Thomas Chi

Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Programs

Dr. Thomas Chi, MD, is Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Programs with the UCSF Department of Urology. He graduated as a President's Scholar from Stanford University with a BA in Human Biology and Masters degrees in both Sociology and Music. Dr. Chi earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine then completed urology residency at UCSF followed by a fellowship in Endourology and Laparoscopy. Dr. Chi has been awarded grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and the American Urological Association Urology Care Foundation to research the fundamental mechanisms underlying the formation of urinary stones. He is the 2020 recipient of the AUA Gold Cystoscope Award, which is presented annually to a urologist distinguished by outstanding contributions to the profession within ten years of completing residency training. His clinical expertise focuses on the care of patients with urinary stone disease, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and those in need of minimally invasive surgery. He specializes in performing endoscopic, laparoscopic, and percutaneous stone surgeries. Dr. Chi has used ultrasound guidance to create innovative radiation-free kidney stone surgeries for stone removal, representing the first program of its kind in the United States. He is also experienced in performing Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) - a minimally invasive operation to treat men with an enlarged prostate. For more info:

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