Carissa Chu, MD

Carissa Chu, MD

Carissa Chu, MD

Assistant Professor in Residence


BS, 2010, University of California San Diego, Human Biology
MD, 2015, University of California, San Francisco, Medicine
Residency, 2021, University of California, San Francisco, Urology
Fellowship, 2023, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY, Urologic Oncology


Carissa Chu, MD received her undergraduate training at University of California, San Diego, where she earned a degree with Honors in Human Biology.  After graduating, she earned her medical degree and completed her Urology residency at University of California, San Francisco.  She then went onto to complete her fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. In 2023, Dr. Chu was recruited to join the faculty at UCSF.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Chu's clinical interests include all urologic cancers including prostate, bladder, kidney, testis, and urethral/penile cancers with experience in both open and minimally invasive approaches.

Research Interests

Her research interests are currently focused on bladder cancer including mechanisms of resistance to the antibody-drug conjugate enfortumab vedotin, the molecular heterogeneity of variant histologic subtypes in bladder cancer, and biomarkers of BCG response in high-risk non-muscle invasive disease.

Patient Contact

Note that UCSF Urology utilizes an online system for scheduling appointments called MyChart. This is our preferred method of communications. If you are not yet signed up for MyChart, call 415.514.6000 to get an activation code and help signing up.
For new patients click here and follow instructions under "Urologic Surgical Oncology" 

For existing patients, general questions and making follow up appointment:

415.353.9518  (Phone)
415.353.9785 (Fax)

1825 4th Street
6th floor Baker Precision Cancer Medicine Building
San Francisco, CA 94158

Practice Manager
415.514.8825  (Phone)
415.353.7093  (Fax)

Academic Contact

415.353.7096  (Phone)
415.476.5366  (Fax)

University of California, San Francisco
Department of Urology, Mailcode 1695
550 16th Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Follow Me on Twitter