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.


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

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News and Events

Resident Spotlight

Nicolas Seranio is known lovingly by his patients as “Dr. Nick”. He is a native of Southern California with family roots in the American south, Cuba, and Jamaica. He completed his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine where he hosted the eclectic radio show “Beat Surgery” at 88.9 FM KUCI. In medical school at the University of Pennsylvania he developed his interest in Urology, galvanized by the loss of his grandfather to prostate cancer. While at Penn he obtained a masters in translational research where he validated a novel approach to guiding immunotherapy in bladder cancer using circulating tumor cells. As a resident, he is interested in medical education and runs the “Urology Audio Guidelines” podcast aimed at helping trainees become more familiar with the standard of care within urology. When he is not working he enjoys traveling, exploring the Bay Area food scene, watching live music, and stand up paddle boarding with his life partner Dr. Camilla Griffiths. After residency Dr. Nick hopes to make an impact caring for communities that are the most in need.

Happy Match Day!

We're excited to welcome our new interns!  – Angeleque Hartt (SUNY Downstate), Dylan Peterson (Stanford), and Calvin Zhao (NYU).

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.