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

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...
For David B. Bayne, MD, MPH, being offered an Assistant Professorship at UCSF was both an end and a beginning.  The end of a long, challenging, enlightening, joyful and methodical process of building...
Alan Shindel, MD, MAS Associate Professor, Male Reproductive Health, UCSF Department of Urology has accepted a position as Editor-in-Chief for Sexual Medicine, the International Society for Sexual...
The doorbell rings, a package is delivered, and history is cemented. Each year, the American Urological Association (AUA) honors the contributions of physician researchers and educators to the field...
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...