The Department of Urology is committed to facilitating the development of the next generation of outstanding academic urologists. We offer opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows to pursue a diverse array of training, the depth and breadth of which are unparalleled.
In addition, Stanford Urology is committed to diversity and dedicated to encouraging women, underrepresented minorities, diversity of religion, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and physical ability. Our goal is to draw from people with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to reach a new level of innovation in teaching, research and caring for patients.
As of July 1, 2019, all urology programs will include the PGY-1 and provide 60 months of accredited education.
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Dr. Kathleen Kan named Assistant Program Director for Urology Residency Program
Kathleen Kan, MD will step in as the new Assistant Program Director. She brings another perspective to the residency program, having trained at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. There, she played a key role in revamping the residency curriculum as the program grew in both number of residents as well as clinical volume and complexity. Striking a balance between joy and efficiency in medical careers is a focus in her mentorship style. Since fellowship Dr. Kan has been identified as a staunch resident advocate and was a clear choice for to join the residency program leadership
Dr. Simon Conti named Program Director for Urology Residency Program
Simon Conti, MD has moved into the position of Program Director of the Urology residency program as of May 2021. He brings with him 6 years of experience as Assistant Program Director as well as a Masters in Education. As a graduate of the program along with his additional training in education he hopes to continue innovating and providing a learning environment that has a strong tradition of graduating leaders in the field of urology in a broad range of post-graduate practice settings. Dr. Conti most recently spearheaded the transition to a night float system at Stanford Hospital due to the surge in volume and expanded emergency room services. The pandemic has presented many educational challenges over the past 18 months. We hope to emerge from this trying period with a new set of educational tools developed out of necessity.