Dr. Safir – The Crane Center
Dr. Michael Safir completed his urology residency at Northwestern University and was awarded the Dr. Susan Perlman Award as the senior resident, among all specialties at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, “who best exemplified academic excellence, special leadership skills and compassion for patients.” He was selected to complete two separate year-long fellowships in Male (UCSF) and Female (UCLA) Genito-urinary Reconstructive Surgery. His mentors were Dr. Jack McAninch and Dr. Shlomo Raz at these institutions.
Dr. Safir has served as Section Chief of Reconstructive Urology at New York Medical College and as a Clinical Instructor in Urology at both UCLA and UCSF.
He is one of a handful of urologists in the world with individual fellowship training and experience in both male and female genital reconstruction. Prior to relocating to San Francisco, Dr. Safir practiced urology in Los Angeles, where he served as President of the Los Angeles Urological Society.
Dr. Safir is a Professor in the Health Sciences Clinical series at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, and holds a joint faculty position in their Department of Urology & Department of Surgery.
Dr. Safir performs:
- Phalloplasty: RFF (forearm flap), ALT (thigh flap). Options include Urethral Lengthening (with or without vaginectomy), Vaginectomy, Scrotoplasty, Glansplasty, Monsplasty, Testicular and Penile Implants.
- Simple Release
- Reconstructive Urology: Fistula and stricture repair.
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