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

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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.

Recent News


  • Dr. Lin Elected as Surgical Oncology Co-Chair

    September 20, 2022

    Dr. Daniel Lin Professor, Vice Chair of Research Effective July 1 2022, Dr. Daniel W. Lin, Vice Chair of Research, was elected by the NCI Genitourinary Cancers Steering Community as Surgical Oncology Co-Chair of the GUSC. The GUSC’s mission is to address and discuss the design, prioritization, and evaluation concepts for phase 2 and phase…

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  • How Bladder Cancer Can Help Change Patient Treatment Outcomes

    September 9, 2022

    Dr. Ming Lam

    Dr. Ming Lam Research Associate Professor Dr. Ming Lam, Research Associate Professor, recently teamed up with Drs.Yeon Soo Kim, and  Andrew Hsieh at Fred Hutch Cancer Center to review key advances on organoid and xenograft models of bladder cancer created using patient-derived tissue. The review highlights mutations and expression patterns for cancer-related genes that are unique to each patient,…

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  • Dr. Hunter Wessells as President of UW Physicians

    August 18, 2022

    Dr. Hunter Wessells, Professor, Nelson Chair Urology, and President of UW Physicians Dr. Hunter Wessells, Professor and Nelson Chair of Urology has accepted an additional position as the new President of UW Physicians which went into effect Tuesday, August 16th. In an article written for the UW Medicine Huddle, Dr. Wessells shares how his continued…

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  • UW Urology Newsletter: Spring Quarter 2022

    May 17, 2022

    Message From The Chair

    Message From The Chair Dr. Claire Yang, Professor of Urology and Acting Department ChairUWUrology Dear friends and colleagues: During my time as a faculty member and now in my role as acting chair, I have had the opportunity to see the expanse and influence of the department. When I joined UW Urology in 1993, there…

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  • Black History Month and UW Urology: Glover Barnes, PhD

    February 26, 2022

    UW Urology celebrates Black History Month by remembering Glover W. Barnes, PhD (1923-2010) the first Black research faculty member in the department. Dr. Barnes grew up in Birmingham, AL, leaving the South after World War II to study at Akron University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1949. He then earned his…

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  • Celebrating 2022 Thank a Resident Day

    February 25, 2022

    Our Residents are an integral part of the Department of Urology. Today is Thank a Resident Day and we would like to join Acting Chair, Dr. Claire Yang in thanking our residents for all the work they do. To the UW Urology Residents: Thanks for being the awesome people that you are! Your commitment to…

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  • When A UTI Gets Serious, You Need A Urologist

    February 23, 2022

    Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are very common. Most common are simple bladder infections, also known as simple cystitis. About 10 in 25 women, and 3 in 25 men will suffer from a UTI at some point in their lifetime. While painful, they will generally clear up with a short course of antibiotics. However, in…

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