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Eila C. Skinner

Academic Appointments

  • Thomas A. Stamey Research Professor in Urology

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Urologic Oncology 875 Blake Wilbur Dr Room 2200 MC 5826 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 725-5544 Fax (650) 723-0765
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 724-3332
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Cancer> Urologic Oncology
  • Cancer > urologic oncology
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Continent urinary reservoir
  • urinary tract reconstruction
  • testis cancer
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Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Department of Urology (2012 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Keck USC School of Medicine (1997, 98, 2000, 02, 03, 06, 11)
  • Faculty Teacher of the Year, USC Department of Urology (1991, 1994, 1997, 2005)
  • Janet M. Glasgow Award for Academic Excellence, USC School of Medicine (1983)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, USC School of Medicine (1982)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University (1976)

Professional Education

Board Certification: Urology, American Board of Urology (1992)
Medical Education: Keck School of Medicine University of Southern CA CA (1983)
Residency: USC/LAC Medical Center CA (1988)
Fellowship: USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center CA (1990)
Internship: USC/LAC Medical Center CA (1984)
Board Certification: American Board of Urology, Urology (1992)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My research focuses on outcomes in treatment of muscle invasive and high-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. This includes identifying markers of prognosis, predictive markers for response to surgery and chemotherapy, and working toward an individualized, multidisciplinary approach to disease management. We are particularly interested in the impact of surgical quality measures on outcome for patients with invasive disease. I have also focused on optimizing the use of lower urinary tract reconstruction in patients undergoing cystectomy, and identifying interventions to improve patient quality of life. This has included a large prospective randomized study of two alternative forms of continent neobladder, and evaluating the effect of prior radiation or chemotherapy on the outcome with this surgery. We continue to follow these patients long term to evaluate renal function and complications, and to mine the rich data from this trial to better understand the long term outcomes with this reconstructive surgery. We are also using the outcomes of this trial to design early interventions to avoid complications and improve patient quality of life after the operation.


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