Welcome to the Department of Urology

Welcome to Stanford Urology!

"Our vision includes excellence in all three arms of academic urology:  .. 

                                    -  Eila C. Skinner, MD


Michael Eisenberg promoted to Professor of Urology

The Department of Urology is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Michael Eisenberg to Professor of Urology in the University Medical Line. Dr. Eisenberg has been on faculty since 2011.  He founded the Stanford Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery / Men’s Health Program when he joined.  He has cared for the most complex cases in infertility, fertility preservation, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, hypogonadism, and transgender medicine utilizing the latest medical and microsurgical techniques. 

In his research, Dr. Eisenberg has explored the causes and consequences of male infertility.  One of the focuses of his work has been the association between reproductive and somatic health in both men and women. His laboratory has utilized institutional, insurance claims, and federal databases.  He has demonstrated that male infertility may provide a window into later health and has been invited to speak on the research all over the world.  Dr. Eisenberg has also studied transgenerational impacts of paternal factors

As the clinical and research enterprise in male reproduction at Stanford has grown, Dr. Eisenberg started a fellowship program to train the next generation.  Dr. Eisenberg has also been a key educator in our department, mentoring a long list of our urology residents and fellows, medical students, fellows in reproductive endocrinology and international scholars. 

Geoffrey Sonn promoted to Associate Professor of Urology

Congratulations to Dr. Geoffrey Sonn on his promotion to the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Urology. Dr. Sonn is a surgeon-scientist specializing in prostate and kidney cancer who joined the department in 2013. In his time at Stanford, he has built a prostate cancer targeted biopsy and focal therapy program, while also leading a research lab that develops Artificial Intelligence methods to improve cancer identification on medical images.



Fellow Eugene Shkolyar receives 2022 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Award

Eugene Shkolyar, one of the current urologic oncology fellows, was recently awarded a 2022 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Award. The Research Scholar Program supports future research leaders in urology as they begin their careers by providing necessary training, and guidance. Eugene’s award is supported by the American Urologic Association Western Section. Under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph Liao, he will be investigating the use of adjunctive molecular biomarkers and imaging in improving quality and outcomes in the surgical management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancers.

VICE article: Nutting Up: Guys Encourage Vasectomies in a Post–Roe World 

Urology faculty Dr. Tony Chen contributes his expertise and advice in this recent VICE article addressing reproductive rights following a draft majority decision showing the potential dismantling of Roe v. Wade. 

Podcast -  with Dr. Jay Shah

Congratulations to Dr. Phil Hanno on his retirement!

25th Annual Dorothy Fenmore Visiting Professorship Lectures

March 17-18, 2022

Cheryl Lee, MD
Professor & Chair of Urology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

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Joseph Liao elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation

The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) announced the election of Dr. Joseph Liao as one of the 95 new members for 2022.  ASCI is a national honor society for physician-scientists and is considered one of the highest honors in academic medicine.  Dr. Liao will be officially inducted as a new member at the upcoming meeting on April 8, 2022 in Chicago.


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