Urologists & Nephrologists

Laurence S. Baskin , M.D.

Professor, Urology
Chief, Pediatric Urology
Pediatric Urologist
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco and Oakland

Laurence Baskin, MD graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelors of Science in Biophysics and attended medical school at UCLA. Dr. Baskin completely his urology training at UCSF followed by a two years of pediatric urology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Since completing his fellowship in 1993, Baskin has been on the faculty at UCSF, practicing pediatric...

Paul Brakeman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Pediatrics
Pediatric Nephrologist
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco and Oakland

Dr. Brakeman is an Associate Professor based at the the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital with a primary appointment in Pediatrics and a secondary apointment in the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine. 

The primary focus of his research is the engineering of human renal epithelial cells for use in a bioartificial kidney. Work is currently underway at UCSF on a multi-...

Hillary Copp, M.D.

Associate Professor, Urology
Pediatric Urologist
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco and Oakland

Dr. Copp is a pediatric urologist who treats abnormalities of the urinary tract and genitals, including urinary tract infections, disorders of sex development and spina bifida. She treats patients ranging from infants to teens. Copp uses multiple surgical techniques, including open, endoscopic, laparoscopic and robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery.

Copp’s research interests include...

Michael DiSandro, M.D.

Professor, Clinical Urology
Pediatric Urologist
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Dr. Michael DiSandro, a pediatric urologist, is an expert in surgery for urinary disorders in children, including minimally invasive procedures and reconstructive surgery of the genitourinary system (genital and urinary organs). His expertise includes treating vesicoureteral reflux (a condition in which urine backs up toward the kidneys), neurogenic bladder (conditions in which a lack of...

Aris Oates, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Pediatric Nephrologist
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Dr. Aris Oates is a nephrologist who cares for children with conditions that affect renal (kidney) function, such as acute kidney injury and nephrotic syndrome (disorder characterized by the excretion of too much protein in the urine). He also treats complex renal disorders and conditions that affect the urinary tract, such a kidney stones and hydronephrosis (build up of urine causing kidney...

Erica Winnicki, M.D.

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Pediatric Nephrologist
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Dr. Erica Winnicki is a pediatric nephrologist who cares for children and adolescents with all types of acute or chronic kidney problems.

Dr. Winnicki's research focuses on improving long-term outcomes for children and adolescents with end-stage kidney disease.

After earning her medical degree at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Dr. Winnicki completed a residency in pediatrics and...