Scott Bauer, MD, MS

Assistant Adjunct Professor

VA Medicine Home, General Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine VA

Dr. Bauer is a general internist, translational epidemiologist, and clinician investigator with a primary care practice based at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC). He is also a member of the Kidney Health Research Collective ( His academic focus is to understand the mechanisms underlying urologic aging and to define clinical phenotypes and biomarkers for older adults with debilitating urologic conditions. Dr. Bauer's areas of research expertise include geriatric urology, lifestyle and age-related risk factors, and longitudinal assessment of biomarkers, functional outcomes, and quality of life.

2019 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Residency, 2018 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 2015 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Sc.M., 2011 - Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Honors and Awards
  • Health in Aging Foundation New Investigator Award, American Geriatrics Society, 2021
  • Best Abstract Award, Claude D Pepper OAIC Annual Meeting, 2020
  • Grunfeld Scholar, San Francisco VA Healthcare System Research Development Initiative, 2020
  • Best Poster Award, American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, 2019
  • Butler Williams Scholar, National Institute on Aging, 2019
  • Travel Award for Early Career Investigators, Research Centers Collaborative Network, 2019
  • Faculty Learning and Development Award, UCSF Academic Senate, 2019
  • Research Education Component Advanced Scholar Award, UCSF Claude D Pepper OAIC Center, 2019
  • Editorial Fellowship, JAMA Internal Medicine, 2017
  1. Brinkley TE, Justice JN, Basu S, Bauer SR, Loh KP, Mukli P, Ng TKS, Turney IC, Ferrucci L, Cummings SR, Kritchevsky SB. Research priorities for measuring biologic age: summary and future directions from the Research Centers Collaborative Network Workshop. GeroScience 2022. PMID: 36242692

  2. Senders A, Bauer SR, Chen Y, Oken B, Fink HA, Lane NE, Sajadi KP, Marshall LM, Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study Group. Musculoskeletal pain, a possible indicator of central sensitization, is positively associated with lower urinary tract symptom progression in community dwelling older men. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 2022. PMID: 36149833

  3. Yang H, Breyer BN, Rimm EB, Giovannucci E, Loeb S, Kenfield SA, Bauer SR. Plant-based diet index and erectile dysfunction in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. 2022. PMID: 35484829


  5. Loeb S, Fu BC, Bauer SR, Pernar CH, Chan JM, Van Blarigan EL, Giovannucci EL, Kenfield SA, Mucci LA. Association of Plant-Based Diet Index with Prostate Cancer Risk. 2021. PMID: 34791008

  6. Bauer SR, Newman JC. Interpreting Geroscience-Guided Biomarker Studies. 2022. PMID: 35040910

  7. Chen DC, Shlipak MG, Scherzer R, Bauer SR, Potok OA, Rifkin DE, Ix JH, Muiru AN, Hsu CY, Estrella MM. Association of Intraindividual Difference in Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate by Creatinine vs Cystatin C and End-stage Kidney Disease and Mortality. 2022. PMID: 35175342

  8. Scott R. Bauer, C. E. McCulloch, P. M. Cawthon, K. E. Ensrud, A. M. Suskind, J. C. Newman, S. L. Harrison, A. Senders, K. Covinsky, L. M. Marshall. Longitudinal Associations between Concurrent Changes in Phenotypic Frailty and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms among Older Men. The Journal of frailty & aging 2022. PMID:

  9. Bauer SR, Cawthon PM, Ensrud KE, Suskind AM, Newman JC, Fink HA, Lu K, Scherzer R, Hoffman AR, Covinsky K, Marshall LM, Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Research Group. Lower urinary tract symptoms and incident functional limitations among older community-dwelling men. 2021. PMID: 34951697

  10. Wang EY, Breyer BN, Lee AW, Rios N, Oni-Orisan A, Steinman MA, Sim I, Kenfield SA, Bauer SR. Perceptions of Older Men Using a Mobile Health App to Monitor Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Tamsulosin Side Effects: Mixed Methods Study. 2021. PMID: 34951599

  11. Scott Bauer, Kristine Ensrud, Louise C Walter, Anne M Suskind, William A Ricke, Teresa T Liu, Kevin T McVary, Kenneth Covinsky. Association of Frailty Index with Clinical BPH Progression and Serious Adverse Events: the MTOPS Trial. Innovation in Aging 2021. PMID:

