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James Smith, MD, MS

Professor
School of Medicine
35 Medical Center Way
San Francisco, CA 94143
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Education and Training

University of California, Berkeley, , B.A. - 1996 Molecular Biology

UC Berkeley, UCSF Joint Medical Program, , M.S. - 2000 Public Health, Medicine

University of California, San Francisco, , M.D. - 2002 Medicine

University of Utah, , Urology Residency - 2007 Urology

University of California, San Francisco, , Male Reproductive and Sexual Medicine Fellowship - 2009 Urology

Overview
Dr. Smith is Director of the UCSF Male Reproductive Health practice dedicated to providing outstanding reproductive clinical care, conducting cutting edge research, and improving access to reproductive care. His research program is dedicated to helping men and boys with cancer become fathers after surviving cancer treatment. He and his partners conduct basic science investigations of sperm physiology, sperm stem cells, and semen physiology; translational research focused on fertility restoration by means of testicular and stem cell transplantation; and clinical research into reproductive effects of targeted cancer therapies such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors and MTOR inhibitors., Clinically, Dr. Smith treats men with fertility problems, need for fertility preservation, erectile dysfunction, orchalgia, and hypogonadism in the Center for Reproductive Health. Dr. Smith specializes in the use of minimally invasive vasectomy, microsurgical vasovasostomy, vasoepididymostomy, sperm retrieval techniques, spermatic cord denervation, and varicocelectomy.