Brian D. Hopkins, MD

Brian D. Hopkins M.D. is a private practice, board-certified urologist who has been practicing in the East Bay since 2000. In addition to being a diplomate of the American Board of Urology, he maintains a board certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He has particular expertise and interest in the surgical treatment of genitourinary cancer (including prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers), advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery, female pelvic prolapse and incontinence, and complex genitourinary reconstructive surgery. He has been performing robotic surgery with the da Vinci robot since 2002, shortly after it received FDA approval. He was one of the first users of the technology.

Dr. Hopkins’ mission is to offer the best urologic care to his patients, with an emphasis on ensuring that they receive first-rate surgical care, with the latest and most innovative surgical techniques available.

Dr. Hopkins was born and raised in San Diego, California. He received his undergraduate education at UCLA, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology-physiology. He attended USC for medical school, graduating in 1994. After medical school, he remained at USC for a one-year surgical internship, followed by five years of urologic training. He received extensive experience in urologic oncology and urinary tract reconstruction using intestinal segments in patients undergoing bladder removal due to bladder cancer.

In addition to his busy clinical schedule, Dr. Hopkins has been active with many leadership positions at the John Muir Medical Centers, including serving as chief of urology, chairman of surgery, and serving on the robotics steering committee as both a member and an advisor. He is also a member of the John Muir Cancer Committee and served as co-chairman of the Program in Urology from 2010 – 2016.

Dr. Hopkins is a member of the American Urological Association, the American Urogynecologic Society, the American Association of Clinical Urologists, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Society of Robotic Urologic Surgery, the California Medical Association and the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association.

Dr. Hopkins enjoys spending time with his wife and two teenage sons, playing golf, skiing, and spending time at the beach in San Diego.

Dr. Hopkins was recently featured on NBC Bay Area for treating patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) with a new procedure called Urolift.  See Media below:

Medical School: University of Southern California in Los Angeles
Internship: University of Southern California in Los Angeles
Residency: University of Southern California in Los Angeles

Learn why Dr. Hopkins went into Urology

Dr. Hopkins UroLift Patient Testimonial – NBC Bay Area News

Dr. Hopkins UroLift Patient Testimonial

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