Department of Urology

October 2, 2017

Drs. Jonathan Wright and Kevin Ostrowski to give “Prostate Health 101” Talk Nov. 16 in conjunction with Movember

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in men today, and it’s the third leading cause of cancer related death in men.

Drs. Kevin Ostrowski, left, and Jonathan Wright

Drs. Kevin Ostrowski, left, and Jonathan Wright

The numbers are staggering. In their lifetimes, one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, a cancer that starts in the prostate, a small, walnut-shaped gland in the male reproductive system.

Because there are no symptoms during the early stages of prostate cancer, screenings and yearly check-ups are critically important to catching cancer early, before it spreads outside the prostate.

Although it is not known specifically what causes most prostate cancer, the main risk factors are age, family history of prostate cancer, and ethnicity – with African-American men having the highest risk of prostate cancer.

One of the best things that men can do to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, as well as other cancers, is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, get regular exercise, and eat a healthy diet.

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UW Urologists Dr. Jonathan Wright, a urologic oncologist, and Dr. Kevin Ostrowski, an expert in male reproductive and sexual health, will be giving a talk, “Prostate Health 101” through the The Whole U, a workplace wellness program serving faculty, staff and students at the University of Washington.

Don’t miss your chance to learn about prostate health from two of UW Medicine’s most renowned physicians on the subject, Dr. Kevin Ostrowski and Dr. Jonathan Wright. They will talk about screening and prevention measures, cancer diagnosis and treatment, and post-treatment care.

Partners and guests of any gender are welcome at this free event:

Prostate Health 101
Thursday, November 16, 2017
5:00 p.m., HUB 250 

Dr. Kevin Ostrowski is an assistant professor of urology whose expertise includes the clinical and surgical treatment of male infertility, andrology, male reproductive and sexual health. Dr. Ostrowski earned his bachelor degree at Cornell University in Chemical Engineering graduating Cum Laude. He earned his medical degree from St. Louis University and completed his general and urologic surgery residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. He completed a fellowship in andrology, male infertility and men’s health at the University of Washington and stayed on as faculty after completing fellowship.

As a Men’s Health Specialist, Dr. Ostrowski is an expert in minimally invasive microscopic vasectomy reversal; testicular sperm extraction; micro-TESE; advanced sperm retrieval techniques in azoospermic men; no-scalpel vasectomy; penile prosthetic surgery; surgical treatment of Peyronie’s Disease; Xiaflex® injections for Peyronie’s Disease; hormonal therapy for infertility and hypogonadism.

Dr. Jonathan Wright is the medical director of the UWMC Urology Clinic and a UW associate professor of urology. He is an associate investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Wright specializes in urologic oncology, with a specific focus on bladder, prostate and penile cancers. He performs both open and robotic surgery.

Dr. Wright earned his B.A. in economics with honors from Boston College where he graduated magna cum laude. He then completed his M.D., with honors, from the University of Washington. Dr. Wright then stayed on to complete his residency training at the University of Washington, which included an internship in general surgery, followed by residency and chief residency in urology at the University of Washington. Dr. Wright went on to complete a two year Society of Urologic Oncology Accredited Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the University of Washington. He also received a M.S. in epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Dr. Wright has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” in both Seattle Met Magazine (2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2017) and Seattle Magazine (2014; 2015).

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