Dr. Christopher Payne grew up in West Virginia and attended undergraduate school at the University of Virginia where he received...Read More
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
For over 20 years I have had a highly specialized practice focused on medical and surgical treatment of lower urinary tract problems--urinary incontinence, difficulty urinating, pain, and pelvic organ prolapse. I have special interest and unique experience in treating urinary tract fistulas. For the past 5 years I have been advocating for a new vision of interstitial cystitis with individualized treatment based on the specific characteristics of each patient's disease.
If you are not making progress with your current treatment or if you are dissatisfied with the treatment plan proposed, this is the place to go for a thoughtful, thorough second opinion.
I am fellowship trained in Female Urology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery and have over 20 years of experience with all types of surgical procedures for lower urinary tract problems in men and women. In particular, I have the great expertise in surgery for urinary fistulas having lived in Africa and worked extensively with women suffering from this condition after childbirth injury.
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Graduated in 1986
Completed in 1987
Completed in 1992
Completed in 1993
Graduated in 1981
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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.