Michael Albo

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Urology
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Dr. Michael Albo is a urologist specializing in voiding dysfunction, urinary incontinence, urodynamics, female urology, and pelvic floor reconstruction. Dr. Albo has extensive training and experience in performing pelvic floor reconstruction surgeries and surgeries for treating urinary incontinence as well as neurostimulation, botulinum toxin (Botox®) injections, and collagen implantation for treatment of urinary incontinence. He is also trained in a wide variety of medical and surgical techniques to manage voiding disorders and prostate disorders in men, including laser and microwave therapies.

    Dr. Albo is Co-Director and founder of the UCSD Healthcare Women’s Pelvic Medicine Center (WPMC). The WPMC is San Diego’s only multi-specialty clinic dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of female pelvic floor disorders. The clinic is a cooperative effort between the Division of Urology and the Department of Reproductive Medicine and is co-directed by obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Charles Nager. The WPMC brings together physicians and therapists from urology, gynecology, general surgery, and physical therapy to treat women who have urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. The WPMC is also committed to educating physicians of the future in this field and is involved in research on the national and regional levels.

    Dr. Albo received his medical degree from the University of Utah, performed his surgical and urologic residency training at the University of Virginia and his fellowship training at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been at UCSD since 1996. He is a member of many national and local medical societies.

    Dr. Albo has been recognized as one of San Diego’s Top Doctors for six consecutive years, since 2004, by the San Diego County Medical Society, in partnership with San Diego Magazine. He is certified by the American Board of Urology.

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    NIH U01DK060401Sep 1, 2001 - Jun 30, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Repeated Low-Dose Acrolein Triggers Irreversible Lamina Propria Edema in Urinary Bladder, Transient Voiding Behavior and Widening of Eyes to Mechanical Stimuli. Cells. 2021 12 09; 10(12). Lee S, Lee J, Khimji C, Lee J, Malkmus S, Albo M, Yaksh T, Chiang G. PMID: 34943985; PMCID: PMC8700116.
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    2. Evaluation of Age- and Radical-Prostatectomy Related Changes in Male Pelvic Floor Anatomy Based on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and 3-Dimensional Reconstruction. World J Mens Health. 2021 Jul; 39(3):566-575. Tai JW, Sorkhi SR, Trivedi I, Sakamoto K, Albo M, Bhargava V, Rajasekaran MR. PMID: 32648374; PMCID: PMC8255398.
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    3. Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Adult Women. JAMA. 2020 Feb 18; 323(7):658-659. Aslam S, Albo M, Brubaker L. PMID: 31995139.
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    4. Age and multiparity related urethral sphincter muscle dysfunction in a rabbit model: Potential roles of TGF-β and Wnt-β catenin signaling pathways. Neurourol Urodyn. 2019 02; 38(2):607-614. Rajasekaran MR, Fu J, Nguyen ML, Wang Y, Albo M, Bhargava V. PMID: 30576002.
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    5. Urinary Incontinence in Women: A Review. JAMA. 2017 Oct 24; 318(16):1592-1604. Lukacz ES, Santiago-Lastra Y, Albo ME, Brubaker L. PMID: 29067433.
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    6. Refractory urgency urinary incontinence treatment in women: impact of age on outcomes and complications. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 01; 218(1):111.e1-111.e9. Komesu YM, Amundsen CL, Richter HE, Erickson SW, Ackenbom MF, Andy UU, Sung VW, Albo M, Gregory WT, Paraiso MF, Wallace D, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pelvic Floor Disorde. PMID: 29031894; PMCID: PMC5803754.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Surgical Treatment of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: AUA/SUFU Guideline. J Urol. 2017 10; 198(4):875-883. Kobashi KC, Albo ME, Dmochowski RR, Ginsberg DA, Goldman HB, Gomelsky A, Kraus SR, Sandhu JS, Shepler T, Treadwell JR, Vasavada S, Lemack GE. PMID: 28625508.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 71     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Characteristics Associated with Treatment Response and Satisfaction in Women Undergoing OnabotulinumtoxinA and Sacral Neuromodulation for Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence. J Urol. 2017 10; 198(4):890-896. Richter HE, Amundsen CL, Erickson SW, Jelovsek JE, Komesu Y, Chermansky C, Harvie HS, Albo M, Myers D, Gregory WT, Wallace D, NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. PMID: 28501541; PMCID: PMC5599339.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Best practice policy statement on urodynamic antibiotic prophylaxis in the non-index patient. Neurourol Urodyn. 2017 04; 36(4):915-926. Cameron AP, Campeau L, Brucker BM, Clemens JQ, Bales GT, Albo ME, Kennelly MJ. PMID: 28345769.
