Department of Urology


September 20, 2022

Dr. Lin Elected as Surgical Oncology Co-Chair

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 3 clinical trials within genitourinary cancer. In order…

September 9, 2022

How Bladder Cancer Can Help Change Patient Treatment Outcomes

Dr. Ming Lam

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, which ultimately allow precision therapy…

August 18, 2022

Dr. Hunter Wessells as 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 time as the department chair has prepared him for this new position,…

February 26, 2022

Black History Month and UW Urology: Glover Barnes, PhD

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…

February 23, 2022

When A UTI Gets Serious, You Need A Urologist

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…

November 24, 2021

Hospice Enhances End of Life Experience for Bladder Cancer Patients

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 Center in Florida….

September 27, 2021

UW Urologists Voted Top Doctors 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.”…

September 10, 2021

UW Urology Newsletter – Fall Quarter 2021

Message from the Chair 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, its sites in the various WWAMI states, and all…

Dr. Hunter Wessells Receives Barringer Medal

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…

August 14, 2020

UW Urologists Voted Top Doctors: 2020

Seattle Magazine Top Doctors: 2020 Urology John Gore, MD, MS Daniel Lin, MD Hunter Wessells, MD Jonathan Wright, MD, MS Claire Yang, MD Pediatric Urology Mark Cain, MD Thomas Lendvay, MD Paul Merguerian, MD, MS Margarett Shnorhavorian, MD, MPH Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctors: 2020 Urology William Ellis, MD John Gore, MD, MS Judith Hagedorn,…

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