Raj S. Pruthi, MD, MHA, FACS
Dr. Pruthi became professor and chair of the UCSF Department of Urology in January, 2020, succeeding Dr. Peter R. Carroll. He previously served as chair of the Department of Urology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill), where he was on faculty for nineteen years.
Serving first as its chief and then as its inaugural chair, he took the UNC Department of Urology from an unranked program to one of the best in the nation. It also became the only basic science or clinical department at the UNC School of Medicine with 100% faculty satisfaction. During his tenure at UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Pruthi built a strong, multi-million-dollar urology research operation and developed a highly-regarded residency program.
Nationally, Dr. Pruthi serves in a number of professional and academic capacities:
He was a member of the ABU/AUA Examination Committee and serves as an examiner for the Certifying Exam for the ABU. He also on the Executive Committee for the Society of Academic urology and currently serves as the organization’s treasurer. He is also the Chair of the Advisory Council for Urology of the American College of Surgeons, and also serves on the Board of Governors for the College.
He served on the Guidelines Committee and helped to develop the American Urological Associations Guidelines on the Management of Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer and also served on the Bladder Cancer Guidelines Committee of the International Consultation on Urological Diseases.
He is an elected member of the Urologic Research Society, the Society of Pelvic surgeons, the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, and the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons.
Dr. Pruthi is a graduate of Stanford University, where he double majored in economics and in biology and became interested in health economics. He received his MD degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed his residency and post-graduate training at Stanford University. Most recently, he completed the executive MHA program at UNC.