Education

Dr. Breyer

Benjamin N. Breyer MD, MAS, FACS
Associate Chair for Education and Program Director
Professor of Urology and Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of California, San Francisco

 

Our department is committed to ensuring that urologists achieve the highest standards of professional training. We do this through our nationally recognized residency program, fellowship training opportunities, and a rich program of continuing medical education. Our goal is to develop compassionate physicians expert in the latest urologic evaluation, intervention, and research.

Our vision:

  • 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

Click here to see UCSF Urology's committment to "Advancing Healthcare Worldwide".

Education News & Highlights

This year Dr. Hampson, Assistant Professor of Urology and Associate Program Director for the UCSF Urology Residency Program has been recognized as Young Urologist of the Year by the American...
Dr. Davide Ruggero's research on the mechanism for resistance to obesity is highlighted by Wudan Yan in his article, "Store Fat or Burn It? Targeting a Single Protein Flips the Switch" Click here to...
Women physicians continue to shape and cultivate the changes we see in healthcare every day.  This may be through research, patient care, as an advocate, community outreach, mentorship, the list goes...
Recently published in Fertility and Sterility, “Development and validation of a novel mail-in semen analysis system and the correlation between one hour and delayed semen analysis testing.” Dr. Smith...
Innovative surgeon, educator, and scientist; inspiring, passionate and wonderful man, are words used by his colleagues to describe him. His effect on the people around him has been profound. Marshall...
With the shift in learning to virtual platforms in the setting of the COViD pandemic, simulation education must follow suit. To respond to this need, Dr. Bayne and his team have created multiple...
Only a handful of surgeons in the country are trained to perform single-port robotic surgeries for bladder cancer and prostate cancer. Dr. Raj Pruthi, chair of the UCSF Department of Urology and a...