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.


  • UW Works With NASA to Protect Astronauts From Kidney Stones

    June 29, 2016

    UW Health Sciences NewsBeat has recently featured Dr. Michael Bailey's groundbreaking work in ultrasonic kidney stone management. This work, supported by NASA, is essential to long distance space travel endeavors. Click here to read this entire fascinating story.

  • AUA 2016 San Diego - University of Washington Highlights

    May 5, 2016

    A tremendous amount of effort has gone in to planning a strong showing at this year's American Urological Association Conference. Some of the highlights include: Our residents and fellows will be presenting nearly all of the 26 posters, 10 podiums, and various EUS, Video, and Science and Technology talks. Dr. Geolani Dy is presenting her…

  • Past Public Event: May Men's Health Seminar

    April 14, 2016

    On Tuesday, May 3, The Department of Urology will host our quarterly Men's Health Seminar. These seminars provide a fantastic opportunity to get up to date on men's health related issues, and to meet some of our world-class physicians for open and informative discussion. Lead by Dr. Tom Walsh,Director of the Men's Health Center, with…

  • Dr. Margarett Shnorhavorian Receives Research Project Grant

    March 30, 2016

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Margarett Shnorhavorian is the recipient of a federal RO1 award. This award will support researching studying testicular effects of modern chemotherapy regimens in osteosarcoma survivors. This five year award culminates a determined effort to assess an important and undeserved group of patients.

  • Dr. Thomas Lendvay Named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

    March 30, 2016

    Earlier this year, Dr. Thomas Lendvay was formally elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Nominated by current members of the University of Washington Chapter, this organization acknowledges his commitment to teaching excellence, leadership, professionalism, and achievement. To read more about the Alpha Omega Alpha Society, visit their website..

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.