Brian M. Shuch, MD
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Brian M. Shuch, MD

  • Minimally Invasive Urology|
  • Urologic Oncology|
  • Urology
Westwood Urology | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Brian Shuch, MD is the Director of the Kidney Cancer Program and the Alvin & Carrie Meinhardt Endowed Chair in Kidney Cancer Research.

He 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 surgery and percutaneous ablations) and clinical/translational researcher.

He serves in leadership positions within various kidney cancer research organizations such as SWOG and the Society of Urologic Oncology. He is recognized as an expert in the genetics of kidney cancer and runs a translational research program with over 140 peers reviewed publications including primary research published in prestigious journals such as Nature, Nature Genetics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Clinical Cancer Research. He is one of the few clinicians to bring bench science to the bedside in an upcoming therapeutic clinical trial for metastatic kidney cancer.

Previously Dr. Shuch was at Yale from 2013-2018 as an Associate Professor of Urology and Diagnostic Radiology, Director of the Genitourinary Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program, and the Director Of the Genitourinary Biospecimen Repository.




Medical Board Certification

Urology, American Board of Urology, 2015


Urologic:Oncology, National Cancer Institute, 2013


Urology, University of California Los Angeles, 2010


Surgery, University of California Los Angeles, 2005

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Avoiding Unnecessary Treatment of the Small Renal Mass
Treatment of Large Kidney Tumors
Recurrence After Treatment – What Do I do?
What is a Renal Cyst and How Is It Treated?
What to Expect After a Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
What to Expect After a Robotic/Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy
Partial or Radical Nephrectomy for Larger or Invasive Tumors: One Size Doesn’t Fit All
What Are My Treatment Options for the Small Renal Mass?
Will this Tumor Grow if Left Alone?



  • Sarcomatoid transformation
  • Hereditary kidney cancer
  • Precision medicine
  • Tumor heterogeneity
  • Robotic surgery
  • Adjuvant therapy
  • clinical trials


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  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • ASCO Foundation Merit Award, 2013, 2012
  • UCLA Urology Guy Della Riva Award for clinical, research, and compassion, 2009
  • Longmire Surgical Society Award, 2009, 2008
  • ASCO Foundation Merit Award, 2009, 2008
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society, 2004
  • Valentine Mott Award for Excellence in Urology, 2004
  • Joseph Collins Foundation Award for most outstanding graduating 4th year NYU Medical Student, 2004
  • New York University Presidential Service Award, 2001