Dr. Christopher Payne, MD

Dr. Christopher Payne, MD

Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Christopher Payne, MD is an urology specialist in San Jose, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1986 and specializes in urology, female urology, and more.Read his story

2998 S Bascom Ave Ste 100

San Jose, CA 95124

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Top Care Areas

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Overactive Bladder
more than 87% of peers
Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
more than 80% of peers
more than 77% of peers

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Dr. Payne's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Payne "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Payne "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."

7  Specialties

  • Urology
  • Female Adult Urology
  • Female Urology
  • Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery
  • Male Adult Urology
  • Neurological Urology
  • Neurourology & Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

34  Conditions Treated

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18  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Vanderbilt University
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Pa
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Payne's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Payne to family and friends
5 total reviews

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Dr. Payne's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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