Visiting Scholars Program

About the Visting Scholars Program

The classification of Visiting (Visiting Scholar, Visiting Faculty, Visiting Postdoc, Visiting Instructor) is appropriate for faculty from other academic institutions who are invited to Stanford on an unpaid basis during a period of sabbatical at their home institution. In addition, this classification is appropriate for the appointment of qualified personnel from industry, government or other organizations, including retirees, who wish to visit Stanford on an unpaid basis, including those whose visit is under the auspices of an Industrial Affiliate Program or other collaborative agreement.

To apply you will need these supporting documents & information


To submit your application

Please email PDF of required documents to Kendra Fisher.

Any questions please contact:

Kendra Fisher
Administrative Associate

Current Visiting Scholars

Grace (Chen) Shenhar, MD

Visiting Resident: 9/2019 - 8/2020
Tel Aviv, Israel


Dr. Shenhar is a 5th year urology resident at Rabin & Schneider Medical Center, a 4th level and acute care, 3-hospital, 1,600-bed center, affiliated with the Tel Aviv University faculty of medicine. It is located in Petah-Tiqva, near Tel Aviv, Israel. She has presented at the Israeli Urological Association annual meetings since 2016 and is a member of the American Urological Association since 2018. She will be joining Stanford Urology department as a visiting research scholar under the guidance of Prof. Dobberfuhl and Prof. Comiter from September 2019 to August 2020.

She earned her medical degree at Tel Aviv University and completed her internship year in Ziv Medical Center, Safed, and in Rabin Medical Center, Petah-Tiqva. As a urology resident she is aiming to focus on functional, reconstructive, and neuro-urology.

Her research interests include male & female functional urology, rehabilitation/neuro-urology, reconstructive urological surgery, statistical and epidemiological methodology, and surgical outcomes research. So far, she has studied painful bladder syndrome / interstitial cystitis symptoms and pathology, advanced imaging in prostate cancer, surgical and oncological outcomes in prostate, bladder, upper tract urothelial and testicular cancer patients, noninvasive pediatric urodynamic testing, and catheter-associated pressure injuries. She hopes to learn and join research activities related to functional, reconstructive and neuro-urology.

Taek Sang Kim, MD

Visiting Scholar: 8/2019 - 1/2021
Busan, South Korea

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Dr. Taek Sang Kim is joining us from Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan – the second largest city in Korea - where he serves as Associate Professor Urology. He also has a joint appointment at University Hospital where he is a staff urologist.

He graduated from Kosin University Medical College and received his Ph.D. at Inje University. He will study in Stanford as a visiting scholar from Aug 2019 to January 2021.

He has performed many cases of minimally invasive surgery for kidney, bladder, and prostate cancer. He is interested in nephron sparing minimally invasive renal surgery and treatment of castration resistant prostate cancer and he hopes to learn and join clinical research related to minimally invasive surgery and urologic oncology during his visit.