Department of Urology


March 12, 2019

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

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…

August 14, 2018

Dr. Jonathan Wright Speaks to KJR Sports Radio about the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

Our Dr. Jonathan Wright, who is President-Elect at the Washington State Urology Society, and Marty Chakoian, a prostate cancer survivor and facilitator of the US TOO in Seattle support group, recently spoke with Luciana Bosio of 950 AM, KJR Sports Radio about this year’s ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, to take place in Snohomish on September 29 during Prostate Cancer Awareness…

March 21, 2018

A Surgeon’s Legacy Advances Surgical Care in India

Author: Anna Altavas March 16, 2018  |  Patient Care, Pediatric SurgeryComments Print this Article A decade ago, the late Seattle Children’s surgeon, Dr. Richard Grady, began traveling to India for a special mission — to provide urgent surgical care to children born with a rare and complex disorder called bladder exstrophy (BE). Grady’s dedication to…

November 14, 2017

Study examines how diet and exercise factor into management of low-grade prostate cancer

Urologic oncologist Dr. Jonathan Wright is leading the Prostate Cancer Active Lifestyle Study with colleagues from UW Medicine, Fred Hutch and VA Puget Sound to determine if an active surveillance approach to treating overweight men with low-grade, slow-growing prostate cancer is preferable to surgery or radiation treatment.

October 20, 2017

Resident Chinonyerem Okoro Elected to Board of UW Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows

Third-year resident Chinonyeram Okoro, MD, was elected to the leadership board of the University of Washington Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows (NURF) as social media chair for the 2017-2018 academic year.

October 2, 2017

Drs. Jonathan Wright and Kevin Ostrowski to give “Prostate Health 101” Talk Nov. 16 in conjunction with Movember

UW Urologists Jonathan Wright, MD, and Kevin Ostrowski, MD, will give a talk in November, “Prostate Health 101”, geared toward an audience of UW staff, faculty, and students. The talk will address screening, cancer diagnosis and treatment, and post-treatment care.

September 18, 2017

Urology Resident Skills Training Initiative Kicks Off 6th Year

The sixth annual Urology Resident Skills Training Initiative program kickoff featured bowel reconstruction with porcine intestines, proctored by Dr. Jonathan Wright.

July 28, 2017

Golf Tournament Raises $22,000 for Bladder Cancer Research

Puget Sound golf enthusiasts and bladder cancer advocates raised over $22,000 at the 4th annual Howard J. Cohen Bladder Cancer Foundation golf tournament to support bladder cancer research at UW urology and affiliated research centers.

June 27, 2017

Tumor-scanning microscope that can examine cancer biopsies in 3-D co-developed by Adjunct Professor Larry True

Pathologist and adjunct UW Urology Professor Larry True helped develop a cutting-edge tumor scanning microscope with colleagues from UW Mechanical Engineering that can examine cancer biopsies in 3-D.

June 12, 2017

Celebrating our 2017 Department Graduates and Award Winners

We are proud to recognize our outstanding group of 2017 graduates and award winners, who were celebrated in early June for their achievements in teaching, research, and overall contributions to the department.

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