Alan Shindel MD, MAS

Dr. Alan Shindel

Alan Shindel MD, MAS

Professor of Urology, Male Reproductive Health
Associate Program Director, UCSF Urology Undergraduate Medical Education


BA, 1998 Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
MD, 2002 Washington University, Saint Louis, MO
Urology Resident: Barnes-Jewish Hospital 2002-2007
Andrology Fellowship: UCSF 2007-2010
MAS, 2013 University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA


Alan W. Shindel graduated from the school of medicine at Washington University in Saint Louis in 2002.   He completed his residency training in urology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2007.  After completion of his residency he started a 3-year research and clinical fellowship in andrology (men’s reproductive and sexual health) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) under the direction of Drs. Tom Lue and Ira Sharlip.  He joined the faculty of urology at the University of California Davis (UC Davis) in 2010 as an assistant professor of urology; he was promoted to associate professor of urology in 2014.  His clinical practice at that time was devoted towards care of patients with sexual concerns, urinary tract symptoms, and chronic pain syndromes.  During his time at UC Davis he served in numerous capacities on the medical school admissions committee and was director of the medical student rotations in urology.  He was the Inaugural Editor in Chief for Sexual Medicine, an open access journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine from 2012 to 2015 and served on the board of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America from 2013 to 2015. In 2015 he left UC Davis to serve as a Medical Director at Genomic Health Inc, a manufacturer of genomic based tests for prostate cancer.  After two years at Genomic Health Inc.  Dr. Shindel returned to UCSF in 2017 as an Associate Professor of Urology and was promoted to Professor in 2021. In 2020, Dr. Shindel was re-appointed as Editor in Chief for Sexual Medicine.  

Clinical Interests

Dr. Shindel’s clinical interests include lower urinary tract symptoms, benign prostate hyperplasia, sexual dysfunction in men, and chronic pelvic pain syndromes.

Research Interests

Dr. Shindel completed a master’s degree in clinical research at UC Davis in 2013.  His primary research interests include medical education, sexual dysfunction in men and women, nutritional supplements, and sexuality education.  He has authored over 150 manuscripts and commentaries published as peer-reviewed original research, reviews, book chapters, and/or patient information pieces on topics including sexual dysfunction in men and women, urinary tract symptoms, nutritional supplements, urologic cancers, and medical education.

Patient Contact

Parnassus Physical Address:

400 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 610
San Francisco CA 94143
415.353.2200  (Phone)


Academic Contact

Phone: 415-353-9386

Fax: 415-353-2480