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Dr. Wade Bushman, Urology, named Vice-Chair of Research in the Department of Surgery

It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Dr. Wade Bushman to the position of Vice-Chair of Research in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Bushman will provide leadership and oversight for all departmental research activities. He will establish strategic direction regarding the planning and guidance for the development and implementation of research initiatives within the Department. In addition, he will identify and develop opportunities for translational research that will connect the Department’s clinical programs to basic science laboratories within the Medical School and University. He will also pursue the development of clinical, public health, and industrial research programs. As Vice-Chair of Research, Dr. Bushman will serve as a member of the Department’s Administrative Council.

Dr. Bushman joined the Department of Surgery in 2002 as an Associate Professor in the Division of Urology. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology for 10 years at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He completed his residency at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Bushman’s research interests include clinical research in bladder and pelvic floor dysfunction and basic research in prostate development and prostate cancer. He is currently the Principal Investigator on three active grants, including an R01 and a DOD that study sonic hedgehog signaling, and an NIH center grant that studies prostate cancer as it relates to aging and environmental factors.

In his clinical practice, Dr. Bushman specializes in urology, pelvic floor and bladder dysfunction, neurourology, and urodynamics. Since 2003, he has been the director of the UW Bladder Clinic, which is part of the Multidisciplinary Pelvic Floor Center that provides coordinated evaluation and treatment of complex pelvic floor problems.

Dr. Bushman has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College, a Doctorate of Philosophy (Biology) from Brown University, and a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Chicago.

Layton F. Rikkers
A.R. Curreri Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery


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