Dr. Ben BreyerWelcome to the Department of Urology at the University of California San Francisco. As the Chair, I am privileged to lead a team of exceptional individuals who are deeply committed to providing outstanding patient care, pioneering groundbreaking research, and training the next generation of leaders in urology.

As a world-renowned health sciences university, UCSF is recognized for its unwavering commitment to our patients and the larger society.   Our department proudly embodies these UCSF values of innovation and excellence as we constantly seek to care for our communities, expand medical knowledge, and develop transformative therapies.

Our world-class clinical programs are driven by a multidisciplinary approach that combines expertise across specialties. Our distinguished team of urologists, nurses, and support staff work to provide full spectrum care for patients with urologic conditions.  We have fellowship trained faculty members from all urologic sub-disciplines, including oncology, pediatric urology, female pelvic medicine and surgery, endourology/nephrolithiasis, trauma/reconstruction, andrology, and gender-affirming surgery. We practice full scope urology, ensuring that our patients receive the highest standard of personalized care for problems ranging from the routine to the complex. Our commitment to innovation and discovery enables us to provide the latest diagnostics, state-of-the-art surgeries, clinical trials, and precision medicine approaches.

Our research teams have pioneered essential discoveries and innovations that have revolutionized urologic care for patients around the world.  That spirit of innovation and inquiry is a deeply rooted core value of our faculty and the cornerstone of our department.   UCSF Urology continues to be a leader in basic, translational, and clinical research in urology, as evidenced by our consistent ranking as one of the top NIH-funded departments of urology in the country. 

Our educational programs are among the best. We educate the future leaders in the field by providing them with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to excel in patient care, research, and education. We strive to provide a diverse, inclusive, and supportive learning environment that empowers our trainees to achieve their goals and make a lasting impact on our specialty and the world.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about the remarkable research being done by our incredible faculty, our outstanding clinical programs, and our commitment to education and innovation. Whether you seek world-class treatment, are a researcher interested in collaboration, or a student pursuing urology, UCSF Urology is here for you.

Sincerely yours,

Benjamin N. Breyer MD, MAS, FACS
Taube Family Distinguished Professorship in Urology
Chair of Urology
Professor of Urology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of California – San Francisco




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. The department has maintained and built on commitments to research and training. Research programs have grown and diversified. The 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 best medical students in the country. 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.


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 innovative laboratory and clinical research - thereby advancing the field of urology.
  • 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 diverse group of talented individuals working together in a healthy, supportive, respectful workplace environment that values mutual respect and professionalism.


In all that we do, the needs of our patients come first and guides our plans and decisions as we create the future of health care.