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 - 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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  • Study Seeks to Discover Markers Identifying Patients Who Can Safely Avoid Prostate Cancer Treatment

    February 17, 2021

    Dr. Daniel Lin, Professor at the University of Washington, Department of Urology, shares his pioneering research in concert with the Canary Foundation after over a decade of research and over 2,000 patients. Their research encompasses the largest multi-site surveillance study with a biorepository in North America. Click HERE to learn more about his extensive research…

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  • Is There Space for Diversity in Urology?

    February 17, 2021

    In a highly collaborative review, female urologists at UW Medical Center and beyond analyze the current landscape of Leadership Positions and opportunities for diverse leadership in urology. Their analysis reviews the case for increasing diversity and equity in the field, utilizing medical and business literature to present actionable strategies for the advancement of diversity in…

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  • Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, UW Medicine's Center of Excellence in Trauma and Reconstructive Urology Serves Patients Across the Region

    February 16, 2021

    No other medical center in the Pacific Northwest offers the depth and breadth of reconstructive urology expertise provided by the team of urologists at UW Medicine’s Center of Excellence in Trauma and Reconstructive Urology. Forged by highly skilled urologists more than 20 years ago, UW Medicine’s Center of Excellence in Trauma and Reconstructive Urology helps…

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