The Department of Urology recently celebrated Drs. Overland, Lindsey and Yang take the next step in their Urologic careers as well-respected 2022 graduates of the UCSF Urology Residency program. Each has made their mark in advancing urologic care and have been – and will continue to be – a beloved part of the UCSF Urology team.
Dr. Overland, an MD/PhD graduate from UCSF, is pursuing a career in pediatric urology. Her research focus is developmental urology and the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections. Working with Dr. Stoller, she is leveraging her quantitative training as a Hertz Foundation Fellow to develop a novel non-antibiotic approach to reduce bacterial colonization of the urinary tract, to address the global problem of increasing antibiotic resistance in pediatric and adult patients with recurrent infections. She has also worked with Dr. Baskin and Dr. Copp, challenging the routine use of imaging studies in the workup of pediatric ureteropelvic junction obstruction and febrile urinary tract infection, as well as questioning the need for repeated general anesthetics in the management of refractory pediatric neurogenic bladder. She will continue her training as a Pediatric Urology Fellow at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Lindsey, a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine, is pursuing a career in sexual health. His career goal is to integrate engineering and his clinical training to empower patients. He is reaching this goal through his work as a Stanford Biodesign innovation fellow addressing unmet needs in sexual health. His focus is on Erectile Dysfunction and Pelvic Organ Prolapse. In collaboration, he designed a device for injection therapy to simplify the process for patients and one that acknowledges patients pain points in ED treatment. In addition, they designed device that can stimulates a biologic response to form new structural support in POP treatment. He will continue his career as a Fellow in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.
Dr. Yang, an MD/PhD graduate from the University of Michigan, is pursuing a career in endourology. His research mission has been to understand the cellular and molecular basis of urologic diseases such as bladder cancer and kidney stones. He has taken a multidisciplinary approach to the basic and translational sciences, acquiring proficiency in organoid culture, single cell sequencing, and electron microscopy during residency to investigate complex disease biology. He has also been passionate about clinical quality improvement and surgical innovation, having pioneered a novel technique to reduce postoperative pain for patients undergoing kidney stone surgery. He will continue his career as an Endourology Fellow at UCSF.
“The entire faculty are extremely proud of what these talented residents have done, not only in their research year, but during their entire time with us” says Dr. Peter Carroll, Professor of Urology. “I have no doubt that they will be future leaders in our field”
“To watch John, Heiko, and Maya develop into skilled surgeons, researchers, and team leaders was incredible,” commented Dr. Ben Breyer, Residency Program Director. “They each demonstrated caring, empathy, and an enduring commitment to their patients. They represent what’s best about our program and UCSF Urology.”
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