Gerhard J. Fuchs

Professor of Clinical Urology Executive Director, USC Institute of Urology (Beverly Hills) Director, Center of Men’s Health at the USC Institute of Urology Director of Education, USC Institute of Urology Director, Quality Assurance/Improvement, Institute of Urology
Gerhard Fuchs, MD, FACS

Areas of treatment:

Kidney stones
Cystinuria
Kidney tumors
Adrenal tumors
Strictures (blockage) of upper urinary tract
BPH
Bladder tumors
Endoscopic surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Prostate cancer
Urological oncology
Men’s health

Specialty:

  • Urology

Department:

  • Department of Urology

Languages:

  • English
  • German
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Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD, FACS

Professor of Clinical Urology
Executive Director, USC Institute of Urology (Beverly Hills)
Director, Center of Men’s Health at the USC Institute of Urology
Director of Education, USC Institute of Urology
Director, Quality Assurance/Improvement, Institute of Urology

Practicing location:

  • Keck Medicine of USC - Beverly Hills

About this doctor:

An internationally renowned surgeon, researcher, and educator  with nearly 30 years  of experience, Dr. Gerhard J. Fuchs specializes in minimally invasive procedures for treating kidney stones, as well as advanced endoscopic and urologic laparoscopic surgery.

Prior to joining USC, Dr. Fuchs served as the director of the Minimally Invasive Urology Program, Vice Chairman of Department of Surgery, Director for the Urology Residency and Fellowship programs, and the Medallion Chair in Minimally Invasive Urology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Fuchs also was a clinical professor of urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Previously, Dr. Fuchs held a number of positions at UCLA, including Chief of Endourology, Stone Disease, and Laparoscopic Surgery.

Dr. Fuchs received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from University of Heidelberg in Germany. There he completed his internship in medicine, surgery and gynecology. He was awarded a doctoral degree by the University of Freiburg Medical School, Germany (the equivalent of a PhD in Europe). Residencies in General Surgery and Urology were completed at Tubingen University Medical School in Stuttgart, Germany. He is Board Certified through both the American and German Boards of Urology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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Education:

MD, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1972-1979
PhD, University of Freiburg Medical School, Germany, 1984

Internships:

Surgery and Gynecology, University of Heidelberg, 1979-1980

Residencies:

Surgery, Kreiskrankenhaus Möckmühl, Germany, 1980-1981
Urology, Katharinenhospital Stuttgart Teaching Hospital, Germany, 1981-1985

Fellowships:

Endourology and ESWL, UCLA, 1985

Certifications:

German Board of Urology, 1985
American Board of Urology, 2001; recertification 2011 active until 2021

Professional society memberships:

International Society of Shock Wave Lithotripsy, 1984 - present ( founding member )
International Society for Urology and Engineering, 1985 - present
European Intrarenal Surgical Society (EIRSS), (Elected membership) 1986 - present
American Urological Association, Western Section, 1987 – present
American Urological Association Diplomate, 2001 - present
Los Angeles County Medical Association, 1987 - present
Endourological Society, 1985 - present
Society of Research of Calculous Kinetics (R.O.C.K.) – elected membership, 1988 - present
American Lithotripsy Society, 1989 - present
Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy (SMIT), 1989 - present (charter member); 1991 - Designated Center for specialized training
Urological Society of Chile (Honorary Member), 1989 - present

Awards:

Teaching recognition American Urological Association, 2014
Excellence in Teaching Award (USC Department of Urology), 2009
Clinical Faculty Member of the Year (UCLA Department of Urology), 2004
First Prize (Research Essay), World Congress of Endourology, Mumbai, India, 2005