Department of Urology

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

Kidney Stone Center at Northwest Hospital

The new UW Medicine Kidney Stone Center, located at Northwest Hospital, is the first comprehensive center for the treatment and prevention of kidney stones in the Puget Sound region.

Where are they now?

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

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.


  • Faculty, fellows and residents well-represented at 2017 AUA meeting

    May 22, 2017

      Congratulations to the many UW Department of Urology faculty, fellows, and residents whose abstracts were accepted for the 2017 meeting of the American Urological Association, held May 12 - 16 in Boston. With a showing of 55 abstracts (33 posters and 21 podiums), 5 invited talks, 4 plenaries, 1 video, 3 instructional courses, 10 instructional…

  • Institute for Prostate Cancer Research Community Symposium Highlights Recent Developments

    May 18, 2017

    The 2017 IPCR community symposium presented cutting edge research on prostate cancer to patients and their families.

  • 'Personally involved care': A grateful patient's story

    April 20, 2017

    Kathy Jones, patient #2 at UW Medicine's newly opened Kidney Stone Center at Northwest Hospital, recently shared her experience at the Center following the discovery of a badly infected kidney with an 8-millimeter kidney stone, along with some smaller stones. The retired amateur artist and avid traveler had her stones surgically treated via minimally invasive laser equipment…

  • 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…

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.