Research Opportunities

 

Besides several studies being done by Dr. Chi and his fellows, Chi Lab also offers research opportunities for urology residents, interns, medical students and volunteers.

 

Urology PGY6

helena.chang@ucsf.edu

  • Registry for Stones of the Kidney and Ureter (ReSKU) (published)   Read more...
  • Impact of education on nephrolithiasis presentation in China (presented abstract)   Read more... 

 

Urology PGY5

david.bayne@ucsf.edu

  • Determinants of nephrostomy tube dislodgement after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (published)   Read more...
  • Ultrasound for intraoperative confirmation of antegrade ureteral stent placement during laparoscopic pyeloplasty (presented video abstract)   Read more... 

 

Urology PGY5

selma.masic@ucsf.edu

  • Learning curve in ultrasound guidance for prone percutaneous nephrolithotomy (published)   Read more...
  • Ultrasound-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy in obese patients (published)   Read more...

 

Urology PGY4

ian.metzler@ucsf.edu

  • Emergency department imaging in nephrolithiasis (published)   Read more... 
  • Time-driven activity-based costing for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (presented abstract)

 

Matthew Hudnall, BA

Medical Student

matthew.hudnall@ucsf.edu

  • Cost comparison in ultrasound and fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy (published)   Read more... 
  • Tiopronin impact on surgical intervention in cystinuric patients (presented abstract)

 

Dylan Isaacson, MPH

Medical Student

dylan.isaacson@ucsf.edu

  • Evaluating Durability of LithoVue™, a Single-Use Flexible Disposable Ureteroscope (presented abstract)   Read more... 
  • Differences in stone burden estimation between radiologists and urologists (presented abstract)

 

Christopher Margono, BSc

Medical Student

christopher.margono@ucsf.edu

  • His research mentored by Dr. Chi "Ultrasound-guided renal access reduces radiation exposure during for percutaneous nephrolithotomy compared to fluoroscopic guidance" was awarded the UCSF Dean's Prize in Research and Scholarship in 2016. 
  • Ultrasound-guided renal access reduces radiation exposure during percutaneous nephrolithotomy compared to fluoroscopic guidance (presented abstract)   Read more...

 

Clinton Wu, BSc

 

Research Volunteer

clinton.wu@ucsf.edu

  • Quality of life in kidney stone patients (ongoing study)