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Donna Peehl, PhD
Professor (Research) of Urology, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy 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.
Paralyzed Veterans of America Professor of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy 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.
Alexandra LaPat Polasko
Postdoctoral Scholar, Urology
BioDr. Alexandra Polasko is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Urology. She is in Dr. James Brooks's lab, who is currently the director of the U54 Stanford O'Brien Urology Research Center and a Keith and Jan Hurlbut professor of Medicine at Stanford University. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. from UCLA in Civil and Environmental Engineering in Dr. Shaily Mahendra's lab and bachelors from UC Berkeley. Before coming to Stanford, she was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA in the School of Dentistry, Oral Biology Division under Dr. Hung Ton-That where she studied the role motility plays as a virulence factor in oral pathogens. Currently, Dr. Polasko's research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms that drive benign prostate hyperplasia, which is the abnormal growth of the prostate and affects nearly 80% of men over eighty and can result in impaired urine storage and voiding as well as renal failure. She is a co-inventor on two patents and received UCLA's prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants (2021).
Ashkan Pourabhari Langroudi
Visiting Instructor, Urology - Divisions
BioAshkan Pourabhari Langroudi, MD, embarked on his medical journey at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. Throughout his academic and professional journey, he has consistently demonstrated a keen interest in urologic medicine.
Recently, Ashkan joined the urology research team at Stanford University. In this dynamic research environment, he explores diverse aspects of Men's Health. Ashkan is always eager to learn new things and is determined to have a positive impact on urological medicine.
Kris B. Prado, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology
BioDr. Kris Prado is a urologic oncology fellowship trained surgeon-scientist, board-certified urologist, and Assistant Professor in the Stanford University Department of Urology. His clinical practice focuses on urologic oncology, and he performs open, endoscopic, and robotic surgery. In addition to his clinical role, he is also an active member of Philip Beachy's laboratory where his research focuses on bladder urothelial development and regeneration.
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Urology
BioDr. Lisa Rogo-Gupta, MD serves as Associate Director of the Division of Gynecology and Gynecologic Specialities, Medical Director of Ambulatory Gynecology, and Well-Being Director for the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford SOM. Dr. Rogo-Gupta proudly joined Stanford faculty in 2013, having completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University and fellowship in Female Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. During her career at Stanford she has also served as Director of OBGYN 304A for medical students interested in a career in Ob/Gyn, the Director of Urogynecology at the Pelvic Health Center, and the Director of Urogynecology resident education. In her currents roles, Dr. Rogo-Gupta seeks to incorporate physician well-being into strategic decisions impacting all parts of the academic mission--clinical care, research and education. She is particularly proud of efforts focused at improving access to gynecologic specialties care, adoption of digital health, establishing interdisciplinary team-based education, improving patient experience and physician experience in clinical efficiency. Under her leadership, ambulatory gynecology has been awarded recognition for being one of the TOP 10 patient experience drives across the Stanford Enterprise in February 2021, as well as multiple awards for exceeding patient satisfaction targets. She has received clinical teaching awards throughout her career and her research has been nationally recognized as part of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ABOG) annual board certification reading requirements, selected by the Journal of Urology as special interest and top articles, and appeared on the cover of Urology Practice Journal.
Dr. Rogo-Gupta has a particular clinical interest in a multi-disciplinary approach to women’s healthcare and her research interests include prolapse and incontinence surgery outcomes on both institutional and national levels, and the impact of surgical volume on outcomes. Her interests also spread outside of the US--she has travelled with the Stanford Ob/Gyn GOGYNS/GOMOMS program to Nicaragua to teach urogynecology clinical care and surgery and participated in a livestream worldwide webinar for Stanford Corporate Partners.
