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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. McAchran is board certified in Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, a new sub-specialty certification that is jointly administered by the American Board of Urology and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gyneocology. Dr. McAchran was in the inaugural class of this new certification that focuses on the diagnosis, management, treatment, prevention and promotion of health for benign female pelvic disorders such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and voiding dysfunctions.



UW Health Clinics

University Hospital
(608) 263-4757 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-4757 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2900 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-4757 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Digestive Health Center
(608) 263-8264 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

UW Health Specialty Clinic - Mauston (Mauston)
(608) 847-7355 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter, Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Urology
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Residency Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Internship Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Medical School Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 2000


Best Doctors® in America 2015

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

  • Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Incontinence Sling
  • Intravesical Botox Injection
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Peripheral Tibial Nerve Stimulation
  • Pessary Placement
  • Sacral Neuromodulation
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Urethral Bulking Agent Injection
  • Urethral Diverticulectomy
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Urodynamics
  • Vaginal Reconstruction

Programs & Conditions


Dr. McAchran’s research interests in female urology include optimization of care pathways to improve surgical outcomes and clinical outcomes of female pelvic floor reconstruction.

PubMed Articles
Le B McAchran S Paolone D Gralnek D Williams D 4th Bushman W . Assessing the Variability in Insurance Coverage Transparency for Male Sexual Health Conditions in the United States. Urology. 2017 Apr;102:126-129
[PubMed ID: 28024968]
McAchran SE Goldman HB . Synthetic midurethral slings redeemed. Lancet. 2017 Feb 11;389(10069):580-581
[PubMed ID: 28010988]
Burleigh AE Benck SM McAchran SE Reed JD Krueger CG Hopkins WJ . Consumption of sweetened, dried cranberries may reduce urinary tract infection incidence in susceptible women--a modified observational study. Nutr J. 2013 Oct 18;12(1):139
[PubMed ID: 24139545]
McAchran SE Paolone DR . The iatrogenic ureterovaginal fistula. Urology. 2013 Jun;81(6):e35
[PubMed ID: 23506729]
McAchran SE . Retropubic versus transobturator midurethral synthetic slings: does one sling fit all? Curr Urol Rep. 2010 Sep;11(5):315-22
[PubMed ID: 20625859]
McAchran SE Williams DH MacLennan GT . Renal cell carcinoma metastasis to the bladder. J Urol. 2010 Aug;184(2):726-7
[PubMed ID: 20639046]
McAchran SE Bushman W . Editorial comment. Urology. 2009 Dec;74(6):1226-7
[PubMed ID: 19962518]
McAchran SE Goldman HB . Contemporary length of stay and resource utilization when using a fast-track regimen for mid-urethral sling surgery. Urology. 2009 Sep;74(3):531-4
[PubMed ID: 19592077]
Lowenstein L Gamble T Sanses TV van Raalte H Carberry C Jakus S Kambiss S McAchran S Pham T Aschkenazi S Hoskey K Kenton K . Sexual function is related to body image perception in women with pelvic organ prolapse. J Sex Med. 2009 Aug;6(8):2286-91
[PubMed ID: 19493287]
Ridgeway B Walters MD Paraiso MF Barber MD McAchran SE Goldman HB Jelovsek JE . Early experience with mesh excision for adverse outcomes after transvaginal mesh placement using prolapse kits. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Dec;199(6):703.e1-7
[PubMed ID: 18845292]
McAchran SE Daneshgari F . Sacral neuromodulation in the older woman. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Sep;50(3):735-44
[PubMed ID: 17762421]
Goldman HB McAchran SE MacLennan GT . Leiomyoma of the urethra and bladder. J Urol. 2007 May;177(5):1890
[PubMed ID: 17437842]
McAchran SE Palmer JS . Bilateral extravesical ureteral reimplantation in toilet trained children: Is 1-day hospitalization without urinary retention possible? J Urol. 2005 Nov;174(5):1991-3; discussion 1993
[PubMed ID: 16217375]
McAchran SE Lesani OA Resnick MI . Radiofrequency ablation of renal tumors: past, present, and future. Urology. 2005 Nov;66(5 Suppl):15-22
[PubMed ID: 16194702]
McAchran SE Dogra V Resnick MI . Office urologic ultrasound. Urol Clin North Am. 2005 Aug;32(3):337-52, vii
[PubMed ID: 16036146]