Department of Urology

May 17, 2022

UW Urology Newsletter: Spring Quarter 2022

Message From The Chair

Message From The Chair Dear friends and colleagues: During my time as a faculty member and now in my role as acting chair, I have had the opportunity to see the expanse and influence of the department. When I joined UW Urology in 1993, there were 14 clinical and 6 research faculty, 12 residents and…


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 25, 2022

Celebrating 2022 Thank a Resident Day

Our Residents are an integral part of the Department of Urology. Today is Thank a Resident Day and we would like to join Acting Chair, Dr. Claire Yang in thanking our residents for all the work they do. To the UW Urology Residents: Thanks for being the awesome people that you are! Your commitment to…


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…


January 5, 2022

UW Urology Newsletter – Winter Quarter 2022

Message from the Chair Dear Colleagues and Friends, What a beginning to the new year! The close of 2021 brought snow and cold temperatures, disrupting holiday travel plans and exacerbating staff shortages in the hospitals. Both figuratively and literally, we greeted 2022 digging out of a snowdrift. And as we start back to work following…


January 4, 2022

2023 – 2024 UW Urology Fellowship Applications Now Open

As we welcome in the new year, the Department of Urology is continuing to search for the best and brightest fellows who are interested in making impacts within Andrology, Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery (GURS), Urologic Oncology, and Endourology. While the Andrology and Genitourinary Reconstructive surgery fellowships are a year long, the Urologic Oncology and Endourology positions…


November 29, 2021

Dr. Wessells Receives Renewed Funding to Help Understand Mechanisms of Bladder Dysfunction Study in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

In continuation of a collaboration that began in 2008, Dr. Hunter Wessells, Professor and Nelson Chair of the Urology Department at the University of Washington alongside Dr. Aruna Sarma, Professor at the University of Michigan received funding from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases to seek deeper understanding of bladder control problems…


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…


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