  12. Lee AW, Kenfield SA, Wang EY, Enriquez A, Oni-Orisan A, Steinman MA, Sim I, Breyer BN, Bauer SR. Tracking Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Tamsulosin Side Effects Among Older Men Using a Mobile App (PERSONAL): Feasibility and Usability Study. 2021. PMID: 34889745

  13. Bauer SR, Walter LC, Ensrud KE, Suskind AM, Newman JC, Ricke WA, Liu TT, McVary KT, Covinsky K. Assessment of Frailty and Association With Progression of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Symptoms and Serious Adverse Events Among Men Using Drug Therapy. 2021. PMID: 34817584

  14. Senders A, Bauer SR, Chen Y, Oken B, Fink HA, Lane NE, Sajadi KP, Marshall LM, For The Osteoporotic Fractures In Men MrOS Study Group. Lower urinary tract symptoms are associated with musculoskeletal pain among older men: Preliminary evidence for central sensitization as a mechanism? Neurourology and Urodynamics 2021. PMID: 34396562

  15. Bauer SR, Kenfield SA, Sorensen M, Subak LL, Phelan S, Gupta LR, Chen B, Suskind AM, Park AJ, Iglesia C, Gass M, Hohensee C, Breyer BN. Physical Activity, Diet, and Incident Urinary Incontinence in Postmenopausal Women: Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 2021. PMID: 33963837

  16. Hanna RF, Ward TJ, Chow DS, Lagana SM, Moreira RK, Emond JC, Weintraub JL, Prince MR. An evaluation of the sensitivity of MRI at detecting hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients utilizing an explant reference standard. Clinical imaging 2014. PMID: 34375402

  17. Bauer SR, Huang A. Editorial Comment. The Journal of urology 2021. PMID: 33784183

  18. Oni-Orisan A, Srinivas N, Mehta K, Das JL, Nguyen TT, Tison GH, Bauer SR, Burian M, Funk RS, Graham RA, Biomarkers and Translational Tools Community Working Group of the American Society for Clinical Phar. Leveraging innovative technology to generate drug response phenotypes for the advancement of biomarker-driven precision dosing. Clinical and translational science 2021. PMID: 33421282

  19. Bauer SR, Breyer BN, Stampfer MJ, Rimm EB, Giovannucci EL, Kenfield SA. Association of Diet With Erectile Dysfunction Among Men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. JAMA network open 2020. PMID: 33185675

  20. Bauer SR, Jin C, Kamal P, Suskind AM. Association Between Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Frailty in Older Men Presenting for Urologic Care. Urology 2020. PMID: 33049232

  21. Bauer SR, Scherzer R, Suskind AM, Cawthon P, Ensrud KE, Ricke WA, Covinsky K, Marshall LM. Co-Occurrence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Frailty among Community-Dwelling Older Men. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2020. PMID: 32822081

  22. Bauer SR, Scherzer R, Zhao S, Breyer BN, Kenfield SA, Shlipak M, Marshall LM. Association of Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Severity with Kidney Function among Community Dwelling Older Men. The Journal of urology 2020. PMID: 32924780

  23. Bauer SR, Breyer BN, Oni-Orisan A, Steinman MA, Sim I, McCulloch CE, Kenfield SA. PERSONAL: Feasibility Study Protocol for Placebo-Controlled, Randomized n-of-1 Trials of Tamsulosin for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. 2020. PMID: 34713020

  24. Bauer SR, Grimes B, Suskind AM, Cawthon PM, Cummings S, Huang AJ. Urinary Incontinence and Nocturia in Older Men: Associations with Body Mass, Composition, and Strength in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. The Journal of urology 2019. PMID: 31188733

  25. Bauer SR, Carroll PR, Grady D. Hematuria Practice Guidelines That Explicitly Consider Harms and Costs. JAMA internal medicine 2019. PMID: 31355847

  26. Bauer SR, Van Blarigan EL, Stampfer MJ, Chan JM, Kenfield SA. Mediterranean diet after prostate cancer diagnosis and urinary and sexual functioning: The health professionals follow-up study. The Prostate 2017. PMID: 29194691

  27. Bauer SR, Katz MH. Going Beyond Guideline-Concordant Opioid Therapy to Improve Patient Safety. JAMA internal medicine 2017. PMID: 28715556

  28. Bauer SR, Redberg RF. Setting the Record Straight on FDA Approvals in Oncology-Reply. Volume 177 of Issue 8. JAMA internal medicine 2017. PMID: 28783834

