Education

Mission Statement

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.

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As of July 1, 2019, all urology programs will include the PGY-1 and provide 60 months of accredited education.


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Taranjit Bains
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Urology COViD Lecture Series

As part of the Urology Collaborative Online Virtual Didactics (COViD), Dr. Jay Shah gave a presentation to urology residents from Stanford and other participating institutions on Tuesday, October 12th on the topic of "Careers in Hospital Leadership". The series was launched to continue resident education during the COVID19 outbreak, foster multi-institutional relationship-building, and serve as a resoucre for urology education. 

If you are interested in participating as a residency program or you are a faculty member who would like to sign up for a lecture, please contact: michelle.lifto@ucsf.edu or kirstie.cruz@ucsf.edu.


Watch: An Introduction to Our Residency Program

Learn more about our residency training program and what makes Stanford such a special place to train.  

Meet Our New Fellows!

Shayan Khorsandi, MD

Fellow in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

 

Shayan Khorsandi grew up in Puerto Rico where he received his undergraduate degree from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus in General Sciences. He then went on to graduate from medical school at Ponce Health Sciences University. During his upbringing as a physician in Puerto Rico, he developed an interest in female health. He then felt it was time for change and decided to leave his home island to gain a different experience. His goal was to eventually use this gained knowledge and experiences to contribute in the improvement of  health care in Puerto Rico. He then pursued and graduated from his OBGYN residency at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey with a key interest in pelvic reconstructive surgery. However, loving his general field in obstetrics and gynecology, he started working in a group practice in New Jersey at Alliance OBGYN. There he observed how prevalent conditions such as voiding dysfunction, prolapse and pelvic pain are and the difficulty patients had in finding access to care. After two years of practicing as a general OBGYN practitioner, he decided to pursue a fellowship in female pelvic reconstructive surgery. Outside the hospital he loves sports, the beach and traveling alongside his wife and family.

 

Meet Our New Interns!

Michael Scott

Welcome to new Urology Intern Michael Scott, who joins us from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. When asked why he chose Stanford, Michael shared, 'I picked Stanford because of the culture of teamwork and support among the residents and the opportunity to learn from expert physicians and surgeons across all disciplines of urology.'

Anas Tresh

Welcome to new Urology Intern Anas Tresh, who joins us from UCSF. When asked why he chose Stanford, Anas shared, 'When looking at residency programs, what was most important to me was first and foremost finding a program that was going to train me to be the most competent surgeon, clinician and researcher.'

Steve Zhou

Welcome to new Urology Intern Steve Zhou, who joins us from UCLA. Steve is a second-generation Chinese American from Palo Alto who picked Stanford Urology to serve his diverse childhood community and be around creative people who get excited about medical innovation.


Congratulations to Our Graduating Chief Residents and Fellows!

Shannon Wallace

Congratulations to Shannon Wallce on completing her fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. We will miss her but know she will do great things at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. 

Will Brubaker
 

Congratulations Will Brubaker on finishing residency! Will embodies cool westcoast dadness with his flannels, facial hair and 4x4 abilities. It is also reported that he is unflappable in the O.R.. He will be staying local, joining forces with PAMF.

Andrew Sun
 

Congratulations Andrew Sun on finishing residency! Andrew will be bringing his talents to Honolulu, with his girls and his pugs and we will miss them all so much. 

Nancy Wang
 

Congratulations to Nancy Wang on finishing residency! Nancy is a born leader and an inspiration for future generations of women in urology. We successfully turned this N Carolina native to Californian. She too will be staying local, joining forces with PAMF.