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.

Video Overview of our Mission

Graduating Fellows & Chief Residents

Dr. Amy Dobberfuhl,
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Fellow

Training at Stanford has opened up an incredible number of opportunities for both personal and professional grown. After graduation I will begin a junior faculty position at Stanford as Instructor, and continue KL2 sponsored basic science and clinical translational research to further our understanding of overactive and underactive bladder voiding dysfunction. I am thankful to all of my mentors, who advised me on my recent NIH K23 grant submission. As our lab and my clinical practice grows, I am excited about the coming year as further research opportunities unfold.

Dr. Aman Mahal,
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Fellow

Training at a dual program in the Staford Urology and Gynecology departments has given me the experience and confidence to practice safe and effective patient care, resident teaching and clinical research.  I have the upmost gratitude for the vast diversity of clinical cases and research oppurtunities I experienced at Stanford, always under the tooliage of talented mentors and teachers.  I'm proud to have trained here.  After completing my fellowship, I'll pack up my growing family and I will be joining Adult and Pediatric Urology and Urologynecology in Omaha, Nebraska.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow

Dr. David Guo,
Chief Resident

Training at Stanford has provided incredible patient variety, excellent faculty mentorship, and the best team of residents I could ask for.  After graduation, I will be heading back to New England to start a fellowship in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Brown Medical School.

Dr. Dimi Zlatev,
Chief Resident

Dr. Remy Lamberts,
Chief Resident

I grew up in Reno, NV where I played soccer, mountain biked, skied, windsurfed, skateboarded, and spent time with my family!  I have had such a great time living in the bay area still mountain biking and playing soccer, and I have had an amazing experience training with some of the best urologic surgeons in the country here at SUH. I plan on going back to work with the top group in Reno, Urology Nevada, where I'll again be near my family, serving my community, and continue to participate in a variety of pastimes!

Department News & Highlights

Featured talks

Dr. Geoff Sonn gave this webinar presentation on "2017 State of the Art Men's Genitourinary Health presentation" which discussed healthy choices for men – including preventative steps, symptoms of prostate disease, and new approaches to prostate cancer screening including non-surgical techniques, using MRI.

The first successful in vitro fertilization was a huge step forward for human reproduction –and we've come a long way since then. In the coming years, we may have the ability to take skin cells and generate sperm and eggs. Watch this incredible talk by Dr. Michael Eisenberg that will change your perception of reproduction and family planning.

faculty updates

Dr. Jay Shah chaired a Clinical Controversies in Oncology session titled, “Multidisciplinary Management of Complex Bladder Cancer” at ASCO 2017, the largest gathering of cancer doctors and health care professionals from around the world.

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

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

Recent Publications

Recent news & events

AUA 2017 Annual Meeting - Boston

New book Incontinence 6th Edition released 

Dr. Philip Hanno leads the Bladder Pain Syndrome Committee of the International Consultation on Incontience, whose book chapter is included in the new book, Incontinence 6th Edition, which takes on board the outcomes of the 6th International Consultation on Incontinence, held in Tokyo during Steptember 2016. The work is the result of a systematic review and update by two-hundred experts, divided into 23 chapter committees.

AUA Best Video Award

Drs. Joe Liao and Tim Chang won the AUA Best Video Award for their video entitled "Multimodal Enhanced Cystoscopy for Improved Bladder Tumor Resections" 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.


Education Spotlight

1st Place in the WSAUA Health Policy Essay Contest

Dr. Kai Dallas won First Place in the Western Section AUA Health Policy Essay Contest for his entry entitled: Racial Disparities in Hospital Admissions in the First 30 Days After Urethral Sling Procedures in California.

1st Place in the WSAUA 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.

2nd Place in the WSAUA Miley Wesson Resident Essay Contest

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.

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Please consider making a donation to Stanford Urology. In these days of markedly reduced research funding from government sources, these donations are absolutely critical to help us accomplish our research goals. Your support is invaluable and very much appreciated. 



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

Research News

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 and Diana Lulofs Memorial Kidney Cancer Research Internship, and is now embarking on the translational research rotation of her internship.

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