Department of Urology


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,…

August 6, 2020

6th Annual Men’s Health Update

Friday-Saturday August 28 – 29, 2020 Online via Live Webinar Sponsored by UW School of Medicine Department of Urology Office of Continuing Medical Education Target Audience This course is designed for the practicing community of primary care providers and urologists who are seeking an update on important clinical topics in men’s health. The course is…

April 16, 2020

UW Urology Leads COVID-19 Research with Grant Funding Award

The ramifications of COVID-19 on our families, communities and medical staff has been nothing short of extreme and as the virus continues to infect patients across the globe, medical researchers search for novel solutions. In collaboration with Dr. James Chen, Dr. Thomas Lendvay has secured funding from Amazon to study solutions for safely cleaning N95 masks. The…

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