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The Department of Urology is committed to excellence and improving everything we do. From our innovative patient care, to our highest caliber education program, and cutting-edge research, we work together to turn discoveries into reality and improve the lives of our patients.  

 

Departmental News & Highlights

Faculty Activities

Dr. Benjamin Chung and Dr. Jay Shah were invited faculty in Delhi, India at the 2017 Max Super Specialty Hospital Video Workshop and Conference on Urologic Oncology. Faculty and trainees from Delhi and surrounding areas convened to learn from Drs. Chung and Shah on the latest techniques for management of prostate, kidney and bladder cancer.

Dr. Geoff Sonn gave this webinar presentation on "2017 State of the Art Men's Genitourinary Health presentation" which discussed healthy choices for men – including preventative steps, symptoms of prostate disease, and new approaches to prostate cancer screening including non-surgical techniques, using MRI.

The first successful in vitro fertilization was a huge step forward for human reproduction –and we've come a long way since then. In the coming years, we may have the ability to take skin cells and generate sperm and eggs. Watch this incredible talk by Dr. Michael Eisenberg that will change your perception of reproduction and family planning.

Dr. Jay Shah chaired a Clinical Controversies in Oncology session titled, “Multidisciplinary Management of Complex Bladder Cancer” at ASCO 2017, the largest gathering of cancer doctors and health care professionals from around the world.

Recent Publications

News & Events

Stone risk greater in wetter climates

A new study by Kai Dallas and colleagues published online ahead of print in the Journal of Endourology, suggests that greater precipitation, and not just higher temperatures, in a region may place its residents at increase risk of urinary stone disease.


Study says regular marijuana users have more sex

New research by Michael Eisenberg, assistant professor of urology, and urology resident Andrew Sun, suggests that there is a positive correlation between frequency of marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse.The research is highlighted here, in articles from CNN, Forbes, Newsweek, HealthDay News, San Jose Mercury News, The Telegraph (U.K.), Vice, and others, and in a Stanford Medicine press release

Study shows humans still make better surgeons than robots

A study by Stanford researchers shows that the use of robot-assisted surgery to remove kidneys isn't always more cost-effective than using traditional laparoscopic methods. Senior author Benjamin Chung, associate professor of urology, is quoted in this article. The research is also highlighted on Science News and in a Stanford Medicine press release.

Baby Wren Margaux Kasman has arrived!

Alex and Jessica Kasman welcomed a daughter, Wren Margaux Kasman, on Monday, October 23rd.

New book coming out next month on Interstitial Cystitis

Philip Hanno, clinical professor of urology, is one of the authors of a new book coming out next month titled, Insterstitial Cystitis. All proceeds go to the International Association for the Study of Bladder Pain Syndrome (ESSIC). Click here for details on how to order.

New publication accepted in Urology

Craig Stauffer, Chris Elliott and Tin Ngo's recent publication "Is Neurogenic Bladder A Risk Factor for Febrile Urinary Tract Infection After Ureteroscopy and if so, why?" was just accepted for publication in Urology.

The mystery around sperm counts

The sudden rise in male infertility is a scary national crisis. According to urologist and associate professor Michael Eisenberg, "Here is direct evidence that the function of reproduction is failing. We should try to figure out why that is." What we do know about declining sperm count tells us a great deal about not only reproduction but also the overall health of men - and what it tells us isn't good. Is it simply modern life iteself - obesity, inactivity, stress, close cellphones, even older parenthood that's driving down sperm levels? It's the beginning of an answer but not the full one.


Fathers of American newborns keep getting older

Michael Eisenberg, assistant professor of urology, is the senior researcher on a new study in the journal Human Reproudction, which reports that the average age of today's American dad is roughly 3.5 years older than his counterpart from four decades ago, growing from 27.4 years in 1972 to 30.9 years in 2015. The new study is quickly generating media attention and buzz around the internet:

Essay contest and poster winners

Andrew Sun won 2nd place in the Female Pelvic Floor Reconstruction & Pediatric Urology session for his abstract "The Cost of a Catheter: An Environmental Perspective on single use clean intermittent catheterization".

Kai Dallas and Tim Chang presenting their award winning work at WSAUA

  • Tim Chang took 1st place in the Miley B. Wesson Resident Essay Contest for his entry: In Vivo Biodistribution and Toxicity of Intravesical Administration of Quantum Dots for Optical Molecular Imaging of Bladder Cancer.
  • Kai Dallas took 1st place in the Health Policy Essay Contest for his entry: Racial Disparities in Hospital Admissions in the First 30 Days After Urethral Sling Procedures in California.
  • Kai also took 2nd place in the Miley B. Wesson Resident Essay Contest for his entry: Redefining the Stone Belt: Precipitation Potentiates the Risk of Urinary Stone Disease in California.

 

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OPEN FACULTY POSITIONS

This Department of Urology is seeking qualified faculty for several open positions to join its distinguished group of medical professionals. 

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