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Hot Off the Press!

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).

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.


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

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.

27th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility

November 21-23, 2019

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.