Welcome to the Department of Urology

Our department 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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AUA 2017 Annual Meeting - Boston

Department News & Highlights

Faculty Spotlight

Congratulations Dr. Comiter!

Dr. Craig Comiter was named deputy editor for the Female Urology section for Urology the "Gold Journal".

faculty updates

Dr. Jay Shah was honored at the AUA Leadership Academy graduation ceremony at the AUA Annual Meeting in Boston held May 12-16.

Dr. Michael Eisenberg spoke at the NICHD Division of Intramural and Population Health Reserach 50th anniversary event held May 15-16.

Dr. Michael Eisenberg spoke on "Risks beyond reproduction for infertile men: morbidity and mortality" at the ReproUnion Conference in Malmo, Sweden held May 10-11.

Drs. Eila Skinner and Joseph Liao at the 126th Meeting of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons in Key Biscayne, Florida held April 27-30.

Dr. Joseph Liao was honored to be the guest of Dr. Linda Shortliffe at the 126th Meeting of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons in Key Biscayne, Florida held April 27-30.

Organized in part by The Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health, Dr. Harcharan Gill was an invited Professor to the Department of Surgery at the University of Zimbabwe from April 3 -14 to help establish their urology training curriculum. While visiting, Dr. Gill spent the majority of his time teaching residents and interacting with urology faculty, as well as lecturing and participating in daily ward rounds and surgery. Dr. Gill hopes that within the next year, we will have an opportunity to establish an international 1 month elective rotation in Harare for our residents during their research year, as well as have the opportunity for collaborative research with the University of Zimbabwe.

Open Faculty Positions

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

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Featured News

AUA Best Video Award

Congratulations to Drs. Joe Liao and Tim Chang for their video entitled "Multimodal Enhanced Cystoscopy for Improved Bladder Tumor Resections" which won Best Video in the Bladder Oncology and Diversion session at the AUA 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston.  

Invitation to Stanford community to participate in long-range planning process

What are your ideas? You are invited to participate in Stanford's long-range planning process to help develop a shared vision for the big opportunities Stanford pursues in the coming years. Learn more here.

Stanford Urology's "Stream Team"

Stanford Urology's "Stream Team" showed their support at the spring 2017 Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) "Amp Up" walk/Run to end bladder cancer in San Francisco on Saturday, May 6th.

New article shows that there are extensive chemical modifications to the DNA of prostate cancers called DNA methylation

The changes are known to affect gene regulation, and we find that genes regulated by a specific protein, called EZH2, are particularly targeted by this chemical modification.  Furthermore, these methylation changes, since they are specific for prostate cancer, could form the basis of new tools to diagnose prostate cancer.

Article suggests importance of biopsy timing for men on active surveillance 

In a large study covering 10 institutions across the country, over 1400 men were enrolled with relatively low risk prostate cancer, and watched with PSA testing and periodic biopsies. The study reports that men who are obese have a higher risk for showing more cancer or higher grade cancer when they are biopsied after 1 year of surveillance.  Likewise, men who have a relatively small prostate and high PSA (high PSA density) also have a higher risk.  These men might need to undergo biopsy sooner when on active surveillance. See article highlight in the accompanying editorial in the Journal of Urology.


Article featured in Uro Today: Beyond the Abstract

Recent publication "Defining the rate of negative ureteroscopy in the general population treated for upper tract urinary stone disease" featured in Uro Today: Beyond the Abstract.

Guys: It’s now possible to test your sperm via smartphone

Dr. Michael Eisenberg, who specializes in male fertility, says men are underserved when it comes to infertility testing, partly because it's "incorrectly seen as a woman's problem." In 20 to 25 percent of infertility cases, men aren't even evaluated. That could change, Eisenberg said, with home-based testing that made it easier and less anxiety-inducing to analyze a sperm sample. 

Research Spotlight

The Stanford Kidney Cancer Research Program is proud to announce that Stanford undergraduate Jasmin Kamruddin (Class of 2019) has completed the clinical component of the Larry Lulofs Memorial Kidney Cancer Research Internship, and is now embarking on the translational research rotation of her internship.

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Education Highlights

Congratulations to the winners of the Western Section AUA Miley Wesson Resident Essay Contest!


Dr. Tim Chang was awarded First Place in the Western Section AUA Miley Wesson Resident Essay Contest for his entry entitled: In Vivo Biodistribution and Toxicity of Intravesical Administration of Quantum Dots for Optical Molecular Imaging of Bladder Cancer.


Dr. Kai Dallas was awarded Second Place in the Western Section AUA Miley Wesson Resident Essay Contest for his entry entitled: Redefining the Stone Belt: Precipitation Potentiates the Risk of Urinary Stone Disease in California.


Recent Publications