Department of Urology

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  • Jessica Green Nominated for 2019 UW Individual Distinguished Staff Award

    January 23, 2019

    We are pleased to announce that Jessica Green has been nominated for a 2019 UW Individual Distinguished Staff Award. Jessica has served as the Education Program Manager for the UW Department of Urology for over 5 years. Distinguished Staff Award nominations were submitted by current UW faculty, staff and students between October 8 - November 30, 2018.…

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  • 2018 UW Urology Holiday Party

    December 11, 2018

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    This year's UW Urology Holiday Party took place on Friday, December 7 at Omega Ouzeri in Seattle's Capital Hill neighborhood. The annual event provided an opportunity for department faculty, residents, fellows and staff to join in celebrating of a successful year for the UW Urology.

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  • Join the MoDawgs on Saturday, 12/1 at 10 a.m. for Movember Hike at Tiger Mountain Poo Poo Point

    November 30, 2018

    Want to hike with the MoDawgs on December 1 (10:00 a.m.) at Tiger Mountain Poo Poo Point? Step 1 Join the MoDawgs Movember team page: Join MoDawgs Step 2 Attend the team building hiking activity at 10 a.m. on December 1st at Tiger Mountain Poo Poo Point

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  • Dr. Jonathan Wright Speaks about Ongoing Studies Linking Healthy BMI with Prostate Cancer Treatment and Outcomes

    November 16, 2018

    Dr. Wright spoke to a full audience on November 15 from 5-6 p.m. at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The topic of his talk was Obesity and Prostate Cancer: an update on local trials. A brief overview of data showing the increase of obesity prevalence over recent decades provided a baseline for understanding the link…

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  • MHCC Co-Chairs Recognized for Contribution to GENTLeMEN Study

    November 9, 2018

    Loch Anderson and Allyn Perkins, co-chairs of UW Urology's Men's Health Campaign Council (MHCC), were recognized in an article by UW Medicine for their contribution toward the GENTLeMEN study, which is lead by oncologist Bruce Montgomery, M.D. This study assesses whether men with metastatic prostate cancer have DNA repair deficiencies. Loch and Allyn believe in the science…

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  • Welcome to Movember!

    November 1, 2018

    Movember is upon us and the University of Washington Men's Health Campaign Council encourages you to get involved in fundraising efforts this month toward improving Men's Health. One such effort is a giving program called Sunday Fundraise, held by Flatstick Pub. With the Movember Foundation being the November giving recipient, a portion of the proceeds of each pint sold…

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  • Starts Today! Sign up for Fred Hutch and SCCA's MOVE FOR MOVEMBER

    November 1, 2018

    MOVE FOR MOVEMBER challenges you to join in raising awareness for prostate cancer by participating in physical activity on each of the 30 days in November. Join Fred Hutch and SCCA today by following these steps: Step 1 Join the MoDawgs Movember team page: Join MoDawgs Step 2 Get moving and raise awareness/funds for men's health Step 3 Join…

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  • Men's Health Social at Floating Bridge Brewery

    October 25, 2018

    The UW Medicine Men’s Health Campaign Council (MHCC) held a Men's Health Social at Floating Bridge Brewery on the evening of Wednesday, October 24. Organized by Travis Harth, Movember champion and volunteer member of the MHCC, the event raised funds for the UW Medicine ACCELERATE Campaign, to be designated toward supporting outreach and research in Men’s…

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  • Men's Health Social - Wed, 10/24 from 4-7 p.m.

    October 22, 2018

    Travis Harth, Movember champion and volunteer member of the UW Medicine Men’s Health Campaign Council (MHCC), has organized a Men’s Health Social for Wednesday night, 10/24, from 4-7 p.m. at Floating Bridge Brewing, which is located at 722 NE 45th St. in Seattle. A dollar for every pint sold will be donated to the UW…

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  • Reminder: Nov 10-11 AUA Educational Opportunity – Practical PCNL: from Access to Exit

    October 15, 2018

    Please join the American Urological Association (AUA) on November 10-11, 2018 for a hands-on course, Practical PCNL: from Access to Exit. The course will by directed by Robert Sweet, MD, FACS, and will take place at the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The course is designed for the practicing Urologist who wants to gain comfort…

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  • Dr. Kevin Ostrowski Talks to UW Medicine's Right as Rain about Vasectomies

    October 1, 2018

    Our Dr. Kevin Ostrowski recently spoke to the UW Medicine publication, Right as Rain about vasectomies, providing information for partners and those who have received the procedure that may help them navigate the experience together. One of Dr. Ostrowski's suggestions is that partners keep dialogue open and offer support to the vasectomy recipient. He provides additional context and further suggestions within the article. Click here…

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  • Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS Delivers 2018 Paul H. Lange, MD, FACS Endowed Lecture to a Full Audience

