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 past June the Dept. Urology celebrated the Emil A. Tanagho Visiting Professor and the graduating residents. Here are some highlights from the event. The Emil A. Tanagho Visiting Professor, Dr....
The Department of Urology recently celebrated Drs. Overland, Lindsey and Yang take the next step in their Urologic careers as well-respected 2022 graduates of the UCSF Urology Residency program. ...
The 46th Northern California Research Seminar was held virtually on Saturday, May 7, 2022. This event is held annually to showcase the research done by the medical teaching institutions in Northern...
The Urology Patient Services Committee recently held its 90th quarterly meeting. The Committee was started by Dr. Peter Carroll in 1998 for the purpose of providing the best possible service to...
Dr. Alan Shindel, professor of clinical urology at UCSF, was announced as the Incoming Chair for the American Urological Association (AUA) Core Curriculum Committee.  Dr. Shindel will assume these...
The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators announced Dr. David Bayne received the innovation funding award for the 2022-2023 academic year.  This grant funds innovative approaches to teaching...