Gerhard Fuchs, MD

Title(s)Professor of Clinical Urology
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressNOR 1441 Eastlake Ave
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 865 3700
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    Title(s)Executive Director of the USC Institute of Urology (Beverly Hills)

    Title(s)Vice Chair of Education of the USC Institute of Urology

    Title(s)Director of Quality Assurance/Improvement of the USC Institute of Urology

    Title(s)Executive Director of the Men's Health Center


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    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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    1. Reply to Jue et al. Overcoming Understaging and Undergrading in Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma. Comment on "Ghoreifi et al. Modern Kidney-Sparing Management of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma. Cancers 2023, 15, 4495". Cancers (Basel). 2024 Feb 29; 16(5). Ghoreifi A, Sari Motlagh R, Fuchs G. PMID: 38473366; PMCID: PMC10931148.
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    2. The Impact of Telemedicine in Reducing the Carbon Footprint in Health Care: A Systematic Review and Cumulative Analysis of 68 Million Clinical Consultations. Eur Urol Focus. 2023 11; 9(6):873-887. Rodler S, Ramacciotti LS, Maas M, Mokhtar D, Hershenhouse J, De Castro Abreu AL, Fuchs G, Stief CG, Gill IS, Cacciamani GE. PMID: 38036339.
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    3. Modern Kidney-Sparing Management of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma. Cancers (Basel). 2023 Sep 10; 15(18). Ghoreifi A, Sari Motlagh R, Fuchs G. PMID: 37760465; PMCID: PMC10526335.
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    4. Reply by Authors. J Urol. 2023 05; 209(5):862. Ghoreifi A, Ladi-Seyedian SS, Piatti P, Chew YC, Jara B, Sanossian L, Bhasin JM, Yamada T, Fuchs G, Bhanvadia S, Sotelo R, Hung A, Aron M, Desai M, Gill I, Daneshmand S, Liang G, Djaladat H. PMID: 36815355.
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    5. A Urine-based DNA Methylation Marker Test to Detect Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Urol. 2023 05; 209(5):854-862. Ghoreifi A, Ladi-Seyedian SS, Piatti P, Chew YC, Jara B, Sanossian L, Bhasin JM, Yamada T, Fuchs G, Bhanvadia S, Sotelo R, Hung A, Aron M, Desai M, Gill I, Daneshmand S, Liang G, Djaladat H. PMID: 36795966.
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    6. The impact of male infertility faculty on urology residency training. Andrologia. 2022 Sep; 54(8):e14457. Asanad K, Nusbaum D, Fuchs G, Rodman JCS, Samplaski MK. PMID: 35545606; PMCID: PMC9540376.
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    7. Bladder Recurrence Following Diagnostic Ureteroscopy in Patients Undergoing Nephroureterectomy for Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer: Is Ureteral Access Sheath Protective? Urology. 2022 02; 160:142-146. Douglawi A, Ghoreifi A, Lee R, Yip W, Seyedian SSL, Ahmadi H, Cai J, Miranda G, Yu W, Bhanvadia S, Schuckman A, Desai M, Aron M, Sotelo R, Gill I, Daneshmand S, Fuchs G, Djaladat H. PMID: 34929237.
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    8. Digital urologic education during COVID-19: the rise of the "webin-era". Minerva Urol Nephrol. 2021 04; 73(2):137-140. Cacciamani G, Maas M, Yip W, Gill K, Nassiri N, Campi R, Amparore D, Dell'oglio P, Cocci A, Russo GI, Abreu A, Fuchs G, Gill I. PMID: 34036764.
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    9. Impact of Covid-19 on the urology service in United States: perspectives and strategies to face a Pandemic. Int Braz J Urol. 2020 07; 46(suppl.1):207-214. Cacciamani GE, Shah M, Yip W, Abreu A, Park D, Fuchs G. PMID: 32618466; PMCID: PMC7720000.
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    10. Thulium-Holmium:YAG Duo Laser in Conservative Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer Treatment: 13 Years Experience from a Tertiary National Referral Center. J Endourol. 2019 11; 33(11):902-908. Defidio L, Antonucci M, De Dominicis M, Fuchs G, Patel A. PMID: 31422699.
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    11. Long-Term Body Mass Index Trends After Living-Donor Nephrectomy. Exp Clin Transplant. 2017 Oct; 15(5):521-526. Dru CJ, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 28187700.
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    12. Complications of stone disease in the 21st century--can noninvasive and minimally invasive treatment modalities improve the overall renal health of stone formers? J Urol. 2014 Nov; 192(5):1322-3. Fuchs GJ. PMID: 25130531.
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    13. Management of stones associated with intrarenal stenosis: infundibular stenosis and caliceal diverticulum. J Endourol. 2013 Dec; 27(12):1546-50. Koopman SG, Fuchs G. PMID: 24251427.
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    14. Improving flexible ureterorenoscope durability up to 100 procedures. J Endourol. 2012 Oct; 26(10):1329-34. Defidio L, De Dominicis M, Di Gianfrancesco L, Fuchs G, Patel A. PMID: 22563938.
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    15. First collaborative experience with thulium laser ablation of localized upper urinary tract urothelial tumors using retrograde intra-renal surgery. Arch Ital Urol Androl. 2011 Sep; 83(3):147-53. Defidio L, De Dominicis M, Di Gianfrancesco L, Fuchs G, Patel A. PMID: 22184839.
