Anobel Y. Odisho, MD, MPH, joins UCSF Urology as the newest member of the multidisciplinary urologic oncology team. Dr. Odisho, who attended medical school here at UCSF and also completed his residency training in Urology, returns to UCSF after concluding a fellowship program at the University of Washington.
“Having spent 11 years at UCSF, I’ve always been impressed by the innovation, collaboration, and dedication to patient care” says Dr. Odisho. “I’m thrilled to join the faculty and build on that foundation to continually improve patient care.”
Dr. Odisho was recruited to join the faculty at UCSF and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Specializing in urologic cancer care, he is part of of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, located primarily at the Mission Bay campus. He also maintains privileges at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
Dr. Odisho’s clinical interests include the diagnosis and management of genitourinary malignancies, such as kidney, prostate, bladder, and testicular cancer using robotic, laparoscopic, and endoscopic approaches in addition to open surgery. His work incorporates risk stratification and patient preferences in clinical decision making, including the use of interactive patient education tools and patient reported outcomes. Dr. Odisho is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Society for Urologic Oncology.
Dr. Odisho’s research focus combines his technical and computational background with his interests in caring for patients with kidney cancer. His interests include incorporating novel technologies to improve care delivery, using interactive data visualizations to inform patients and increase engagement, and health services research to understand trends and patterns in kidney cancer care delivery. He has authored numerous articles and chapters on these topics and he has received numerous awards for his research papers and presentations.
Says Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH, Chair of the Department of Urology, “We are pleased to fill this important position with our talented, compassionate and accomplished former resident. Given his track record, and access to our state-of-the-art facilities, we look forward to watching his career flourish.”