Facts & Figures

About the Department of Urology

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Opening new frontiers and training the future leaders of urology

The USC Institute of Urology is a community of excellence that is expanding in size and sophistication. With a 35-year foundation and an experienced team, USC urologists are recognized as top-ranked leaders in the field, making them excellent mentors. Our team includes more than 65 board-certified urologists, radiologists, oncologic surgeons and specialized pathologists who are proficient in the most advanced diagnostic, surgical and recovery approaches.

With superior expertise in prostate cancer surgery, our team is one of the few in the country that provides cutting edge comprehensive treatment options including the latest robotic and laparoscopic techniques, traditional surgery, radiation therapy, seed implants and cryotherapy.

Our pediatric urologists practice at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and comprise one of the most experienced teams in the country—offering a complete range of advanced, open and minimally invasive procedures.

The USC Institute of Urology offers a stimulating and diverse learning experience based on our unique strengths:

  • Urologic Oncology
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Neurourology
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testis/Penile Cancer
  • Benign Robotic Surgery
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Endourology/Stone Disease
  • BPH
  • G.U. Reconstruction/Trauma
  • Male Infertility
  • Robotic Training
  • Urologic Preventative Medicine and Outcomes Research
  • Pediatric Urology

Facts & Figures

The department of Urology is emerging as a world-class program and has grown considerably in the past several years. There are more than 1400 urologic oncology surgical cases annually and US News and World Report ranked us #9 in the nation for urology in the 2018-2019 rankings. NIH Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research ranking, #26 in funding for 2017.
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Faculty Clinical: 31
Faculty Research: 5
Residents: 12
Fellows: 12
Physicians Assistants: 13

Our Mission

We are committed to providing compassionate, world-class care for our patients. We are dedicated to education offering post-graduate clinical and research fellowships in advanced urologic specialties. We are constantly driven to innovate. Our research scientists are leaders in epigenetics, prostate and bladder cancer biology and developmental therapeutics.