Anobel Y. Odisho, MD, MPH

Anobel Y. Odisho, MD, MPH

Anobel Y. Odisho, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Urology; Epidemiology/Biostatistics
Clinical Informatics Lead, Center for Digital Health Innovation


BA, 2004, University of California, Berkeley, Molecular Biology and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations
MD, 2009, University of California, San Francisco
MPH, 2014, University of California, Berkeley


Anobel Odisho, MD, MPH received his undergraduate training from the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a degree in Molecular Biology and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations with high honors. He then earned his MD from the University of California, San Francisco with an Area of Distinction in Medical Humanities. He stayed at UCSF for his General Surgery and Urology training. During residency, he earned a Masters of Public Health degree at the University of California, with an emphasis in epidemiology and biostatistics. He completed his Urologic Oncology fellowship training at the University of Washington. In 2017, Dr. Odisho was recruited to join the faculty at UCSF and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Specializing in urologic cancer care, he is part of the multidisciplinary urologic oncology team of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, located primarily at the Mission Bay campus. He also maintains privileges at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Clinical Interests

Dr. Odisho’s clinical interests include the diagnosis and management of genitourinary malignancies, such as kidney, prostate, bladder, and testicular cancer using robotic, laparoscopic, and endoscopic approaches in addition to open surgery. He works incorporate risk stratification and patient preferences in clinical decision making, including the use of interactive patient education tools and patient reported outcomes. Dr. Odisho is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Society for Urologic Oncology. 

Research Interests

Dr. Odisho’s research focus combines his technical and computational background with his interests in caring for patients with kidney cancer. His interests include incorporating novel technologies to improve care delivery, using interactive data visualizations to inform patients and increase engagement, and health services research to understand trends and patterns in kidney cancer care delivery. He has authored numerous articles and chapters on these topics and he has received numerous awards for his research papers and presentations. 

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