Craig V. Comiter

Urologist

Center for Female Urology and Neuro Urology

  • 1000 Welch Road
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-3391
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Professional Education

Fellowship: University of California Los Angeles (1999) CA

Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1994) MA

Residency: Harvard Program in Urology (1998) MA

Board Certification: Urology, American Board of Urology (2001)

Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (1992) MA

M.D., Harvard Medical School, Medicine (1992)

A.B., Harvard College, Biology (1988)

Honors & Awards

Second Prize, Best Poster, Western Section American Urological Association (2007)

First Prize, Best of the Session, Western Section American Urological Association (2007)

Top Ten Reviewer, Neurourology and Urodynamics (2007)

Best Poster, Western Section American Urological Association (2002)

Second Prize, Best of the Session, Western Section American Urological Association (2006)

Faculty Teaching Award, Section of Urology, University of Arizona (2008)

Faculty Teaching Award, Section of Urology, University of Arizona (2002)

Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona (2002)

Outstanding Reviewer of the Year, Honorable Mention, Journal of Urology (2007)

Third Prize, Joseph F. McCarthy Essay Contest, Western Section American Urological Association (1999)

First Prize, Joseph F. McCarthy Essay Contest, Western Section American Urological Association (2006)

First Prize, Joseph F. McCarthy Essay Contest, Western Section American Urological Association (2001)

Administrative Appointments

Vice Chair, PPEC Dept of Surgery, 2010

Member, Stanford Leadership Develpment Program, 2008

Officer, Stanford Hosptial Quality Committe, 2008

Senator, Stanford University Faculty Senate, 2008

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Improving the accuracy of prolapse and incontinence procedure epidemiology by utilizing both inpatient and outpatient data
Elliott, C. S., Rhoads, K. F., Comiter, C. V., Chen, B., & Sokol, E. R. (2013). Improving the accuracy of prolapse and incontinence procedure epidemiology by utilizing both inpatient and outpatient data. INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL, 24(11), 1939-1946.

To sling or not to sling at time of abdominal sacrocolpopexy: a cost-effectiveness analysis.
Richardson, M. L., Elliott, C. S., Shaw, J. G., Comiter, C. V., Chen, B., & Sokol, E. R. (2013). To sling or not to sling at time of abdominal sacrocolpopexy: a cost-effectiveness analysis. journal of urology, 190(4), 1306-1312.

Labioplasty for hypertrophic labia minora contributing to recurrent urinary tract infections.
Wu, J. A., Braschi, E. J., Gulminelli, P. L., & Comiter, C. V. (2013). Labioplasty for hypertrophic labia minora contributing to recurrent urinary tract infections. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery, 19(2), 121-123.

The predictive value of a cystocele for concomitant vaginal apical prolapse.
Elliott, C. S., Yeh, J., Comiter, C. V., Chen, B., & Sokol, E. R. (2013). The predictive value of a cystocele for concomitant vaginal apical prolapse. journal of urology, 189(1), 200-203.

Maximum Isometric Detrusor Pressure to Measure Bladder Strength in Men With Postprostatectomy Incontinence
Elliott, C. S., & Comiter, C. V. (2012). Maximum Isometric Detrusor Pressure to Measure Bladder Strength in Men With Postprostatectomy Incontinence. UROLOGY, 80(5), 1111-1115.

Editorial Comment to Bone-anchored sling using the Mini Quick Anchor Plus and polypropylene mesh to treat post-radical prostatectomy incontinence: Early experience
Comiter, C. V. (2012). Editorial Comment to Bone-anchored sling using the Mini Quick Anchor Plus and polypropylene mesh to treat post-radical prostatectomy incontinence: Early experience. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 19(10), 960-961.

A New Quadratic Sling for Male Stress Incontinence: Retrograde Leak Point Pressure as a Measure of Urethral Resistance
Comiter, C. V., Nitti, V., Elliot, C., & Rhee, E. (2012). A New Quadratic Sling for Male Stress Incontinence: Retrograde Leak Point Pressure as a Measure of Urethral Resistance. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 187(2), 563-568.

