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UCI Health urologist Dr. Ramy F. Yaacoub specializes in kidney cancer and other diseases and disorders of the kidney.

Ramy F. Yaacoub, MD



Clinical Interests

bladder cancer, endoscopic management of urinary tract obstructions, kidney stone disease, kidney cancer, laparoscopic urologic surgery, minimally invasive urologic surgery, robot-assisted urologic surgery, prostate cancer, ureteric cancer

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  • English
  • Arabic
Medical School
Mansoura University Faculty of MedicineMBBS
Mansoura University Faculty of MedicineSurgery and Medicine
Mansoura University Faculty of MedicineUrology
Duke University Medical CenterEndourology, Metabolic Stone Disease, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterUrologic Oncology
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Urology, UC Irvine School of Medicine
  • Member — American Urological Association
  • Member — Society of Urologic Oncology
  • Member — Young Urologic Oncologists
  • Member — Society of Endourology
  • Member — Egyptian Urological Association
  • Member — Orange County Urological Society
  • Member — Western Section, American Urological Association
Awards and Recognition
  • Award of Excellence for Outstanding 2010 Cancer-related Poster — Convergence Learning Community Day for Cancer, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Merit Award — 2013 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium 
  • First Place in Clinical Research — 2014 Society of Government Service Urologists Meeting
More Information

Dr. Ramy Yaacoub is a UCI Health urologist who specializes in the medical and surgical management of kidney stone disease, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, ureteric cancer, upper tract urothelial cancer and prostate cancer.

He is skilled in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery for benign and malignant urologic conditions, as well as Rezūm therapy, a minimally invasive water vapor treatment for prostate enlargement.

Yaacoub completed his urologic residency training at Mansoura University, Egypt, followed by a fellowship in urologic oncology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He also completed a fellowship in endourology, metabolic stone disease, laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

His research focus is on cancers of the bladder, kidney and upper urothelial tract, as well as kidney stones. His translational research has helped lead to the discovery of prognostic biomarkers for bladder and kidney cancer. His clinical research has led to development of prognostic tools to help urologists in treatment decision-making as well as in guiding the design of future clinical trials.

Yaacoub, who has a special interest in bladder cancers, has published more than 70 papers in various scientific journals and contributed numerous book chapters. He is an expert reviewer for more than a dozen national and international scientific journals. He has been a guest speaker at multiple U.S. universities and at national and international urologic conferences and meetings. He has contributed his expertise to the Bladder Cancer Think Tank and Advocacy Network. A dedicated mentor to medical students, residents and fellows, he also teaches urology courses sponsored by the American Urology Association.

He sees patients in Orange, Newport Beach and Tustin.

UCI Health Center for Urological Care
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 3
Building 29
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7005
Fax: 877-829-7891
UCI Health Newport — Birch Street Urology
20350 SW Birch St.
Suite 206
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 714-456-7005
Fax: 877-829-7891
UCI Health — Tustin
1451 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: 714-838-8408
Fax: 714-838-0029