Urologic Oncology Expert Team

Chair

Mark S. Litwin, MD

Mark S. Litwin, MD

Urology| Urologic Oncology

Chair, Department of Urology. Professor of Urology, Health Policy & Management, and Nursing. He trained at Harvard and specializes in testicular, bladder, prostate and kidney cancer. Dr. Litwin’s research focuses on improving quality of care, quality of life, and equitable access to care in urologic oncology. He created and directs IMPACT, a state-funded program that provides free medical care statewide for low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancer. More >

UCLA faculty and Providers

William Aronson, MD

William Aronson, MD

Urology| Urologic Oncology

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.

Karim Chamie, MD

Karim Chamie, MD

Minimally Invasive Urology| Urology| Urologic Oncology

Associate Professor of Urology and Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship Director. He attended Medical School at USC and completed Urological training at UC Davis. Dr. Chamie then completed a SUO certified fellowship in Urologic Oncology at UCLA. His primary research interests are health services research and clinical trials in bladder cancer. His clinical interests include all areas of urologic oncology, with a particular emphasis on bladder cancer and robotic surgery. More >

Arnold I. Chin, MD, PhD

Arnold I. Chin, MD, PhD

Minimally Invasive Urology| Urology| Urologic Oncology

Associate Professor of Urology and Medical Director, Urology-Westwood. Dr. Chin completed his M.D., Ph.D. and Urology residency training at UCLA. His clinical expertise includes urologic oncology and renal transplantation. He performs open, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted surgeries for patients with all urologic malignancies including bladder, kidney, and prostate cancer. More >

Nicholas M. Donin, MD

Nicholas M. Donin, MD

Urology| Urologic Oncology

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.

Isla P. Garraway, MD, PhD

Isla P. Garraway, MD, PhD

Urologic Oncology| Urology

Professor of Urology at UCLA and Director of Urologic Research, Attending Urologist, Greater Los Angeles-VA Medical Center. Dr. Garraway’s primary clinical and research focus is on prostate cancer. She is a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and heads a laboratory investigating prostate development and carcinogenesis. More >

Kiran Gollapudi

Kiran Gollapudi, MD

Urologic Oncology| Urology

Associate Clinical Professor of Urology. Dr. Gollapudi received his MD from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He subsequently completed his residency in Urology at UCLA and went on to complete a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Urology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His clinical interests include urologic oncology, kidney stones, and minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant diseases. Dr. Gollapudi has a strong interest in medical student and resident education.

Stuart Holden, MD

Stuart Holden, MD

Urologic Oncology| Urology

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 >

Leonard S. Marks, MD

Leonard S. Marks, MD

Urology| Urologic Oncology

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 >

Allan J. Pantuck, MD

Allan J. Pantuck, MD

Urology| Urologic Oncology

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

Aydin Pooli, MD

Urology

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.

Robert E. Reiter, MD

Robert E. Reiter, MD

Urology| Minimally Invasive Urology| Urologic Oncology

Professor of Urology, Professor of Molecular Biology, Chief of the Division of Urologic Oncology, Director of the Prostate Cancer Program, Bing Research Chair in Urology, Co-Director of the Genitourinary Oncology Program in UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center. Dr. Reiter attended Stanford Medical School, completed urologic training at Stanford and Baylor College of Medicine, completed additional fellowship training in urological cancer at the National Cancer Institute.

Christopher S. Saigal, MD

Christopher S. Saigal, MD

Minimally Invasive Urology| Urology| Urologic Oncology

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 >

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Joseph D. Shirk, MD

Urology| Urologic Oncology

Assistant Professor of Urology. Dr. Shirk earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his intern year at Boston Medical Center and subsequently completed his urology residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and urologic oncology fellowship training at UCLA’s Institute of Urologic Oncology (IUO) and David Geffen School of Medicine.

Brian M. Shuch, MD

Brian M. Shuch, MD

Minimally Invasive Urology| Urologic Oncology| Urology

Associate Professor of Urology, Director of the Institute of Urologic Oncology Kidney Cancer Program, Henry Alvin and Carrie L. Meinhardt Chair for Kidney Cancer Research. Dr. Shuch completed his urology training at UCLA followed by a Urologic Oncology Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. He is an accomplished surgeon (open/laparoscopic/robotic/and percutaneous) and clinical/translational researcher.

Nazy Zomorodian, NP

Nazy Zomorodian, NP

Urology

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urology, Director of the Genitourinary Clinical Trials and Nurse Practitioner for the Department of Urology. She received her BS and Masters of Science in Nursing from the Hahnermann University in Philadelphia and is working on her PhD in Research Nursing at UCLA. More >