Medical Education: UC Los Angeles School of Medicine
Residency: Department of Urology, UC San Francisco
Fellowship: Reconstructive and Trauma Surgery, UC San Francisco with Dr. Jack McAninch (2006-2007)
Currently: UC San Diego
Associate Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health System Urology Residency Program Director

Contact Info:

Phone: (619) 543-2009
Fax: (619) 543-2630
Visit the UC San Diego Urology website for appointments and other information.


Dr. Jill Buckley is an Associate Professor at UC San Diego Health System, specializing in Urologic Reconstructive Surgery. Prior to joining UCSD in 2013, she was an Assistant Professor at Tufts School of Medicine and faculty at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center from 2007-2013. Dr. Buckley graduated from UCLA and also earned her medical degree from UCLA. She completed her urology residency at UC San Francisco, followed by a fellowship in Reconstruction and Trauma Surgery at UC San Francisco under the mentorship of Dr. Jack McAninch.

She is an expert in complicated urinary disorders including urethral stricture, fistulas, ureteral injuries, urologic trauma and complications following prostate cancer treatment. Dr. Buckley has published more than 30 peer-reviewed research articles and numerous book chapters and editorials. She was appointed as the Director of the UC San Diego Urology Residency program in November 2014.

Dr. Buckley is board certified in urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). She is an active member of the American Urological Association (AUA) and a board member of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS), the leading academic and clinical forum for reconstructive urology.

Dr. Buckley joined the Trauma and Urinary Reconstructive Network of Surgeons (TURNS) in 2014. UC San Diego Health System is one of 13 academic centers collaborating in the study of patients treated for a variety of conditions in reconstructive urology and trauma. This type of multi-institutional collaborative research effort is essential to advancing the field of urologic reconstruction. The network is committed to carrying out prospective studies to provide and improve current practice patterns and outcomes of patients that suffer from urethral stricture surgery, male incontinence surgery, and a variety of other conditions.