Dr. Mark Litwin, UCLA Urology Chair, threw the ceremonial first pitch at a recent Dodgers game, at the request of former Dodger star Steve Garvey. The pitch aimed to raise awareness for prostate cancer. It also served as a reminder of the need to be aware, to be tested if necessary, and to remember that the disease can be beat – often on a man’s own term.
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Please join us in welcoming Dr. Paul C. Boutros, Professor of UCLA Urology and Director of Cancer Data Science for the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Boutros will lead the cancer center’s efforts to use big data to optimize treatments for patients and capitalize on emerging research opportunities. Dr. Boutros will also assume the roles of Associate Director of Cancer Informatics at the Institute for Precision Health, Professor of Human Genetics, and be an integral member of the Institute of Urologic Oncology and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA.
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UCLA Urology is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Brian Shuch, Associate Professor of Urology, Director of the Kidney Cancer Program and the Alvin & Carrie Meinhardt Endowed Chair in Kidney Cancer Research. Dr. Shuch joins us from Yale University where he served as a faculty member in Urology and Diagnostic Radiology and Director of the Genitourinary Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program. Dr. Shuch will lead our efforts in the clinical management of patients with kidney cancer, specializing in minimally invasive techniques and image-guided interventions, as well as spearheading clinical and translational kidney cancer research studies. He will see patients in the Clark Urology Center in Westwood.
UCLA Urology expands to Santa Clarita. Our accessible Santa Clarita urology location provides general adult urology services, as well as specialized care for kidney stone treatment. Our expert team includes Dr. Nishant Patel, Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology and specialist in kidney stone disease. Dr. Patel coordinates multi-specialty care at the Santa Clarita urology office >