Letter from the Program Director
Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Urology Residency Training Program!
The UW Department of Urology is a nationally-recognized program that provides the highest caliber of patient care and graduate medical education. One of our core missions is to train the next generation of urologists and prepare them for careers in either academic or private practice urology. Clinical proficiency, integrity, and sensitivity to patient satisfaction are paramount.
We take great pride in our legacy of fantastic residents who are motivated and driven to achieve excellence in clinical skills and scholarly activities. A strong work ethic and dedication to the program have helped us achieve notable accomplishments every year.
The foundation of our program is a diverse group of faculty that is committed to achieving the highest standards of residency education and training. Each faculty member has achieved national recognition within their fields of expertise. All facets of urology are represented, with areas of excellence in nephrolithiasis, urologic oncology, female urology, neurourology, pediatric urology, male infertility, and sexual dysfunction. Faculty are on the leading edge of minimally-invasive surgical techniques including laparoscopy, robotic surgery, laser lithotripsy, laser prostatectomy, microsurgery, and radio frequency ablation and cryotherapy of small renal masses.
In addition to having a well-rounded clinical training experience, resident physicians have the opportunity to engage in numerous research projects ranging from basic and clinical studies to multidisciplinary quality improvement initiatives that impact patient safety and clinical outcomes.
While based primarily at the UW Hospital and Clinics (home of the UW Carbone Cancer Center), our residents rotate through a variety of healthcare systems in Madison and gain experience in different clinical practice models. Pediatric urology rotations occur at the American Family Children’s Hospital, private practice rotations take place at both Meriter Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital, and valuable VA experience is obtained at the William S. Middleton VA Hospital.
We are strongly committed to excellence in residency education. Our goal is to create an environment that fosters learning and scholarly activity through a strong clinical and operative experience, a comprehensive didactic teaching curriculum, and involvement in research and new surgical techniques.
It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome our new residents, and it is with a great sense of accomplishment that we congratulate our recent graduates who have contributed so much to the success and progress of our program!