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Benjamin Breyer, M.D.

Urologic surgeon

Dr. Benjamin Breyer is a urologic surgeon at UCSF Medical Center who specializes in 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 research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, focuses on the epidemiology of sexual dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms, as well as urologic trauma and reconstruction. He has authored or coauthored more than 120 articles and book chapters.


Urology Practice
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor, Suite A610
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2200
Fax: (415) 353-2641

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 2003


UCSF Medical Center 2009


UCSF, Trauma and Reconstruction

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Harris CR, Alwaal A, Yang G, Eisenberg ML, Breyer BN. Adult Ureterocele Presenting with Ureteral Obstruction and Urosepsis during Pregnancy. Urol J. 2015; 12(4):2285-6.
  2. Sanford T, McCulloch CE, Callcut RA, Carroll PR, Breyer BN. Bicycle Trauma Injuries and Hospital Admissions in the United States, 1998-2013. JAMA. 2015 Sep 1; 314(9):947-9.
  3. Selekman RE, Harris CR, Filippou P, Chi T, Alwaal A, Blaschko SD, Breyer BN. Validation of a Visual Prostate Symptom Score in Men With Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in a Health Safety Net Hospital. Urology. 2015 Jul 10.
  4. Alwaal A, Harris CR, Enriquez A, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Healing of donor-site buccal mucosa urethroplasty. Urology. 2015 Jul 4.
  5. Harris CR, Alwaal A, Zaid UB, Tasian GE, Breyer BN. Lupus cystitis presenting with urinary symptoms. Urol Ann. 2015 Jul-Sep; 7(3):414-5.
  6. Zaid UB, Hawkins M, Wilson L, Ting J, Harris C, Alwaal A, Zhao LC, Morey AF, Breyer BN. The cost of surveillance after urethroplasty. Urology. 2015 May; 85(5):1195-9.
  7. Blaschko SD, Harris CR, Zaid UB, Gaither T, Chu C, Alwaal A, McAninch JW, McCulloch CE, Breyer BN. Trends, utilization, and immediate perioperative complications of urethroplasty in the United States: data from the national inpatient sample 2000-2010. Urology. 2015 May; 85(5):1190-4.
  8. Patel DP, Redshaw JD, Breyer BN, Smith TG, Erickson BA, Majercik SD, Gaither TW, Craig JR, Gardner S, Presson AP, Zhang C, Hotaling JM, Brant WO, Myers JB. High-grade renal injuries are often isolated in sports-related trauma. Injury. 2015 Jul; 46(7):1245-9.
  9. Breyer BN, Huang WY, Rabkin CS, Alderete JF, Pakpahan R, Beason TS, Kenfield SA, Mabie J, Ragard L, Wolin KY, Grubb RL, Andriole GL, Sutcliffe S. Sexually transmitted infections, benign prostatic hyperplasia and lower urinary tract symptom-related outcomes: results from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial. BJU Int. 2015 Jan 20.
  10. Bagga HS, Fisher PB, Tasian GE, Blaschko SD, McCulloch CE, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Sports-related Genitourinary Injuries Presenting to United States Emergency Departments. Urology. 2015 Jan; 85(1):239-45.
  11. Breyer BN, Sarma AV. Hyperglycemia and insulin resistance and the risk of BPH/LUTS: an update of recent literature. Curr Urol Rep. 2014 Dec; 15(12):462.
  12. Gaither TW, Truesdale M, Harris CR, Alwaal A, Shindel AW, Allen IE, Breyer BN. The influence of sexual orientation and sexual role on male grooming-related injuries and infections. J Sex Med. 2015 Mar; 12(3):631-40.
  13. Harris CR, Breyer BN. Editorial comment. Urology. 2014 Dec; 84(6):1509-10.
  14. Blaschko SD, Sanford MT, Schlomer BJ, Alwaal A, Yang G, Villalta JD, Wessells H, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. The incidence of erectile dysfunction after pelvic fracture urethral injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Arab J Urol. 2015 Mar; 13(1):68-74.
  15. Sturm RM, Breyer BN, Li CS, Subak LL, Brown JS, Shindel AW. Prevalence of overactive bladder and stress urinary incontinence in women who have sex with women: an internet-based survey. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014 Nov; 23(11):935-40.
  16. Alwaal A, Zaid UB, Blaschko SD, Harris CR, Gaither TW, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. The incidence, causes, mechanism, risk factors, classification, and diagnosis of pelvic fracture urethral injury. Arab J Urol. 2015 Mar; 13(1):2-6.
  17. McGeady JB, McAninch JW, Truesdale MD, Blaschko SD, Kenfield S, Breyer BN. Artificial urinary sphincter placement in compromised urethras and survival: a comparison of virgin, radiated and reoperative cases. J Urol. 2014 Dec; 192(6):1756-61.
  18. Morey AF, Brandes S, Dugi DD, Armstrong JH, Breyer BN, Broghammer JA, Erickson BA, Holzbeierlein J, Hudak SJ, Pruitt JH, Reston JT, Santucci RA, Smith TG, Wessells H. Urotrauma: AUA guideline. J Urol. 2014 Aug; 192(2):327-35.
  19. Tasian GE, Appa AA, Bagga HS, Blaschko S, McCulloch CE, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Bicycle-related genitourinary injuries in the USA from 2002-2010. Inj Prev. 2014 Oct; 20(5):350-3.
  20. Schlomer B, Breyer B, Copp H, Baskin L, DiSandro M. Do adult men with untreated hypospadias have adverse outcomes? A pilot study using a social media advertised survey. J Pediatr Urol. 2014 Aug; 10(4):672-9.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.