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


  • UW Urology Newsletter - Winter Quarter 2022

    January 5, 2022

    Message from the Chair Dr. Claire Yang, Professor of Urology and Interim Department Chair Dear Colleagues and Friends, What a beginning to the new year! The close of 2021 brought snow and cold temperatures, disrupting holiday travel plans and exacerbating staff shortages in the hospitals. Both figuratively and literally, we greeted 2022 digging out of…

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  • 2023 – 2024 UW Urology Fellowship Applications Now Open

    January 4, 2022

    As we welcome in the new year, the Department of Urology is continuing to search for the best and brightest fellows who are interested in making impacts within Andrology, Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery (GURS), Urologic Oncology, and Endourology. While the Andrology and Genitourinary Reconstructive surgery fellowships are a year long, the Urologic Oncology and Endourology positions…

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  • 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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