The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is pleased to announce that Dr. Sima Porten will serve as an Ambassador for the Bay Area (San Francisco) Walk to End Bladder Cancer that takes place on May 9, 2020. Dr. Porten also serves on the BCAN Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Porten received her undergraduate, doctoral and public health degrees from Northwestern University completing her education in June 2006. She was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society during medical school and also completed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute-NIH Research Scholars fellowship during that time. She then completed her urology residency training at the University of California, San Francisco where she received the Julius R. Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence. Dr. Porten then completed her Urologic Oncology Fellowship at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center.
During her fellowship, she was awarded the John Quale Travel Fellowship for her research in Bladder Cancer. Currently, she is part of the multidisciplinary urologic oncology team of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center where she continues to pursue her clinical and research interests in bladder cancer, upper tract urothelial cancer, and high-risk prostate cancer.