Joseph D. Shirk, MD
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Joseph D. Shirk, MD

  • Urology|
  • Urologic Oncology

About

Joseph D. Shirk, MD is the Chief of Urology at the Greater Los Angeles VA Health System and Assistant Professor of Urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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.

Dr. Shirk performs complex urologic oncology operations, including robotic cystectomy, partial nephrectomy, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, and tumor thrombectomy. His primary research interests include the development and use of advanced, innovative imaging techniques.

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certification

Urology, American Board of Urology, 2022

Fellowship

Urologic Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2020

Residency

Urology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2018

Internship

General Surgery, Boston Medical Center, 2013

Degree

MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2012

Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars, 2021, 2023, 2024

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars, 2021, 2023, 2024