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


  • Study Seeks to Discover Markers Identifying Patients Who Can Safely Avoid Prostate Cancer Treatment

    February 17, 2021

    Dr. Daniel Lin, Professor at the University of Washington, Department of Urology, shares his pioneering research in concert with the Canary Foundation after over a decade of research and over 2,000 patients. Their research encompasses the largest multi-site surveillance study with a biorepository in North America. Click HERE to learn more about his extensive research…

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  • Is There Space for Diversity in Urology?

    February 17, 2021

    In a highly collaborative review, female urologists at UW Medical Center and beyond analyze the current landscape of Leadership Positions and opportunities for diverse leadership in urology. Their analysis reviews the case for increasing diversity and equity in the field, utilizing medical and business literature to present actionable strategies for the advancement of diversity in…

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  • Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, UW Medicine's Center of Excellence in Trauma and Reconstructive Urology Serves Patients Across the Region

    February 16, 2021

    No other medical center in the Pacific Northwest offers the depth and breadth of reconstructive urology expertise provided by the team of urologists at UW Medicine’s Center of Excellence in Trauma and Reconstructive Urology. Forged by highly skilled urologists more than 20 years ago, UW Medicine’s Center of Excellence in Trauma and Reconstructive Urology helps…

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  • UW Medicine Department of Urology in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    December 4, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic placed unprecedented strain on health care systems throughout the world, balancing appropriate and necessary health care with measures to minimize virus transmission. As the leading academic medical center in one of the first US cities to be hit, UW Medicine Urology has been involved in surgical triage, redeployment plans, telemedicine implementation, as…

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  • 2020 Graduating Fellow Feature: Ian Metzler

    October 14, 2020

    "I had an incredibly enriching operative and clinical experience during my endourology fellowship with Drs. Harper, Sweet and Sorensen. The multi-disciplinary clinic at the UW Kidney Stone Center was excellent training in the operative management and medical prevention of complex kidney stone patients. Additionally, the robotic experience in the treatment of ureteral obstruction at UWMC…

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  • 2020 Graduating Resident Feature: Jessica Dai

    October 14, 2020

    "The UW Urology Department is comprised of such an incredible group of individuals, and I feel so lucky to have been able to train here for the past six years. I have learned so much from all of the faculty, fellows, and residents, both past and current - many of whom have served as mentors, friends,…

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  • 2020 Graduating Fellow Feature: Dr. Yaw Nyame

    October 14, 2020

    "Mentorship is a pillar of this fellowship, and the faculty are so invested in our development from the moment we match into the program.  For starters, this department is truly unique for combining clinical excellence and world-class research together.  For me specifically, the division of oncology provided me with support and opportunity to grow as…

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