Donna Y. Deng, MD
Donna Y. Deng, MD
Donna Deng, MD completed a double major in Molecular & Cell Biology and Classical Civilization as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, and received her medical degree in 1998. That same year she received the Loren D. Carlson Student Research Award, which is given to one senior medical student for the best research accomplished during her tenure at the UCD School of Medicine. Deng continued her medical education from 1998 through 2004 at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was a resident in urology. In 2001 she was one of three UCSF housestaff elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society by the graduating medical class. This honor was given in recognition of her excellence in medical education and patient care. Following her residency, Deng spent a year at the University of California, Los Angeles as a pelvic reconstruction and female urology fellow.
Deng's clinical research interests include urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, neurourology, and pelvic reconstruction for prolapse and fistula repair.
Her research is examining the molecular basis of, and hormonal effects on, incontinence. She is an investigator on the UCSF Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) in Lower Urinary Tract Function grant. This grant is one of two SCOR programs in the nation designated by the National Institutes of Health to focus on lower urinary tract function in women. The multidisciplinary, multi-institutional group of basic and clinical investigators is studying the female urethra, bladder, pelvic floor, and urinary incontinence, including the epidemiology of the disorder and clinical outcomes of treatment. The program’s “bench to bedside” collaborative research paradigm facilitates translation of epidemiologic and laboratory research into clinical improvements for the prevention and treatment of incontinence and voiding dysfunction.
For appointments, please contact:
UCSF Medical Center
400 Parnassus Avenue, Suite A-610
San Francisco, CA 94143-0330
Department of Urology
San Francisco, CA 94143-0738f