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

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...
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...