Dr. S. Shawn Gholami is an internationally recognized expert in the field of minimally invasive urology. He is one of the early pioneers in performing surgery using laser and robotics thereby minimizing risk and morbidity to his patients. Dr. Gholami has been training novice urologists and sharing his expertise worldwide since 2000. His passion for innovation and leadership is demonstrated in his work.

Dr. Gholami specializes in minimally invasive BPH prostate procedures, innovative treatment of erectile dysfunction, non-invasive treatment of sexual problems, non-scalpel vasectomies, cosmetic circumcision, and hormonal and testosterone replacement for men’s and women’s health.

Shahram S. Gholami, M.D., is one of the few physicians in California skilled in minimally invasive procedures that include “scar-less” techniques, lasers, and robotics. By being skilled in state-of-the-art techniques, Dr. Gholami offers his patients more choices for the treatment of urologic disease.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Cornell University in 1992 and his Medical Doctorate from Boston University in 1996. He completed his Surgery Residency at UC San Francisco from 1997 to 1998, followed by his Urology Residency at UC San Francisco from 1998 to 2002. Dr. Gholami also completed a Urologic Laparoscopic Oncology Fellowship at the University of Paris, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris from 2002 to 2003.

Dr. Shahram S. Gholami


Cornell University, BS, Biological Sciences, 1992 Boston University, MD, 1996


Surgery Residency: UC San Francisco, 1997–1998 Urology Residency: UC San Francisco, 1998–2002


Urologic Laparoscopic Oncology Fellowship at University of Paris, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, 2002–2003

Professional Memberships

The American Urological Association Fellow of American College of Surgeons American Association of Clinical Urologist Endourological Society Golden Glove Club (for advanced laparoscopic surgeons) American Medical Association California Medical Association American College of Physicians Massachusetts Medical Society

  • Golden Glove Award- European School of Surgery

  • Top Doctor- Silicon Valley Magazine

  • Top Doctor- San Francisco Magazine

  • Top Doctor- San Jose Business Journal

  • California Urology Foundation Research Award

  • Lapides Research Prize- Honorable Mention

  • Stryker Endoscopy Laparoscopy/ Endoscopy Scholar

  • Ethicon Endosurgery, Laparoscopy Scholar

  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Research Award

  • 1st Place Award- Northern California Urology Resident Research Award- 2 time winner

  • American College of Surgeons Award for Academic Excellence

  • Howard Hughes Scholar

  • American College of Physician Research Award- Two time recipient

  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation- Research Award

  • American Heart Association- Honor Award in Outstanding Research

  • Laparoscopic Robotic Surgery Instructor/Preceptor/Proctor:

  • University Of California, San Francisco

  • Institute Montsouris, University of Paris France

  • El Camino Hospital, Mountain View

  • Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose

  • Los Gatos Community Hospital, Los Gatos

  • Royal Emirates Hospital, Dubia

  • Teheran University

  • Reno Hospital

  • Alvarado Hospital, San Diego

  • California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco

  • St. Francis Hospital, San Francisco

  • San Francisco General Hospital

Board Appointments
  • Urology Journal

  • Men’s Health Network

  • Stryker Endoscopy- Medical Board Advisor

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations
  • Good Samaritan Hospital- Robotics Director

  • El Camino Hospital- Los Gatos- Stone Center Shareholder

  • El Camino Hospital-Mountain View

  • National Surgery Center- Shareholder

  • Los Gatos Surgery Center

  • Forest Surgery Center- Shareholder

  • Los Altos Surgery Center