Department of Urology

Working to solve the most difficult urological problems and train the next generation of surgeons and scientists.

WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare

Our residents have access to simulation technologies to further their training. Learn more about UW Medicine's simulation facilities.

Where are they now?

UW Urology alumni are living out our motto of Heal, Comfort, Teach, Wonder. Find out where they are today.


  • A Grateful Patient's Story

    April 20, 2017

    UW Medicine sat down with the second patient at our newly opened Kidney Stones Center at Northwest Hospital to chat about her experiences with our faculty and staff. Read about her road to recovery and her positive experiences below. The UW Medicine Kidney Stone Center helps an amateur artist draw up a plan to prevent…

  • Dr. Robert Sweet's Work on the Next Generation of Training Manikins Highlighted in Media

    March 10, 2017

    Earlier this week, the work of Dr. Robert Sweet, Professor of Urology and Director of the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH), and his collaborators was featured in The Seattle Times, MyNorthwest, UW HSNewsBeat, and King 5. This exciting work, which seeks to create lifelike manikins for combat medics in training, is supported by…

  • Department of Urology Grand Rounds - Dr. Edmund S. Sabanegh Jr, February 4, 2017

    January 27, 2017

    Dr. Edmund S. Sabanegh Jr. presents: “Infertility- a Window on a Man’s Health” The Department of Urology invites you to a Grand Rounds lecture presented by visiting professor Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr., M.D., Associate Chief of Staff and member of the Board of Governors of the Cleveland Clinic. He is also Chairman of the Department…

  • 6th Annual Paul H. Lange Endowed Lectureship - Dr. David F. Penson, October 1, 2016

    September 22, 2016

    Dr. David F. Penson presents: “PSA Screening: Science, Politics and Uncertainty” The Department of Urology invites you to the Paul H. Lange, MD, FACS Endowed Lecture presented by visiting professor Dr. David F. Penson, Paul V. Hamilton MD and Virginia E. Howd Professor of Urologic Oncology, and Chair, Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center,…

  • UW Urology Trainees Win Western Section Essay Contest

    September 6, 2016

    This Fall, Dr. Brian Winters, Dr. Anobel Odisho, and Dr. Geolani Dy will be honored at the Western Section meeting of the American Urological Association for their prize-winning essays. Dr. Brian Winters took second place in the Miley B. Wesson Resident Essay Award contest with his essay titled "Inhibitions of ERG Activity in Patient Derived…

About us

The department has thirty-four faculty members, five fellows and eighteen residents who work with multiple staff to deliver the highest quality patient care.

What is urology?

The American Urological Association defines urology as a specialty which deals with diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.