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 Urology Newsletter: Spring Quarter 2022

    May 17, 2022

    Message From The Chair

    Message From The Chair Dr. Claire Yang, Professor of Urology and Interim 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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  • Celebrating 2022 Thank a Resident Day

    February 25, 2022

    Our Residents are an integral part of the Department of Urology. Today is Thank a Resident Day and we would like to join Acting Chair, Dr. Claire Yang in thanking our residents for all the work they do. To the UW Urology Residents: Thanks for being the awesome people that you are! Your commitment to…

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  • When A UTI Gets Serious, You Need A Urologist

    February 23, 2022

    Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are very common. Most common are simple bladder infections, also known as simple cystitis. About 10 in 25 women, and 3 in 25 men will suffer from a UTI at some point in their lifetime. While painful, they will generally clear up with a short course of antibiotics. However, in…

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  • UW Urology Newsletter - Winter Quarter 2022

    January 5, 2022

    Message from the Chair Dr. Claire Yang, Professor of Urology and Interim Department Chair Dear Colleagues and Friends, What a beginning to the new year! The close of 2021 brought snow and cold temperatures, disrupting holiday travel plans and exacerbating staff shortages in the hospitals. Both figuratively and literally, we greeted 2022 digging out of…

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  • 2023 – 2024 UW Urology Fellowship Applications Now Open

    January 4, 2022

    As we welcome in the new year, the Department of Urology is continuing to search for the best and brightest fellows who are interested in making impacts within Andrology, Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery (GURS), Urologic Oncology, and Endourology. While the Andrology and Genitourinary Reconstructive surgery fellowships are a year long, the Urologic Oncology and Endourology positions…

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  • Dr. Wessells Receives Renewed Funding to Help Understand Mechanisms of Bladder Dysfunction Study in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

    November 29, 2021

    In continuation of a collaboration that began in 2008, Dr. Hunter Wessells, Professor and Nelson Chair of the Urology Department at the University of Washington alongside Dr. Aruna Sarma, Professor at the University of Michigan received funding from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases to seek deeper understanding of bladder control problems…

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