About Dr. Highshaw
Dr Ralph Highshaw is an experienced Urologist who resides in Anaheim Hills with his wife and son and his Urology practice is based in Southern California.
While some people fall into their careers, from the beginning Dr Highshaw knew his future was in medicine. Urology quickly became his focus and intense study and training in the field quickly followed and continued for the better part of 20 years.
He is very educated in and passionate about his specialty and was a true student to his trade focusing on the importance of study as well as practice in Urology.
Ralph A Highshaw, M.D. earned his B.S. in Biology and graduated from Loyola University. Dr Highshaw began his research interests in college at the Drew Medical Center Research Department where he researched sickle cell anemia. This research led to published works as a contributing author in the The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal study titled “In vitro lymphocyte blastogenic responses and cytokine production in sickle cell disease patients with acute pneumonia”.
He was awarded his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles where he received 5 awards including the Dean’s Award, USC Award, Retrovich Award, Linden Award and Shaw Award.
Dr Highshaw completed his general surgery training at USC Medical Center. He then participated in the USC School of Medicine, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry as a National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow where he was a contributing author to published papers on their research of prostate cancer and genetics.
Following his extensive research in the field of Urology, Dr Highshaw completed urology residency at the University of California, Davis, Sacramento. During his residency he was awarded first place in the Northern California Urology Residency Conference in 1999 and was awarded second place at both the National Medical Association Research Forum and the Northern California Urology Resident Research Conference in 2002.
After his residency, Dr Highshaw was accepted to the MD Anderson Cancer Center Urologic Oncology Fellowship where he researched Urological Cancers including cancer of the bladder, testes, kidney, prostate and renal cancer. During his fellowship he was awarded the prestigious American Foundation of Urologic Disease (AFUD) Award. He was also the recipient of the Pfizer’s Scholar in Urology Award and the American Association of Cancer Research Minority Scholar Award for research in bladder cancer.
With his immense training, study, accolades and experience under his belt Dr Highshaw became a Board Certified Urologist receiving his diploma from the American Board of Urology and established a full-time private urology practice dedicated to the minimally invasive and highly successful treatment of urologic disease for both men, women and children and other urologic needs including vasectomies, incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
In addition to his full time practice, Dr Highshaw also serves as the Director of Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group for the Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation, is the Chairman for the Department of Surgery at Corona Regional Medical Center and serves on multiple committees for quality of patient care.
This commitment to excellence in Urology led to an unparalleled knowledge of the body, understanding of illness, disease and general needs of the region and treatments and procedures Urologists can provide to cure and treat patients in need.
He utilizes his vast experience and knowledge in Urology to provide his patients the best options available to them for treatment, ensuring all patients receive the highest quality care available to them by an experienced Urologist and surgeon.
His commitment to excellence is apparent through his many accomplishments.
Dr. Highshaw has a great deal of experience in his field and successfully treats for the following Urological issues weekly:
- Kidney stones, removal and treatment
- Incontinence & Prolapse Bladder
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Prostrate & other urological cancers
- BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), or “enlarged prostate”
In summary, Dr. Highshaw’s accomplishments:
- Dr Highshaw is an experienced, Board Certified Urologist and Surgeon
- Offers latest in technology and diagnostic testing and a variety of options for treatment
- He serves as the Chairman for the Department of Surgery at Corona Regional Medical Center
- He serves as the Director of Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group for the Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation
- He has many published articles in the field of Urology and Urological Oncology Cancers
- Has received over 16 Honors and Awards throughout his years in practice and study in medicine
- While participating in a fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center Dr Highshaw received the prestigious American Foundation of Urologic Disease (AFUD) Scholar Award
Dr Ralph Highshaw has two successful practices in Riverside and Corona, CA. He also treats patients all over Southern California and frequently treats at area hospitals in Orange County, Riverside County and Los Angeles County.
Due to the strong demand for Dr Highshaw’s Urology treatments he also travels coast-to-coast to treat patients and is willing to go where needed for a patient.
The most important thing to know about Dr Highshaw as a potential patient is that he is committed to fully treating your needs with the highest quality in care available while maintaining complete communication with you as patient throughout the process. This is his emphasis as a Urologist to ensure a patient feels comfortable with the care they are receiving and knows they are in competent experienced hands.