Welcome to the Department of Urology

Our department is committed to excellence and improving everything we do. From the state-of-the-art patient care we provide, to our highest caliber education program, and cutting-edge research, we work together as a team to turn discoveries into reality and improve the lives of our patients.

A welcome message from Dr. Eila Skinner, Chair of the Department of Urology

Faculty Spotlight

Welcome new faculty Dr. Jay Shah!

We are so excited to have welcomed new faculty member Dr. Jay Shah to our department earlier this year. Dr. Shah joins us from MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he served as Medical Director of the Genitourinary Center, Director of the Badder Cancer Robotics Program, as well as the supervisor of Medical Student Education in the Department of Urology. 

Dr. Linda Shortliffe was appointed as Council Member for the California Council on Science & Technology (CCST) in January 2017.

Dr. Shortliffe was appointed to the Council of California Council on Science & Technology (CCST) in 2017. Read more.

Recent publications

Open Faculty Positions

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

Video Overview of our Mission

Featured News

Scientists create 3-D bladder reconstruction

Dr. Joseph Liao was part of the team that developed 3-D computer reconstruction of a bladder that can give surgeons a better way to see tumors in order to remove them.

Important study could lead to a new diagnostic tool that could be used to determine positive surgical margins in almost real time in the operating room

Dr. Geoff Sonn's recent publication in PNAS may enable more accurate diagnosis of prostate cancer by imaging metabolites to offer a rapid, almost real-time diagnosis for men undergoing prostate biopsy.

Kidney cancer research paper featured on the cover of Oncotarget

Publication titled "Novel lincRNA SLINKY is a prognostic biomarker in kidney cancer" was published as a priority paper and reviewed in an accompanying editorial in the journal titled "Untangling ccRCC prognosis with SLINKY".  


A new imaging technique, which works on any hollow organ, could help doctors better prepare for surgery

Advanced computer imaging technology has created a three-dimensional computer reconstruction of a patient's bladder. The technique, which works on any hollow organ, could help doctors locate tumors or other disorders and prepare for surgery

When Bathroom Runs Rule the Day (and Night)

Approximately 51 million Americans have overactive bladders. Exercises and medications can help, says expert Dr. Ekene Enemchukwu.

Infertile men have a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, study finds

The study's lead author, Dr. Michael Eisenberg, assistant professor of urology and director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford, hopes the findings will encourage more men diagnosed with infertility to seek follow-up care.

Yahoo! Health- Is ‘Breaking the Seal’ Really a Thing?

Dr. Craig Comiter, professor of urology, explains how alcohol suppresses the body’s natural anti-diuretic hormone, leading to frequent urination.

Education Spotlight

Congratulations Dr. Dobberfuhl!

Laura Lamb presenting Dr. Amy Dobberfuhl with the Best Clinical Poster Award

Dr. Amy Dobberfuhl received the Best Clinical Poster Award at the CURE-UAB 3rd International Congress on Underactive Bladder, held March 9-10, 2017 in Washington D.C.

Meet our newest urology residents!

Caleb Seufert

Dino Vilson

Lee White


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