Grand Rounds, CME, Conferences & Events

Dr. Breyer

Benjamin N. Breyer MD, MAS, FACS
Associate Chair for Education and Program Director
Associate Professor
Departments 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

UCSF’s Department of Urology 2020 chief residents—“Amazing people, surgeons, physicians, role models, and mentors,” in the words of Assistant Professor of Urology and Associate Residency Program...
The Muriel Steele Society Award is given annually by the senior residents to a UCSF woman faculty member who embodies the spirit of Muriel Steele - a woman working to identify and address the unmet...
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow David Bayne, MD, MPH was delighted to learn in mid-May that he was awarded two research grants. Encouragement to apply for the Dean’s Diversity Fund came from...
The novel coronavirus has disrupted the world as we know it, but UCSF Urology has not halted its mission.  There are still patients to care for, residents and students to teach, and innovations to...
In the first “Zoom-Only” Urology Grand Rounds meeting, the department hosted the esteemed Paul Volberding, MD, Professor and Chair, Epidemiology & Biostatistics.  His discussion centered on...
For a sixth consecutive year, rankings of National Institutes of Health (NIH) biomedical research funding put UCSF in first place for urology funding. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for...
Matt Cooperberg, MD, MPH has been named Chief of Urology, San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center where he has been acting as interim chief since the summer of 2019. As chief he will be...