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


  • 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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  • This Cutting-Edge Bladder Cancer Research is Changing the Face of Patient Care

    February 27, 2020

    Urologist Dr. John Gore at the University of Washington School of Medicine is changing the way clinical trials are viewed in the eyes of patients and researchers, one bladder cancer patient at a time. His work with the Comparison of Intravesical Treatment and Surgery (CISTO) is a first-of-its-kind patient first approach to recurrent bladder cancer treatment options…

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  • 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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