UCLA Urology has once again earned a coveted spot in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. UCLA Urology is consistently ranked as one of the top 8 urology programs in the nation, and that is the result of our commitment to providing outstanding and personalized patient care. We are proud to be part of UCLA Health with our hospitals ranked as No. 1 in both Los Angeles and California and No. 3 nationally. UCLA Health Newsroom >
Testicular Cancer primarily affects young adult men and, fortunately, is very treatable. In most cases, it is curable, but self-exam is key for early diagnosis. For professional baseball player, Connor Joe, cancer was discovered in 2020 during a physical exam while in Spring Training with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Following surgery with Dr. Mark Litwin, Chair of UCLA Urology, and chemotherapy, Connor is cancer-free and playing baseball with the Colorado Rockies. Joe now hopes to use his platform to raise awareness about testicular cancer among young men. Watch and read Connor's story >
We congratulate Dr. Efe Chantal Ghanney Simons, UCLA Urology Resident, who hasbeen selected as the recipient of the Society of Women in Urology’s 2021 Outstanding Resident Award. The Society of Women in Urology established the Outstanding Resident Award to honor women residents who fulfill its mission – to advance the career development and professional success of women urologists – and who have been mentors, teachers, sponsors or coaches for other residents and students of all genders. Residents can have a significant impact on their colleagues and medical students in their clinical, academic, and professional development. The Society of Women in Urology seeks to promote, support and recognize these achievements. This honor is being bestowed upon Dr. Ghanney Simons at the American Urological Association's annual 2021 meeting.
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