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Christopher S. Saigal, MD

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


Christopher Saigal MD, MPH is Professor and Vice Chair of Urology at the UCLA School of Medicine and a PI at RAND Corporation. Dr Saigal’s major research area is in shared decision making, where he has been funded by an R-01 from the National Cancer Institute to innovate new approaches to shared decision making in men with prostate cancer. As a former Gallagher Health Policy Scholar and American Urological Association Quality Improvement and Patient Safety committee member, he has provided leadership on behalf of the AUA in many arenas, including the Surgical Quality Alliance. He has chaired or served as a committee member for several National Quality Forum (NQF) surgical quality measurement efforts. He also co-chaired the NQF decision aids certification panel, and is a leader in the NQF Shared Decision Making action team. His surgical practice in urologic oncology is at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Westwood.




Medical Board Certification

Urology, American Board of Urology, 2003


Urology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2001


Urology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2000


Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1995


MPH, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, 2001
MD, UCLA School of Medicine, 1994


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Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


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  • Quality of Life Research
  • Health Care Quality
  • Outcomes Research

Research focusing on how to improve the healthcare system and how to deliver the best outcomes to patients with urologic conditions.


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