Department of Urology

Department of Urology

Working to solve the most difficult urological problems and train the next generation of surgeons and scientists.

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Our experts see patients with a range of urological conditions at the top hospitals in the region.

UW Urology has two residency tracks, five fellowships, and multiple sub-internships.

Dr. Thomas Lendvay, UW associate professor of urology, using a virtual reality program designed to teach and refine surgical skills. At the Institute for Simiulation and Interprofessional Studies (ISIS), at UW Medical Center.

The Department of Urology has an outstanding research program that is at the core of its mission.

Recent News

  • UW Urologists Voted Top Doctors 2022

    November 30, 2022

    Congratulations to the 19 UW Department of Urology Care Providers and Associates that have been included in the 2022 top doctors list, crowned by the Seattle Met. The Seattle Met partnered with the Professional Research Services survey company to poll health care practitioners licensed by the Washington State Department of Health in King, Snohomish, Kitsap,…

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  • UW Urology Newsletter- Fall Quarter 2022

    October 7, 2022

    Dr. Hunter Wessells, Department ChairProfessor of UrologyUW Physicians President Message from the Chair Mat Sorensen, Program Director of the Urology Residency, shares with every visiting medical student and applicant that “the one thing you should expect is that the program will change.” Coming out of two years of working very hard to meet our mission…

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  • Dr. Lin Elected as Surgical Oncology Co-Chair

    September 20, 2022

    Dr. Daniel Lin Professor, Vice Chair of Research Effective July 1 2022, Dr. Daniel W. Lin, Vice Chair of Research, was elected by the NCI Genitourinary Cancers Steering Community as Surgical Oncology Co-Chair of the GUSC. The GUSC’s mission is to address and discuss the design, prioritization, and evaluation concepts for phase 2 and phase…

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  • How Bladder Cancer Can Help Change Patient Treatment Outcomes

    September 9, 2022

    Dr. Ming Lam

    Dr. Ming Lam Research Associate Professor Dr. Ming Lam, Research Associate Professor, recently teamed up with Drs.Yeon Soo Kim, and  Andrew Hsieh at Fred Hutch Cancer Center to review key advances on organoid and xenograft models of bladder cancer created using patient-derived tissue. The review highlights mutations and expression patterns for cancer-related genes that are unique to each patient,…

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  • Dr. Hunter Wessells as President of UW Physicians

    August 18, 2022

    Dr. Hunter Wessells, Professor, Nelson Chair Urology, and President of UW Physicians Dr. Hunter Wessells, Professor and Nelson Chair of Urology has accepted an additional position as the new President of UW Physicians which went into effect Tuesday, August 16th. In an article written for the UW Medicine Huddle, Dr. Wessells shares how his continued…

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  • UW Urology Newsletter: Spring Quarter 2022

    May 17, 2022

    Message From The Chair

    Message From The Chair Dr. Claire Yang, Professor of Urology and Acting Department ChairUWUrology Dear friends and colleagues: During my time as a faculty member and now in my role as acting chair, I have had the opportunity to see the expanse and influence of the department. When I joined UW Urology in 1993, there…

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  • Black History Month and UW Urology: Glover Barnes, PhD

    February 26, 2022

    UW Urology celebrates Black History Month by remembering Glover W. Barnes, PhD (1923-2010) the first Black research faculty member in the department. Dr. Barnes grew up in Birmingham, AL, leaving the South after World War II to study at Akron University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1949. He then earned his…

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