Christopher J. Kane

University of California San Diego

Christopher J. Kane, MD, FACS, Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, UC San Diego Health System, Joseph D. Schmidt MD Presidential Chair in Urology; Senior Deputy Director and Physician in Chief of the UCSD Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center and he is the Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at UC San Diego Health.
Dr. Kane is on the Executive Governing Board of UC San Diego Health Sciences.
Dr. Kane completed his urology residency at Oakland Naval Hospital and UC San Francisco. He earned his medical degree at Uniformed Services University and his BS degree in mechanical engineering at UC Davis. Under his leadership the Urology program has expanded significantly in every domain including clinical, educational and research and is now highly ranked nationally. Urology became a clinical department in 2013 and became a new academic department at UCSD in 2017.
He was Co-Chair of the Renal Cell Carcinoma Advisory Task Force, National Cancer Institute from 2012-2016. He is on the NCCN treatment guidelines in prostate cancer committee. He was elected to American Association of GU Surgeons in 2014 and to the Clinical Society of GU Surgeons in 2017. He was selected as a “Top Doctor” in San Diego in 2008-2017 and was selected as one of two Physician Healthcare Champions for 2010 in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. He was awarded the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal by UC Davis in 2011. He is a retired Navy Captain and a decorated veteran of Desert Storm. Dr. Kane has authored more than 320 publications and book chapters, primarily on prostate cancer risk factors and outcomes, prostate cancer surgery, and minimally invasive surgery for prostate and kidney cancer.

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