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Dr. Thomas Chi is a urologist who has specific interests in urinary stone disease and minimally invasive surgery. He specializes on performing endoscopic, laparoscopic and percutaneous (through the skin) procedures. He also cares for patients at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

As head of the Chi Laboratory at UCSF, Chi conducts research on how kidney stones form and how to treat them more effectively.

After earning his undergraduate degree in human biology, Chi earned master's degrees in sociology and music from Stanford University. He earned his medical degree from UCSF. He then completed two years of general surgery training and then a urology residency at UCSF, where he also completed a fellowship in endourology and laparoscopy.

In 2020, Chi earned the American Urology Association’s Gold Cystoscope Award, which is presented annually to a urologist who has made outstanding contributions to the field within ten years of their residency training.

  • Education

    UCSF, MD, 2005

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Urology, 2011

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Endourology and Laparoscopy, 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Urology, American Board of Urology