Department of Urology

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…


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…


September 7, 2021

RSVP Now for UW Urology Residency Virtual Town Hall

The goal of the UW Urology Residency Program is to recruit the most talented and diverse trainees, provide outstanding clinical and surgical training, and develop leaders in urology including those in community practice and academic surgeon scientists. Are you interested in learning about the UW Urology Resident program and would like the opportunity to hear…


July 15, 2021

McMurray Building Clinic Opening

Integrating specialists and generalists to create closer links to early diagnosis, advanced technology, and timely treatment of urological diseases Two years ago, Dr. James Downey added a 30 year old man with bothersome urinary symptoms onto his schedule. The patient had been seen in multiple Emergency Departments, treated for infection, undergone outpatient endoscopy, and still…


February 17, 2021

Study Seeks to Discover Markers Identifying Patients Who Can Safely Avoid Prostate Cancer Treatment

Dr. Daniel Lin, Professor at the University of Washington, Department of Urology, shares his pioneering research in concert with the Canary Foundation after over a decade of research and over 2,000 patients. Their research encompasses the largest multi-site surveillance study with a biorepository in North America. Click HERE to learn more about his extensive research…


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