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 the educational background that would prepare him for the beginning of a long career. That beginning has arrived. As of July 2020, Dr. Bayne is newly recruited as Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, UCSF.
“It is an honor to now be a member of such an esteemed group of faculty,” says Dr. Bayne. “Throughout my residency and fellowship, I have looked up to all of the attending physicians in the UCSF Department of Urology as phenomenal educators and field-leaders.”
Dr. Bayne started his training at Harvard College, where he earned a degree in Biochemistry. The major seemed logical as it pertained to his future. In his words, he was seeking a “strong foundation in basic science and wanted to learn medical concepts on a molecular level.”
He went on to Harvard Medical School and, while there, he answered the call for help during the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. It was here that Dr. Bayne’s appreciation for surgical subspecialties was realized.
“In addition to the need for trauma and orthopedic surgeons to treat patients with injuries from the earthquake, there was a large need for surgical subspecialists for non-traumatic surgical conditions,” noted Dr. Bayne. “I found that access to a trained urologist was the key factor influencing whether or not patients underwent minimally invasive treatment for urinary retention due to benign prostatic hypertrophy or a more invasive intervention.””
This “light bulb moment” drew him toward urology, and there he marched. After graduating, he was accepted to UCSF’s Residency in Urology and was invited to continue as a fellow in the Endourology and Laparoscopy program under the direction of Marshall Stoller, MD and Thomas Chi, MD. Which brings us to 2020.
“Our urology program at UCSF trains leaders in our field and Dr. Bayne is a perfect example,” notes Raj S. Pruthi, Chair, Department of Urology, UCSF. “He is a bright, driven, and compassionate doctor and researcher who followed a passion and a dream. He grew up in neighboring Fremont and is happy to be serving his community.”
With this new beginning, Dr. Bayne has set new goals. “My personal interest lies in the clinical, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to kidney stone formation and influence treatment outcomes. I hope to build my career as an independently funded researcher in this field. My overall goal is to elucidate and eliminate social factors causing disparities in nephrolithiasis treatment and prevention.”
“Worthy goals indeed,” says Dr. Pruthi. “We fully support this important research and eagerly anticipate his findings in the decades to come.”