Welcome to the Department of Urology

Chairs Message


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

Faculty Activities

Drs. Harchi Gill, Jay Shah, Ben Chung, and Sandy Srinivas traveled to India for the International Update on Uro-Oncology meeting held February 22-23, in Chennai, India.

Dr. Ben Chung along with his Brigham and Women's Hospital colleagues (Matt Mossanen, Mark Preston, and Steve Chang) filmed videos for Elsevier Practice Updates at the 2020 GU ASCO Meeting held February 13-15, 2020 in San Francisco.

Dr. Ben Chung, former Stanford Urology resident Jen Jane Liu, and Brigham and Women's Hospital colleague Matt Mossanen, at the 2020 GU ASCO Meeting.

Dr. Eila Skinner traveled to Kohala Coast, HI to give a talk on open cystectomy, vaginal and uterine sparing approach in select patients at the 2020 Mayo Clinic Urology Review Course.

Hot Off the Press!


Stanford Medicine is closely monitoring the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This page is dedicated to the latest information and developments about COVID-19.

Guide to Self-Care: Coping with Coronavirus

This BeWell guide summarizes important medical facts and strategies, and discusses the issue of how to cope with the anxiety and mental stress that many are experiencing in this difficult time.

New Clinical Trial Opened

Patients are currently being accepted for newly opened trial:
A Continued Access Study to Evaluate Focal MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment of Localized Intermediate Risk Prostate Lesions

New Clinical Trial Opened

Patients are currently being accepted for newly opened trial:
Phase 1/2 Study of Modern Immunotherapy in BCG-Relapsing Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder - (ADAPT-BLADDER) HCRN GU16-243

Understanding PSA Testing: A Q&A

PSA testing is an important tool to spot prostate cancer, but it remains a bit confusing. In this Q&A, SCI member Dr. James Brooks, the Keith and Jan Hurlbut Professor and Professor of Urology, clarifies some misconceptions.

Urology Residency Match Results

Congratulations to our incoming class of Urology Residents!

Welcome to the farm: Steve Zhou from UCLA, Anas Tresh from UCSF, and Michael Scott from MCG at Augusta University.

23rd Dorothy Fenmore Visiting Professor

Ganesh Palapattu, MD, FACS
George F. & Sandy G. Valassis Professor & Chair of Urology 
University of Michigan

Photos from Dr. Palapattu's Visit

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).

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. 

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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.