Welcome to the Department of Urology

Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence!

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.

In the Spotlight

Important Message from Dr. Skinner

Dear Stanford Urology Community:

I think I speak for all of the faculty, staff and trainees in our department in expressing how deeply saddened we have been by again witnessing the death of a young black man at the hands of the police.  This comes on the heels of indisputable data showing that the black community is being disproportionately affected by all aspects of the current pandemic, both medical and economic.  The institutional racism that pervades our country is undeniable.  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar today said in the LA Times “Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible – even if you’re choking on it – until you let the sun in.” 

We commit to stand together with our African American community, to work to understand your pain, to condemn racial violence, to shine a light on institutional racism and strive to correct racial injustice.  

Eila Skinner


ACED Recently Funded Awards

The International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED) just posted its e-newsletter, showcasing the exciting and innovative early detection of cancer research the Alliance has funded so far. The Alliance Executive Board have funded 9 Awards in total, 2 of which include our faculty, Drs. Geoff Sonn and Jim Brooks. Click below to read the e-newsletter.


Watch - AUA 2020 Best Video  

Drs. Tim Chang, Joe Liao, Gene Shkolyar, and Simon Conti, won the AUA 2020 Best Video Award for their video abstract submission entitled "Real-time Augmented Bladder Tumor Detection with Deep Learning" at the AUA 2020 Annual Meeting. Click below to watch the video.  

Dr. Jay Shah Elected Vice Chief of Staff

Dr. Jay Shah was recently elected Vice Chief of Staff at Stanford Healthcare and began his term on May 1, 2020. Passionate about engaging and empowering the med staff team, Dr. Shah is excited to connect, learn, and make Stanford Healthcare the best it can be. Click below to read his first interview as Vice Chief of Staff.

Urology News & Events

Dr. William Kennedy Had His 1,000th Telehealth Visit

Telehealth visits allow doctors and patients to meet virtually over a secure connection using smartphones, home computers or nearby medical offices. At the forefront of these technological advancements is William Kennedy, MD, a pediatric urologist with Stanford Children’s Health who recently had his 1,000th telehealth visit.

First Stanford Urology Alumni Zoom 'Reunion'

Dr. Linda Shortliffe hosted Stanford Urology's first Alumni Zoom 'Reunion' Event on 4/22/20 for Stanford Urology Alumni to reconnect virtually during this difficult time. It was a wonderful opportunity to hear and see what everyone was doing at home, on the frontlines, or on their computer. There was lots of information of the state of urology/medicine/life within the state, country, and Hong Kong with lots of patient video conferencing and some reassigned to primary COVID screening and some wind surfing or managing nursing homes. Thank you to all who joined in the fun!

On May 5, 2020 the Department of Urology held it's very first virtual grand rounds. Big thank you to Dr. Anne Suskind of UCSF for joining as the keynote speaker!

Dr. Eila Skinner Awarded Distinguished Member for 2020 of the WSAUA

Dr. Eila Skinner is the 2020 Distinguished Member Awardee of the Western Section of the American Urological Association for her outstanding dedication and contributions to Urology. 

First Bay Area Women in Urology Meet and Greet

Stanford Urology partnered with UCSF Urology for the first Bay Area Women in Urology Meet and Greet social event on Friday, April 24th, hosted by Stanford Urology's Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Dr. Ekene Enemchukwu. It was a great inaugural session, and we are looking forward to the next one!

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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