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For more than nine decades, the Urology Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has had the tradition of providing technologically advanced urologic care for the people of Wisconsin and beyond. Today, we retain the principles of the past and have moved our efforts toward providing state-of-the-art urologic care for present and future generations.

Our dynamic program focuses on cutting-edge surgical care for adult and pediatric urologic patients while conducting innovative research and training the next generation of academic urologists. Our Department consists of several specialties, including the Division of Pediatric Urology, Section of Urologic Oncology and Section of Endourology and Minimally Invasive Urology.

We have recruited nationally recognized surgeons and leaders in many urologic specialties and the Department includes 19 full-time faculty and an additional 50 full-time staff who support our mission of Innovative Research and Outstanding Care. The Department has been ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s Top Hospitals in Urology the past 2 years running. In addition, a recent academic ranking by European Urology also ranked the Department of Urology as a top 20 department in the United States. Finally, nearly half of our urologists are ranked in U.S. News and World Report, Castle Connelly America’s Top Doctors, The Best Doctors in America, or Madison Magazine’s Best Doctors in Madison.

The Department of Urology has a strong multidisciplinary approach to basic, clinical and translational research. This has led to novel treatment options in areas including urologic oncology, urolithiasis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, voiding dysfunction and infertility. Our commitment to scientific education has resulted in significant public health services grant funding, now ranking us 11th in country for Urology Departments in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.

Translational research continues to be enhanced with a robust outcomes research program and quality of life program. We have a longstanding reputation for comprehensive training of urologic residents and fellows and the teaching of medical students. Our Department’s educational mission is to cultivate future leaders in urology and to provide medical students, urological residents and fellows with advanced exposure to cutting-edge urologic techniques, research and patient care. The development of the multidisciplinary simulation facility further enhances this opportunity for all of those involved.

I invite you to investigate all the details of our clinical expertise, clinical research programs, and educational and training opportunities.


Stephen Y Nakada, MD, FACS, FRCS
Chairman, Department of Urology
The David T. Uehling Chair of Urology

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