Christopher S. Saigal, MD

Minimally Invasive Urology| Urology| Urologic Oncology
Primary Location
Westwood Urology
200 Medical Plaza
140
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-206-2603

About

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.

Education

Medical Board Certification

Urology, American Board of Urology, 2003

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine, 2001

Residency

UCLA School of Medicine, 2000

Internship

UCLA School of Medicine, 1995

Degree

UCLA School of Medicine, MD, 1994

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Testicular cancer
Robotic surgery for prostate cancer
Prostate cancer
Bladder cancer
Kidney cancer

Videos

Profile
Meet Christopher S. Saigal, MD
Vasectomy - Tips for Getting the Best Outcomes when Having Surgery for Prostate Cancer
Vasectomy - Is It the Right Choice for You?
Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer
Technologies to Treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Research

Interests

  • 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.

Awards

  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021