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BBC World News Interview with Michael Eisenberg

Dr. Michael Eisenberg discusses new research suggesting that delaying becoming a father could also affect the health of kids. Babies with older dads were found to have a greater chance of being born premature or with a low birth weight.

Dr. James Brooks:  Prostate cancer screening awaits optimization to reduce inappropriate treatment

Translational Andrology and Urology interviewed Dr. James Brooks, who shared his current research in the molecular and cellular characterization of screen-detected prostate cancer, the latest advances and challenges in prostate cancer detection and prognostication, the reason why AS is not widely accepted among patients, and many interesting findings and stories in his research.

A new study finds babies born to older dads may have a higher risk of health problems

Dr. Michael Eisenberg and his colleagues examined data from more than 40 million U.S. births and found links between older fathers and increased health risks for their infants. A paper describing the study was published online Nov. 1 in the British Medical Journal. Michael Eisenberg, MD is the senior author. Urology resident Yash Khandwala, MD, is the lead author. The research is highlighted here, in articles from Time Magazine, Huffington Post, and in a Stanford Medicine press release.

Jay B. Shah, MD, on Reducing Opioid Use After Urologic Oncology Surgery

Dr. Jay B. Shah discusses the role that surgeons can play as gatekeepers to the opioid epidemic, including the view that complex cancer operations can be performed with little to no opioid use.

When It Matters Most: Focal Therapy For Prostate Cancer Gives Patient Full Recovery

Dr. Geoff Sonn is interviewed in this patient story  on MRI-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of prostate cancer. 

New Urology Faculty - Dr. Philip Beachy

We are excited to welcome new Urology faculty Dr. Philip Beachy! After completing his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1986, Philip Beachy became a Staff Associate at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Embryology in Baltimore, moving to the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1988. He returned to Stanford University in 2006, and his research laboratory is at the School of Medicine in the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. In addition to his primary appointment in Urology, he also holds an appointment in the Department of Developmental Biology and and appointment (by courtesy) in the Department of Chemical and Systems Biology.

Urologic Oncology Fellowship News

In July, Dr. Kris Prado joined the Department of Urology as our first Urologic Oncology Fellow and will be completing a two-year fellowship training program. Dr. Prado completed medical school at UCSF and completed his urology residency at UCLA.

Western Section AUA 2018 – Maui, Hawaii

October 28 - November 2, 2018

The Department of Urology administrative staff volunteered as a group at Second Harvest Food Bank in San Carlos on October 30th to help sort food needed to feed hungry families in Santa Clara and San Mateo county.

Pelvic surgeons Drs. Andrew Shelton (colorectal surgery) and Alan Thong at the SF marathon on July 29th.

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Faculty Activities

2018 Annual Meeting of the Korean Urological Association (KUA) - Seoul, Korea

November 28-30, 2018

Dr. Michael Eisenberg speaking at KUA 2018 at The-K Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.

Dr. Benjamin Chung speaking at KUA 2018 at The-K Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.

Weekly Urologic Oncology Tumor Board Conference - Stanford Cancer Center

Dr. Eila Skinner teaching the finer points of surgery for metastatic testicular cancer at the weekly Urologic Oncology Tumor Board Conference at Stanford Cancer Center.


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

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