Dr. Runels did his undergraduate work and received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Birmingham-Southern College. He worked for three years as a product developer and research chemist at Southern Research Institute.
He then completed medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, after which he completed residency and became board-certified in Internal Medicine. During twelve years as an ER physician he founded the largest group of ER physicians in his state while also serving as the medical director of a hyperbaric chamber used for wound care.
He then began medical practice and research in areas of endocrinology, wellness, cosmetic medicine, & sexual medicine.
He contributed to multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications in areas of hypertension, hormone replacement, and immunology. His professional organizations include the Association of Clinical Research Professionals & the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Society.
Based on his research, he authored a book for men, Anytime...for as Long as You Want, which ran for three years as the best selling sex manual on Amazon.com.
In cosmetic medicine, he designed a specific way of using growth factors to rejuvenate the face, commonly called the Vampire Facelift®, and founded the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association to help promote further investigation in that area.
His recent work includes research on urinary incontinence and sexual function in both men and women--resulting in his development of the O-Shot® and the Priapus Shot®.
His innovative approach to sexual health made him a sought-after practitioner and lecturer. Over the past 10 years, he trained numerous physicians worldwide in the areas of cosmetic medicine and sexual health.
He is the father of three sons and lives in Fairhope, AL.