Tony Chen grew up in Rowland Heights in Southern California and received his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from UC Berkeley. He went on to attend the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine where his exposure to the diverse technologies in Urology helped solidify his interest in the field. He completed his Urology residency at the University of Washington in Seattle where he continued to grow his passion for innovation. During his research year, he led a team of engineers to invent a device to automate continuous bladder irrigation to increase patient safety and comfort. This effort was the first healthcare-related project to be awarded an Amazon Catalyst grant. He combined his love of technology and education as well by completing an American Colleges of Surgeons simulation fellowship where he helped create a novel high-fidelity Foley catheter insertion simulator and an emergent robot undocking curriculum. When it came time to decide what to subspecialize in, he quickly chose Andrology and Male Infertility because he enjoyed being able to assist men with their most vulnerable and personal needs. While completing his fellowship at Stanford, he hopes to continue applying innovative research and design methods to advance the field of Men’s Health. Outside of work he is a big international traveler, foodie, and serious boba fanatic.
Lukas Hockman, MD
Fellow in Urologic Oncology
Lukas Hockman grew up in the Midwest and attended the University of Arkansas for undergrad where he majored in Biochemistry and minored in Mathematics. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri where he came to love urology. He was drawn to the variety of diseases and procedures the specialty offers, as well as the new technologies and research opportunities that are readily available. Between medical school and residency he spent the summer in Nicaragua with the Rainbow Network, and was able to experience first hand how the lack of access to basic medical care can greatly affect an entire community. He returned and completed his residency at University of Missouri before pursuing a fellowship in urological oncology. Outside of the hospital he enjoys biking, snowboarding and wants to learn to surf. He looks forward to the adventure California has to offer!
Shayan Khorsandi, MD
Fellow in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Shayan Khorsandi grew up in Puerto Rico where he received his undergraduate degree from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus in General Sciences. He then went on to graduate from medical school at Ponce Health Sciences University. During his upbringing as a physician in Puerto Rico, he developed an interest in female health. He then felt it was time for change and decided to leave his home island to gain a different experience. His goal was to eventually use this gained knowledge and experiences to contribute in the improvement of health care in Puerto Rico. He then pursued and graduated from his OBGYN residency at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey with a key interest in pelvic reconstructive surgery. However, loving his general field in obstetrics and gynecology, he started working in a group practice in New Jersey at Alliance OBGYN. There he observed how prevalent conditions such as voiding dysfunction, prolapse and pelvic pain are and the difficulty patients had in finding access to care. After two years of practicing as a general OBGYN practitioner, he decided to pursue a fellowship in female pelvic reconstructive surgery. Outside the hospital he loves sports, the beach and traveling alongside his wife and family.
Welcome to Urology Intern Michael Scott, who joins us from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. When asked why he chose Stanford, Michael shared, 'I picked Stanford because of the culture of teamwork and support among the residents and the opportunity to learn from expert physicians and surgeons across all disciplines of urology.'
Welcome to Urology Intern Anas Tresh, who joins us from UCSF. When asked why he chose Stanford, Anas shared, 'When looking at residency programs, what was most important to me was first and foremost finding a program that was going to train me to be the most competent surgeon, clinician and researcher.'
Welcome to Urology Intern Steve Zhou, who joins us from UCLA. Steve is a second-generation Chinese American from Palo Alto who picked Stanford Urology to serve his diverse childhood community and be around creative people who get excited about medical innovation.