Toby C. Chai MD

Professor of Urology and of Organization Department; Vice Chair of Research; Co-Director Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Program

Research Interests

Urinary incontinence; Bladder urothelial biology; Neurourology; Voiding disorders


Research Summary

Dr. Chai's area of research interests include study of causes and treatment for urinary incontinence (UI, involuntary loss of urine). He has both laboratory and human research experience in studying UI.


Selected Publications

  • Inflammatory and tissue remodeling urinary biomarkers before and after mid urethral sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence. Chai TC, Richter HE, Moalli P, Keay S, Biggio J, Zong W, Curto T, Kim HY, Stoddard AM, Kusek JW. J Urol. 2014 Mar;191(3):703-9. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.10.051. Epub 2013 Oct 16.
  • Evidence for bladder urothelial pathophysiology in functional bladder disorders. Keay SK, Birder LA, Chai TC. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:865463. doi: 10.1155/2014/865463. Epub 2014 May 8.

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