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    Michael Albo

    TitleProfessor and Vice Chair
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    Address200 W. Arbor Drive #8897
    CA San Diego 92103
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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/NIDDK U01DK060401Sep 1, 2001 - Jun 30, 2012
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. Kobashi KC, Albo M, Dmochowski RR, Ginsberg DA, Goldman HB, Gomelsky A, Kraus SR, Sandhu JS, Shepler T, Treadwell JR, Vasavada S, Lemack GE. Surgical Treatment of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: AUA/SUFU Guideline. J Urol. 2017 Oct; 198(4):875-883. PMID: 28625508.
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      2. 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. Urinary Biomarkers in Women with Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence Randomized to Sacral Neuromodulation versus OnabotulinumtoxinA Compared to Controls. J Urol. 2017 Jun; 197(6):1487-1495. PMID: 28089729.
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      3. Zyczynski HM, Albo M, Goldman HB, Wai CY, Sirls LT, Brubaker L, Norton P, Varner RE, Carmel M, Kim HY. Change in Overactive Bladder Symptoms After Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug; 126(2):423-30. PMID: 26241434; PMCID: PMC4526119.
      4. Majumdar R, Mirheydar HS, Palazzi KL, Lakin CM, Albo M, Parsons JK. Prostate laser vaporization is safe and effective in elderly men. Urol Ann. 2015 Jan-Mar; 7(1):36-40. PMID: 25657541; PMCID: PMC4310114.
      5. 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. 5-year longitudinal followup after retropubic and transobturator mid urethral slings. J Urol. 2015 Jan; 193(1):203-10. PMID: 25158274; PMCID: PMC4272663.
      6. Mueller ER, Litman H, Rickey LR, Sirls L, Norton P, Wilson T, Moalli P, Albo M, Zimmern P. 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. PMID: 24797058; PMCID: PMC4219932.
      7. Brown JM, Barbe MF, Albo M, Ruggieri MR. 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. PMID: 23540734; PMCID: PMC3745765.
      8. Albo M, Litman HJ, Richter HE, Lemack GE, Sirls LT, Chai TC, Norton P, Kraus SR, Zyczynski H, Kenton K, Gormley EA, Kusek JW. Treatment success of retropubic and transobturator mid urethral slings at 24 months. J Urol. 2012 Dec; 188(6):2281-7. PMID: 23083653; PMCID: PMC4367868.
      9. Brown JM, Barbe MF, Albo M, Lai HH, Ruggieri MR. 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. PMID: 22881037; PMCID: PMC3563324.
      10. 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 M. 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. PMID: 22704099; PMCID: PMC3560926.
      11. 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 M, Mueller E, Sutkin G, Wilson TS, Hsu Y, Rozanski TA, Rickey LM, Rahn D, Tennstedt S, Kusek JW, Gormley EA. A randomized trial of urodynamic testing before stress-incontinence surgery. N Engl J Med. 2012 May 24; 366(21):1987-97. PMID: 22551104; PMCID: PMC3386296.
      12. Kraus SR, Lemack GE, Richter HE, Brubaker L, Chai TC, Albo M, Sirls LT, Leng WW, Kusek JW, Norton P, Litman HJ. Changes in urodynamic measures two years after Burch colposuspension or autologous sling surgery. Urology. 2011 Dec; 78(6):1263-8. PMID: 21996105; PMCID: PMC3236707.
      13. Kraus SR, Lemack GE, Sirls LT, Chai TC, Brubaker L, Albo M, Leng WW, Lloyd LK, Norton P, Litman HJ. Urodynamic changes associated with successful stress urinary incontinence surgery: is a little tension a good thing? Urology. 2011 Dec; 78(6):1257-62. PMID: 21996108; PMCID: PMC3236706.
      14. Brubaker L, Norton PA, Albo M, Chai TC, Dandreo KJ, Lloyd KL, Lowder JL, Sirls LT, Lemack GE, Arisco AM, Xu Y, Kusek JW. 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. PMID: 21925636; PMCID: PMC3205289.
      15. Woldrich JM, Palazzi-Churas K, Lakin C, Albo M, Parsons JK. Prostate laser vaporization in men with urinary retention. BJU Int. 2011 Aug; 108(3):395-8. PMID: 21481134.
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      16. Kraus SR, Dmochowski R, Albo M, Xu L, Klise SR, Roehrborn CG. 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. PMID: 20151469.
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      17. Richter HE, Albo M, 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. Retropubic versus transobturator midurethral slings for stress incontinence. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jun 03; 362(22):2066-76. PMID: 20479459; PMCID: PMC2962585.
      18. Brubaker L, Moalli P, Richter HE, Albo M, Sirls L, Chai T, Kraus SR, Norton P, Chang D, Tennstedt SL. 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. PMID: 19625327; PMCID: PMC2875993.
      19. Anger JT, Weinberg AE, Albo M, Smith AL, Kim JH, Rodríguez LV, Saigal CS. Trends in surgical management of stress urinary incontinence among female Medicare beneficiaries. Urology. 2009 Aug; 74(2):283-7. PMID: 19501886; PMCID: PMC3152980.
      20. Chai TC, Albo M, Richter HE, Norton PA, Dandreo KJ, Kenton K, Lowder JL, Stoddard AM. Complications in women undergoing Burch colposuspension versus autologous rectus fascial sling for stress urinary incontinence. J Urol. 2009 May; 181(5):2192-7. PMID: 19296969; PMCID: PMC2754071.
      21. 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. 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. PMID: 18678843; PMCID: PMC3201984.
      22. Richter HE, Diokno A, Kenton K, Norton P, Albo M, Kraus S, Moalli P, Chai TC, Zimmern P, Litman H, Tennstedt S. Predictors of treatment failure 24 months after surgery for stress urinary incontinence. J Urol. 2008 Mar; 179(3):1024-30. PMID: 18206917; PMCID: PMC2706575.
      23. Albo M, 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. Burch colposuspension versus fascial sling to reduce urinary stress incontinence. N Engl J Med. 2007 May 24; 356(21):2143-55. PMID: 17517855.
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      24. 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. The relationships among measures of incontinence severity in women undergoing surgery for stress urinary incontinence. J Urol. 2007 May; 177(5):1810-4. PMID: 17437826.
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      25. Nager CW, Albo M, Fitzgerald MP, McDermott SM, Kraus S, Richter HE, Zimmern P. Process for development of multicenter urodynamic studies. Urology. 2007 Jan; 69(1):63-7; discussion 67-8. PMID: 17270617; PMCID: PMC1855147.
      26. Albo M, Brubaker L, Daneshgari F. Open and unresolved clinical questions in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. BJU Int. 2006 Sep; 98 Suppl 1:110-6. PMID: 16911616.
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      27. Joseph AC, Albo M. Urodynamics: the incidence of urinary tract infection and autonomic dysreflexia in a challenging population. Urol Nurs. 2004 Oct; 24(5):390-3. PMID: 15575107.
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      28. Nager CW, Albo M. Testing in women with lower urinary tract dysfunction. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Mar; 47(1):53-69. PMID: 15024273.
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      29. Parsons CL, Albo M. Intravesical potassium sensitivity in patients with prostatitis. J Urol. 2002 Sep; 168(3):1054-7. PMID: 12187221.
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