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Dr. Christopher Payne grew up in West Virginia and attended undergraduate school at the University of Virginia where he received a BA degree in Chemistry with a minor in English. He attended Vanderbilt University for medical school after which he completed a urology residency at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After completing a fellowship in Female Urology, Urodynamics, and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA in 1992-1993, he was recruited to Stanford University in August 1993 to initiate a new program in Female Urology and NeuroUrology. He advanced to a tenured position as Professor of Urology and served continuously until his retirement from Stanford in 2014 as an Emeritus Professor. Dr. Payne is nationally recognized as a leader on issues in female urology having served on NIH advisory/oversight panels on urinary incontinence and interstitial cystitis. His expertise in clinical research has been recognized through two NIH grants principal investigator grants focusing on treatment of interstitial cystitis. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on urinary incontinence, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and interstitial cystitis. He served three times as the committee chair for "Research Methodology" for the International Consultation on Incontinence and has twice been elected as a Trustee for the International Continence Society, a position he currently holds. He has been recognized as one of America's Top Doctors for ten consecutive years. Dr. Payne's most recent venture is a joint practice with Dr. Jeannette Potts: Vista Urology and Pelvic Pain Partners. The goal is to provide outstanding, personalized urologic care while continuing to advance our knowledge base through clinical research.
With over 20 years of experience in academic medicine, research with the National Institutes of Health, and national/international medical leadership positions we offer the expertise that you need coupled with the care that you deserve.