Department of Urology


May 14, 2018

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Jonathan Wright with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance talks about Bladder Cancer. See the interview    

March 29, 2018

Dr. Paul Merguerian with the Indian team during this year’s Bladder Exstrophy Workshop at Civil Hospital Ahmedabad India

October 11, 2017

Pediatric Urologists Paul Merguerian and Margarett Shnorhavorian Participate in Medical Mission to Armenia

Drs. Merguerian and Shnorhavorian treat an infant with bladder exstrophy

Pediatric urologists Paul Merguerian, MD, and Margarett Shnorhavorian, MD, participated in a medical mission trip to Armenia this fall, providing urologic consultations and surgical services to dozens of children in Yerevan.

October 3, 2017

Visiting Professor Urs Studer, MD, educates and entertains on bladder reconstruction

Department of Urology Professor and Chair Emeritus Paul Lange, left, with VIsiting Professor Urs Studer, MD

The Department of Urology was honored to host Professor Urs E. Studer, MD, of the University of Bern, as our Autumn visiting professor to deliver the 7th annual Paul H. Lange Endowed lectureship.

September 25, 2017

UW Urology participating in national study on preventing recurrent kidney stones


UW Urology researchers are participating in an NIH-funded national trial of a “smart” water bottle that monitors fluid consumption in the hope of preventing recurring kidney stones.

September 8, 2017

Message from the Chair: September 2017

September 2017 The Department of Urology at the University of Washington offers a vibrant academic environment where we collectively Heal, Comfort, Teach and Wonder as part of our mission to improve health. In June, we celebrated the completion of training for three Chief Residents and four Fellows. I am extremely proud of these exemplary men and women, whose…

Improving Urological Care of Transgender Patients

Dr. Geolani Dy

Chief Resident Geolani Dy, MD, is on a mission to reduce healthcare disparities among transgender and gender nonbinary people.

August 28, 2017

Pediatric Urologist Mark Burns, MD, Retiring after 45 Years at UW

Dr. Burns outside his office at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Pediatric urologist Mark Burns, MD, will officially retire this summer after training and working at the University for more than 45 years.

3rd Annual Men’s Health Update CME Well-attended


With the aging of the American population and increases in access to affordable health care, primary care providers are increasingly caring for urologic disease. Men are disproportionately afflicted by urologic disease, and “Men’s Health” is a growing medical arena where specialized knowledge is required.

August 22, 2017

Department Welcomes New Trainees

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The Department of Urology is delighted to welcome our new residents and fellows for academic year 2017-2018.

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