Welcome to the Department of Urology

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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.  


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Faculty Spotlight

We are excited to welcome new Urology faculty Dr. Philip Beachy! After completing his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1986, Philip Beachy became a Staff Associate at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Embryology in Baltimore, moving to the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1988. He returned to Stanford University in 2006, and his research laboratory is at the School of Medicine in the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. In addition to his primary appointment in Urology, he also holds an appointment in the Department of Developmental Biology and and appointment (by courtesy) in the Department of Chemical and Systems Biology.

Faculty Activities

Visit to Jaslok Hospital - Mumbai, India

Drs. Ben Chung and Harchi Gill were invited Visiting Professors at Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai, India, and participated in a two-day Post Graduate Resident Education Seminar August 22-24, 2018. 

Visit to Fox Chase Cancer Center

Dr. Ben Chung was invited to give a talk on his recent JAMA paper on robotic radical nephrectomy and visited Fox Chase Cancer Center August 28-30, 2018.

Dr. Ben Chung having dinner with colleagues during his recent visit to Fox Chase Cancer Center August 28-30, 2018.


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

News & Events

Jay B. Shah, MD, on Reducing Opioid Use After Urologic Oncology Surgery

Dr. Jay B. Shah discusses the role that surgeons can play as gatekeepers to the opioid epidemic, including the view that complex cancer operations can be performed with little to no opioid use.

When It Matters Most: Focal Therapy For Prostate Cancer Gives Patient Full Recovery

Dr. Geoff Sonn is interviewed in this patient story  on MRI-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of prostate cancer. 

Pelvic surgeons Drs. Andrew Shelton (colorectal surgery) and Alan Thong at the SF marathon on July 29th.

Oncology Fellowship

Following graduation next year, Chief Resident Dr. Rustin Massoudi will be going to City of Hope in southern California to begin an Oncology Fellowship.

Urologic Oncology Fellowship News

In July, Dr. Kris Prado joined the Department of Urology as our first Urologic Oncology Fellow and will be completing a two-year fellowship training program. Dr. Prado completed medical school at UCSF and completed his urology residency at UCLA.

Magnetized wire could be used to detect cancer in people

Recent study by Stanford scientists and new Urology intern Jessie Ge, demonstrates use of the wire to capture free-floating tumor cells in the blood, a technique that soon could be used in humans to yield an earlier cancer diagnosis.

Prostate Cancer and Sex: Ask the Expert

Talking to your doctor about prostate cancer and sex might make you anxious. Dr. Geoffrey Sonn answers all of your questions in this Ask the Expert.

Learn - Connect - Heal - Inspire

The Stanford Storybank - featuring Dr. Jay Shah

Tune in to hear Dr. Jay Shah's powerful and inspiring message on the patient experience.

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Please consider making a donation to Stanford Urology. In these days of markedly reduced research funding from government sources, these donations are absolutely critical to help us accomplish our research goals. Your support is invaluable and very much appreciated.