Professor, Doctor – Urologist – Andrologist
Kharkiv National Medical University
Department of Urology, Nephrology, and Andrology
Laboratory of Andrology and Human Reproduction
Professor Knigavkowas are born in 1979 in Kharkov, Ukraine. He graduated from secondary school with a gold medal in 1996 and entered Kharkov State Medical University (KhSMU) where he obtained his diploma with distinction in 2002. For more than 18 years, Prof. Knigavko is practicing medicine as a Doctor – Urologist- Andrologist in the Kharkov Regional Clinical Centre of Urology and Nephrology. It is the biggest Urological center in Europe with 420 beds and highly specialized departments including the Andrological department with 30 beds.
Currently, Prof. Knigavko is a leading scientist researcher in the Problem Laboratory of Andrology and Human Reproduction and Professor of Urology, Nephrology, and Andrology in Kharkov National Medical University. He has been among the pioneers in his University and he introduced customized training courses for physicians covering areas of high importancelike Male infertility, Erectile dysfunction and Ejaculatory disorders.
Prof. Knigavko published more than 180 papers, 20 of them in international Journals, he is a well recognized speaker in international scientific conferences and congresses in many cities across the globe including and not limited to Miami, Beijing, Paris, Lisbon, Berlin, Madrid, Milan, Dubai, Istanbul. He is consistently presenting in the annual ESSM Congress since 2014.He is the author of next monography “Male infertility”, “Clinical Andrology’, “Ejaculatory disorders”
Professor Knigavko has a great passion for his patients which was the reason that he maintains his daily medical practice besides his academic and research career. He consults daily 20-30 patients with the andrological problem (Male infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, premature and retrograde ejaculation, STI, prostatitis and another disease of the male sexual tract). In addition, he operates monthly 30-50 patients with andrological problems (varicocele, hypospadias, urethral stricture, clitoroplasty for Peyronie’s disease, phalloprosthesis for ED, penile length and girth enlargement…).
Prof. Knigavo developed and patented some operations for treating ED, Premature ejaculation, and male infertility. As of now, he has 19 patents for inventions, new methods of treatment, and new technics of operation. His last patent was for treating erectile dysfunction caused by venous leakage with autological stem cells, PRP microinjection and venoocclusive surgery.
From 2003 till 2005, he participated in the Ukrainian cohort of INNUENDO project (AllEuropean research influence of dioxins on human reproductive function). He is a member of the European and International Society of Sexual Medicine since 2014 and a member of the American Soceity of Andrologists since 2017. He become a member of the Arab Association of Urology in 2020.
Research Interests and spheres of professional activity
Erectile Dysfunction (conservative treatment, PRP injection, stem cell treatment, Penile prosthesis implantation), Ejaculatory disorders (PE, RE delay ejaculation), Male Infertility, Peyronie’ disease, urethral stricture, STD, influence of electromagnetic fields of cellular phones on male sexual and reproductive function, question of ethiopathogenesis and treatment of relapsed urolithiasis, Male climax, penile dysmorphophobias connected with penile curvature.
Prof. Knigavko is married to his wife Elena 34 years old, teacher of Maths and Physics. She is now a housewife taking care of two sons 7 and 5 years.