Robot-Assisted Versus Open Sacrocolpopexy: A Cost-Minimization Analysis
Elliott, C. S., Hsieh, M. H., Sokol, E. R., Comiter, C. V., Payne, C. K., & Chen, B. (2012). Robot-Assisted Versus Open Sacrocolpopexy: A Cost-Minimization Analysis. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 187(2), 638-643.

Male incontinence surgery in the 21st century: past, present, and future
Comiter, C. V. (2010). Male incontinence surgery in the 21st century: past, present, and future. CURRENT OPINION IN UROLOGY, 20(4), 302-308.

Editorial comment.
Comiter, C. V. (2010). Editorial comment. Urology, 75(3), 532-533.

Editorial comment.
Comiter, C. V. (2010). Editorial comment. Urology, 75(2), 436-437.

Chronic Sacral Nerve Stimulation Prevents Detrusor Structural and Functional Changes Associated with Bladder Outlet Obstruction-A Rat Model
Comiter, C. V., Mazar, C., Phull, H., & Salkini, M. (2010). Chronic Sacral Nerve Stimulation Prevents Detrusor Structural and Functional Changes Associated with Bladder Outlet Obstruction-A Rat Model. NEUROUROLOGY AND URODYNAMICS, 29(5), 783-788.

The effect of sildenafil citrate on bladder outlet obstruction: a mouse model
Beamon, C. R., Mazar, C., Salkini, M. W., Phull, H. S., & Comiter, C. V. (2009). The effect of sildenafil citrate on bladder outlet obstruction: a mouse model. BJU INTERNATIONAL, 104(2), 252-256.

Editorial comment. The management of postprostatectomy stress urinary incontinence.
Comiter, C. V. (2009). Editorial comment. The management of postprostatectomy stress urinary incontinence. Urology, 73(6), 1368-?.

Sacral nerve stimulation to treat nonobstructive urinary retention in women.
Comiter, C. V. (2008). Sacral nerve stimulation to treat nonobstructive urinary retention in women. Current urology reports, 9(5), 405-411.

The 'ventral urethral elevation plus' sling: a novel approach to treating stress urinary incontinence in men
Comiter, C. V., & Rhee, E. Y. (2008). The 'ventral urethral elevation plus' sling: a novel approach to treating stress urinary incontinence in men. BJU INTERNATIONAL, 101(2), 187-191.

Surgery Insight: surgical management of postprostatectomy incontinence - the artificial urinary sphincter and male sling
Comiter, C. V. (2007). Surgery Insight: surgical management of postprostatectomy incontinence - the artificial urinary sphincter and male sling. NATURE CLINICAL PRACTICE UROLOGY, 4(11), 615-624.

Angiotensin II plays a role in acute murine experimental autoimmune cystitis
Phull, H., Salkini, M., Purves, T., Funk, J., Copeland, D., & Comiter, C. V. (2007). Angiotensin II plays a role in acute murine experimental autoimmune cystitis. BJU INTERNATIONAL, 100(3), 664-667.

The role of angiotensin II in stress urinary incontinence: A rat model
Phull, H., Salkini, M., Escobar, C., Purves, T., & Comiter, C. V. (2007). The role of angiotensin II in stress urinary incontinence: A rat model. NEUROUROLOGY AND URODYNAMICS, 26(1), 81-88.

Surgery Insight: Management of failed sling surgery for female stress urinary incontinence
Comiter, C. V. (2006). Surgery Insight: Management of failed sling surgery for female stress urinary incontinence. NATURE CLINICAL PRACTICE UROLOGY, 3(12), 666-674.

Highlights from the combined Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology and International Society of Pelvic Neuromodulation Annual Meeting
Lemack, G. E., Siegel, S., Comiter, C., Damaser, M., Kobashi, K., & Wright, E. J. (2006). Highlights from the combined Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology and International Society of Pelvic Neuromodulation Annual Meeting. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 175(5), 1852-1856.

The male perineal sling - a viable alternative to the artificial urinary sphincter
Comiter, C. V. (2006). The male perineal sling - a viable alternative to the artificial urinary sphincter. NATURE CLINICAL PRACTICE UROLOGY, 3(3), 118-119.

