Seth Bechis

Title(s)Associate Clinical Professor, Urology
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-2430-2893 Additional info
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    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MAResidencyUrology Residency
    UC San Diego, San Diego, CAFellowshipFellowship in Endourology and Robotic Surgery
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAM.S.Biomedical Sciences
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAM.D.Medicine
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MAA.B.Chemistry
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    AUA National Meeting 2015 Boston, MA2015  - 2015Best Abstract, Plenary Session
    UC San Diego2017  - 2017UCSD Academy of Clinician Scholars Kaiser Research Award for Faculty Development
    UCSD Academy of Clinician Scholars 2019  - 2019Whitehill Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

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    Seth Bechis, MD, is a board-certified urologist who cares for patients with diseases of the urinary tract, including kidney stones, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate, and men’s health issues. As member of the comprehensive Kidney Stone Center at UC San Diego Health, he has a special interest in advanced surgical treatment, medical prevention and research on kidney stone disease. He also performs advanced procedures for BPH as well as robotic surgery.

    As an urologist at an academic medical center, Dr. Bechis is involved in teaching and education. He also serves as the assistant program director for the UC San Diego - Kaiser Laparoscopy/Endourology Fellowship in the Department of Urology at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

    His previous research includes the study of molecular pathways in the progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia, risk factors for stone formation, and analysis of age and other risk factors on predicting prostate cancer-specific survival. His research has been featured in peer-reviewed medical journals, including Urologic Oncology, Journal of Urology, and American Journal of Pathology. Additionally, he was editor of First Aid Q&A for the USMLE Step 1, Second Edition and has authored chapters for university handbooks.

    Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Bechis worked at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he taught residents and medical students in the operating room and clinic.

    Dr. Bechis has won numerous awards and honors over the years, including the Plenary Address for Best Abstract from the American Urological Association in 2015, and first place in the 2014 Max K. Willscher Resident Research Award Competition. He has been invited to speak nationally at conferences on topics including benign prostatic hyperplasia and nephrolithiasis.

    Dr. Bechis completed fellowship training in laparoscopy/robotics and endourology at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and residency training at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and holds additional Master of Science training in biomedical research, also from UCSF. Biomedical research (or experimental medicine) focuses on ways to prevent and treat diseases. It is a key component of the Kidney Stone Center, which offers patients access to clinical trials that examine newly developed therapies and procedures.

    Dr. Bechis is a member of several professional medical organizations, including the American Urological Association, the Endourology Society, and the American Association of Clinical Urologists. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Urology.

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    Endourology Kidney Stone Research

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    1. Androgenic to oestrogenic switch in the human adult prostate gland is regulated by epigenetic silencing of steroid 5α-reductase 2. J Pathol. 2017 12; 243(4):457-467. Wang Z, Hu L, Salari K, Bechis SK, Ge R, Wu S, Rassoulian C, Pham J, Wu CL, Tabatabaei S, Strand DW, Olumi AF. PMID: 28940538; PMCID: PMC6212292.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    2. Voiding Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis. Semin Neurol. 2016 04; 36(2):219-20. Wintner A, Kim MM, Bechis SK, Kreydin EI. PMID: 27116728.
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    3. Voiding Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis. Semin Neurol. 2016 Feb; 36(1):34-40. Wintner A, Kim MM, Bechis SK, Kreydin EI. PMID: 26866494.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Primary genitourinary melanoma: Epidemiology and disease-specific survival in a large population-based cohort. Urol Oncol. 2016 Apr; 34(4):166.e7-14. Sanchez A, Rodríguez D, Allard CB, Bechis SK, Sullivan RJ, Boeke CE, Kuppermann D, Cheng JS, Barrisford GW, Preston MA, Feldman AS. PMID: 26739672.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Age and Obesity Promote Methylation and Suppression of 5α-Reductase 2: Implications for Personalized Therapy of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. J Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):1031-7. Bechis SK, Otsetov AG, Ge R, Wang Z, Vangel MG, Wu CL, Tabatabaei S, Olumi AF. PMID: 25916673; PMCID: PMC4761873.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    6. DNA methyl transferase 1 reduces expression of SRD5A2 in the aging adult prostate. Am J Pathol. 2015 Mar; 185(3):870-82. Ge R, Wang Z, Bechis SK, Otsetov AG, Hua S, Wu S, Wu CL, Tabatabaei S, Olumi AF. PMID: 25700986; PMCID: PMC4348471.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. Editorial comment. Urology. 2014 Sep; 84(3):542-3. Bechis SK, Eisner BH. PMID: 25168530.
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    8. The STONE score can help diagnose urolithiasis and decrease the use of CT scans. Evid Based Med. 2014 Dec; 19(6):234. Bechis SK, Eisner BH. PMID: 25053641.
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    9. Personalized medicine for the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia. J Urol. 2014 Jul; 192(1):16-23. Bechis SK, Otsetov AG, Ge R, Olumi AF. PMID: 24582540; PMCID: PMC4143483.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 44     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Impact of age at diagnosis on prostate cancer treatment and survival. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jan 10; 29(2):235-41. Bechis SK, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR. PMID: 21135285; PMCID: PMC3058279.
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    11. Diabetic kidney stone formers excrete more oxalate and have lower urine pH than nondiabetic stone formers. J Urol. 2010 Jun; 183(6):2244-8. Eisner BH, Porten SP, Bechis SK, Stoller ML. PMID: 20400141.
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    12. The role of race in determining 24-hour urine composition in white and Asian/Pacific Islander stone formers. J Urol. 2010 Apr; 183(4):1407-11. Eisner BH, Porten SP, Bechis SK, Stoller ML. PMID: 20171692.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Hypertension is associated with increased urinary calcium excretion in patients with nephrolithiasis. J Urol. 2010 Feb; 183(2):576-9. Eisner BH, Porten SP, Bechis SK, Stoller ML. PMID: 20018328.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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