Phoenix, Arizona




In her work with the Olmsted County Study of Urinary Symptoms and Health Status Among Men, Naomi M. Gades, D.V.M., studies the role of hormones on sexual function in males. As one of the few community-based studies conducted in the field of urology, the study continues to provide useful and epidemiologic information characterizing prostate and other urologic diseases and their progression over time.

Focus areas

  • Buprenorphine
  • Prostate heath
  • Health status
  • Libido
  • Analgesia
  • Adrenergic blocking agent
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms

Significance to patient care

Dr. Gades' work with the Olmsted County Study of Urinary Symptoms and Health Status Among Men yields data that may be useful in understanding how physical sexual declines in men affect sexual satisfaction. Information such as this could help clinicians understand and discuss changes in sexual function with older male patients.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Veterinary Pathology and Toxicology, Research Laboratories

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Epidemiology


  1. Certificate - Clinical Research Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  2. Externship Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. Resident - Certificate of Specialty, Laboratory Animal Medicine University of Tennessee, Memphis
  4. Resident - Comparative Medicine University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  5. Externship Memphis Zoo
  6. MS - Epidemiology University of Tennessee, Memphis
  7. DVM - Veterinary Medicine University of Minnesota
  8. BS - Animal Science South Dakota State University

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