Associate Professor Amir Zarrabi

Urologist. MB ChB 2002 Pretoria; FCUrol (SA) 2009
Associate Professor Amir Zarrabi

Professional Profile

In his specialist Urology practice in Dunedin, Prof Zarrabi manages the full spectrum of Urological conditions. He is an Associate Professor of Urology and also the only Urologist in New Zealand with a PhD in Male Fertility and -Microsurgery.

Whether he is performing major cancer surgery, minimally invasive laser procedures, or delicate infertility microsurgery, there is no margin for error. In order to be able to offer his patients care that is of the highest standard, he received training at world-renowned institutions in the USA and Europe, including Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, Cornell University Hospital in New York and the Asklepios Hospital in Germany.

Prof Zarrabi performed the first successful micro-TESE in South Africa in 2018 and was part of the team that performed the world’s first successful penis transplant in 2014. 
It is with up-to-date knowledge, specialist skills obtained first-hand from leading international experts, and current appointment as the TD Scott Chair in Urology in Otago's Academic University Hospital, that he is able to offer a world-class service to his patients and those who are dearest to them.


  • Urological oncology:
    • Prostate cancer (Radical prostatectomy)
    • Kidney cancer (Partial- and radical nephrectomy)
    • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate biopsies
  • Kidney stones and bladder stones
  • Circumcision: Paediatric & adult
  • Vasectomy: No scalpel technique
  • Urethral strictures (urethroplasty)
  • Penile surgery (Peyronie’s disease)
  • Male infertility:
    • Microsurgical vasectomy reversal
    • Micro-TESE
    • Varicocelectomy


MB ChB 2002 Pretoria; FCUrol (SA) 2009

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