    September 28, 2018

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    Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS delivered the  2018 Paul H. Lange, MD, FACS Endowed Lecture, “Adjuvant Therapies for Renal Cancers – What We Think We Know” to a full audience on the evening of Thursday, September 27 in the Orin Smith Auditorium on UW Medicine's South Lake Union campus. Dr. Uzzo is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery,…

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  • Message from the Chair: September 2018

    September 27, 2018

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    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. At the outset of my 10th year serving as Chair of Urology, I want to take the opportunity in this message to acknowledge our tremendous…

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  • Successful Men's Health Seminar

    September 14, 2018

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    UW Urology held a well-attended Men's Health Seminar on the evening of September 13, 2018 at University of Washington's Kane Hall. Presenters, Dr. Thomas Walsh and Dr. Kevin Ostrowski, spoke on Erectile Dysfunction and Stress Urinary Incontinence, respectively. We were pleased to host an engaged audience and educate them on signs, symptoms and treatment options,…

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  • AUA Educational Opportunity - Practical PCNL: from Access to Exit

    September 6, 2018

    Please join the American Urological Association (AUA) on November 10-11, 2018 for a hands-on course, Practical PCNL: from Access to Exit. The course will by directed by Robert Sweet, MD, FACS, and will take place at the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The course is designed for the practicing…

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  • Celebrating a Successful 4th Annual Men’s Health Update

    August 28, 2018

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    The 4th Annual Men’s Health Update, sponsored by the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Urology and the UW Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education, drew over 100 participants to its Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25, 2018 sessions. Sections included: Male Voiding Dysfunction, moderated by Dr. Maahum Haider Male Sexual, Hormonal…

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  • Walk-in Registrations Available: 4th Annual Men's Health Update

    August 23, 2018

    It's not too late to register as a walk-in for the 4th Annual Men's Health Update, sponsored by the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Urology and the UW Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education, on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25, 2018! Registration Fees are as follows* MD/DO/PhD $299.00 Allied Health…

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  • Dr. John Gore, Dr. Angie Smith and BCAN Approved for Funding by PCORI for CISTO Study

    August 22, 2018

    We are proud to announce that Dr. John Gore of University of Washington Urology and Dr. Angie Smith of University of North Carolina Urology have, in partnership with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), been approved for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funding for the CISTO (Comparison of Intravesical Therapy and Surgery as Treatment Options…

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  • Coming Up: 2018 Paul H. Lange, MD, FACS Endowed Lecture in Urology

    August 21, 2018

    We look forward to your attendance at the 2018 Paul H. Lange, MD, FACS Endowed Lecture, to take place on September 27th, 2018. This year’s speaker will be Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Health System. PAUL H. LANGE, MD, FACS ENDOWED LECTURE “Adjuvant Therapies…

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  • Dr. Thomas Lendvay to be Recognized as School of Medicine's Inventor of the Year

    August 21, 2018

    The Department of Urology is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Lendvay will be recognized and honored by the UW School of Medicine as its 2018 Inventor of the Year. The School of Medicine's annual event is in its 15th year and honors outstanding contributors to biomedical research. The 15th Annual Inventor of the Year Event will…

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  • Dr. Jonathan Wright Speaks to KJR Sports Radio about the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

    August 14, 2018

    Our Dr. Jonathan Wright, who is President-Elect at the Washington State Urology Society, and Marty Chakoian, a prostate cancer survivor and facilitator of the US TOO in Seattle support group, recently spoke with Luciana Bosio of 950 AM, KJR Sports Radio about this year's ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, to take place in Snohomish on September 29 during Prostate Cancer Awareness…

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  • Thirteen Urologic Physicians Recognized by Peers as Best of the City for 2018

    August 8, 2018

    Congratulations to our physicians who have been recognized by their peers as Best of the City in the 2018 Seattle Met Top Doctors Survey! We are pleased that so many of our physicians are being recognized, including: Dr. William Ellis Dr. Jonathan Ellison Dr. John Gore Dr. Sean Lendvay Dr. Daniel Lin Dr. Paul Merguerian Dr. Michael Porter Dr.…

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  • Save the Date - 2018 Paul H. Lange Endowed Lecture in Urology

    August 7, 2018

    Please save the date for the 2018 Paul H. Lange Endowed Lecture in Urology. The Department will host Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Health System, on Thursday, September 27 – Saturday, September 29, 2018. The Paul H. Lange Endowed Lectureship in…

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  • Welcome to Professor Li Xin, Ph.D. and his Lab Team

    August 3, 2018

    We are pleased to announce the arrival this week of Professor Li Xin, Ph.D., and his lab team, from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Xin will sit as the Pritt Chair in translational prostate cancer research. His team currently has several active R-Level NIH grants, which will aid their work with…

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  • Celebrating our 2018 Department Graduates and Award Winners

    June 22, 2018

    The Department of Urology is proud to recognize our outstanding group of 2018 graduates and award winners, who were celebrated for their achievements in teaching, research and overall contributions to the department at our annual banquet on June 16.   2018 Chief Residents (from left): Philip C. May, MD Nathan C. Osbun, MD Geolani W.…

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