  29. Bauer SR, Redberg RF. Improving the Accelerated Pathway to Cancer Drug Approvals. Volume 177 of Issue 2. JAMA internal medicine 2017. PMID: 27898987

  30. Bauer SR, Hitchner L, Harrison H, Gerstenberger J, Steiger S. Predictors of higher-risk chronic opioid prescriptions in an academic primary care setting. Volume 37 of Issue 1. Substance abuse 2016. PMID: 26848633

  31. Bauer SR, Monuteaux MC, Fleegler EW. Geographic Disparities in Access to Agencies Providing Income-Related Social Services. Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 2015. PMID: 26264235

  32. Helfand BT, Roehl KA, Cooper PR, McGuire BB, Fitzgerald LM, Cancel-Tassin G, Cornu JN, Bauer S, Van Blarigan EL, Chen X, Duggan D, Ostrander EA, Gwo-Shu M, Zhang ZF, Chang SC, Jeong S, Fontham ET, Smith G, Mohler JL, Berndt SI, McDonnell SK, Kittles R, Rybicki BA, Freedman M, Kantoff PW, Pomerantz M, Breyer JP, Smith JR, Rebbeck TR, Mercola D, Isaacs WB, Wiklund F, Cussenot O, Thibodeau SN, Schaid DJ, Cannon-Albright L, Cooney KA, Chanock SJ, Stanford JL, Chan JM, Witte J, Xu J, Bensen JT, Taylor JA, Catalona WJ. Associations of prostate cancer risk variants with disease aggressiveness: results of the NCI-SPORE Genetics Working Group analysis of 18,343 cases. Human genetics 2015. PMID: 25715684

  33. Gerstenberger JP, Bauer SR, Van Blarigan EL, Sosa E, Song X, Witte JS, Carroll PR, Chan JM. Selenoprotein and antioxidant genes and the risk of high-grade prostate cancer and prostate cancer recurrence. The Prostate 2014. PMID: 25284284

  34. Bauer SR, Richman EL, Sosa E, Weinberg V, Song X, Witte JS, Carroll PR, Chan JM. Antioxidant and vitamin E transport genes and risk of high-grade prostate cancer and prostate cancer recurrence. The Prostate 2013. PMID: 24038157

  35. Bauer SR, Hankinson SE, Bertone-Johnson ER, Ding EL. Plasma vitamin D levels, menopause, and risk of breast cancer: dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies. Medicine 2013. PMID: 23625163

  36. Bauer SR, Fortner RT, Gates MA, Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE, Tworoger SS. Analgesic use in relation to sex hormone and prolactin concentrations in premenopausal women. Cancer causes & control : CCC 2013. PMID: 23515936

  37. Chan JM, Litwack-Harrison S, Bauer SR, Daniels NA, Wilt TJ, Shannon J, Bauer DC. Statin use and risk of prostate cancer in the prospective Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology 2012. PMID: 22879205

  38. Pettersson A, Graff RE, Bauer SR, Pitt MJ, Lis RT, Stack EC, Martin NE, Kunz L, Penney KL, Ligon AH, Suppan C, Flavin R, Sesso HD, Rider JR, Sweeney C, Stampfer MJ, Fiorentino M, Kantoff PW, Sanda MG, Giovannucci EL, Ding EL, Loda M, Mucci LA. The TMPRSS2:ERG rearrangement, ERG expression, and prostate cancer outcomes: a cohort study and meta-analysis. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology 2012. PMID: 22736790

  39. Fleegler EW, Monuteaux MC, Bauer SR, Lee LK. Attempts to silence firearm injury prevention. American journal of preventive medicine 2012. PMID: 22176854

  40. Shrime MG, Bauer SR, McDonald AC, Chowdhury NH, Coltart CE, Ding EL. Flavonoid-rich cocoa consumption affects multiple cardiovascular risk factors in a meta-analysis of short-term studies. The Journal of nutrition 2011. PMID: 21956956

  41. Yu EW, Bauer SR, Bain PA, Bauer DC. Proton pump inhibitors and risk of fractures: a meta-analysis of 11 international studies. The American journal of medicine 2011. PMID: 21605729

  42. Cummings SR, Tice JA, Bauer S, Browner WS, Cuzick J, Ziv E, Vogel V, Shepherd J, Vachon C, Smith-Bindman R, Kerlikowske K. Prevention of breast cancer in postmenopausal women: approaches to estimating and reducing risk. Volume 101 of Issue 6. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2009. PMID: 19276457