Benjamin Breyer, MD

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

Board Certification

Urology, American Board of Urology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Benjamin Breyer


University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 2003


UCSF Medical Center 2009


UCSF, Trauma and Reconstruction

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Schober JP, Stensland KD, Breyer BN, Erickson BA, Myers JB, Voelzke BB, Elliott SP, Buckley JC, Vanni AJ. Effect of Urethroplasty on Anxiety and Depression. J Urol. 2018 Feb 03.
  2. Keihani S, Xu Y, Presson AP, Hotaling JM, Nirula R, Piotrowski J, Dodgion CM, Black CM, Mukherjee K, Morris BJ, Majercik S, Smith BP, Schwartz I, Elliott SP, DeSoucy ES, Zakaluzny S, Thomsen PB, Erickson BA, Baradaran N, Breyer BN, Miller B, Santucci RA, Carrick MM, Hewitt T, Burks FN, Kocik JF, Askari R, Myers JB. CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT OF HIGH-GRADE RENAL TRAUMA: RESULTS FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE SURGERY OF TRAUMA (AAST) GENITOURINARY TRAUMA STUDY. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Jan 02.
  3. Awad MA, Gaither TW, Osterberg EC, Murphy GP, Baradaran N, Breyer BN. Prostate cancer radiation and urethral strictures: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2018 Jan 02.
  4. Hampson LA, Radadia KD, Odisho AY, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Conservative Management of High-Grade Renal Trauma Does Not Lead to Prolonged Hospital Stay. Urology. 2017 Dec 01.
  5. Awad MA, Gaither TW, Murphy GP, Chumnarnsongkhroh T, Metzler I, Sanford T, Sutcliffe S, Eisenberg ML, Carroll PR, Osterberg EC, Breyer BN. Cycling, and Male Sexual and Urinary Function: Results from a Large, Multinational, Cross-Sectional Study. J Urol. 2017 Oct 13.
  6. Breyer BN. Editorial Comment. J Urol. 2018 Jan; 199(1):213.
  7. Gaither TW, Awad MA, Osterberg EC, Murphy GP, Romero A, Bowers ML, Breyer BN. Postoperative Complications following Primary Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty among 330 Male-to-Female Transgender Patients. J Urol. 2017 Oct 12.
  8. Awad MA, Gaither TW, Osterberg EC, Yang G, Greene KL, Weiss DA, Anger JT, Breyer BN. Gender differences in promotions and scholarly productivity in academic urology. Can J Urol. 2017 Oct; 24(5):9011-9016.
  9. Wingate JT, Erickson BA, Murphy G, Smith TG, Breyer BN, Voelzke BB. Multicenter Analysis of Patient Reported Outcomes Following Artificial Urinary Sphincter Placement for Male Stress Urinary Incontinence. J Urol. 2017 Sep 28.
  10. Gaither TW, Awad MA, Leva NV, Murphy GP, Breyer BN, Copp HL. Missed opportunities to decrease radiation exposure in children with renal trauma. J Urol. 2017 Sep 09.
  11. Gaither TW, Awad MA, Osterberg EC, Murphy GP, Allen IE, Chang A, Rosen RC, Breyer BN. The Natural History of Erectile Dysfunction After Prostatic Radiotherapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Sex Med. 2017 Sep; 14(9):1071-1078.
  12. Murphy GP, Awad MA, Osterberg EC, Gaither TW, Chumnarnsongkhroh T, Washington SL, Breyer BN. Web-Based Physician Ratings for California Physicians on Probation. J Med Internet Res. 2017 Aug 22; 19(8):e254.
  13. Osterberg EC, Palmer NRA, Harris CR, Murphy GP, Blaschko SD, Chu C, Allen IE, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR, Breyer BN. Outcomes of men on active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer at a safety-net hospital. Urol Oncol. 2017 Aug 17.
  14. Truesdale MD, Osterberg EC, Gaither TW, Awad MA, Elmer-DeWitt MA, Sutcliffe S, Allen I, Breyer BN. Prevalence of Pubic Hair Grooming-Related Injuries and Identification of High-Risk Individuals in the United States. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Aug 16.
  15. Breyer BN, Creasman JM, Richter HE, Myers D, Burgio KL, Wing RR, West DS, Kusek JW, Subak LL. A Behavioral Weight Loss Program and Non-Urinary Incontinence Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Overweight and Obese Women with Urinary Incontinence: A Secondary Data Analysis of the Program to Reduce Incontinence by Diet and Exercise (PRIDE). J Urol. 2017 Aug 11.
  16. Hampson LA, Lin TK, Wilson L, Allen IE, Gaither TW, Breyer BN. Understanding patients' preferences for surgical management of urethral stricture disease. World J Urol. 2017 Jun 29.
  17. Keihani S, Chandrapal JC, Peterson AC, Broghammer JA, Chertack N, Elliott SP, Rourke KF, Alsikafi NF, Buckley JC, Breyer BN, Smith TG, Voelzke BB, Zhao LC, Brant WO, Myers JB. Outcomes of Urethroplasty to Treat Urethral Strictures Arising From Artificial Urinary Sphincter Erosions and Rates of Subsequent Device Replacement. Urology. 2017 Sep; 107:239-245.
  18. Gaither TW, Sanford TA, Awad MA, Osterberg EC, Murphy GP, Lawrence BA, Miller TR, Breyer BN. Estimated total costs from non-fatal and fatal bicycle crashes in the USA: 1997-2013. Inj Prev. 2017 Jun 01.
  19. Levy M, Gor RA, Vanni AJ, Stensland K, Erickson BA, Myers JB, Voelzke BB, Smith TG, Breyer BN, McClung C, Alsikafi NF, Fan Y, Elliott SP. The Impact of Age on Urethroplasty Success. Urology. 2017 Sep; 107:232-238.
  20. Breyer BN, Edwards TC, Patrick DL, Voelzke BB. Comprehensive Qualitative Assessment of Urethral Stricture Disease: Toward the Development of a Patient Centered Outcome Measure. J Urol. 2017 May 27.

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.