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Shahram Shawn Gholami, M.D.

Internationally recognized expert
in Robotic Surgery

performed thousands of laparoscopic and robotic
procedures since 2000. Learn more about Dr. Gholami



If you are researching prostate cancer treatment options, you may already know that robotic prostatectomy is a minimally invasive surgery approach that offers significant benefits over other treatment options. What you may not know is that Dr. Gholami is the surgeon you want performing your prostatectomy.

Shahram S. Gholami, M.D., is one of the few physicians in California skilled in minimally invasive procedures that include “scar-less” techniques, lasers and laparoscopy. By being skilled in state-of-the-art techniques, Dr. Gholami offers his patients more choices for the treatment of urologic disease. Please scroll down the page to view Dr. Gholami’s achievements in this medical field.

Contact Dr. Gholami to find out if you are a candidate for minimally invasive robotic prostate surgery.


  • Cornell University, BS, Biological Sciences, 1992
  • Boston University, MD, 1996


  • Surgery Residency: UC San Francisco, 1997–1998
  • Urology Residency: UC San Francisco, 1998–2002


  • Urologic Laparoscopic Oncology Fellowship at University of Paris, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, 2002–2003

Professional Memberships

  • The American Urological Association
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Clinical Urologist
  • Endourological Society
  • Golden Glove Club (for advanced laparoscopic surgeons)
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • Massachusetts Medical Society


  • Men’s Health Network- Research Award
  • Golden Glove Award- European School of Surgery
  • Top Doctor- Silicon Valley Magazine
  • Top Doctor- San Francisco Magazine
  • Top Doctor- San Jose Business Journal
  • California Urology Foundation Research Award
  • Lapides Research Prize- Honorable Mention
  • Stryker Endoscopy Laparoscopy/ Endoscopy Scholar
  • Ethicon Endosurgery, Laparoscopy Scholar
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Research Award
  • 1st Place Award- Northern California Urology Resident Research Award- 2 time winner
  • American College of Surgeons Award for Academic Excellence
  • Howard Hughes Scholar
  • American College of Physician Research Award- Two time recipient
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation- Research Award
  • American Heart Association- Honor Award in Outstanding Research


  • Laparoscopic Robotic Surgery Instructor/Preceptor/Proctor:
  • University Of California, San Francisco
  • Institute Montsouris, University of Paris France
  • El Camino Hospital, Mountain View
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose
  • Los Gatos Community Hospital, Los Gatos
  • Royal Emirates Hospital, Dubai
  • Teheran University
  • Reno Hospital
  • Alvarado Hospital, San Diego
  • California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
  • St. Francis Hospital, San Francisco
  • San Francisco General Hospital

Board Appointments

  • Urology Journal
  • Men’s Health Network
  • Stryker Endoscopy- Medical Board Advisor

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Good Samaritan Hospital- Robotics Director
  • El Camino Hospital- Los Gatos- Stone Center Shareholder
  • El Camino Hospital-Mountain View
  • National Surgery Center- Shareholder
  • Los Gatos Surgery Center
  • Forest Surgery Center- Shareholder
  • Los Altos Surgery Center
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