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 Donors

The incredible breadth and depth of the Department of Urology is only possible with the generosity and advocacy of our donors.  A current list of our invaluable donors can be found here.

Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH











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 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. We have maintained and built on our commitments to research and training. Our research programs have grown and diversified. Our 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 finest applicants available. 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.

We take seriously our three-fold mission of education, patient care and research. I am grateful to the faculty and staff, the housestaff, the leadership of UCSF and our patient advocates, who have allowed us to achieve and maintain our status as a program of excellence.

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 laboratory and clinical research
  • 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 group of individuals working together, responsibly and ethically, to achieve its goals


The History of UCSF Department of Urology