Professor, Department of Urology
University of Virginia Health System
Raymond Anthony Costabile COL U.S.A (ret) assumed the position as the Jay Y. Gillenwater Professor of Urology and Vice Chairman at the University of Virginia in July 2004 following his retirement from the U.S. Army after 28 years of service. His principle clinical and research interests are in the areas of male infertility, male and female sexual health and urologic oncology. He also serves as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Strategy in the School of Medicine.
Dr. Costabile was previously assigned as Chief of the Urology Service and Urology Residency Program Director at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma Washington. He assumed the position in May 1999 after 10 years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. During his tenure he was also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. From December 2001 until September 2003, Dr. Costabile commanded the 47th Combat Support Hospital to include its deployment to Iraq/Kuwait where it was the largest coalition military hospital deployed during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. Under Dr. Costabile’s command, the 47th CSH was the principle combat hospital, responsible for caring for over 92% of all battle casualties during the initial nine months of the conflict.
Dr. Costabile was born in Washington, DC on Sep 3, 1958. He attended Georgetown University, Washington, DC, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Theology. After receiving his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Costabile completed his surgical internship and urology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical center, Washington, DC. He was then afforded a fellowship in impotence and infertility from 1991-1993 at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Dr. Costabile has published extensively in the field of Andrology with over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is also on the editorial staff of several Urology Journals. He has been seen on the Today show and Good Morning America as well as interviewed in U.S News and World Report and Esquire. Dr. Costabile has served in several different positions prior to his current position at the University of Virginia, which includes Clinical Instructor, Department of Urology, Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, and Attending Surgeon, Urology Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
COL (ret) Costabile’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, The Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, Order of Military Medical Merit, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, National Service Defense Medal, Army Reserve medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Superior Unit Citation. His military education includes infantry Officers Basic Course, Army Medical Department Advanced Officers Course, and The Command and General Staff Colleges.