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  • Rodney U. Anderson, MD FACS

    Rodney U. Anderson, MD FACS

    Professor (Clinical) of Urology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical Medical Research devoted to tertiary level application of treatment modalities for neurologic and functional disturbances of the genitourinary tract. Problems such as urinary incontinence, urinary retention, urinary flow dysfunction (BPH), impotence, and chronic pelvic pain syndromes are addressed. New medical devices and technology for treating these disorders are investigated

  • Philip Beachy

    Philip Beachy

    The Ernest and Amelia Gallo Professor in the School of Medicine, Professor of Urology, of Developmental Biology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Function of Hedgehog proteins and other extracellular signals in morphogenesis (pattern formation), in injury repair and regeneration (pattern maintenance). We study how the distribution of such signals is regulated in tissues, how cells perceive and respond to distinct concentrations of signals, and how such signaling pathways arose in evolution. We also study the normal roles of such signals in stem-cell physiology and their abnormal roles in the formation and expansion of cancer stem cells.

  • James D. Brooks

    James D. Brooks

    Keith and Jan Hurlbut Professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We use genomic approaches to identify disease biomarkers. We are most interested in translating biomarkers into clinical practice in urological diseases with a particular focus in cancer.

  • BerthaáChen, MD

    BerthaáChen, MD

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology - Urogynecology) and, by courtesy, of Urology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Chen?s research examines the molecular causes of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction. Recognizing that urinary incontinence linked to demise of smooth muscle sphincter function, she is investigating the potential use of stem cell regeneration to restore muscle capacity.

  • Benjamin I. Chung

    Benjamin I. Chung

    Associate Professor of Urology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Renal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer outcomes research and epidemiology.

  • Craig V. Comiter

    Craig V. Comiter

    Professor of Urology and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Using various animal models of bladder outlet obstruction as a representation of human prostatic disease, I am investigating how intervening with pharmacotherapy, neuromodulation, and other novel therapies may help to reverse the adverse changes in the bladder due to the obstruction.

    I also am investigating new, minimally invasive treatments for post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence.

    I am also investigating the role of neruomodulation in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain and IC.

  • Christos E. Constantinou

    Christos E. Constantinou

    Associate Professor of Urology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My main recent interest is the application of Biomedical Engineering approaches for the clinical visualization and characterization of the static and dynamic properties of pelvic floor function. This extends to ultrasound Imaging and image processing, construction of computer models and biomechanics analysis of pelvic floor function. It is envisioned that these considerations are important constituents of the clinical evaluation of patients with lower urinary tract dysfunction and urodynamics.

  • Simon Conti

    Simon Conti

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Urology

    Bio I am a founding member of the Stanford Urolithiasis Project, where we have studied population health datasets to examine surgical outcomes and environmental risk factors in urinary stone disease. Our current focus includes socioeconomic and ethnic disparities in kidney stone disease, water quality and stone disease, pregnancy in kidney stone disease and geographical variations in kidney stones incidence and metabolic kidney stone work up. As a Clinical Assistant professor of urology and Director of the Stanford Kidney Stones center I have performed 300-400 surgeries per year for kidney stones since joining the faculty in 2015.

  • Amy D. Dobberfuhl, MD, MS

    Amy D. Dobberfuhl, MD, MS

    Instructor, Urology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Dobberfuhl's current clinical practice includes: Pelvic Reconstruction, Neurourology, and Voiding Dysfunction. A large proportion of Dr. Dobberfuhl's Voiding Dysfunction practice includes Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS) and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD).

  • Ekene Enemchukwu

    Ekene Enemchukwu

    Assistant Professor of Urology and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Urogynecology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Refractory overactive bladder in elderly and frail patient populations, detrusor underactivity, quality of life, patient outcomes, quality improvement, patient satisfaction, and shared decision making

  • Richard Fan

    Richard Fan

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Urology

    Bio Richard E. Fan, Ph.D., is an engineer embedded in the Department of Urology in the Stanford School of Medicine.

    Dr. Fan?s research relates to the development of clinically driven biomedical instrumentation and medical devices. He is interested in translational application of emerging technologies in the medical and surgical spaces, as well as the development of platforms to explore clinical and pre-clinical evaluation. His primary work is currently focused on image guided detection and treatment of prostate cancer, including MR-US fusion, focal therapies, embedded systems and robotics.

