Welcome to the Department of Urology

Mission Overview

About us

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.


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

Recent Publications

News & Events

Dr. Viraj Master, Professor of Urology at Emory University School of Medicine, was invited to Stanford January 25-26, 2018 as the 21st Fenmore Visiting Professor in Urology. This visiting professorship has a long history at Stanford, and has included in recent years Harry Herr, Pat Walsh, Craig Peters and many others.  This year, Dr. Master received the top votes among our faculty and residents for this honor! 

Visit photos

Urology residents with Dr. Viraj Master

Dr. Viraj Master, giving this year's Fenmore Visiting Professorship Lecture on January 26, 2018

Dr. Viraj Shah atop Mission Peak Summit in Fremont

During his visit to the bay area, Dr. Viraj Master enjoyed an early morning hike with Dr. Jay Shah, to the summit of Mission Peak in Fremont to take in the breathtaking sunrise and incredible 360 degree panorama

Can a DIY fertility test help you plan when to have a baby?

If you thought infertility was just a female problem, think again. Dr. Michael Eisenberg, director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Stanford Healthcare, is quoted in this article from The Guardian on male fertility tests and the advantages of direct-to-consumer testing.

Robot-Assisted Surgery Costs More But May Not Be Better

Dr. Ben Chung, associate professor of Urology and senior author on a recent study comparing robotic-assisted and laparoscopic surgeries for kidney removal, shares with The Wall Street Journal that they found the robotic surgeries exceeded 4 hours 46% of the time, compared with 26% of hte time for the laparoscopic procedures. The longer operating time results in a greater cost, as does an extra $985 per surgery for robotic instrumentation supplies.

SUFU Grant Award

Raveen Syan, FPMRS fellow and principal investigator, and faculty mentors Amy Dobberfuhl and Craig Comiter, were awarded a grant from the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) for their 2017 SUFU Foundation Study of Chemodenervation.  The project titled "Feasibility and Efficacy of Transvaginal OnabotulinumtoxinA Chemodeneration of the Trigone for the Third Line Treatment of Refractory Overactive Bladder." Congrats, Raveen, Amy, and Craig!


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