Michelle E. Van Kuiken, MD

Michelle E. Van Kuiken, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology
Associate Program Director, UCSF Urology Graduate Medical Education


2007, BBA, The University of Texas at Austin
2012, MD, UT Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
2018, Residency in Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood IL
2020, Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA


Michelle Van Kuiken, MD graduated with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Biology. She attended medical school at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She then went on to complete her urology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in the Chicago area where she earned a certificate of distinction for her contribution to quality and safety improvement. Dr. Van Kuiken now joins the UCSF Department of Urology having recently completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA under the guidance of Drs. Shlomo Raz and Victor Nitti.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Van Kuiken’s clinical interests include all aspects of female pelvic floor reconstruction including both surgical and non-surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse, management of urinary tract and vaginal fistulae, female urethral conditions including diverticula and stricture, and transvaginal mesh complications. She also specializes in both male and female lower urinary tract dysfunction including overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, urinary retention, recurrent urinary tract infections, and pelvic/bladder pain syndromes. She is trained in both vaginal and minimally invasive approaches to the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and offers a wide array of treatment options including non-mesh and uterine sparing approaches. Additionally, she manages patients with complex neurologic conditions affecting the bladder. Dr. Van Kuiken is thrilled to be joining the Department of Urology at UCSF to be able to offer comprehensive lower urinary tract and pelvic floor care to patients in the Bay Area.

Research Interests

Dr. Van Kuiken spent her research year in residency with a focus on the urinary microbiome.  She remains interested in how alterations in the microbiome affect lower urinary tract health in regards to overactive bladder, recurrent urinary tract infections, and bladder pain syndromes.  She is also interested in how other factors outside of the urinary tract affect bladder health such as diet, nutrition, bowel health, and hormonal factors. 

Patient Contact

For appointments, please contact:
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