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    10. Urinary Biomarkers in Women with Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence Randomized to Sacral Neuromodulation versus OnabotulinumtoxinA Compared to Controls. J Urol. 2017 06; 197(6):1487-1495. Richter HE, Moalli P, Amundsen CL, Malykhina AP, Wallace D, Rogers R, Myers D, Paraiso M, Albo M, Shi H, Nolen T, Meikle S, Word RA, Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. PMID: 28089729; PMCID: PMC5433900.
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    11. Change in Overactive Bladder Symptoms After Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug; 126(2):423-430. Zyczynski HM, Albo ME, Goldman HB, Wai CY, Sirls LT, Brubaker L, Norton P, Varner RE, Carmel M, Kim HY, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 26241434; PMCID: PMC4526119.
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    12. Prostate laser vaporization is safe and effective in elderly men. Urol Ann. 2015 Jan-Mar; 7(1):36-40. Majumdar R, Mirheydar HS, Palazzi KL, Lakin CM, Albo ME, Parsons JK. PMID: 25657541; PMCID: PMC4310114.
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    13. 5-year longitudinal followup after retropubic and transobturator mid urethral slings. J Urol. 2015 Jan; 193(1):203-10. Kenton K, Stoddard AM, Zyczynski H, Albo M, Rickey L, Norton P, Wai C, Kraus SR, Sirls LT, Kusek JW, Litman HJ, Chang RP, Richter HE. PMID: 25158274; PMCID: PMC4272663.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Comparison of flowrates and voided volumes during non-instrumented uroflowmetry and pressure-flow studies in women with stress incontinence. Neurourol Urodyn. 2015 Aug; 34(6):549-53. Mueller ER, Litman H, Rickey LR, Sirls L, Norton P, Wilson T, Moalli P, Albo M, Zimmern P. PMID: 24797058; PMCID: PMC4219932.
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    15. Anatomical feasibility of performing a nerve transfer from the femoral branch to bilateral pelvic nerves in a cadaver: a potential method to restore bladder function following proximal spinal cord injury. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Jun; 18(6):598-605. Brown JM, Barbe MF, Albo ME, Ruggieri MR. PMID: 23540734; PMCID: PMC3745765.
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    16. Treatment success of retropubic and transobturator mid urethral slings at 24 months. J Urol. 2012 Dec; 188(6):2281-7. Albo ME, Litman HJ, Richter HE, Lemack GE, Sirls LT, Chai TC, Norton P, Kraus SR, Zyczynski H, Kenton K, Gormley EA, Kusek JW, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 23083653; PMCID: PMC4367868.
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    17. Anatomical feasibility of performing intercostal and ilioinguinal nerve to pelvic nerve transfer: a possible technique to restore lower urinary tract innervation. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Oct; 17(4):357-62. Brown JM, Barbe MF, Albo ME, Lai HH, Ruggieri MR. PMID: 22881037; PMCID: PMC3563324.
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    18. Patient related factors associated with long-term urinary continence after Burch colposuspension and pubovaginal fascial sling surgeries. J Urol. 2012 Aug; 188(2):485-9. Richter HE, Brubaker L, Stoddard AM, Xu Y, Zyczynski HM, Norton P, Sirls LT, Kraus SR, Chai TC, Zimmern P, Gormley EA, Kusek JW, Albo ME, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 22704099; PMCID: PMC3560926.
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    19. A randomized trial of urodynamic testing before stress-incontinence surgery. N Engl J Med. 2012 May 24; 366(21):1987-97. Nager CW, Brubaker L, Litman HJ, Zyczynski HM, Varner RE, Amundsen C, Sirls LT, Norton PA, Arisco AM, Chai TC, Zimmern P, Barber MD, Dandreo KJ, Menefee SA, Kenton K, Lowder J, Richter HE, Khandwala S, Nygaard I, Kraus SR, Johnson HW, Lemack GE, Mihova M, Albo ME, Mueller E, Sutkin G, Wilson TS, Hsu Y, Rozanski TA, Rickey LM, Rahn D, Tennstedt S, Kusek JW, Gormley EA, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 22551104; PMCID: PMC3386296.
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    20. 5-year continence rates, satisfaction and adverse events of burch urethropexy and fascial sling surgery for urinary incontinence. J Urol. 2012 Apr; 187(4):1324-30. Brubaker L, Richter HE, Norton PA, Albo M, Zyczynski HM, Chai TC, Zimmern P, Kraus S, Sirls L, Kusek JW, Stoddard A, Tennstedt S, Gormley EA, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 22341290; PMCID: PMC3586411.
