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Jacob Rajfer, MD
1948 -

Jacob Rajfer, MD has made the University of California, Los Angles (UCLA) one of the top basic science research centers in the field of impotence, specializing in the molecular events surrounding the production of nitric oxide, the chemical responsible for the erection process. Since 1980, Dr. Rajfer has headed the clinical and teaching programs in urology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Many specialties within urology—including pediatrics, renal transplantation, oncology and andrology—have been expanded at Harbor and a number of important discoveries have resulted from the clinical and research activities at Harbor under his guidance. It was these research activities at UCLA that led to the discovery of what chemicals cause an erection and explained in detail how drugs like Viagra work in helping men with impotence.

In addition to serving as chief of urology at Harbor-UCLA Medical

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