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 >
Renea Sturm, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology, is the recipient of a 2022 Urology Care Foundation Research Award of Distinction. She is recognized for a two-year research project on “Bio-inspired Urethral Design: Scaffold Creation and Evaluation.” When urethral replacement or repair is required, alternative tissue options are limited and are associated with high risk of short and long-term complications. Under the mentorship of Nasim Annabi, Ali Khademhosseini and urology professor Dr. Isla Garraway, Sturm evaluated the biomechanical characteristics of urethral tissue. They applied this knowledge to generate novel engineered biomimetic constructs with optimized properties to support urethral tissue regeneration in certain conditions. This award acknowledges outstanding contributions to urology research, the dedication of exemplary research mentors and the efforts of talented early- career scholars.
Los Angeles Magazine has published its annual list of “Top Doctors” in Los Angeles and 7 UCLA Urology physicians have been recognized in the 2022 guide as among the city’s best doctors. Congratulations to Drs. Alexandra Drakaki, Steven Lerman, Mark Litwin, Jesse Mills, Jacob Rajfer, Robert Reiter and Jennifer Singer. To learn more about Los Angeles Magazine’s “Top Doctors” list >
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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).