Thomas Chi, MD


Thomas Chi is a urologist and an associate professor of urology at UCSF. He sees patients at the UCSF Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence and at San Francisco General Hospital. His clinical interests include caring for patients with urinary stone disease and those in need of minimally invasive surgery. He specializes in performing endoscopic, laparoscopic and percutaneous surgeries.

Chi also conducts research focused on the fundamental mechanisms underlying the formation of urinary stones.

Chi received his undergraduate degree in human biology from Stanford as well as master's degrees in both sociology and music. He earned his medical degree from the UC San Francisco School of Medicine. After graduating, he completed two years of general surgery residency training and then a urology residency at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in endourology and laparoscopy at UCSF.

For more information about his research, please visit Chi’s lab website at


Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence
400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 514-2381

Hours: Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.

Board Certification

Urology, American Board of Urology

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UC San Francisco 2005


UCSF Medical Center 2011


UCSF Medical Center 2013