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AUA 2017 Annual Meeting - Boston

News & Events

Dr. Amy Dobberfuhl, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellow, presented at OB-GYN's Grand Rounds on Monday, May 1st on "Underactive Bladder and Female Urinary Retention in Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgery".

Click here to view her full presentation


The Annual Laparoscopic Training Lab was a success!

Urology faculty Drs. Harchi Gill and Ben Chung organized the Annual Laparoscopic Training Lab for the Urology residents to attend the last weekend in April.

Urology residents Harsha Mittakanti, Kai Dallas, and Rustin Massoudi with our local Boston Scientific Rep, Emily Menkin, at the 2017 Boston Scientific Greenlight Educational Conference held in Houston, TX April 28 - 29, 2017.

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

Fernandino "Dino" Vilson

Lee White


AUA Best Video Award

Congratulations to Drs. Joe Liao and Tim Chang for their video entitled "Multimodal Enhanced Cystoscopy for Improved Bladder Tumor Resections" which won Best Video in the Bladder Oncology and Diversion session at the AUA 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston.  

First Place!

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.

Second Place!

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.


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