Mission Statement

The Department of Urology is committed to facilitating the development of the next generation of outstanding academic urologists. We offer opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows to pursue a diverse array of training, the depth and breadth of which are unparalleled.

Diversity is our core value

Stanford Urology is committed to diversity and dedicated to encouraging women, underrepresented minorities, diversity of religion, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and physical ability. Our goal is to draw from people with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to reach a new level of innovation in teaching, research and caring for patients.


Diversity Reception

Prospective interviewing resident and fellowship applicants, are invited to a meet and greet with the GME Diversity Committee team and its faculty members! This is a great opportunity to connect with diverse residents/fellows from different training programs.

For more details, click here.


Kai Dallas wins the Journal of Urology Award for best reviewer in 2017

Congratulations to Urology resident Kai Dallas on receiving the 2017 Journal of Urology Award for best reviewer, in recognition of his significant contributions and dedicated service this past year.

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!

Kai Dallas and Tim Chang presenting their award winning work at WSAUA

  • Tim Chang was awarded 1st 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.
  • Kai Dallas won 1st 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.
  • Kai also took 2nd 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.


Andrew Sun won 2nd place in the Female Pelvic Floor Reconstruction & Pediatric Urology session for his abstract "The Cost of a Catheter: An Environmental Perspective on single use clean intermittent catheterization".

Recent Publications

News and Events

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! 

Urology residents with Dr. Viraj Master

Kidney stones most likely to affect residents of warm, wet regions

Urology resident Kai Dallas is interviewed for Stanford Scope about his paper on temperature and precipitation with stone risk.

Residency interviews were a success!

Candidates from all over the country traveled to Stanford on 11/17 and 11/28 to interview for a spot in the Urology residency program.

Stone risk greater in wetter climates

A new study by Kai Dallas and colleagues published online ahead of print in the Journal of Endourology, suggests that greater precipitation, and not just higher temperatures, in a region may place its residents at increase risk of urinary stone disease.

New publication accepted in Urology

Drs. Craig Stauffer, Chris Elliott and Tin Ngo's recent publication "Is Neurogenic Bladder A Risk Factor for Febrile Urinary Tract Infection After Ureteroscopy and if so, why?" was just accepted for publication in Urology.

Meet our incoming fellows!

Kathleen (Katie) Kan
Pediatric Urology Fellow

Raveen Syan
FPMRS Fellow

Shannon Wallace
FPMRS Fellow


Taranjit (TJ) Bains
Education Program Manager
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