Department of Urology

Yaw Nyame, MD

Assistant Professor

Faculty: Attending

Telephone: 206-598-4294

Email: nyamey@uw.edu

“The best solutions to complex problems leverage the power of a team-based approach. There are few dilemmas that one can face that are more challenging than a new cancer diagnosis. Facing this challenge means that patients, families, caregivers, other physicians and clinical services, and myself need to work cooperatively, efficiently, and effectively towards patient-focused solutions that strive to meet patient expectations and goals for their cancer care.”

Dr. Nyame is a surgeon, researcher, educator, and patient advocate who specializes in urologic oncology and general urology. His clinical interests include open and minimally invasive kidney, prostate, bladder and testicular cancer surgeries.

Dr. Nyame attended medical school at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and business school at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, graduating in 2012. Prior to medical school, he completed a master’s in health services and administration at the school of public health at the George Washington University. Dr. Nyame completed his general surgery internship and urology residency training at the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He came to the northwest to complete a Society of Urologic Oncology accredited fellowship at the University of Washington and joined the faculty upon the completion of his training.

Dr. Nyame has a research interest in healthcare disparities in urologic cancers, with a focus in both the molecular epigenomic and health services aspects of health inequities in prostate cancer and other urologic malignancies.