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No Shave Movember

The males in the Department have decided to join Movember and will be growing facial hair to help raise money and awareness for prostate cancer and men's health. Please help our cause and donate to support men's health:



Venture Prize Win

Congratulations to the Cath Path team mentored by Dr. Craig Comiter and Dr. Richard Fan, on winning the Venture Prize at the DEBUT competition for their work on enabling female self-catheterization to improve compliance and reduce urinary tract infections!

Dr. Philip Beachy Awarded 2019 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award

Congratulations to Dr. Philip Beachy for receiving BCAN's Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award for his research project which addresses the need for better treatments for recurrent bladder cancer CIS (carcinoma in-situ) and intermediate and high-risk non-muscle invsive bladder cancer (NMIBC).

Meet Our New Fellows

Bogdana Schmidt: Fellow in Urologic Oncology

Bogdana Schmidt was born in Kyiv, Ukraine and moved to Los Angeles with her family when she was eight years old. She completed her undergraduate studies and an MPH degree at UCLA before moving to San Francisco and starting at UCSF for medical school. Her graduate work focused on population and reproductive health and she was quickly drawn to the field of urology as a medical student. She loved the people she worked with, the diversity of pathology, and the patients she cared for and completed her residency training at UCSF. Her research interests include healthcare costs and delivery, use of novel technology in patient care, and survivorship and quality of life in patients with oncologic disease. She is an avid traveler, a culinary aficionado, and a former rock-climbing enthusiast (though it’s been a while since she’s been up), since she’s been busy as a mother of two little boys, Mattias and Martin who aren’t quite old enough to join her, yet!  

Jacqueline Speed: Fellow in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Jacqueline Speed grew up in Newport Beach, CA and received her undergraduate degree in Music from Harvard University.  During college, she took a year off to volunteer and do clinical research at an HIV clinic in Santiago, Chile.  There, she was struck with the reality of healthcare disparities and unequal access to care.  She went on to do her medical training at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons where she was inspired to pursue urology.  She completed her residency in Urology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in June 2019.  Her primary interest is in voiding dysfunction and she hopes to liberate patients from catheters and diapers.  Outside of the hospital, she is a music enthusiast (she plays the viola), loves the National Parks, and currently has her hands full with her very active 11 month old boy.


Meet Our New Urology Interns

From left to right: Nick Teslovich from Stanford, Nicolas Seranio from University of Pennsylvania, and Zachary Kornberg from UCSF. 

Resident & Fellow Graduation Dinner

June 22, 2019

The Department hosted the Resident and Fellow Graduation Dinner on June 22, 2019 to honor our graduating residents and fellows:

Residency Program: Tim Chang, Kai Dallas, and Rustin Massoudi

Peds Fellowship Program: Katie Kan

FPMRS Fellowship Program:  Raveen Syan

About Us

The Department of Urology 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. 

Faculty Spotlight

We are excited to welcome new Urology faculty Dr. Rustin Massoudi! Dr. Massoudi received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering from UC Berkeley and medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine. He completed Urology residency at Stanford University. He has received numerous teaching awards, and his clinical focus is on prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and general urologic conditions. He will practice urology at Stanford Health Care in Emeryville.

New Publications

Faculty Activities

2019 Northern California Genitourinary Malignancy Education Conference

October 19, 2019

Dr. Ben Chung attended the Northern California Genitourinary Malignancy Education Conference held October 19, 2019 in San Francisco. The meeting focused on translating clinical advancements to practical patient care.

2019 Challenges in Laparoscopy & Robotics Conference

July 3-5, 2019

Dr. Ben Chung attended the 2019 Challenges in Laparoscopy & Robotics Conference held July 3-5, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

Help Support Us

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.