegio Mejicano de Urología Nacional. Monterrey, Mexico. March 7,  2019.

35. Discussion Panel on Complex Cases in Reconstructive Urology for Peyronie’s Disease.  International Congress of Colegio Mejicano de Urología Nacional. Monterrey, Mexico. March 7,  2019.

36. Peyronie’s Disease: My most difficult case. Global Chinese Andrology/Sexual Medicine Society  International Exchange Program. Miami, FL, USA. November 8, 2018.

37. Surgical Management of Erectile Dysfunction with Penile Prosthesis Placement. 2nd Annual  Chinese Andrology Training College Course. Houston, TX. November 6, 2018.

38. Climacturia: Evaluation and management. 2nd Annual Chinese Andrology Training College Course.  Houston, TX, November 6, 2018.

39. Peyronie’s Disease: Evaluation and Surgical Management. 2nd Annual Chinese Andrology Training  College Course. Houston, TX. November 6, 2018.

40. Erection Physiology, Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Management of Erectile Dysfunction. 2018  SMU/CMUN/AUA Lessons in Urology for Residents Course. Mexico City, Mexico, August 23- 25, 2018.

41. Priapism Management. 2018 SMU/CMUN/AUA Lessons in Urology for Residents Course. Mexico  City, Mexico, August 23-25, 2018.

42. Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Management of Peyronie’s Disease. 2018 SMU/CMUN/AUA  Lessons in Urology for Residents Course. Mexico City, Mexico, August 23-25, 2018.

43. Urinary Tract Infections: Evaluation and Management Guidelines. 2018 SMU/CMUN/AUA  Lessons in Urology for Residents Course. Mexico City, Mexico, August 23-25, 2018.

44. Peyronie’s Disease Management. Grand Rounds. University of Texas Health Sciences Center  McGovern Medical School, Division of Urology. Houston, Texas. February 1, 2018.

45. Penile Rehabilitation: Current view. 1st Chinese Andrology Training College Program. Houston,  Texas. May 7-10, 2017.

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