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UCSF Urology, once again, ranked as one of the best urology programs in the United States according to the 2021-2022 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals survey. Ranking #12 in the nation, #1 in San Francisco and #3 in California.

PGY2, urology resident, Jorge D. Mena, MD, received the 2020-21 ZSFG Krevans Award virtually at the annual ZSFG Medical Staff Meeting in June 2021 for his excellent performance during his intern year at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG).

Academic Program Coordinator, Kirstie Cruz has won the 2020-21 GME Innovation and Excellence Award for her exemplary efforts to improve graduate medical education at UCSF.

The Department of Urology commends its beloved Chief Residents, Drs. Carissa Chu, Claire de la Calle and Yi Li. 

Gerald Cunha, PhD, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Urology, has received the Edward A. Dickinson Emeritus Professorship Award.

Hao Nguyen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Urology, has been appointed the Richard and Leilani Grinold Endowed Professorship in Urology. The Richard Grinold Fund was established in 2009 by Richard and his wife, Leilani Grinold. Richard Grinold is a well-respected and forward thinker in research innovations and thoughtful leadership in his field. Funds from the professorship will support Nguyen’s research, teaching and service activities in advancing urologic oncology.

Samuel L. Washington, III, MD, MAS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology, has been appointed the Goldberg-Benioff Endowed Professorship in Cancer Biology. This endowment is supported by Evan and Cindy Goldberg, and Lynne and Mark Benioff, advocates preeminent to prostate cancer research.

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 Urological Association.  This award is presented to select AUA Members nominated by their Section who have been in practice for less than 10 years and celebrates their efforts and commitment to advancing the development of fellow early-career urologists.  

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