Marshall L. Stoller, MD

Marshall L. Stoller, MD

Marshall L. Stoller, MD

Professor and Vice Chair
 of Urology


BS, 1976, University of California, Berkeley, CA, Bioenergetics
MD, 1981, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Medicine


Marshall Stoller, MD heads UCSF's urinary stone division, which includes endourology and laparoscopy. Stoller graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976 and went to medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Following medical school, he returned to the SF Bay Area, where he was a general surgical intern and resident at UCSF from 1981-1983 and a urology resident from 1983-1985. The following year he was a clinical instructor and research fellow at the University of New South Wales at Prince Henry and Prince of Wales Hospitals in Sydney, Australia. Stoller returned to UCSF as a chief resident in the Department of Urology, joining the faculty thereafter. Stoller presently operates at Moffitt-Long Hospital, San Francisco General Hospital and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His practice emphasizes surgical management of urinary stone disease and minimally invasive endourology.

Stoller is certified by the American Board of Urology. He has received multiple awards, including grand prize in the annual Lapides Essay Contest in Urodynamic and Neurourology Research. He has received the Distinction in Teaching Award from the Academic Senate at UCSF. Stoller volunteers his services at the San Francisco Zoo and has consulted on the care of a wide variety of animals, including orangutans, sea lions, raccoons, tigers, African macaques, Jacob rams, lions, elephants, and penguins. Stoller has multiple patents submitted and many pending.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Stoller has helped spearhead a comprehensive program in the management of urinary stone disease at UCSF, where the department has utilized and tested a variety of urinary lithotriptors for the Food and Drug Administration.

Research Interests

Stoller has investigated modalities to improve the management of urinary stone disease. The etiology of urinary stones remains unknown and specifically, the origination of calcium-based stones is ill-defined. Stoller has investigated Randall plaques as the nidus for the primordial calculus. He has mapped these lesions endoscopically and correlated them with stone composition and 24-hour urinary constituents. He has been able to visualize them with high resolution radiography in cadaveric kidneys and has found them to penetrate deep within the papillae. These lesions are visible on thin-cut spiral C/T in vivo images. Three-dimensional reconstructions from papillary specimens may help find where stone development begins.

Patient Contact

For patient appointments,
please contact the office at:

415.353.2200  (Phone)
415.353.2480  (Fax)

UCSF Medical Center

400 Parnassus Avenue, Suite A-610

San Francisco, CA 94143-0330

Academic Contact

415.476.1611  (Phone)
415.476.8849  (Fax)

Department of Urology

Box 0738

San Francisco, CA 94143-0738