UCLA Faculty and Providers
William Aronson, MD
Professor of Urology, Chief of Urology at Olive View UCLA Medical Center and Chief of Urologic Oncology, Veterans Administration West Los Angeles. His clinical specialties are Prostate Cancer and General Urology. His clinical and laboratory research focuses on treatment of advanced prostate cancer and diet and lifestyle factors for chemoprevention and treatment.
Chad Baxter, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Urology. Dr. Baxter completed his M.D. at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, urology residency at Penn State University, and fellowship training in Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA.. More >
Carol Bennett, MD
Professor of Clinical Urology, Chief of Urology, West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center and Henry E. Singleton Chair in Urology at UCLA. Her research interests are focused on the treatment of neurogenic bladder disorder, sexual dysfunction, and infertility. Currently a board member of the American Foundation of Urologic Diseases, and the Pfizer/AUA Visiting Professorships in Urology. Dr. Bennett is also a Professor at David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.
Richard Boxer, MD
Voluntary Clinical Professor of Urology. Dr. Boxer graduated from the University of Wisconsin undergraduate and medical schools and completed his training at UCLA in urology. He sees patients at the Greater LA VA. He is an international leader in telemedicine and a national leader in health policy. Dr. Boxer also has a tele-urology clinic that consults with patients around California. He has been a health policy adviser to the White House, Senators and Governors.
Nicholas M. Donin, MD
Staff Physician and Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology. After graduating from Harvard University, he received his medical degree from Columbia University in New York City and completed his internship and residency at New York University. He then completed a 2-year Urologic Oncology Fellowship at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.
Matthew D. Dunn, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Urology. Dr. Dunn earned his medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC. He subsequently completed his Urology Residency at LAC + USC Medical Center and fellowship training in Endourology and Laparoscopic Surgery at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital. He has an expertise in minimally invasive surgery, specifically endoscopic management of all types of urinary diversions and complex kidney stones as well as laser management of BPH. More >
Richard M. Ehrlich, MD
Professor Emeritus of Urology. Dr. Ehrlich completed his medical degree from Cornell University. He has served as president of both the Society for Pediatric Urology and the American Academy of Pediatrics Urology Section as well as other leadership positions in the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. His clinical interests include general urology and pediatric urology. More >
Stanley Frencher Jr., MD, MPH
Associate Clinical Professor of UCLA Urology, Director of Urology and Chair of Perioperative Services Department at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) and UCLA Urology Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Martin Gelbard, MD
Staff Physician and Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology. Dr. Gelbard earned his medical degree from University of California, Davis School of Medicine. His postgraduate residency training involved two years in general surgery, then four years in urology at the UCLA School of Medicine. His clinical and research interests are primary focused on the treatment of Peyronie’s disease, as well as other general urology and male urology conditions.
Stuart Holden, MD
Clinical Professor of Urology and Co-Director, UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology. Dr. Holden is recognized as an expert in prostate cancer research throughout the medical community. His dedication to patient care led to him being named medical director of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. More >
Ja-Hong Kim, MD
Clinical Professor of Urology, Division of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Kim completed her MD at Baylor College of Medicine, Urology residency training at Cleveland Clinic, and Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at UCLA. Her clinical areas of interest include voiding dysfunction, vaginal prolapse, and genitourinary reconstruction. She performs pelvic floor reconstruction, laparoscopic, and robotically-assisted surgery. More >
Leonard S. Marks, MD
Professor of Urology. Dr. Marks completed training at UCLA in 1978. H received an American Foundation for Urologic Diseases scholarship award and a Prostate Cancer Foundation research award. His current research interests involve prostate markers, imaging, and minimally-invasive treatments. More >
Gladys Y. Ng, MD, MPH
Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology. Dr. Ng earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College and her Masters in Public Health from Yale University. She subsequently completed her Urology Residency at UCLA and fellowship training in Genitourinary Reconstruction at Emory University. Dr. Ng is the Surgical Director for the UCLA Gender Health Program. More >
Stephanie C. Pannell, MD, MPH
Staff Physician and Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology. Dr. Pannell earned her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and then completed her urology residency at UCLA. She also obtained a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Allan J. Pantuck, MD
Professor of Urology and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs for Urology. Dr. Pantuck specializes in urologic cancers and has a long standing interest in kidney, prostate, bladder cancers, developing new treatment strategies through basic and clinical research and in the study of nutritional approaches to their prevention and treatment. More >
Aydin Pooli, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology. Dr. Pooli earned his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). He subsequently completed his urology residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and urologic oncology fellowship training at UCLA’s Institute of Urologic Oncology (IUO), David Geffen School of Medicine. His primary research interests include working on gene expression protocols for high risk prostate and kidney cancers.
Christopher S. Saigal, MD
Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Urology. Clinical practice, UCLA Westwood Campus. He is also on the staff of the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Saigal has had a longstanding clinical interest in urologic cancers and the surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. His research is focused on patient-centered decision support and quality of care for urologic conditions. More >
Jeremy Shelton, MD, MSHS
Associate Clinical Professor of Urology at UCLA. Dr. Shelton earned his Medical Doctorate from Cornell University, and his Master of Science in Health Services from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He completed his urology residency training and a fellowship in health services research at UCLA Dr. Shelton’s interest in patient-centered care led him to spearhead the implementation of the first general urology telehealth clinic in the VA, which has now served over 1,000 veterans.
Caroline L. Wallner, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology. Dr. Wallner graduated from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and then completed her general surgery and Urology residency at Loma Linda. Her clinical interests include diseases of the prostate, urinary stone disease, erectile dysfunction, and general urology. She specializes in open, endoscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted surgeries. More >
David F. Yao, MD
Staff Physician and Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology. Dr. David Fishbein Yao is an adult urologist trained to deal with many issues involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, penis, scrotum, and testicles. He specializes in vasectomy, male fertility, and male sexual health. He completed his general urology residency at Harvard and fellowship in Men's Health at UCLA. More >