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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

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...
At various times during her years of medical training and early career, Anne Suskind, MD, MCS, FACS, FPMRS, benefited from what she considers excellent mentors - professors and physicians who...
For David B. Bayne, MD, MPH, being offered an Assistant Professorship at UCSF was both an end and a beginning.  The end of a long, challenging, enlightening, joyful and methodical process of building...
  "We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity, the energy and the creativity of all our people"                        --Roger Wilkins, JD, civil rights activist and...
Alan Shindel, MD, MAS Associate Professor, Male Reproductive Health, UCSF Department of Urology has accepted a position as Editor-in-Chief for Sexual Medicine, the International Society for Sexual...
The newest member of the UCSF Department of Urology, is urologic oncology specialist, Samuel L. Washington III, MD MAS who joins as Assistant Professor.  This long-time California resident and father...