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


  • 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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  • Hospice Enhances End of Life Experience for Bladder Cancer Patients

    November 24, 2021

    Dr. Pauline Filippou Pauline Filippou, MD, Acting Instructor and Society of Urologic Oncology senior fellow at the University of Washington’s Department of Urology, concluded that patients with bladder cancer enrolled in hospice have a higher quality end-of-life experience, as documented in a recent study in coordination with Department colleagues and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer…

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  • UW Urologists Voted Top Doctors 2021

    September 27, 2021

    Congratulations to the 14 UW Department of Urology providers named Seattle Met Magazine's Top Doctors for 2021 as “nominated [by] their most esteemed peers based on years of experience, competency, rapport with patients, patient satisfaction and compliance with care recommendations, and ability to work effectively with colleagues across specialties to deliver the best patient care.”…

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  • UW Urology Newsletter - Fall Quarter 2021

    September 10, 2021

    Message from the Chair Dr. Hunter Wessells, Department Chair and Professor of Urology We begin another academic year in the Department of Urology with a sense of excitement and a glimpse of the future of urology. Our hospital workrooms are filled with great fourth-year medical students from our Seattle campus of the School of Medicine,…

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  • Dr. Hunter Wessells Receives Barringer Medal

    September 10, 2021

    Dr. Hunter Wessells, Professor and Nelson Chair of Urology has been awarded the Barringer Medal by The American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons for 2021. Dr. Wessells is the 39th recipient of the award, and was recognized for a number of his accomplishments, including: • Medical School: Junior AOA, Surgery Prize • Kendall Urology Research Award…

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  • RSVP Now for UW Urology Residency Virtual Town Hall

    September 7, 2021

    The goal of the UW Urology Residency Program is to recruit the most talented and diverse trainees, provide outstanding clinical and surgical training, and develop leaders in urology including those in community practice and academic surgeon scientists. Are you interested in learning about the UW Urology Resident program and would like the opportunity to hear…

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  • McMurray Building Clinic Opening

    July 15, 2021

    Integrating specialists and generalists to create closer links to early diagnosis, advanced technology, and timely treatment of urological diseases Two years ago, Dr. James Downey added a 30 year old man with bothersome urinary symptoms onto his schedule. The patient had been seen in multiple Emergency Departments, treated for infection, undergone outpatient endoscopy, and still…

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