Complications of transvaginal silicone-coated polyester synthetic mesh sling
Govier, F. E., Kobashi, K. C., Kuznetsov, D. D., Comiter, C., Jones, P., & James, R. (2005). Complications of transvaginal silicone-coated polyester synthetic mesh sling. UROLOGY, 66(4), 741-745.

The male perineal sling: Intermediate-term results
Comiter, C. V. (2005). The male perineal sling: Intermediate-term results. NEUROUROLOGY AND URODYNAMICS, 24(7), 648-653.

Ciprofloxacin or tamsulosin in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome - A randomized, double-blind trial
Alexander, R. B., PROPERT, K. J., Schaeffer, A. J., Landis, J. R., Nickel, J. C., & Litwin, M. S. (2004). Ciprofloxacin or tamsulosin in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome - A randomized, double-blind trial. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 141(8), 581-589.

The male sling for stress urinary incontinence: 24-month followup with questionnaire based assessment
Ullrich, N. Fe., & Comiter, C. V. (2004). The male sling for stress urinary incontinence: 24-month followup with questionnaire based assessment. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 172(1), 207-209.

The male sling for stress urinary incontinence: Urodynamic and subjective assessment
Ullrich, N. Fe., & Comiter, C. V. (2004). The male sling for stress urinary incontinence: Urodynamic and subjective assessment. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 172(1), 204-206.

Incisionless pubovaginal fascial sling using transvaginal bone anchors for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence.
Vasavada, S. P., Comiter, C. V., & Raz, S. (2004). Incisionless pubovaginal fascial sling using transvaginal bone anchors for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. TheScientificWorldJournal, 4, 357-363.

High rate of vaginal extrusion of silicone-coated polyester sling
Comiter, C. V., & Colegrove, P. M. (2004). High rate of vaginal extrusion of silicone-coated polyester sling. UROLOGY, 63(6), 1066-1070.

Correlation among maximal urethral closure pressure, retrograde leak point pressure, and abdominal leak point pressure in men with postprostatectomy stress incontinence
Comiter, C. V., Sullivan, M. P., & Yalla, S. V. (2003). Correlation among maximal urethral closure pressure, retrograde leak point pressure, and abdominal leak point pressure in men with postprostatectomy stress incontinence. UROLOGY, 62(1), 75-78.

Sacral neuromodulation for the symptomatic treatment of refractory interstitial cystitis: A prospective study
Comiter, C. V. (2003). Sacral neuromodulation for the symptomatic treatment of refractory interstitial cystitis: A prospective study. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 169(4), 1369-1373.

Endometriosis of the urinary tract
Comiter, C. V. (2002). Endometriosis of the urinary tract. UROLOGIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 29(3), 625-?.

The male sling for stress urinary incontinence: A prospective study
Comiter, C. V. (2002). The male sling for stress urinary incontinence: A prospective study. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 167(2), 597-601.

Repair of enterocele and vault prolapse: transvaginal culdosuspension.
Comiter, C. V. (2001). Repair of enterocele and vault prolapse: transvaginal culdosuspension. Techniques in urology, 7(2), 146-151.

Cystoscopic light test to aid in the differentiation of high-grade pelvic organ prolapse
Vasavada, S. P., Comiter, C. V., & Raz, S. (1999). Cystoscopic light test to aid in the differentiation of high-grade pelvic organ prolapse. UROLOGY, 54(6), 1085-1087.

Transvaginal culdosuspension: Technique and results
Comiter, C. V., Vasavada, S. P., & Raz, S. (1999). Transvaginal culdosuspension: Technique and results. UROLOGY, 54(5), 819-822.

Grading pelvic prolapse and pelvic floor relaxation using dynamic magnetic resonance imaging
Comiter, C. V., Vasavada, S. P., Barbaric, Z. L., Gousse, A. E., & Raz, S. (1999). Grading pelvic prolapse and pelvic floor relaxation using dynamic magnetic resonance imaging. UROLOGY, 54(3), 454-457.

New technique for antegrade collagen injection for post-radical prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence
Loughlin, K. R., & Comiter, C. V. (1999). New technique for antegrade collagen injection for post-radical prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence. UROLOGY, 53(2), 410-411.