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    21. Urodynamic changes associated with successful stress urinary incontinence surgery: is a little tension a good thing? Urology. 2011 Dec; 78(6):1257-62. Kraus SR, Lemack GE, Sirls LT, Chai TC, Brubaker L, Albo M, Leng WW, Lloyd LK, Norton P, Litman HJ, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 21996108; PMCID: PMC3236706.
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    22. Changes in urodynamic measures two years after Burch colposuspension or autologous sling surgery. Urology. 2011 Dec; 78(6):1263-8. Kraus SR, Lemack GE, Richter HE, Brubaker L, Chai TC, Albo ME, Sirls LT, Leng WW, Kusek JW, Norton P, Litman HJ, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 21996105; PMCID: PMC3236707.
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    23. Adverse events over two years after retropubic or transobturator midurethral sling surgery: findings from the Trial of Midurethral Slings (TOMUS) study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Nov; 205(5):498.e1-6. Brubaker L, Norton PA, Albo ME, Chai TC, Dandreo KJ, Lloyd KL, Lowder JL, Sirls LT, Lemack GE, Arisco AM, Xu Y, Kusek JW, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 21925636; PMCID: PMC3205289.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 55     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Prostate laser vaporization in men with urinary retention. BJU Int. 2011 Aug; 108(3):395-8. Woldrich JM, Palazzi-Churas K, Lakin C, Albo M, Parsons JK. PMID: 21481134.
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    25. Urodynamic standardization in a large-scale, multicenter clinical trial examining the effects of daily tadalafil in men with lower urinary tract symptoms with or without benign prostatic obstruction. Neurourol Urodyn. 2010 Jun; 29(5):741-7. Kraus SR, Dmochowski R, Albo ME, Xu L, Klise SR, Roehrborn CG. PMID: 20151469.
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    26. Retropubic versus transobturator midurethral slings for stress incontinence. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jun 03; 362(22):2066-76. Richter HE, Albo ME, Zyczynski HM, Kenton K, Norton PA, Sirls LT, Kraus SR, Chai TC, Lemack GE, Dandreo KJ, Varner RE, Menefee S, Ghetti C, Brubaker L, Nygaard I, Khandwala S, Rozanski TA, Johnson H, Schaffer J, Stoddard AM, Holley RL, Nager CW, Moalli P, Mueller E, Arisco AM, Corton M, Tennstedt S, Chang TD, Gormley EA, Litman HJ, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 20479459; PMCID: PMC2962585.
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    27. Challenges in designing a pragmatic clinical trial: the mixed incontinence -- medical or surgical approach (MIMOSA) trial experience. Clin Trials. 2009 Aug; 6(4):355-64. Brubaker L, Moalli P, Richter HE, Albo M, Sirls L, Chai T, Kraus SR, Norton P, Chang D, Tennstedt SL. PMID: 19625327; PMCID: PMC2875993.
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    28. Trends in surgical management of stress urinary incontinence among female Medicare beneficiaries. Urology. 2009 Aug; 74(2):283-7. Anger JT, Weinberg AE, Albo ME, Smith AL, Kim JH, Rodríguez LV, Saigal CS. PMID: 19501886; PMCID: PMC3152980.
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    29. Complications in women undergoing Burch colposuspension versus autologous rectus fascial sling for stress urinary incontinence. J Urol. 2009 May; 181(5):2192-7. Chai TC, Albo ME, Richter HE, Norton PA, Dandreo KJ, Kenton K, Lowder JL, Stoddard AM, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 19296969; PMCID: PMC2754071.
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    30. Behavioral therapy to enable women with urge incontinence to discontinue drug treatment: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Aug 05; 149(3):161-9. Burgio KL, Kraus SR, Menefee S, Borello-France D, Corton M, Johnson HW, Mallett V, Norton P, FitzGerald MP, Dandreo KJ, Richter HE, Rozanski T, Albo M, Zyczynski HM, Lemack GE, Chai TC, Khandwala S, Baker J, Brubaker L, Stoddard AM, Goode PS, Nielsen-Omeis B, Nager CW, Kenton K, Tennstedt SL, Kusek JW, Chang TD, Nyberg LM, Steers W, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 18678843; PMCID: PMC3201984.
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    31. Predictors of treatment failure 24 months after surgery for stress urinary incontinence. J Urol. 2008 Mar; 179(3):1024-30. Richter HE, Diokno A, Kenton K, Norton P, Albo M, Kraus S, Moalli P, Chai TC, Zimmern P, Litman H, Tennstedt S, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 18206917; PMCID: PMC2706575.
