UCLA Urology is ready and prepared to welcome back all patients for routine and urgent urological care. This includes patients who would like to schedule an urgent or elective procedure, as well as those who require urgent or ongoing attention for the full range of urologic conditions. Keep your health care on track and schedule your in-person or video visit appointment today >
UCLA Urology recognized for contribution to NIH funding at UCLA. The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA received $590 million in NIH funding in 2020, putting it second in the nation among all academic medical centers in NIH support. In the Department of Urology, NIH grants fund a range of research, from “very basic bench science” to translational research to clinical trials to population health and implementation science, says department Chair Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH. “The NIH funding that supports us in urology covers the waterfront of discovery,” he says. This includes 15 years of funding for prostate cancer research through the NIH’s Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE). This particular funding mechanism has supported studies into early and advanced stages of the disease, work in precision medicine, focal therapy for prostate cancer, as well as research on the effect of diet on prostate cancer prognosis, leading to improvements in prostate cancer management. Read more >
The American Urological Association’s (AUA) Teaching Award, sponsored by the AUA Residents and Fellows Committee, is presented annually to recognize an outstanding urology educator who has dedicated a portion of their career to teaching residents and advancing urologic education. This year, 25 urologists from across the country were nominated in recognition of their commitment to urologic training, including Christopher Saigal, MD, MPH, Professor and Vice Chair of UCLA Urology. Congratulations!
UCLA Urology counts on your generous support to sustain our outstanding and innovative clinical, research and education programs, allowing us to continue our important work of healing humankind, one urologic patient at a time.
The UCLA Urology Telemedicine Expert Second Opinion Program offers patients around the country access to our faculty, who are national leaders in all aspects of Urology. If you desire an expert second opinion consult, call 833-UCLA-URO (833-825-2876).