  • Harcharan Gill

    Harcharan Gill

    Kathryn Simmons Stamey Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia- Evaluation and development of new minimally invasive techniques

    Endourology: developing, designing and evaluating new instruments

    Bladder cancer: outcomes of treatment

    BPH: cryotherapy and HIFU

  • Vanessa Gulla

    Vanessa Gulla

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Urology

    Bio Dr. Vanessa Gulla, MD is a board certified Urologist specializing in adult general urology of both men and women. She enjoys managing both the medical and surgical treatment of diverse urologic conditions.

    After completing a residency at Dartmouth, Dr. Gulla participated in a endourology fellowship with the NHS in Bristol, England. She then returned to her native Northern California to practice.

  • Philip M. Hanno

    Philip M. Hanno

    Clinical Professor, Urology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Design clinical trials to evaluate new treatments for bladder pain syndrome

  • John Leppert

    John Leppert

    Associate Professor of Urology and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Nephrology) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research aims to improve the global quality of care for patients with Urologic Cancer with a particular focus on kidney cancer. We are investigating novel proteomic platforms and assays to diagnose kidney cancer and predict response to therapy. We are evaluating the comparative effectiveness of various kidney cancer surgeries and their impact on chronic kidney disease and its downstream effects. We are applying epidemiology, bioinformatics, and health services methods to urologic conditions.

  • Joseph C. Liao

    Joseph C. Liao

    Associate Professor of Urology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My laboratory is engaged in translational research to develop new in vitro and in vivo diagnostic tools for diseases of the urinary tract based on micro- and nanotechnology. We are developing an integrated biosensor platform optimized for point-of-care urinary diagnostics, particularly for urinary tract infections and bladder cancer. We are also developing in vivo imaging tools for applications in image-guided surgery.

  • Rustin Massoudi, MD

    Rustin Massoudi, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Urology

    Bio Dr. Massoudi received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering from UC Berkeley and medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine. He completed Urology residency at Stanford University. He has received numerous teaching awards. His clinical focus is on prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and general urologic conditions.

  • Alan C. Pao

    Alan C. Pao

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and, by courtesy, of Urology at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We are interested in how the kidneys control salt, water, and electrolyte homeostasis in the body. We use cultured kidney cells, transgenic mice, and human samples to study hormonal and signal transduction pathways that control epithelial ion transport. Clinical implications of our work include a better understanding of the pathogenesis of salt-sensitive hypertension and kidney stone formation and growth.

  • Christopher K. Payne, MD

    Christopher K. Payne, MD

    Professor of Urology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Obstetric Fistula Projects:
    1. Preoperative ultrasound evaluation to detect ureteric involvement in vesicovaginal fistulas
    2. Patient narrative study to identify key medical, social and economic factors that lead to fistula formation
    3. Study of urinary continence after fistula repair

    Pelvic pain: investigation into role of pelvic floor in chronic pelvic pain

  • DonnaáPeehl, PhD

    DonnaáPeehl, PhD

    Professor (Research) of Urology, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on the molecular and cellular biology of the human prostate. Developing realistic experimental models is a major goal, and primary cultures of prostatic epithelial and stromal cells are my main model system. Our discoveries are relevant to prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant prostatic diseases.

  • Inder Perkash

    Inder Perkash

    Paralyzed Veterans of America Professor of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My major interest has been neurogenic bladder and neurogenic bowel. In other areas where I have published research include urinary tract infections , use of Laser to vaporize urethral strictures in able bodies and surgery to improve voiding in spinal cord injury patients.
    Currently I am helping set up to evaluate and rehab. neurogenic bowel problems in GI Medicine at Stanford.

  • Lisa Rogo-Gupta

    Lisa Rogo-Gupta

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Bio Dr. Rogo-Gupta has a particular interest in a multi-disciplinary approach to women?s healthcare. Dr. Rogo-Gupta?s research interests include prolapse and incontinence surgery outcomes on both institutional and national levels, and the impact of surgical volume on outcomes.