Effusion cytology of renal cell carcinoma
Renshaw, A. A., Comiter, C. V., Nappi, D., & Granter, S. R. (1998). Effusion cytology of renal cell carcinoma. CANCER CYTOPATHOLOGY, 84(3), 148-152.

Prognostic features of teratomas with malignant transformation: A clinicopathological study of 21 cases
Comiter, C. V., Kibel, A. S., Richie, J. P., Nucci, M. R., & Renshaw, A. A. (1998). Prognostic features of teratomas with malignant transformation: A clinicopathological study of 21 cases. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 159(3), 859-863.

Effect of angiotensin II on corpus cavernosum smooth muscle in relation to nitric oxide environment: in vitro studies in canines
Comiter, C. V., Sullivan, M. P., Yalla, S. V., & Kifor, I. (1997). Effect of angiotensin II on corpus cavernosum smooth muscle in relation to nitric oxide environment: in vitro studies in canines. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPOTENCE RESEARCH, 9(3), 135-140.

Urodynamic risk factors for renal dysfunction in men with obstructive and nonobstructive voiding dysfunction
Comiter, C. V., Sullivan, M. P., Schacterle, R. S., Cohen, L. H., & Yalla, S. V. (1997). Urodynamic risk factors for renal dysfunction in men with obstructive and nonobstructive voiding dysfunction. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 158(1), 181-185.

Retrograde leak point pressure for evaluating postradical prostatectomy incontinence
Comiter, C. V., Sullivan, M. P., & Yalla, S. V. (1997). Retrograde leak point pressure for evaluating postradical prostatectomy incontinence. UROLOGY, 49(2), 231-236.

Prediction of prostatic obstruction with a combination of isometric detrusor contraction pressure and maximum urinary flow rate
Comiter, C. V., Sullivan, M. P., Schacterle, R. S., & Yalla, S. V. (1996). Prediction of prostatic obstruction with a combination of isometric detrusor contraction pressure and maximum urinary flow rate. UROLOGY, 48(5), 723-729.

Burned-out primary testicular cancer: Sonographic and pathological characteristics
Comiter, C. V., Renshaw, A. A., Benson, C. B., & Loughlin, K. R. (1996). Burned-out primary testicular cancer: Sonographic and pathological characteristics. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 156(1), 85-88.

Micturitional urethral pressure profilometry
Sullivan, M. P., Comiter, C. V., & Yalla, S. V. (1996). Micturitional urethral pressure profilometry. UROLOGIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 23(2), 263-?.

Fungal bezoar and bladder rupture secondary to Candida tropicalis
Comiter, C. V., McDonald, M., Minton, J., & Yalla, S. V. (1996). Fungal bezoar and bladder rupture secondary to Candida tropicalis. UROLOGY, 47(3), 439-441.

DETACHED CILIARY TUFTS IN THE EPIDIDYMIS - A LESSON IN APPLIED ANATOMY
Comiter, C. V., BRUNING, C. O., & Morgentaler, A. (1995). DETACHED CILIARY TUFTS IN THE EPIDIDYMIS - A LESSON IN APPLIED ANATOMY. UROLOGY, 46(5), 740-742.

NONPALPABLE INTRATESTICULAR MASSES DETECTED SONOGRAPHICALLY
Comiter, C. V., Benson, C. J., CAPELOUTO, C. C., Kantoff, P., Shulman, L., & Loughlin, K. R. (1995). NONPALPABLE INTRATESTICULAR MASSES DETECTED SONOGRAPHICALLY. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 154(4), 1367-1369.

GLUCOCORTICOID-REMEDIABLE ALDOSTERONISM - A RARE HEREDITARY FORM OF ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE-REGULATED MINERALOCORTICOID HYPERTENSION
Comiter, C. V., CAPELOUTO, C. C., Tobin, M. S., Dluhy, R. G., & Richie, J. P. (1995). GLUCOCORTICOID-REMEDIABLE ALDOSTERONISM - A RARE HEREDITARY FORM OF ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE-REGULATED MINERALOCORTICOID HYPERTENSION. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 154(2), 510-512.