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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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Departmental News & Highlights

New Publications


We welcomed Dr. Kris Prado, our first Urologic Oncology Fellow, who joined us earlier this month, having trained at UCSF for medical school and UCLA where he completed his urology residency. 

Faculty Activities

Congratulations to Dr. Craig Comiter on being a top reviewer of Urology Gold Journal in 2017!

Dr. Jim Brooks, was a featured speaker at AUA 2018 in two sessions: 

  • The 16th international prostate forum
  • Challenges for Urological Research: Moving Biomarkers into Practice


Dr. Linda Shortliffe received the prestigious Jean Fourcroy Leadership Award, presented by the Society for Women in Urology (SWIU), in recognition of her exceptional leadership of women in urology.

Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training (CELT) Program at Stanford Healthcare Graduation - April 2018

Jay Shah, MD, Kerri Stevenson, NP, and Jessica Kee, PA-C recently completed a quality improvement project as part of the immersive Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training (CELT) Program at Stanford Healthcare. For this project, Dr. Shah and team were able to accomplish their goal of reducing opioid pain medication use by 50% in patients undergoing surgery for urologic cancers. Pictured here is the team at the CELT graduation attended by Eila Skinner, chair of Urology, Sridhar Seshadri, VP of Cancer Service Line, and David Entwistle, CEO of Stanford Healthcare.



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

News & Events

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

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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Last day for interns - onto 2nd year!

Our urology interns Drs. Dino Vilson, Lee White, and Caleb Seufert on their last day as 1st year interns. 

The tradition continues ...

Our Urology outgoing interns welcomed the new incoming class with dinner and drinks at NOLA in Palo Alto. 

New trial opened

Patients are currently being accepted for newly opened trial:
Safety and Pharmacology Study of Atezolizumab Alone and in Combination with Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) in High-Risk Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer (NMIBC) Participants




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