  • Jay Shah

    Jay Shah

    Associate Professor of Urology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Dr. Jay Shah, MD is a staff surgeon and associate professor of Urology at Stanford University. He is also the Cancer Care Program Leader for Urologic Oncology at the Stanford Cancer Center. He is widely respected for his work on optimizing outcomes after surgery for bladder cancer and he lectures internationally on this topic. He is a graduate of the American Urological Association Leadership Academy and he sits on multiple national AUA committees. With a deep interest in quality improvement work, Dr. Shah is the Physician Improvement Leader for the Stanford Department of Urology and a Medical Director of the Stanford Realizing Improvement Through Empowerment (RITE) Program. Since joining the Stanford faculty in February 2017, Dr. Shah has successfully completed the Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training (CELT) Program, the Stanford Leadership Development Program, and the Stanford Medicine Leadership Academy. His vision is to have Stanford Medicine become known for instilling leadership in all of our faculty and trainees. With this goal in mind, he has started an accredited fellowship training program in Urologic Oncology and a QI/leadership training program for urology residents. He also lectures internationally on leadership development, team building, and quality improvement.

    Dr. Shah graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biological Sciences from Harvard College. He obtained his medical degree and completed his urology residency training at Columbia University. During his time at Columbia, Dr. Shah was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; he was named Physician of the Year by the nursing staff; and he was recognized by the medical students with the Gold Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. After residency, he completed a three-year fellowship in Urologic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center where he earned a coveted faculty position. During his time as faculty at MD Anderson, Dr. Shah launched the bladder cancer robotics program, developed an enhanced recovery program for patients undergoing bladder removal surgery, became double board-certified in Urology and Medical Quality, and was chosen to lead the MDACC Genitourinary Center as Center Medical Director.

    In his free time, Dr. Shah enjoys reading, cooking, surfing, hiking and exploring the beaches of Northern California in his Jeep Wrangler with his family and 2 dogs.

  • Linda M. Dairiki Shortliffe

    Linda M. Dairiki Shortliffe

    Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the School of Medicine, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The timing for intervention in obstruction in the infant and child is poorly understood.Our group has been interested in trying to define the risks that may be involved in obstructive and infectious uropathies and discovering early signs of damage to the urinary tract and kidney. We have explored ways of imaging the urinary tract using nonionizing radiation (US, MRI). We have studied the relationships of sex steroid hormones, pregnancy, reflux, urinary tract infection and urinary tract function.

  • Eila C. Skinner

    Eila C. Skinner

    Thomas A. Stamey Research Professor in Urology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on outcomes in the treatment of muscle invasive and high-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. This includes identifying markers of prognosis, predictive markers for response to surgery and chemotherapy, and working toward an individualized, multidisciplinary approach to disease management. I have also focused on optimizing the use of lower urinary tract reconstruction in patients undergoing cystectomy, and developing interventions to improve patient quality of life.

  • Eric R. Sokol, MD

    Eric R. Sokol, MD

    Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology-Urogynecology) and, by courtesy, of Urology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research is focused on the development and testing of novel minimally invasive treatment modalities for complex pelvic floor disorders.

  • Geoffrey Sonn

    Geoffrey Sonn

    Assistant Professor of Urology and, by courtesy, of Radiology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My interest is in improving prostate cancer diagnosis through MRI and image-targeted prostate biopsy. In collaboration with radiologists at Stanford, we are working to define the optimal role of MRI in prostate cancer. We hope to improve cancer imaging to the point that some men with elevated PSA may safely avoid prostate biopsy. For those who need biopsy, we are evaluating novel MRI-US fusion targeted biopsy, a technique that greatly improves upon the conventional biopsy method.

  • ZijieáSun

    ZijieáSun

    Professor of Urology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We focus on understanding the molecular mechanism of transcription factors that govern the transformation of normal cells to a neoplastic state. We are especially interested in nuclear hormone action and its interactions with other signaling pathways in tumor development and progression.

  • Alan Eih Chih Thong

    Alan Eih Chih Thong

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Urology

    Bio Dr. Thong is a urologist specializing in urologic oncology. He has experience in all aspects of adult urology care, including endoscopic, robotic, and open surgery, and has a special interest in the treatment of prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancer. He has won numerous awards including the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, and has authored and co-authored publications on the treatment of urologic cancers.

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