Through excellence and leadership in patient care, education and research, the UCI Health Department of Urology provides its patients with the absolute best in innovative, less invasive urological care; its residents with a superb curriculum based on educational and operative training experience; and its faculty with every opportunity to excel clinically while teaching and pursuing research both a basic and clinical nature.
The department wishes to build upon these priorities that most commonly affect the varied patient base that it serves. This Giving Day, we are committed to delivering results for:
CURIOSITY & INNOVATION
In the UCI Health Department of Urology, our commitment to the development of truly unconventional ideas and less invasive and noninvasive surgery is unwavering. Indeed, despite the challenges spurred by decreasing federal funding and the changing landscape of healthcare, we are accelerating our rate of innovation. The most important source of funding in recent years has been you, our community. The generosity of grateful patients and visionary benefactors has empowered our team to continuously pursue innovation.
Support the development of truly unconventional ideas in less invasive and non-invasive surgical techniques by making a gift to the Curiosity and Innovation Fund this Giving Day!
At UCI Health we have created a vision for a healthier community. The UCI Comprehensive Men’s Health Initiative will be housed in a unique venue where the men of Orange County (and beyond) can receive unparalleled state-of-the-art, comprehensive multidisciplinary care.
This unique initiative focuses on the four P’s: a Place where men feel comfortable coming to see their physicians; Personalized integrative care, providing a comprehensive experience; a Prostate cancer center built on the international reputation of Dr. Thomas Ahlering; and Prevention as a central theme.
With your support on UCI Giving Day, you can help positively impact millions across Orange County, maybe even members of your own family, or even you.
UROLOGIC ONCOLOGY RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Dr. Thomas Ahlering is a highly regarded surgeon in Urologic cancers. His years of experience in treatment of prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers has placed him as one of the original America's Best Doctors since his membership in 1994.
In the past year, Dr. Ahlering and his team have published four manuscripts, and collectively presented more than 20 presentations at three conferences, many of which were virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They were awarded 3 podium presentations at the American Urological Association annual conference this year, which are only awarded to the top 1-2% of presentations submitted. Additionally, this year, they revisited the outcomes of all 2000+ of our patients and, through careful analysis, are making strides to improve cancer control after surgery.
Dr. Ahlering and his team’s work would not have been possible without the many generous gifts to the Urologic Oncology Research & Education Fund. On UCI Giving Day, it is our hope that additional support will be provided so that they can expand their robust research program and continue to create the future of urologic oncology care.