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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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.

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

Patient and Dr. SutherlandPatient Care
Our experts see patients with a range of urological conditions at the top hospitals in the region.

Recent News


  • Marijuana and (In)Fertility

    February 13, 2020

    Marijuana consumption is prevalent among men of reproductive age, and decriminalization in the United States is growing as the medical use of marijuana is legal in 33 states and recreational use is legalized in 10 states, including Washington, with no signs of slowing down. It is estimated that 192 million individuals, comprising 2.5% of the…

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  • UW Researchers Use Burst Wave Lithotripsy to Successfully Treat Kidney Stones in First 10 Humans

    February 13, 2020

    University of Washington (UW) researchers in a multi-institutional study funded by the NIH report comminution of the first ten stones in humans by burst wave lithotripsy (BWL)- focused, cyclic ultrasound pulses at pressure amplitudes lower than in shock wave lithotripsy (SWL).After successfully fragmenting a kidney stone in the first patient treated with BWL, researchers kicked off an…

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  • UWMC Leads State in Advanced Wireless Technology for Patients with Incontinence

    February 13, 2020

    UW Medical Center Northwest’s own Director of Female Urology, Dr. Suzette Sutherland, is the first provider in the state to bring new Axonics neuromodulation technology to patients.The small, flash drive-sized device has shown highly positive outcomes in clinical studies of patients with urinary incontinence with at least 90% (116/129) patients implanted with the Axonics Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM) System achieving at least a 50% reduction in the number of urgency…

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  • 2020 AUA Match Results

    January 17, 2020

    The Department of Urology is thrilled to announce another successful American Urological Association match resulting in all four of its open residency position being filled. Please join the University of Washington Urology Residency Program in welcoming 2020 residents Arash Amighi (research), Daniel Carson (research), Tova Weiss (clinical) and Lisa Zhang (clinical). Cheers to another great recruiting…

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  • Dr. Wessells' End of Year Chair Message

    December 30, 2019

    Dear Colleagues and Friends, The outstanding performance of the Department of Urology in 2019 gives me a deep appreciation for the many individuals who contribute to our success. Our patients continually inspire us to innovate and secure our highest collective impact. Our faculty are exceptional, and we continue to attract a very talented and diverse…

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  • Dr. Richard Pelman Launches Podcast - "The Original Guide to Men's Health"

    May 6, 2019

    NEW PODCAST in 2019 "The Original Guide to Men's Health" Have you listened?  We're launched. iTUNES iPhone, podcast app Search: The Original Guide to Men's Health Push subscribe!

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  • Julian Ansell MD - Rest in Peace

    April 19, 2019

    Dear Colleagues, It is with sadness that I inform you that Dr. Ansell, our founding Chair, passed away on April 2nd 2019. Julian will be remembered for his tireless dedication to patients, trainees, and research. An inspiration to a generation of urologists at UW, he embodied the academic surgeon who put the patient ahead of…

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