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Alan C. Pao
Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and, by courtesy, of Urology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe are broadly interested in how the kidneys control salt, water, and electrolyte homeostasis in the body. Our disease focus is on kidney stone disease. We use cultured kidney cells, transgenic mice, human plasma/urine samples, and electronic health record data to study the pathogenesis of kidney stone disease. Our therapeutic focus is on the development of small molecule compounds that can be used for kidney stone prevention.
Dr. Seung-min Park
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy educational background and training have focused on creating micro- and nano-scale devices using newly-developed techniques and applying these processes to advance research in molecular/cellular biology. So far, my area of expertise has focused on developing methods to pattern, sort, and analyze biological materials, especially circulating tumor cells. Through my work I have created multiple Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) and Nanoelectromechanical System (NEMS) devices that can not only identify miniscule mass changes in microfluidics, but integrate mass spectrometry for molecular detection, and manipulate oligonucleotide species for sort and analysis. I am confident that my background provides the expertise in the design and fabrication of micro-/nano-scale functional modules necessary for developing next-generation devices in solving critical problems in biomedical engineering.
Christopher K. Payne, MD
Professor of Urology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsObstetric 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
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).
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
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 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
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