Department of Urology

October 14, 2020

2020 Graduating Fellow Feature: Ian Metzler

“I had an incredibly enriching operative and clinical experience during my endourology fellowship with Drs. Harper, Sweet and Sorensen. The multi-disciplinary clinic at the UW Kidney Stone Center was excellent training in the operative management and medical prevention of complex kidney stone patients. Additionally, the robotic experience in the treatment of ureteral obstruction at UWMC…


2020 Graduating Resident Feature: Jessica Dai

“The UW Urology Department is comprised of such an incredible group of individuals, and I feel so lucky to have been able to train here for the past six years. I have learned so much from all of the faculty, fellows, and residents, both past and current – many of whom have served as mentors, friends,…


2020 Graduating Fellow Feature: Dr. Yaw Nyame

“Mentorship is a pillar of this fellowship, and the faculty are so invested in our development from the moment we match into the program.  For starters, this department is truly unique for combining clinical excellence and world-class research together.  For me specifically, the division of oncology provided me with support and opportunity to grow as…


October 7, 2020

NURF and GME co-sponsored Diversity Recruitment Open House is Back!

The Network for Underrepresented Residents and Fellows (NURF) is delighted to announce their second Diversity Recruitment Open House, scheduled for Monday, 12 October 2020 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, which also happens to be Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This virtual Open House is intended to answer questions for medical students, residents and fellows from underrepresented and/or…


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 7, 2020

NURF and GME co-sponsored Diversity Recruitment Open House

The Network for Underrepresented Residents and Fellows (NURF) is to delighted to announce it will host a Diversity Recruitment Open House as part of NURF’s outreach efforts this recruitment season. This virtual Open House is intended to answer questions for medical students and residents from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged backgrounds who are currently applying to programs at…


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…


June 30, 2020

Congratulating the 2020 Graduating UW Urology Chief Residents and Fellows

The department of Urology would like to congratulate our departing Chief Residents and Fellows for AY 2020-2021: Chief Residents – Tony Chen, Jessica Dai and Chino Okoro Fellows – Akash Kapadia (Andrology), Ian Metzler (Endourology), Yaw Nyame (Urologic Oncology), Alexander Skokan (Genitourinary Reconstruction (GURS), and Katie Canalichio (Pediatric Urology). It is usually customary for faculty…


June 3, 2020

Events in America and Seattle: Open Letter from Hunter Wessells, MD

Dear Colleagues and Friends, The images of unrest and strife in American cities right now is shocking and troubling. I deeply lament the recent deaths of Black men and women occurring across the country, and the injustices being exposed in our society. My heart goes out to all who are suffering right now. The Department of…


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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