Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS

Sam Washington

Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor of Urology
Goldberg-Benioff Endowed Professorship in Cancer Biology


2007, UC Davis Bachelors of Science in Genetics, Minor in Latin
2012, UCSF Medical School
2018, UCSF Department of Urology, Residency
2019, UCSF Master's Degree in Clinical Research
2020, UCSF Department of Urology, Urologic Oncology Fellowship


Dr. Washington completed his undergraduate education at University of California, Davis with a Bachelors of Science in Genetics, and a minor in Latin. He completed his medical school training at University of California, San Francisco and was selected by the Department of Urology to complete his urology residency.  He stayed on at UCSF to complete his urologic oncology fellowship. His research has focused on prostate cancer outcomes with current research focusing on health services and cancer outcome disparities with genitourinary malignancies. Past research grants include the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and the UCSF Center of Aging in Diverse Communities, through the National Institute of Aging. In July 2020, Dr. Washington joined the department and named Assistant Professor-In Residence.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Washington’s clinical interests include the diagnosis and management of genitourinary malignancies and using minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic approaches to the surgery. He is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Society for Urologic Oncology.

Research Interests

Dr. Washington’s primary research focus is healthcare disparities in patients with genitourinary malignancies with specific interests in understanding racial/ethnic disparities in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of clinically localized prostate cancer and examining how differences in treatment strategies based on race and socioeconomic factors impact survival outcomes for patients diagnosed with bladder cancer. He has presented at several national conferences and has obtained grant funding for projects focused on examining racial disparities in survival resulting from race-based differences in the management of muscle-invasive bladder cancer and how socioeconomic factors impact healthcare utilization after cystectomy.

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