Mark S. Litwin, MD

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

About

Dr. Mark S. Litwin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at UCLA. 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. He also leads several national and international research projects in prostate cancer, funded by the American Cancer Society, US Department of Defense, and Movember Foundation. He directs an NIH-funded fellowship training program in outcomes research in urologic oncology. Dr. Litwin is Founder and Co-Director of the UCLA Gender Health Program. For 14 years, he led Urologic Diseases in America, the NIH’s largest effort at documenting the burden of urologic diseases on the American people.

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Urological Association
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons
  • Los Angeles Urological Society
  • Society of University Urologists
  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons

Academic & Medical Staff Appointments

  • Chair, Department of Urology
  • Attending Urologist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Attending Urologist, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
  • Attending Urologist, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA

Other Videos

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certification

Urology, American Board of Urology, 1995

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine, 1993

Residency

Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1991

Internship

Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1987

Degree

Emory University School of Medicine, MD, 1985

Recognition

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Videos

Profile
Meet Mark S. Litwin, MD
Gender Affirming Orchiectomy
Testicular Cancer: Latest Treatments
Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer - A Physician's and Patient's Perspective

Research

Interests

  • Health Care Access
  • Health Care Quality
  • Quality-of-life Measurement
  • Medical Outcomes Research
  • Health Policy
  • Resource Utilization
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Epidemiologic Burden of Illness of Urologic Diseases
  • Principal Investigator: IMPACT: Improving Access, Counseling, & Treatment in Californians with Prostate Cancer
    (California Department of Health Services)
  • Principal Investigator, Men's experiences transitioning from disease-specific to Affordable Care Act coverage (American Cancer Society)
  • Principal Investigator, Graphical Representations of Symptoms of Prostate Cancer (GRASP): Preferences for quality of life presentation among underserved prostate cancer patients (US Department of Defense)
  • Principal Investigator, Prostate Cancer Outcomes - Global Initiative to Compare and Reduce Variation (Movember Foundation)
  • Principal Investigator, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Training in Urologic and Gynecologic Cancers (National Cancer Institute)
  • Principal Investigator, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients seeking gender-affirming care and the gender health programs that serve them: A qualitative investigation in crisis (Broad Stem Cell Research Center)

Awards

  • Sherman M. Mellinkoff Faculty Award, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2021
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2020
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2019
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018
  • UCLA Community Service and Praxis Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, 2017
  • Barringer Medal, American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, 2016
  • Distinguished Scholar Alumni Award, American Urological Association, Urology Care Foundation, 2014
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Urological Association, 2011
  • American Urological Association, Distinguished Service Award, 2011
  • Society of Urologic Oncology, Whitmore Lecturer, 2011
  • Distinguished Mentor Award, American Urological Association Foundation, 2010
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, 2009
  • American Urological Association Foundation, Distinguished Mentor Award, 2009
  • Franklin D. Murphy Prize for leadership and innovation in research, Stein/Oppenheimer Foundation, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2007
  • American Urological Association Gold Cystoscope Award for outstanding contributions to urology, 2001
  • UCLA School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Education, 1997