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    32. Burch colposuspension versus fascial sling to reduce urinary stress incontinence. N Engl J Med. 2007 May 24; 356(21):2143-55. Albo ME, Richter HE, Brubaker L, Norton P, Kraus SR, Zimmern PE, Chai TC, Zyczynski H, Diokno AC, Tennstedt S, Nager C, Lloyd LK, FitzGerald M, Lemack GE, Johnson HW, Leng W, Mallett V, Stoddard AM, Menefee S, Varner RE, Kenton K, Moalli P, Sirls L, Dandreo KJ, Kusek JW, Nyberg LM, Steers W, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 17517855.
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    33. The relationships among measures of incontinence severity in women undergoing surgery for stress urinary incontinence. J Urol. 2007 May; 177(5):1810-4. Albo M, Wruck L, Baker J, Brubaker L, Chai T, Dandreo KJ, Diokno A, Goode P, Kraus S, Kusek JW, Lemack G, Lowder J, Steers W, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 17437826.
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    34. Reference urodynamic values for stress incontinent women. Neurourol Urodyn. 2007; 26(3):333-40. Nager CW, Albo ME, Fitzgerald MP, McDermott S, Wruck L, Kraus S, Howden N, Norton P, Sirls L, Varner E, Zimmern P, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 17315221.
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    35. Process for development of multicenter urodynamic studies. Urology. 2007 Jan; 69(1):63-7; discussion 67-8. Nager CW, Albo ME, Fitzgerald MP, McDermott SM, Kraus S, Richter HE, Zimmern P, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 17270617; PMCID: PMC1855147.
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    36. Determinants of vaginal length. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Dec; 195(6):1846-50. Tan JS, Lukacz ES, Menefee SA, Luber KM, Albo ME, Nager CW. PMID: 17014819.
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    37. Open and unresolved clinical questions in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. BJU Int. 2006 Sep; 98 Suppl 1:110-6. Albo M, Brubaker L, Daneshgari F. PMID: 16911616.
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    38. Interrater reliability of filling cystometrogram interpretation in a multicenter study. J Urol. 2006 Jun; 175(6):2174-7. Zimmern P, Nager CW, Albo M, Fitzgerald MP, McDermott S, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. PMID: 16697832.
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    39. Urodynamics: the incidence of urinary tract infection and autonomic dysreflexia in a challenging population. Urol Nurs. 2004 Oct; 24(5):390-3. Joseph AC, Albo M. PMID: 15575107.
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    40. Testing in women with lower urinary tract dysfunction. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Mar; 47(1):53-69. Nager CW, Albo ME. PMID: 15024273.
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    41. Intravesical potassium sensitivity in patients with prostatitis. J Urol. 2002 Sep; 168(3):1054-7. Parsons CL, Albo M. PMID: 12187221.
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    42. Spinal cord injury and sexuality in married or partnered men: activities, function, needs, and predictors of sexual adjustment. Arch Sex Behav. 2001 Dec; 30(6):591-602. Phelps J, Albo M, Dunn K, Joseph A. PMID: 11725457.
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    43. The intravesical potassium sensitivity test and urodynamics: implications in a large cohort of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. J Urol. 2001 Jul; 166(1):158-61. Bernie JE, Hagey S, Albo ME, Parsons CL. PMID: 11435846.
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    44. Anterior flap extraperitoneal cystoplasty. J Urol. 1997 Jun; 157(6):2095-8. Albo M, Raz S, Dupont MC. PMID: 9146588.
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    45. Diagnosis of stress urinary incontinence. An overview. Urol Clin North Am. 1996 Aug; 23(3):407-15. Dupont MC, Albo ME, Raz S. PMID: 8701555.
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    46. Transvaginal correction of pelvic prolapse. J Endourol. 1996 Jun; 10(3):231-9. Albo M, Dupont MC, Raz S. PMID: 8740384.
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    47. Oral trazodone as empirical therapy for erectile dysfunction: a retrospective review. Urology. 1995 Jul; 46(1):117-20. Lance R, Albo M, Costabile RA, Steers WD. PMID: 7604472.
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    48. Neural input regulates tissue NGF and growth of the adult rat urinary bladder. J Auton Nerv Syst. 1994 Oct; 49(2):147-58. Tuttle JB, Steers WD, Albo M, Nataluk E. PMID: 7806767.
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    49. Calcium channel antagonists prevent urinary bladder growth and neuroplasticity following mechanical stress. Am J Physiol. 1994 Jan; 266(1 Pt 2):R20-6. Steers WD, Albo M, Tuttle JB. PMID: 8304542.
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