Joseph D. Shirk, MD

Joseph D. Shirk, MD

Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Urology





Urologic Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2018 - 2020


Surgery, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2012 - 2013


MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2012
BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2007


Urology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2013 - 2018

Board Certification

Urology, American Board of Urology, 2022

Contact Information

Scientific Interests

Dr. Joseph D. Shirk is currently investigating the use of advanced novel 3D imaging for use in patients with bladder, kidney, and prostate cancer. His team is building innovative imaging platforms and investigating their impact on surgical outcomes.

Highlighted Publications

Shirk JD, Crespi CM, Saucedo JD, Lambrechts S, Dahan E, Kaplan R, Saigal CS. Does Patient Preference Measurement in Decision Aids Improve Decisional Conflict? A Randomized Trial in Men with Prostate Cancer. The Patient, 2017; 10(6):785-798.

Shirk JD, Laviana AA, Lambrechts S, Kwan L, Pagan C, Sumal A, Saigal CS. Decisional quality in patients with small renal masses. Urology, 116; 76–80.

Shirk JD, Kwan L, Saigal CS. The use of 3-dimensional, virtual reality models for surgical planning of robotic partial nephrectomy. Urology, 125; 92-97.

Shirk JD, Thiel DD, Wallen EW, Linehan JM, White WM, Badani KK, Porter JR. Effect of 3-dimensional virtual reality models for surgical planning of robotic partial nephrectomy on surgical outcomes: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(9):e1911598.

Shirk JD, Conserving Supply of Personal Protective Equipment—A Call for Ideas. JAMA, 2020; 10.1001/jama.2020.4770