Shahram Shawn Gholami, M.D., FACS

Surgeon, Urologic Surgeons of Northern California

Shahram Shawn Gholami, MD, is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He is one of the few physicians in the United States skilled in minimally-invasive procedures that include scar-less techniques, lasers and laparoscopy, providing patients options for the treatment of urologic disease. He has conducted thousands of laparoscopic and-or robotic surgeries since 2000. His success and vast experience performing laparoscopic prostatectomies rank him in the upper 2% of all practicing urologists. This work has placed Dr. Gholami on an international platform as a globally respected clinical researcher. Dr. Gholami completed his Urologic Laparoscopic Oncology Fellowship training at the University of Paris, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris and his surgical and urology training at University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Gholami currently serves in a variety of local, national and international capacities, including: Director of Urology, Good Samaritan Hospital (San Jose, CA); Director of Men’s Health, American Medical Center (Shanghai, China); Urology Expert Reviewer, Medical Board of California; Quality Care Committee Member, Cooperative of American Physicians Insurance Group; Founder and Partner of Boss Surgical Group; Founder of Boston Global Medical Investments (BGMI),( a company focused on the transfer of clinical systems, medical protocols, science, technology, and third party payer relationships to Asia from the United States); co-Founder of Champion Health Enterprises,LLC ( a company focused on the creation of novel health ecosystems for Native American tribes and business entities); Managing Partner of Bay Area Surgery Center; Founder, Board Member and Partner in Urologic Surgeons of Associates of Northern California (USNC), and Partner in Urology Associates of Silicon Valley (UASV).

Doctor Gholami serves on a variety of boards for medical device companies, internet start-up companies, and medical universities including: VMDoc (MDKinect, Inc a internet medical IT company- Chairman Board and co-Founder), Puracath, Inc (novel catheter purification device. Medical Board), Stryker Endoscopy (Medical Board), Neotract Corporation (Medical Board), EM Kinetics (Medical Board) and 5AM Venture Company (Medical Consultant), Boston University School of Medicine (Dean’s Advisory Board), and Fourandhalf, Inc ( Internet real estate management company).

Previously, Dr. Gholami served on the Clinical Faculty of the University of California, San Francisco; as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital (San Jose); as Vice President of Urological Surgeons of Northern California (founding Board Member and Partner); as owner of Alvarado Hospital Medical Center (San Diego, CA); Director of Robotic Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital (San Jose, CA); and as the Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at Community Hospital (Los Gatos, CA).

Recognition for the work of Dr. Gholami has been manifold. He has been voted Top Doctor by Forbes Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Silicon Valley Magazine, San Francisco Magazine and the San Jose Business Journal; he is a recipient of Men’s Health Network Research Award and the Golden Glove Award from the European School of Surgery; Dr. Gholami is an Endoscopy Scholar from both Ethicon Endosurgery and Stryker Endoscopy; He has received the Research Award from the California Urology Foundation; He is a First Prize winner in the Northern California Urology Resident Research Award; he has received scholarships from the American Heart Association, the Junior Diabetes Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Bank of America Scholarship Award; and he is a two time recipient of the American College of Physicians Medical Student Research Award.

Dr. Gholami’s professional memberships and affiliations include: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons; Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery; International Sexual Medicine Society; Men’s Health Network Board of Advisors; American Urological Associates; Northern California Urological Society; San Jose Surgical Society; American Association of Clinical Urologists; American Medical Association; American College of Physicians; Santa Clara Medical Society; Urology Journal Editorial Board; The Golden Glove Society-European School of Surgery; and the Endourological Society.

Dr. Gholami earned his Doctor of Medicine designation at the Boston University School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science at Cornell University where he also was a wide receiver on the Cornell intercollegiate football team. His Urological and Surgical residencies took place at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Gholami lives and works in Los Gatos, California.

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