The First 100 Years

UCSF - Department of Urology

The First 100 Years


History of the Department of Urology, UCSF


Click here for a link to our e-book celebrating the first 100 years of the Department of Urology at UCSF. 



The UCSF Department of Urology is committed to offering the highest quality urologic care, innovative research programs, and an outstanding education for future leaders in the field. We have assembled a team of talented and caring clinicians, scientists, educators, and healthcare professionals dedicated to innovation, education, quality, and cutting-edge urologic clinical care.

We are one of the most productive urology departments in the country, targeting our efforts on a broad spectrum of clinical care and research. The UCSF urology program is among the nation’s best, according to US News & World Report, and consistently ranks among the top recipients of National Institutes of Health research funding.

Our talented faculty have created an academic environment that encourages mastery of the foundations of urology, original thought, a passion for research, and a humanistic spirit towards medicine and urology.

The last decade has been a very important one for the department of urology. The department has maintained and built on commitments to research and training. Research programs have grown and diversified. The continued commitment to clinical and laboratory research is reflected in an outstanding record of publications, grant support, and presentations at regional, national and international meetings.

Our residency program is one of the best in the country, attracting the best medical students in the country. The department enjoys the strong support of the UCSF Medical Center, School of Medicine and patient advocates who have made resources available to support our academic activities. Members of the department have helped develop multidisciplinary research and patient care programs in key areas throughout the UCSF campus.

Mission Statement

The mission of the UCSF Department of Urology is:

  • to provide compassionate, cost-effective, skillful and innovative care to all patients
  • to ask relevant questions and answer them with scientific knowledge obtained through innovative laboratory and clinical research -  thereby advancing the field of urology.
  • to educate students, residents and fellows in the art and science of urology and thereby to train the future leaders in our field
  • to recognize that the Department of Urology is a diverse group of talented individuals working together in a healthy, supportive, respectful workplace environment that values mutual respect and professionalism.

In all that we do, the needs of our patients come first and guides our plans and decisions as we create the future of health care.