Assistant Professor of Radiology (Integrative Biomedical Imaging Informatics) and, by courtesy, of Urology and of Biomedical Data Science
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Mirabela Rusu focuses on developing analytic methods for biomedical data integration, with a particular interest in radiology-pathology fusion. Such integrative methods may be applied to create comprehensive multi-scale representations of biomedical processes and pathological conditions, thus enabling their in-depth characterization.
Associate Professor of Urology
BioDr. Jay Shah, MD currently serves as Chief of the Medical Staff for Stanford Health Care. He is a cancer surgeon and associate professor of Urology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His clinical focus is on bladder cancer, and he is well known for his expertise in robotic surgery. His academic interests center on optimizing outcomes after bladder removal surgery. He is very active in leadership development, team building, and quality improvement work and he lectures nationally and internationally on these topics. He is also certified by the International Coaching Federation as an executive coach.
Dr. Shah graduated from Harvard College, and he completed medical school and 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 and then joined the faculty there. During his time 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, and exploring the beaches of Northern California with his family and three dogs.
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.
Eugene Shkolyar, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Urology
BioEugene Shkolyar, MD is a urologic oncologist who specializes in treating patients with bladder, prostate, kidney, and testis cancers. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Urology at the Stanford School of Medicine.
Dr. Shkolyar has expertise in open, endoscopic, and robotic surgery and in caring for patients with complex urologic oncology needs. Dr. Shkolyar is actively engaged in translational research, with a particular interest in integrating artificial intelligence into bladder cancer treatment and the development of novel biomarkers for cancer detection. His commitment to continual innovation ensures that his patients have access to the latest and most effective treatment options.
Dr. Shkolyar was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, and raised in New York. He attended Cornell University for his undergraduate education and went on to UCLA for medical school. Following medical school, Dr. Shkolyar completed a residency in urology at Stanford, where he developed his interest in urologic oncology, translational bladder cancer research and teaching. He went on to complete a two-year fellowship in urologic oncology at Stanford School of Medicine gaining additional skills in management of complex urologic cancers. Dr. Shkolyar is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society and a research scholar award from the Urology Care Foundation. In addition, he has authored and co-authored numerous publications in urology, artificial intelligence, and device development.
Dr. Shkolyar is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Urological Association, and the European Association of Urology.
Linda M. Dairiki Shortliffe
Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the School of Medicine, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe 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
Thomas A. Stamey Research Professor of Urology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy 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
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology-Urogynecology) and, by courtesy, of Urology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research is focused on the development and testing of novel minimally invasive treatment modalities for complex pelvic floor disorders.
Associate Professor of Urology and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Body MRI)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy 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.
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Urology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical interests: general oncology, genito-urinary malignancy Research interests: conducting clinical trials in advanced prostate cancer, bladder cancer and renal cell carcinoma
Leslee L.Subak, MD
Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Urology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on the association of weight and urinary incontinence (UI) in women and clinical trials to test strategies to improve outcomes in women’s genitourinary health. We have shown the independent association of weight and UI and the efficacy of weight loss to treat women with UI. I also conduct studies of epidemiology, economics and cost-effectiveness, and novel interventions for UI, sexual dysfunction, vaginal atrophy, pelvic organ prolapse and menopause symptoms.
Ryan R. Sun
Clinical Assistant Professor, Urology
BioDr. Sun is a board-eligible, fellowship-trained urologist specializing in general urology and endourology. He is a clinical assistant professor of urology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He graduated with Cum Laud from the University of Washington and obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto. After completing his urology residency at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Sun completed further fellowship training in Endourology at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Sun speaks fluent Mandarin and sees patients with a wide spectrum of general urologic diseases of the kidneys, bladder, prostate, and genitalia, with a special focus in complex kidney stone disease and minimally invasive surgery. He has received multiple research awards and authored numerous peer-reviewed publications regarding kidney stone disease, oncology, education, imaging, voiding dysfunction, and gene therapy.
In his academic role, Dr. Sun is committed to providing compassionate care and developing innovative treatments to advance minimally invasive surgical techniques.