Department of Urology

Department of Urology

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

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.

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

Recent News

  • NURF and GME co-sponsored Diversity Recruitment Open House

    August 7, 2020

    The Network for Underrepresented Residents and Fellows (NURF) is to delighted to announce it will host a Diversity Recruitment Open House as part of NURF’s outreach efforts this recruitment season. This virtual Open House is intended to answer questions for medical students and residents from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged backgrounds who are currently applying to programs at…

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  • 6th Annual Men's Health Update

    August 6, 2020

    Friday-Saturday August 28 - 29, 2020 Online via Live Webinar Sponsored by UW School of Medicine Department of Urology Office of Continuing Medical Education Target Audience This course is designed for the practicing community of primary care providers and urologists who are seeking an update on important clinical topics in men’s health. The course is…

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  • Congratulating the 2020 Graduating UW Urology Chief Residents and Fellows

    June 30, 2020

    The department of Urology would like to congratulate our departing Chief Residents and Fellows for AY 2020-2021: Chief Residents - Tony Chen, Jessica Dai and Chino Okoro Fellows - Akash Kapadia (Andrology), Ian Metzler (Endourology), Yaw Nyame (Urologic Oncology), Alexander Skokan (Genitourinary Reconstruction (GURS), and Katie Canalichio (Pediatric Urology). It is usually customary for…

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  • Events in America and Seattle: Open Letter from Hunter Wessells, MD

    June 3, 2020

    Dear Colleagues and Friends, The images of unrest and strife in American cities right now is shocking and troubling. I deeply lament the recent deaths of Black men and women occurring across the country, and the injustices being exposed in our society. My heart goes out to all who are suffering right now. The Department of…

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  • UW Urology Leads COVID-19 Research with Grant Funding Award

    April 16, 2020

    The ramifications of COVID-19 on our families, communities and medical staff has been nothing short of extreme and as the virus continues to infect patients across the globe, medical researchers search for novel solutions. In collaboration with Dr. James Chen, Dr. Thomas Lendvay has secured funding from Amazon to study solutions for safely cleaning N95 masks. The…

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  • UW Urologist Dr. Rob Sweet Leads Covid-19 Innovative Taskforce

    April 14, 2020

    The COVID-19 Pandemic placed unprecedented challenges in the UW Medicine supply chain for medical and protective equipment that threatened to halt the lifesaving work of so many UW Medicine providers and healthcare workers. In response, Dr. Tim Dellit, UW Medicine Chief Medical Officer, charged Dr. Rob Sweet from the Department of Urology, and a UW…

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  • Groundbreaking Urethral Stricture Study Seeks Improvement in Urinary Flow

    February 27, 2020

    UW Medicine’s trauma and reconstructive urologist, Dr. Judith Hagedorn, is making a huge impact for patients who suffer from significant symptoms of stricture. The Department of Urology at UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center has a high-volume reconstructive practice and has been a key player in the multi-center trial, Urotronic Robust III, to help alleviate…

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