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Ziya Kirkali, M.D.

Responsibilities & Activities

As program director of Urology Clinical Research and Epidemiology, my responsibilities include overseeing studies on dysfunction of the genitourinary tract. Such research includes studies on benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary stone disease, erectile dysfunction, urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes, and congenital urologic disorders. I currently serve as the project scientist for the Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) and Urinary Stone Disease Research Network (USDRN).

Research Programs

Diabetic Urologic Disease
The mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying diabetic uropathy and its progression.

Urology Clinical Research & Epidemiology
Clinical studies and epidemiologic research for noncancerous urologic diseases.

Committees & Working Groups

  • NIH-NASA Scientific Potential/Actual Collaborative Efforts (SPACE) Group, Member
  • Urology Interagency Coordinating Committee, Co-chair
  • Patient Centered Assessment Resource - NIH Working Group, Member
  • Emergency Care Research Working Group, Member