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

Dr. Alan Shindel, professor of clinical urology at UCSF, was announced as the Incoming Chair for the American Urological Association (AUA) Core Curriculum Committee.  Dr. Shindel will assume these...
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Urology Times, Speaking of Urology podcast featuring Dr. Anne Suskind discussing why and how mentorship can be valuable at any point in a urologist's career.           
Recognized as highly accomplished and a dedicated educator, along with his wife, Dr. Kristine Breyer, Anesthesiologist, both are now members of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators (...
Dr. Sima Porten MD, MPH received the SUO’s Young Investigator Award. “This award recognizes excellence in clinical practice and/or basic research that has contributed to improvement of clinical care...
The Department of Urology recognizes the critical importance of mentorship in the creation of its innovative Faculty Mentorship Program.  Dr. Anne Suskind established the program in 2020, initially...
PGY2, urology resident, Jorge D. Mena, MD, received the 2020-21 ZSFG Krevans Award virtually at the annual ZSFG Medical Staff Meeting in June 2021 for his excellent performance during his intern year...