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Laurence S. Baskin, MD

Biographical Sketch

BS, 1982, University of California, Berkeley, CA, Biophysics

MD, 1986, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Medicine

Residency, 1991, University of California, San Francisco, CA, Urology

Fellowship, 1993, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Pediatric Urology

 

 

1986-1988

Intern, General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA

1988-1991

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

1991-1993

Fellow in Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

1993-1998

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, CA

1998-2004

Associate Professor, Department of Urology and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA

1998-Present

Chief, Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, CA

2004-Present

Professor, Department of Urology and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA

 

Laurence Baskin, MD graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelors of Science in Biophysics and attended medical school at UCLA. He then completed two years of general surgery training and a urology residency at UCSF. Baskin is now a fellowship-trained pediatric urologist, having trained for two years under Dr. John W. Duckett at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Since completing his fellowship in 1993, Baskin has been on the faculty at UCSF, practicing pediatric urology exclusively.

In 1997, Baskin was appointed chief of pediatric urology. Baskin is primary author on over 100 peer-reviewed articles, a dozen invited chapters and is editor of the Handbook of Pediatric Urology. Baskin is Principal Investigator on basic urologic research funded by the National Institutes of Health. He has also received grants from the National Kidney Foundation, American Foundation for Urologic Disease, and the Academic Senate and Regents Education Fund at UCSF. Baskin has a specific interest in genital development and reconstructive surgery and has founded the Center for the Treatment and Study of Hypospadias.

He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Pediatric Urology, Past President of the Society of Fetal Urology, current President of the Asian Pacific Association of Pediatric Urology, active member of the American Urological Association and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Baskin is especially proud to have participated in humanitarian pediatric urology surgical trips to San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Saigon, Vietnam.