Welcome to the Department of Urology
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
- Association between marijuana use and sexual frequency in the United States: A popluation-based study
- Cycling and male sexual and urinary function: results from a large, multinational, cross-sectional study
- Is neurogenic bladder a risk factor for febrile urinary tract infection after ureteroscopy and if so, why
- Development of a 90-minute integrated non-invasive urinary assay for bladder cancer detection
- Association of robitic-assisted vs laparoscopic radical nephrectomy with perioperative outcomes and health care costs, 2003 to 2015
- CO2 laser treatment is effective for symptoms of vaginal atrophy: No
- Concordance between patient-reported and physician-reported sexual function after radical prostatectomy
- Discrepancies on the association between androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer and subsequent dementia: meta-analysis and meta-regression
- Male factor infertility and risk of multiple sclerosis: A register-based cohort study
- Practical applications of sperm DNA fragmentation testing and its role in infertility
News & Events
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
- 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.
OPEN FACULTY POSITIONS
This Department of Urology is seeking qualified faculty for several open positions to join its distinguished group of medical professionals.