About Dr. Shahram S. Gholami

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.

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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


Men’s Health Network- Research Award
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