Department of Urology

Brian Winters, MD

Acting Instructor, Urologic Oncology




Dr. Brian Winters attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, graduating in 2011. He began his residency in the UW Department of Urology in 2012 and celebrated his graduation in June 2017. He began a fellowship in urological oncology in July 2017 at UW.

Dr. Winters was selected for a Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute fund for his research entitled “Defining the translational landscape of metastatic bladder cancer and its role in therapeutic response to chemotherapy.” His research seeks to discover new biomarkers and previously unrecognized therapeutic targets in bladder cancer relative to cisplatin-based chemotherapy by conducting the first comprehensive analysis of chemotherapy sensitive, chemotherapy resistant, and metastatic bladder cancer translation, utilizing ribosome profiling (which has not been applied to bladder cancer to date). Using primary and metastatic rapid samples—both chemotherapy treated and chemotherapy-naïve—this technology will provide a snap shot of all translated mRNA.

Dr. Winters has also won the 2017 John Quale Travel Fellowship award of $1,700, which will defray costs of travel to the annual BCAN Bladder Cancer Think Tank meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina this August. The think tank provides early career physicians a unique opportunity to come together with a multidisciplinary group of clinicians, scientists, lay advocates and industry partners in a collaborative, high-level scientific environment focused on advancing the BCAN mission and improving patient outcomes.