Department of Urology

October 7, 2022

UW Urology Newsletter- Fall Quarter 2022

Message from the Chair Mat Sorensen, Program Director of the Urology Residency, shares with every visiting medical student and applicant that “the one thing you should expect is that the program will change.” Coming out of two years of working very hard to meet our mission under the shadow of COVID-19, a lot has changed….


September 20, 2022

Dr. Lin Elected as Surgical Oncology Co-Chair

Effective July 1 2022, Dr. Daniel W. Lin, Vice Chair of Research, was elected by the NCI Genitourinary Cancers Steering Community as Surgical Oncology Co-Chair of the GUSC. The GUSC’s mission is to address and discuss the design, prioritization, and evaluation concepts for phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials within genitourinary cancer. In order…


September 9, 2022

How Bladder Cancer Can Help Change Patient Treatment Outcomes

Dr. Ming Lam

Dr. Ming Lam, Research Associate Professor, recently teamed up with Drs.Yeon Soo Kim, and  Andrew Hsieh at Fred Hutch Cancer Center to review key advances on organoid and xenograft models of bladder cancer created using patient-derived tissue. The review highlights mutations and expression patterns for cancer-related genes that are unique to each patient, which ultimately allow precision therapy…


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,…


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…


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