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Urology News

Urology Granted Department Status

"Because of urology’s expansion and quality and because of the independence of the specialty nationally, I am pleased to announce that the division has been granted department status. The new Department of Urology in the School of Medicine will be led by an interim chair, Christopher J. Kane, MD."
Dr. David Brenner, Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine

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San Diego Top Doctors

Congratulations to our San Diego Magazine Physicians of Exceptional Excellence: Michael Albo, MD (11th year), J. Kellogg Parsons, MD, MHS (6th year) and Christopher Kane, MD (7th year). Overall, UC San Diego Health has more than 100 physicians in 41 specialties on the 2015 list. These “Top Doctors” were rated among the best in San Diego County by their peers, who are members of the San Diego County Medical Society.

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Faculty Spotlight

Philip C. Bosch, M.D.,
Clinicial Instructor

Dr. Philip C. Bosch is a urologist who specializes in the care of patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. IC/BPS is a chronic urinary bladder disease characterized by increased urinary frequency, urgency, and/or pelvic pain. There are no cures for this disorder, although there are a number of therapies that can relieve symptoms. At his Interstitial Cystitis clinic at the Department of Urology's Hillcrest location, Dr. Bosch diagnoses patients with IC/BPS and offers the latest treatments to relieve symptoms and prevent disease progression. Dr. Bosch is Principal Investigator in several research studies to understand the cause of IC/BPS and find effective new treatments to improve the quality of life for IC/BPS sufferers. For more information about Dr. Bosch, please see his biography.

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Yahir A. Santiago-Lastra, M.D., Clinicial Assistant Professor

Dr. Yahir A. Santiago-Lastra specializes in pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in both women and men. She diagnoses and treats many pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, organ prolapse, and ureteral stricture. In addition, she cares for patients with urogenital conditions caused by neurological disorders, and has a special interest in assisting patients with congenital urological conditions in their transition from pediatric to adult treatment. Of the relationship she develops with her patients, Dr. Santiago-Lastra said, "I get to really exercise the humanistic side of medicine, along with the technical side, and that is incredibly rewarding." For more information about Dr. Santiago-Lastra, please see her biography.

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