Dr. Flannigan is a Principal Investigator at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Urologic Sciences. His research spans the full range of translation from basic science investigation of molecular and genetic mechanisms of male infertility and Peyronies disease, working towards novel therapeutic discovery and clinical trial investigation for medications, techniques and technologies being adopted to further clinical care.

His three primary areas of research are 1. Male infertility where he is supported by numerous national and international medical granting agencies investigating the mechanisms leading to severely impaired sperm production 2. Peyronies disease mechanisms and novel therapeutic drug discovery 3. Men’s Health Promotion, behavioral change and community involvement in partnership with the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation.

To date, Dr. Flannigan has published over 100 articles, abstractions and presentations. He has presented globally and has received numerous prestigious international awards for his research and contributions to the field. Since being recruited back to the University of British Columbia, he has secured several sources of funding for his research. Strengthening UBC’s research climate, he continues to hold an adjunct position at Weill Cornell Medicine to facilitate international research collaborations.

If you are interested in supporting our cause and donating to our research working to cure infertility and Sexual Dysfunction at the University of British Columbia, this can be performed through the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, the UBC Faculty of Medicine, and the Sullivan Urology Foundation. All are registered charities that issue tax receipts. Please visit our departmental research page for further information: