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Dr. Raga


Urology Research

Advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of urological diseases are nurtured in UCSF's dynamic research environment. Internationally recognized basic scientists and clinicians work collaboratively to understand disease at the cellular level, then creatively apply their findings to improve patient care. UCSF is known for a spectrum of research in urological cancers, non-cancerous diseases, and pediatric urology.  Our research programs receive substantial funding from the National Institutes of Health and from other public and private entities. In many cases, our research programs encompass multi-center studies headed by UCSF investigators.

Research News & Highlights

In a panel chaired by UCSF Urology’s Alan Shindel, MD, MAS, the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) released new clinical practice...
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow David Bayne, MD, MPH was delighted to learn in mid-May that he was awarded two research grants. Encouragement to apply for the Dean’s Diversity Fund came from...
Nadia Roan, PhD, an Associate Professor of Urology at UCSF who has been studying immune responses to HIV for almost 15 years, has recently shifted her focus to COVID-19 research efforts. She,...
The novel coronavirus has disrupted the world as we know it, but UCSF Urology has not halted its mission.  There are still patients to care for, residents and students to teach, and innovations to...
In the first “Zoom-Only” Urology Grand Rounds meeting, the department hosted the esteemed Paul Volberding, MD, Professor and Chair, Epidemiology & Biostatistics.  His discussion centered on...
For a sixth consecutive year, rankings of National Institutes of Health (NIH) biomedical research funding put UCSF in first place for urology funding. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for...
In January, Hao Nguyen, MD, PhD, was awarded a $1 million Challenge Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Nguyen, 44, who holds the Goldberg-Benioff Endowed Professorship in Cancer Biology...