Sima Porten, MD, MPH


Sima 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 University of California, San Francisco where she received the Julius R. Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence.  She 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.

In the start of the academic year in 2020, Dr. Porten earned her associate professorship position in urology.