Benjamin Breyer, MD, MAS has been named chief of urology at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), succeeding Jack W. McAninch, MD, who recently retired from that position.
A highly honored graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Breyer completed his urology residency at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in complex male genitourinary reconstruction and trauma surgery under Dr. McAninch. He also earned a master’s of advanced studies (MAS) degree in clinical research at UCSF.
“We are delighted to have someone of Bens’ talents and enthusiasm at the helm of our SF General program,” said Peter Carroll, MD, MPH, UCSF urology department chair.
In addition to his role as chief of urology at SFGH, Breyer, who is an assistant professor of urology, will continue to direct the UCSF male genitourinary reconstruction and trauma surgery fellowship.
Breyer’s clinical interests include complex urethral and penile reconstruction, male incontinence, male fistula, men's sexual health, lower urinary tract symptoms, benign prostate disease, and general urology. He is expert in both minimally invasive and complex open reconstructive surgery.
The National Institutes of Health supports much of Breyer’s research work, which includes projects on the epidemiology of sexual dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms, as well as genitourinary trauma and reconstruction.