Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, MAS

Department of Urology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

At graduation from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Breyer was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, achieved campus wide honors and was given the John Van Prohaska Award for outstanding potential in teaching, research, and clinical medicine. After residency at UCSF, Breyer completed a fellowship in complex male genitourinary reconstruction and trauma surgery under the direction of Jack W. McAninch, MD.  Breyer was invited to join the faculty in 2011. In 2014, he was named Chief of Urology, San Francisco General Hospital. In 2015, Dr. Breyer was named Residency Program Associate Director, working closely with the Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Educational Programs, residents, fellows, GME office, and other internal and external entities to ensure continued ACGME accreditation and compliance as well as helping in all facets of the Department's residency training program.

Clinical Interests

Breyer's clinical interests include complex urethral and penile reconstruction, male incontinence, male fistula, surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction, and transgender surgery. He is expert in both minimally invasive and complex open reconstructive surgery. Breyer's primary research interests involve studying the epidemiology of sexual dysfunction, lower urinary tract symptoms, and trauma and reconstruction.   He is NIH supported and has authored or coauthored over 130 articles and book chapters. Breyer is a member of the Trauma and Urinary Reconstructive Network of Surgeons (TURNS - University of California San Francisco is one of 12 centers that collaborate in the study of patients treated for a variety of conditions in trauma and reconstructive urology. This network is designed to collect centralized data and provide sophisticated analysis of both surgical and patient reported outcomes from urethral stricture surgery, male incontinence and a variety of other conditions. He is an investigator in two large multi-institutional studies examining the outcomes and management of bladder, renal, and pelvic fracture urethral injury sponsored by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Focused Issue: Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma