Adult (Non-Cancer)

Research lab

Although not life-threatening, many non-cancerous urological disorders can severely compromise quality of life. UCSF researchers are investigating the causes and best treatments for conditions such as erectile dysfunction, incontinence, urinary stones, and kidney and genital trauma. Their work encompasses basic laboratory investigations and clinical trials of new drugs and devices. Researchers also evaluate the merits of different surgical approaches to treating these conditions.

Urologic Subspecialties News & Highlights

This year Dr. Hampson, Assistant Professor of Urology and Associate Program Director for the UCSF Urology Residency Program has been recognized as Young Urologist of the Year by the American...
Dr. Davide Ruggero's research on the mechanism for resistance to obesity is highlighted by Wudan Yan in his article, "Store Fat or Burn It? Targeting a Single Protein Flips the Switch" Click here to...
Women physicians continue to shape and cultivate the changes we see in healthcare every day.  This may be through research, patient care, as an advocate, community outreach, mentorship, the list goes...
Recently published in Fertility and Sterility, “Development and validation of a novel mail-in semen analysis system and the correlation between one hour and delayed semen analysis testing.” Dr. Smith...
Innovative surgeon, educator, and scientist; inspiring, passionate and wonderful man, are words used by his colleagues to describe him. His effect on the people around him has been profound. Marshall...
With the shift in learning to virtual platforms in the setting of the COViD pandemic, simulation education must follow suit. To respond to this need, Dr. Bayne and his team have created multiple...
The Department of Urology is pleased to announce expansion of its program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery with the addition of Michelle Van Kuiken, MD, to the faculty. Dr. Van...