David Tzou, MD

Assistant Adjunct Professor of Urology


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BA, 2002, Economics, University of California - Berkeley

MD, 2008, Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Urology Residency and Chief Resident, 2013, University of Arizona


Dr. David Tzou, MD, graduated from the University of California - Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He attended medical school at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He then completed his General Surgery and Urology residencies at the University of Arizona. During his residency, Dr. Tzou won numerous patient care awards including the George W. Drach Award for exemplifying compassion in the care of urologic patients. After serving as Chief Resident, he stayed on as faculty at the University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor in Urology. He recently joined the UCSF Department of Urology where he provides clinical care for patients with general urology conditions.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tzou is a board certified Urologist with clinical interests that include general urology, urinary stone disease, and men with benign prostatic hyperplasia. He is experienced in performing Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) - a minimally invasive operation to treat men with an enlarged prostate. He is an active member of the American Urological Association (AUA), the Western Section of the AUA, and the Endourological Society.

Research Interests

In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Tzou is a member of the kidney stone research team at UCSF led by Dr. Thomas Chi and Dr. Marshall L. Stoller. His research focuses on improving the clinical management of kidney stones and developing new strategies for prevention.