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Donna Deng, M.D., M.S.

Urologist and urologic surgeon

Dr. Donna Deng's clinical interests include urinary incontinence, bladder and voiding dysfunction, neuro-urology, pelvic reconstruction for prolapse and other pelvic injuries, and fistula repair for both women and men. Doctors throughout California and neighboring states refer patients with complex cases and challenging surgical problems to Deng.

Deng's research interests involve examining the molecular basis of, and hormonal effects on, incontinence. She is currently involved in studying and developing the use of stem cells to treat urinary incontinence and bladder function.

Deng is also involved in global health, focusing on women's and urologic health in the developing world, and has a master's degree in global health. She has worked in the Philippines, Kenya and Tanzania, training local surgeons and health care workers in the care of urology patients.

Deng has given numerous invited presentations on voiding dysfunction and pelvic surgery, including national and international presentations. She has published in peer-reviewed medical journals and in major textbooks, including the 3rd edition of Female Urology (Elsevier, 2006) and the 18th edition of Smith's General Urology (McGraw-Hill, 2013).

Deng is an associate professor in the UCSF Department of Urology. She earned a medical degree at the University of California, Davis, followed by internship and residency in urology at UCSF. She then completed a fellowship in urinary incontinence, pelvic reconstructive surgery, neuro-urology and urodynamics at UCLA. She is certified by the American Board of Urology.


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.

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University of California Davis - Medical School 1998


UCSF Medical Center, Urology 2004


UCLA Medical Center, Female Urology and Pelvic Reconstruction 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Tillack AA, Joe BN, Yeh BM, Jun SL, Kornak J, Zhao S, Deng D. Vaginal shape at resting pelvic MRI: predictor of pelvic floor weakness? Clin Imaging. 2015 Mar-Apr; 39(2):285-8.
  2. Deng DY, Yee K, Burkhalter W, Okimoto KC, Kon K, Kurahara DK. An intra-articular ganglion cyst in a patient with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2014; 12:14.
  3. Saigal R, Lu DC, Deng DY, Chou D. Conversion of high sacral to midsacral amputation via S-2 nerve preservation during partial S-2 sacrectomy for chordoma. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Apr; 20(4):421-9.
  4. Kurahara D, Yee K, Ifuku C, Herbst A, Deng D, Murai D, Rudoy R. Medical school hotline: medical school affects the career location of pediatric resident graduates. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2013 Nov; 72(11):401-3.
  5. Bagarova J, Vonner AJ, Armstrong KA, Börgermann J, Lai CS, Deng DY, Beppu H, Alfano I, Filippakopoulos P, Morrell NW, Bullock AN, Knaus P, Mishina Y, Yu PB. Constitutively active ALK2 receptor mutants require type II receptor cooperation. Mol Cell Biol. 2013 Jun; 33(12):2413-24.
  6. Malhotra R, Paskin-Flerlage S, Zamanian RT, Zimmerman P, Schmidt JW, Deng DY, Southwood M, Spencer R, Lai CS, Parker W, Channick RN, Morrell NW, Elliott CG, Yu PB. Circulating angiogenic modulatory factors predict survival and functional class in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2013 Apr; 3(2):369-80.
  7. Blaschko SD, Yang JH, Baskin LS, Deng DY. Combined method of bladder neck closure and concomitant augmentation cystoplasty in the setting of refractory urinary incontinence. Urology. 2012 Apr; 79(4):955-7.
  8. Deng DY. Female Urology and Sexual Dysfunction. Smith's General Urology. 2012.
  9. Breyer BN, Van den Eeden SK, Horberg MA, Eisenberg ML, Deng DY, Smith JF, Shindel AW. HIV status is an independent risk factor for reporting lower urinary tract symptoms. J Urol. 2011 May; 185(5):1710-5.
  10. Deng DY. Urinary incontinence in women. Med Clin North Am. 2011 Jan; 95(1):101-9.
  11. Lin G, Shindel AW, Banie L, Deng D, Wang G, Hayashi N, Lin CS, Lue TF. Molecular mechanisms related to parturition-induced stress urinary incontinence. Eur Urol. 2009 May; 55(5):1213-22.
  12. Hayashi N, Bella AJ, Wang G, Lin G, Deng DY, Nunes L, Lue TF. Effect of extended-term estrogen on voiding in a postpartum ovariectomized rat model. Can Urol Assoc J. 2007 Sep; 1(3):256-63.
  13. Deng DY, Rutman M, Raz S, Rodriguez LV. Presentation and management of major complications of midurethral slings: Are complications under-reported? Neurourol Urodyn. 2007; 26(1):46-52.
  14. Donna Y Deng, Emil Tanagho. Smith's General Urology. Urodynamic Studies. 2007.
  15. Deng DY, Gulati M, Rutman M, Raz S, Rodríguez LV. Failure of sacral nerve stimulation due to migration of tined lead. J Urol. 2006 Jun; 175(6):2182-5.
  16. Rutman MP, Deng DY, Shah SM, Raz S, Rodríguez LV. Spiral sling salvage anti-incontinence surgery in female patients with a nonfunctional urethra: technique and initial results. J Urol. 2006 May; 175(5):1794-8; discussion 1798-9.
  17. Rutman M, Itano N, Deng D, Raz S, Rodríguez LV. Long-term durability of the distal urethral polypropylene sling procedure for stress urinary incontinence: minimum 5-year followup of surgical outcome and satisfaction determined by patient reported questionnaires. J Urol. 2006 Feb; 175(2):610-3.
  18. Deng DY, Rutman M, Rodriguez L, Raz S. Correction of cystocele. BJU Int. 2005 Sep; 96(4):691-709.
  19. Rahman NU, Minor TX, Deng D, Lue TF. Combined external urethral bulking and artificial urinary sphincter for urethral atrophy and stress urinary incontinence. BJU Int. 2005 Apr; 95(6):824-6.
  20. Rutman MP, Deng DY, Rodriguez LV, Raz S. Repair of vaginal vault prolapse and pelvic floor relaxation using polypropylene mesh. Neurourol Urodyn. 2005; 24(7):654-8.

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.