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Marshall L. Stoller



Dr. Marshall L. Stoller specializes in providing care for patients with urinary stone disease. His expertise includes minimally invasive techniques, such as endourology and laparoscopy. He helped spearhead a comprehensive program in the management of urinary stone disease, utilizing and testing a variety of lithotripters, a noninvasive device that pulverizes urinary stones.

After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, Stoller earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. He then pursued residencies in general surgery and urology at UCSF before becoming an instructor and research fellow at the University of New South Wales and its affiliated hospitals in Sydney, Australia. He returned to UCSF as chief resident in urology and then joined the medical staff.

Stoller has received many awards, including grand prize in the annual Jack Lapides Essay Contest on Urodynamic and Neurourology Research. He has received the Distinction in Teaching Award from the UCSF Academic Senate.

For more information about his research, please visit Stoller's lab website at

  • Education

    Baylor College of Medicine, 1981

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Urology, 1987

  • Board Certifications

    Urology, American Board of Urology

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    393 Ratings
    About our process
    Jan 21, 2023
    Marshall is the best!
    Jan 14, 2023
    Discussion of my recent CT results ( which was the whole point of the appointment) were not reviewed or shared in any depth or meaningful way and no meaningful plan was discussed. I realize the conclusion was to do nothing nowbut I was hoping for more guidance and information. He's a wonderful caring person but too busy and ultimately I didn't feel like my needs were met with this phone call based appointment.
    Jan 07, 2023
    DR. Stoller has been my provider for over 20 years
    Dec 23, 2022
    Dr. Stoller is a gift from the gods!
    Dec 10, 2022
    Dr. Stoller belongs in the pantheon of UCSF's very very best doctors!
    Dec 09, 2022
    Dr. Stoller allows me to dictate my care whenever possible and I deeply appreciate that
    Dec 08, 2022
    Dr. Stoller is very nice and friendly. He didn't rush me and told me what he was going to do. I have total confidence in him.I felt good after our visit.
    Nov 20, 2022
    He felt slightly rushed (likely due to being 30 minutes behind schedule) but still gave good information about what to expect as next steps and answered my questions. The only things that could have been explained better were a clinical trial that he mentioned as a procedure option (it wasn't clearly described as a clinical trial procedure option until a research assistant called me the next day) and how to follow up to actually schedule the procedure.
    Nov 19, 2022
    Dr. Stoller is awesome
    Nov 17, 2022
    I was very disappointed with my interaction. I had waited months to finally get authorized to see a UCSF doctor and was excited to share my experiences and hopefully come up with a treatment plan. I felt totally rushed during the appointment anytime I tried to speak I was cut off. I never got to explain or ask about the new procedure I was looking Into the Thulium fiber laser. The doctor mentioned I would be a good candidate for a trial procedure but did not explain what it entailed or how it was different from conventional lithotripsy. Overall I was very frustrated and disappointed I wish I could have had a conversation about my history and concerns.
    Nov 12, 2022
    I enjoyed meeting Dr. Stoller. He was very easy to talk to friendly and seemed very concerned and focused on me.
    Oct 23, 2022
    I'm a fan of Dr. Stoller. ( He has saved my life on multiple occasions). He proceeds in a very humble straight forward approach. This bedside manner works for me as I aim to provide the same care/approach to my patients as a practicing pharmacist at SFGH.
    Oct 13, 2022
    Dr. Stoller and his team were just great.
    Oct 03, 2022
    He's the best care provider our children have had. He demonstrates empathy compassion and concern like no other.
    Sep 30, 2022
    The doctor is the best he gave me relief of my symptoms from my kidney stones.
    Sep 24, 2022
    Sep 16, 2022
    He's the best!
    Sep 09, 2022
    Sep 04, 2022
    Dr. Stoller is a great surgeon. I had 2 UCSF surgeries in 2021 (last summer); he is a great surgeon but some in his support staff are not helpful.
    Aug 26, 2022
    Dr. Stoller is the epitome of every patients wishes & hopes as their physician.
    Aug 25, 2022
    The best
    Aug 14, 2022
    Dr. Stoller has a great sense of humor and good will which is appreciated in a stressful situation.
    Aug 13, 2022
    Dr Stoller provided complete analysis and answered my questions
    Jun 13, 2022
    I respect and admire Dr. Stoller and his staff.
    Jun 09, 2022
    Felt at ease and they explained the procedure with care kindness
    Jun 09, 2022
    The phone conversation appt was not one that I want to repeat. Felt too rushed.
    May 06, 2022
    Apr 28, 2022
    I am quite happy with my interaction with the entire Stoller Team!
    Apr 23, 2022
    New Stent available. Great discussion. Will try.
    Apr 15, 2022
    He is the best! Alway makes you feel at easeFriendly informative and helpful
    Apr 07, 2022
