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

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...
The Muriel Steele Society Award is given annually by the senior residents to a UCSF woman faculty member who embodies the spirit of Muriel Steele - a woman working to identify and address the unmet...
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...
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...
Ben Breyer, MD, MAS has been named Residency Program Director and Associate Chair of Education for the Department of Urology.  Dr. Breyer has previously served as Associate Program Director and has...