R. Matthew Coward, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Urology Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

R. Matthew Coward received his medical degree with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where he later completed his residency in Urologic Surgery. Dr. Coward then went on to complete a prestigious microsurgical fellowship in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine with Dr. Larry Lipshultz. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Coward joined the UNC Department of Urology as an Assistant Professor in 2013. In 2014, he was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Coward’s practice offers comprehensive Men’s Reproductive and Sexual Health services. He is an expert in sexual medicine, penile prosthesis implantation, and Peyronie’s disease, and he also specializes in male infertility, vasectomies, and microsurgical vasectomy reversals. Dr. Coward is also the newest partner at UNC Fertility, a brand new, state-of-the-art IVF facility in Raleigh, NC. Complete diagnostic and treatment services offered by Dr. Coward on-site at UNC Fertility include advanced semen studies and hormone evaluations performed in UNC Fertility’s Andrology laboratory, diagnostic ultrasound, sperm cryopreservation, and a full array of surgical sperm extraction procedures under anesthesia in the on-site procedural suite.

Dr. Coward’s research interests include hypogonadism, male infertility, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal, penile prostheses, and urologic imaging. At UNC Fertility, he is a co-investigator with the Reproductive Medicine Network, an NIH-funded group of centers of excellence that carries out multi-centered clinical trials of male and female infertility.


Urology and Urologic Surgery
Men’s Health
Reproductive Urology

Board Certifications

Urology – Board Certified


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Academic Interests

Clinical trials in reproductive medicine, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease and Men’s Health


Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2012-2013
Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 2007-2012
MD: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2007

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