Urologic Subspecialties

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Our expert team of urologic subspecialists, offer comprehensive care and focus on a broad spectrum of non-cancerous conditions that effect the urinary system. Among the conditions treated include urinary stone disease, cystinuria, pelvic organ prolapse, prostate enlargement, traumatic injuries to the genitals and urinary tract, gender-affirming surgery, erectile dysfunction, male fertility, urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction. Each day through leadership and compassion, these urologists bring excellence to urologic care with breakthrough research and innovative treatments that include minimally invasive procedures like Holmium laser enucleation (HoLEP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); robotic and laparoscopic surgery for ureteral reconstruction; advanced robotic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence; medical management of neurogenic bladder and are the only program in Northern California that provides complete ultrasound-guided, radiation free treatment for complex urinary stones, a safer and more effective approach than x-ray based treatments.


  • Kidney stones and urinary stone disease
  • Female bladder and pelvic health
  • Male sexual and reproductive health
  • Urologic trauma and recontruction
  • Lifetime congenital urology program (L-CUP)
  • Gender-affirming surgery
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia



Urologic Subspecialties News & Highlights

Dr. Alan Shindel, professor of clinical urology at UCSF, was announced as the Incoming Chair for the American Urological Association (AUA) Core Curriculum Committee.  Dr. Shindel will assume these...
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Urology Times, Speaking of Urology podcast featuring Dr. Anne Suskind discussing why and how mentorship can be valuable at any point in a urologist's career.           
Recognized as highly accomplished and a dedicated educator, along with his wife, Dr. Kristine Breyer, Anesthesiologist, both are now members of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators (...
Dr. Sima Porten MD, MPH received the SUO’s Young Investigator Award. “This award recognizes excellence in clinical practice and/or basic research that has contributed to improvement of clinical care...
The Department of Urology recognizes the critical importance of mentorship in the creation of its innovative Faculty Mentorship Program.  Dr. Anne Suskind established the program in 2020, initially...
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...