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.

Patient and Dr. SutherlandPatient Care
Our experts see patients with a range of urological conditions at the top hospitals in the region.

Recent News

  • 2020 AUA Match Results

    January 17, 2020

    The Department of Urology is thrilled to announce another successful American Urological Association match resulting in all four of its open residency position being filled. Please join the University of Washington Urology Residency Program in welcoming 2020 residents Arash Amighi (research), Daniel Carson (research), Tova Weiss (clinical) and Lisa Zhang (clinical). Cheers to another great recruiting…

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  • Dr. Wessells' End of Year Chair Message

    December 30, 2019

    Dear Colleagues and Friends, The outstanding performance of the Department of Urology in 2019 gives me a deep appreciation for the many individuals who contribute to our success. Our patients continually inspire us to innovate and secure our highest collective impact. Our faculty are exceptional, and we continue to attract a very talented and diverse…

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  • Dr. Richard Pelman Launches Podcast - "The Original Guide to Men's Health"

    May 6, 2019

    NEW PODCAST in 2019 "The Original Guide to Men's Health" Have you listened?  We're launched. iTUNES iPhone, podcast app Search: The Original Guide to Men's Health Push subscribe!

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  • Julian Ansell MD - Rest in Peace

    April 19, 2019

    Dear Colleagues, It is with sadness that I inform you that Dr. Ansell, our founding Chair, passed away on April 2nd 2019. Julian will be remembered for his tireless dedication to patients, trainees, and research. An inspiration to a generation of urologists at UW, he embodied the academic surgeon who put the patient ahead of…

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  • Dr. Robert Sweet Receives Achievement in Medical Technology Gold Award for WISH and CREST

    March 13, 2019

    Encapsulation of article by Seattle Business Magazine, photo by Hayley Young UW Urology's Dr. Robert Sweet recently received the Seattle Business Magazine's Gold Award for Achievement in Medical Technology. The award recognizes Dr. Sweet's contributions to the field of healthcare simulation.  Dr. Sweet, Executive Director of WAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) and the Center for Research…

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  • U.S. News Ranks UW School of Medicine Second in Nation

    March 12, 2019

    Excerpted from UW News U.S. News and World Report's 2020 Best Graduate School List ranked the UW School of Medicine second in the nation in the primary care medical schools and family medicine categories. Based on U.S. News calculations, the UW medical school received $728 million in National Institutes of Health federal research funding in fiscal…

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  • Jessica Green Nominated for 2019 UW Individual Distinguished Staff Award

    January 23, 2019

    We are pleased to announce that Jessica Green has been nominated for a 2019 UW Individual Distinguished Staff Award. Jessica has served as the Education Program Manager for the UW Department of Urology for over 5 years. Distinguished Staff Award nominations were submitted by current UW faculty, staff and students between October 8 - November 30, 2018.…

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