    Conversation felt rushed and wanted to understand more on the after affects from procedure
    Apr 02, 2022
    Not needed. All fives to well written questions.
    Mar 13, 2022
    This is a teaching situation. Providers are learning or teaching a procedure in my case a Stent exchange. We all work together for the best outcome.
    Feb 10, 2022
    Their is NO BETTER Then Dr Stoller
    Feb 04, 2022
    Some delay caused by system not ready.
    Jan 20, 2022
    Perfect care once I got past office staff
    Jan 20, 2022
    Dr. Stoller sets the gold standard for patient care.
    Jan 13, 2022
    He was very knowledgeable.
    Dec 17, 2021
    Same team as last time. Works well together.
    Dec 05, 2021
    Didnt see my doctor in personNeed to be seen in the near future
    Dec 03, 2021
    I wish I had been referred to this provider many years ago. He is not close (2 hrs. From Sacramento to San Francisco) but I am a 35+ year chronic kidney stone producer and he has provided me with world class information and hands on expertise including salvaging a very badly damaged right kidney/ureter in 2019.
    Nov 04, 2021
    I want the results of the 24 hour urine catch please. I still want to know why my PH is high. I was told this last time and then again this time with NO explanation!
    Oct 28, 2021
    Never saw him
    Sep 18, 2021
    Actually saw doctor in person. Discussion good.
    Sep 16, 2021
    Should I recommend this excellent care provider to others when the clinic is so poorly run and the patient experience is terrible? I would explain the tradeoffs.
    Aug 24, 2021
    Best dr I've had so n some time.
    Aug 20, 2021
    Doctor stoller is a great doctor and so is his staff to
    Aug 19, 2021
    I felt like Dr. Stoller was rushed. He always seemed rushed. He tries to answer questions completely. But sometimes there isn't enough time to do that.
    Aug 15, 2021
    Doctor was quick to jump to my issue 'not being' a kidney stone even though I never brought up that as a possibility. And he did not go into details about what the possible issues could be. Instead he jumped to ordering a CT Scan. I feel I could have just had the CT Scan first so that we had something substantial to talk about. Instead now I have to wait another two weeks to get the scan and then another however many weeks for a follow up to discuss the results of the scan. Meanwhile my LBP continues while I wait for this information.
    Aug 06, 2021
    I asked for my wife to be present but that didn't happen.
    Jul 15, 2021
    For the two visits and one phone call I've had he's been in an incredible rush each time. If he doesn't have the time to answer questions then some other nurse practitioner or other staff should be available to answer questions. However I've asked and no one Is available or I can't get someone to answer my request. Each visit was such a blur of a few minutes of him speaking rapidly then leaving and then I immediately had more questions that I couldn't get answered. He seems like a nice enough guy but the patient experience is horrible and I still have so many questions.
    Jun 25, 2021
    Dr. Stoller provided concise answers and did not create any doubts. He was totally familiar with my situation and made it clear that I was the one to make the final decision unless a medical situation dictated actions needed to be taken. I thoroughly appreciate his command of my situation.
    Jun 18, 2021
    I'm not a fan of electronic medicine. Dr. Stoller didn't really seem to have any idea why we were talking what my actual condition was and the fact he was going to do my surgery. I understand that he's supposed to be the best there is but it felt like this appointment had been squeezed in at the last minute not scheduled almost 2 months previously. I wasn't contacted by UCSF until just a week before the appointment; and they didn't even ask for all the info (x-rays scans blood work) that he wanted and could have been sent to him. My experience so far has been very disappointing. I hope it improves
    Jun 09, 2021
    awesome communication skills very focused has a very compassionate nature.and totally professional.
    May 31, 2021
    Dr. Stoller is a great communicator besides being a world famous expert in his field. I appreciate his expert advise and care and his friendly demeanor.
    May 29, 2021
    He is the Best. durning the pandemic and scary time he made me feel safe and that everything was gonna be fine
    May 27, 2021
    I love Dr. Stoller
    May 22, 2021
    He seemed very rushed the call only lasted 10 minutes for a call regarding surgery. I was caught off guard when I found there were at least two other clinicians on the call that he hadn't told me about and I never recovered from that and wasn't able to ask questions openly. I have asked his office to have someone call me that can spend more time for me to ask questions but they said that will be another 3 days. Please: always disclose before a call starts if there will be others on the call and give me an option to say no. It's one thing if they are in the room for an in office visit it's entirely something else if I can't see them or know who they are on a video call.
    May 21, 2021
    he was happy to show me the imaging.. and explain about it
    May 03, 2021
    care will continue on schedule.
    Apr 25, 2021
    Dr. Stoller is the best physician I have ever known and one of the best people.