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
OPEN FACULTY POSITIONS
This Department of Urology is seeking qualified faculty for several open positions to join its distinguished group of medical professionals.
- A novel method for re-positioning suboptimally preoperatively placed nephrostomy tubes for PCNL without renal re-puncture
- Contemporary patterns of multidisciplinary care in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer
- Orthotopic urinary diversion for women
- Male infertility: a biomarker of individual and familial cancer risk
- Neoadjuvant dose dense MVAC versus GC in patients with cT3-4aN0M0 bladder cancer treated with radical cystectomy
- Efficacy and safety of blue light flexible cystoscopy with Hexaminolevulinate (HAL) in the surveillance of bladder cancer: A phase III, comparative, multi-center study
- Fractures frequently occur in older cancer patients: the MD Anderson Cancer Center experience
- Prostate magnetic resonance imaging interpretation varies substantially across radiologists
- Preclinical testing of a combination stone basket and ureteral balloon to extract ureteral stones
News & Events
Jan 25-26, 2018
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!
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.
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!