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.

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Congratulations Norcal Winners!

Clinical Research
2nd PlaceEricka Sohlberg
"Racial Disparities in Hospital Admissions in the First 30 Days After Urethral Sling Procedures in California"

Basic Science
1st Place - Rustin Massoudi
"IQGAP1 Scaffold-Kinase Interaction Blockade in Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Novel Biomarker and Therapeutic Strategy"

3rd Place -Timothy Chang
"Automated and Dynamic Classification of Bladder Cancer Using Deep Learning on Real-Time Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy Images"

43rd Annual Northern California Urological Resident Research Seminar
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Full Program

Urology residents at the 43rd Annual Norcal Urological Resident Research Seminar
From left to right:  Remy Lamberts, Ericka Sohlberg, Rustin Massoudi, Harsha Mittakanti, Craig Stauffer, Andrew Sun, and Tim Chang

Meet our Newest Urology Residents!

Caleb Seufert, Dino Vilson, and Lee White will join us via General Surgery in June 2017.

Caleb Seufert

Caleb Seufert grew up in Gaithersburg, MD and received his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College. After graduation, he joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and conducted renal cell injury and prostate cancer research. During his time at NIH, he developed a strong interest in population health and subsequently earned a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Caleb’s passion for research, public health, and medicine led him to University of Vermont Robert Larner College of Medicine to pursue his medical doctorate. During medical school, Caleb became fascinated with the field of Urology. He was drawn to the specialty by the wide spectrum of surgical procedures, the opportunities for innovation and research, and the distinct sense of professional comradery. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jenna, son Parker, and his dog Franklin.  He also enjoys running, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, completing home improvement projects, and conquering his Bay Area bucket list.

Fernandino "Dino" Vilson

Fernandino (Dino) Vilson, is a proud father & husband, Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) member, and co-creator of the Wake Forest Journal of Science and Medicine (WFJSM). Born to Haitian immigrants, Dino grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his five brothers and sister.  He completed his undergraduate degree at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and subsequently worked as a research assistant by day and affable “door-guy” by night in the D.C. metropolitan area. His desire to connect his interest in research, surgery, and innovation led him to the Wake Forest School of Medicine where he would find himself instantly drawn to the field of urology.  As a medical student, he became deeply involved in several research projects that ranged from penile fractures and varicoceles to bladder cancer and medical malpractice in urology. When not working in the hospital, Dino enjoys trying new restaurants with his wife Megan, playing with his son Sebastian, and roughhousing with his dogs, Baylee and Chai.  He also enjoys barbering, sampling wine & craft brews, and playing basketball.  After residency, Dino plans to work in an academic setting and work with under-served populations.

Lee White

Lee White was born in Eugene, Oregon and lived there until he moved to New Orleans in 2004 to study at Tulane University.  He was always interested in medicine and engineering so earning a degree in Biomedical Engineering was a perfect fit.  He then began his PhD in the Biorobotics Lab at the University of Washington in Seattle.  There he studied surgical robots and ways to train surgeons under the guidance of Blake Hannaford, an Electrical Engineer, and Tom Lendvay, a Pediatric Urologist. Together they developed a method for surgical skill evaluation that they turned into a successful startup company called C-SATS, Inc. Lee started studying medicine at Stanford University in 2013. He spent the summer of 2014 at Black Lion Hospital in Ethiopia where he used his skill evaluation technology to examine ways to improve surgical education.  When it came time to choose a field of medicine to study, Urology was an obvious choice for Lee, due to his love for the technology and surgical approaches used to treat urologic disease, the personalities of the people attracted to the field, the chance to work with patients and solve personal yet vital diseases, and the opportunity to participate in the development of the burgeoning field of gender surgery. Outside of the hopsital, he enjoys boiling crawfish, seeing live music and enjoying the outdoors.


Laura Lamb presenting Dr. Amy Dobberfuhl with the Best Clinical Poster Award

Dr. Amy Dobberfuhl received the Best Clinical Poster Award at the CURE-UAB 3rd International Congress on Underactive Bladder, held March 9-10, 2017 in Washington D.C.

Recent Publications

Book chapter on USL Vault Suspension published!

FPMRS fellow Dr. Amy Dobberfuhl's book chapter: Uterosacral Ligament Vaginal Vault Suspension was published in Native Tissue Repair for Incontinence and Prolapse.


Catherine Cooper
Education Program Manager
(650) 497-8753