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    16. A comparison of running suture versus figure-8 sutures as the initial step in achieving hemostasis during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. J Endourol. 2010 Mar; 24(3):421-4. Rosenblatt GS, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 20210651.
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    17. Percutaneous biopsy of renal cell carcinoma underestimates nuclear grade. Urology. 2010 Sep; 76(3):610-3. Blumenfeld AJ, Guru K, Fuchs GJ, Kim HL. PMID: 20163843.
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    18. Urolithiasis in adults with congenital megaureter. Can Urol Assoc J. 2009 Dec; 3(6):E77-80. Rosenblatt GS, Takesita K, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 20019959; PMCID: PMC2792419.
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    19. Enlargement of accessory spleen after splenectomy can mimic a solitary adrenal tumor. Urology. 2010 Mar; 75(3):561-2. Rosenblatt GS, Luthringer DJ, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 19679337.
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    20. Adrenal metastasis with inferior vena cava tumor thrombus through adrenal vein. Urology. 2009 Aug; 74(2):290-1. Rosenblatt GS, Takesita K, Fuchs GJ, Colquhoun SD, Ng CS. PMID: 19501878.
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    21. Delayed hematuria secondary to bleeding papilla--potential complication of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Urology. 2009 May; 73(5):1163.e13-5. Rosenblatt GS, Chen TY, Ng CS, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 18514294.
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    22. Video rounding system: a pilot study in patient care. J Endourol. 2008 Jun; 22(6):1179-82. Kau EL, Baranda DT, Hain P, Bolton LB, Chen T, Fuchs GJ, Ng CS. PMID: 18484882.
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    23. The Hem-o-lok clip is safe for laparoscopic nephrectomy: a multi-institutional review. Urology. 2008 Apr; 71(4):593-6. Ponsky L, Cherullo E, Moinzadeh A, Desai M, Kaouk J, Haber GP, Chen D, Ng C, Fuchs G, Singh D, Finelli A, Frank I, Matin S. PMID: 18295866.
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    24. Laparoscopic nephrectomy outcomes of elderly patients in the 21st century. J Endourol. 2007 Nov; 21(11):1309-13. Lai FC, Kau EL, Ng CS, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 18042020.
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    25. Simultaneous bilateral retrograde intrarenal surgery for stone disease in patients with significant comorbidities. J Endourol. 2006 Oct; 20(10):761-5. Chung SY, Chon CH, Ng CS, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 17094751.
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    26. Multi-institutional validation study of neural networks to predict duration of stay after laparoscopic radical/simple or partial nephrectomy. J Urol. 2005 Oct; 174(4 Pt 1):1380-4. Parekattil SJ, Gill IS, Castle EP, Burgess SV, Walls MM, Thomas R, Kumar U, Purifoy JA, Ng CS, Kang Y, Fuchs GJ, Weise ES, Winfield HN, Lallas C, Andrews PE. PMID: 16145442.
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    27. Bladder reconstitution with bone marrow derived stem cells seeded on small intestinal submucosa improves morphological and molecular composition. J Urol. 2005 Jul; 174(1):353-9. Chung SY, Krivorov NP, Rausei V, Thomas L, Frantzen M, Landsittel D, Kang YM, Chon CH, Ng CS, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 15947689.
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    28. Looped silk tie: surgical technique for management of the renal vein during laparoscopic live-donor nephrectomy. J Endourol. 2005 Apr; 19(3):401-5. Chon CH, Chung SY, Ng CS, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 15865536.
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    29. Simultaneous bilateral retrograde intrarenal surgery for bilateral complex upper tract stone disease. Urology. 2005 Mar; 65(3):572-4. Chon CH, Chung SY, Ng CS, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 15780379.
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    30. Newly designed laparoscopic retractable dissector and suture passer. Urology. 2005 Feb; 65(2):374-7. Chung SY, Chon CH, Ng CS, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 15708056.
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    31. Laparoscopic skills training using a webcam trainer. J Urol. 2005 Jan; 173(1):180-3. Chung SY, Landsittel D, Chon CH, Ng CS, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 15592070.
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    32. Laparoscopic dismembered pyeloureteroplasty: a single institution's 3-year experience. J Endourol. 2004 Oct; 18(8):765-9. Yurkanin JP, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 15659899.
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    33. Spontaneous, unremitting gross hematuria occurring one week after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Int Braz J Urol. 2004 Sep-Oct; 30(5):398-9. Chung SY, Chon CH, Ng CS, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 15610573.
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    34. Early experience with laparoscopic cryoablation in patients with small renal tumors and severe comorbidities. J Endourol. 2003 Aug; 17(6):415-23. Colón I, Fuchs GJ. PMID: 12965070.
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    35. Endoscopic surgery for renal calculi. Curr Opin Urol. 2003 May; 13(3):243-7. Fuchs GJ, Yurkanin JP. PMID: 12692449.
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